Patrick Alan Corbin...Is a 2007 graduate of Cicero North Syracuse (NY) High School...Played basketball and baseball at Mohawk Valley (NY) Community College before transferring to Chipola (FL) Junior College...Is married to wife, Jen...Left-handed pitcher signed a six-year contract with the Nationals on Dec. 7, 2018... In his first season with the Nationals in 2019, he matched a career-high with 14 wins and his 3.25 ERA was the second-best of his career...Is a two-time National League All-Star (2018, 2013)...In six seasons with the Arizona Diamondbacks, he went 56-54 with a 3.91 ERA in 172 games (154 starts)...He left Arizona ranked third in Diamondbacks history in starts, strikeouts (897) and innings pitched (945.2)...His 56 wins ranked fourth in the club’s history.
Opened his second season in Washington with 6.1 innings of two-hit, one-run ball on July 26 vs. New York (AL)...He retired the first 11 batters...Struck out a season-high nine batters on Aug. 21 vs. Miami...Generated 91 swings and misses with the slider, the most of any left-handed pitcher...39 of his 60 strikeouts came via slider, most among left-handed pitchers...2020 Pitch Mix: Slider (40.3%), Sinker (29.8%), Four Seamer (22.3%), Changeup (5.6%), Curve (2.1%).
Ranked in the National League in strikeouts (4th, 238), innings (5th, 202.0), fWAR (6th, 4.8), ERA (8th, 3.25) and strikeouts per 9.0 IP (8th, 10.60)...His 238 strikeouts ranked first among National League left-handed pitchers...In 16 starts at home, he went 8-2 with a 2.40 ERA and 125 strikeouts...He gave up two earned runs or less in 13 of the 16 starts...His 2.40 home ERA ranked sixth in Major League Baseball, fifth in the National League and third in a season in Nationals history (2005-pres.)... Held opposing left-handed hitters to a .248 slugging percentage (2 2B, 2 HR) and .190 batting average (26-for-137), the best marks among Major League left-handed starting pitchers...Went 7-2 with a 3.15 ERA in 15 starts post All-Star break...According to Statcast, he threw his slider 37.1% of the time in 2019, an average of 37 per start (most: 51 on 5/4 at PHI and 7/19 at ATL)...161 of his 238 strikeouts were via the slider, the most in MLB in 2019 (Justin Verlander, 2nd/127)...Generated 342 swings and misses with the slider, the most of any pitcher (Matthew Boyd, 2nd/231)...Made his career Postseason debut, starting in Game 1 of the NLDS...Went on to make two more starts (Game 4 NLCS, Game 4 WS) and five relief appearances...In Game 4 of the NLCS against St. Louis he struck out 12 batters in 5.0 innings pitched and allowed four earned runs on four hits with three walks...He matched Stephen Strasburg for the most strikeouts in a Postseason game in franchise history and became the first pitcher in MLB Postseason history to log 12 strikeouts while not pitching more than 5.0 innings...He also became first pitcher in Postseason history to start a potential series-clinching game with four straight strikeouts... Tossed 1.1 scoreless innings in Game 5 of the NLDS and tossed 0.1 scoreless inning in Game 2 of the NLCS...Earned the win after tossing 3.0 innings of scoreless ball in Game 7 of the World Series.
Went 11-7 with a 3.15 ERA and 246 strikeouts in 33 starts in his final season in Arizona...He set career marks in nearly every category, ncluding ERA, strikeouts, games started, innings pitched (200.0), WHIP (1.05), hits allowed per 9.0 innings (7.29), home runs allowed per 9.0 innings (0.68), strikeouts per 9.0 innings (11.07) and strikeout-to-walk ratio (5.13)...Ranked in the top five in the National League in home runs per 9.0 innings (2nd, 0.68), strikeouts per 9.0 innings (3rd, 11.07), strikeouts (3rd, 246), strikeout-to-walk ratio (3rd, 5.13), opponent on-base percentage (4th, .270), WHIP (4th, 1.05) and opponent OPS (5th, .607)...Became just the fifth left-handed pitcher since 1990 (10th season overall) to record a season with at least 200.0 innings, 200 strikeouts and fewer than 15 home runs allowed...Led Major League Baseball with a 34.6% swing and miss rate, according to Stats LLC., and according to FanGraphs.com, he ranked behind only Max Scherzer with a 15.6% swinging strike rate...Trailed only Scherzer in the National League with 54 three-pitch strikeouts and 211 strikeouts swinging...Limited right-handed batters to a .324 slugging percentage, the lowest mark by a left-handed pitcher in the National League...His .259 opp. on-base percentage and .213 opponent batting average against righties were both good for second-lowest in the National League...Joined Randy Johnson (6 times) as the only lefty pitcher in Arizona club history with 10+ wins in at least three seasons...Became the eighth pitcher in Major League history (fourth in the NL) with 200.0 innings to not allow an unearned run (STL Ted Wilks, 1944, ATL Dick Ruthven, 1976, CHI Rick Sutcliffe, 1988, ANA Kelvim Escobar, 2004, BOS Curt Schilling, 2006, BOS Daisuke Matsuzaka, 2007 and CLE Carlos Carrasco, 2017)... Tossed a one-hit shutout on April 17 vs. San Francisco, his first career shutout...He began the game with 7.2 hitless innings before surrendering a checkswing, infield single to Brandon Belt.
Tied his career highs in wins (14), starts (32) and strikeouts (178), all matching his 2013 All-Star campaign stats...Among all Major League pitchers, was seventh in ground ball pct. (51.5) and eighth in ground ball-to-fly ball ratio (2.01, 296:147)...In 15 starts after the All-Star break, went 8-4 with a 3.26 ERA...among NL starters after the break, tied for first in wins (8) and was sixth in innings (88.1)...Posted a career-high 20.1-inning scoreless streak from Aug. 6-22, the seventh longest streak in the NL in 2017...Tossed 8.2 scoreless innings with 7 strikeouts (4 H, 1 BB) in a 4-0 win @ Astros on Aug. 17...was 1 out shy of his first career shutout.
Went 5-13 with 1 save and a 5.15 ERA (89 ER in 155.2 IP) in 36 games (24 starts) in his fourth season with the D-backs...Was 4-12 with a 5.58 ERA (82 ER in 132.1 IP) as a starter and 1-1 with 1 save and a 2.70 ERA (7 ER in 23.1 IP) in relief…moved to the bullpen on Aug. 14...1 of 13 pitchers to make 12+ starts and 12+ relief appearances...Induced a career high 15 GIDP...Led the Majors with 20 unearned runs, the second-highest to-tal in franchise history, trailing Brandon Webb's 28 in 2003...Posted a 2.49 groundball/flyball ratio, the fourth-best mark in the NL (min 150.0 IP)…had a 4.11 G/F ratio as a reliever...Did not allow a stolen base in 22 starts from April 6-Aug. 5...Led all pitchers with a .313 average (15-for-48) and .327 on-base pct. and ranked second with a .417 slugging pct…his 15 hits were a career high and tied for second in the Majors (also: Madison Bumgarner), trailing only Jake Arrieta (17)...Logged 5 straight relief outings of 2.0+ innings from Sept. 10-30, tied for second-longest, single-season streak in team histo-ry, trailing only Josh Collmenter (6 from May 25-June 19, 2013...Recorded his second career save on Sept. 15 vs. Dodgers (0 ER in 3.0 IP), the 11th 3.0+ inning save in franchise history.
Returned to Arizona after missing 2014 (Tommy John surgery) and was 6-5 with a 3.60 ERA (34 ER in 85.0 IP) in 16 starts…Was 5-2 with a 1.58 ERA (10 ER in 57.0 IP) in 9 starts when throwing 6.0+ innings…Averaged just 3.51 pitches per batter faced, which would have ranked fourth in the NL if he qualified…Won his first start after being reinstated from the 60-day disabled list on July 4 vs. Rockies (2 ER in 5.0 IP)…Tied his career high with 10 strikeouts on July 24 vs. Brewers (fourth time)…Hurled 5 straight quality starts with 85 pitchers or fewer from Aug. 26-Sept. 19, the first pitcher to accomplish the feat since Bryn Smith in 1988 (also 5)…Did not walk a batter in a career-high 4 straight starts from Sept. 1-19 (25.1 IP), tied for the fourth-longest streak by an Arizona starter (also: 3 times by Brian Anderson)…Made 4 rehab starts with Single-A Visalia and Double-A Mobile and was 1-1 with a 4.76 ERA (9 ER in 17.0 IP).
Missed the entire season following Tommy John surgery on his left elbow on March 25 (performed by Dr. James Andrews in Florida)...Left his final Spring Training start on March 15 @ Indians with elbow discomfort...Was scheduled to be the club's Opening Day starter vs. Dodgers in Australia.
Went 14-8 with a 3.41 ERA (79 ER in 208.1 IP) and 178 strikeouts in his fi rst full season with the D-backs... Selected to his fi rst National League All-Star Team (L, 1 ER in 1.0 IP), the eighth pitcher in club history to participate in the Midsummer Classic... Chosen by the Arizona Chapter of the BBWAA as the D-backs' Most Valuable Pitcher…was a finalist for the Rawlings Gold Glove Award®... Became the youngest lefty pitcher in club history with both 30 starts and 200.0 IP (previous: 26-year-old Brian Anderson made 32 starts with 208.0 IP in 1998)... Ranked among NL leaders in fi rst-pitch strikes (1st, 70%), complete games (T-3rd, 3), quality starts (T-6th, 23), innings pitched (9th), starts (T-9th) and wins (T-10th)... 14 wins ranked eighth all-time among D-backs lefties... Went 8-4 at home, including allowing 2 runs or less @ Chase Field 12 times, tied for second-most among all Arizona starters (also Ian Kennedy in 2011)... D-backs went 23-9 in his starts, including winning his first 13 outings…23 team wins tied for the most in the NL (also Adam Wainwright)... 11 wins before the All-Star Break tied for the sixth most in club history (also Randy Johnson in 2011)... Posted a 15.0-inning scoreless streak from April 6-18... Tied the club record with a 9-0 start to the season (also Brandon Webb from March 31-May 15, 2008)... Opened the season with a club record 9 straight starts of at least 6.0 innings pitched and 2 runs allowed or less…the only other pitcher since 1916 to accomplish the feat in 9 or more starts was Ubaldo Jimenez in 2010 (12)... Tossed his fi rst complete game on May 20 @ Rockies, allowing 1 run with 10 strikeouts…became the second Dbacks lefty to throw a complete game with 10+ strikeouts (also 28 times by Johnson), second youngest D-backs pitcher to throw a complete game (Jeff Suppan on May 15, 1998 vs. Pirates) and third visiting pitcher @ Coors Field to throw a 9.0-inning complete game with at least 10 strikeouts, joining Montreal's Pedro Martinez (July 29, 1997) and San Diego's Kevin Brown (July 15, 1998)... His 97 pitches were the fewest in a 10-strikeout, complete game since Chris Carpenter on June 14, 2005 @ Toronto…97 pitches were the second-fewest by a D-backs pitcher with 10 strikeouts in a 9.0-inning complete game (93 by Curt Schilling on April 10, 2001 vs. Dodgers)... 10 straight quality starts from April 6-May 26 marked the second-longest streak by a D-back to start a season, trailing only Daniel Hudson's 11 from Aug. 1-Sept. 25, 2010... Named NL Pitcher of the Month for May, going 5-0 with a 1.53 ERA (6 ER in 35.1 IP)... Struck out 10 batters in back-to-back starts on July 7 vs. Rockies and July 12 vs. Brewers, the first D-back with at least 10 strikeouts in back-to-back starts since Dan Haren and Max Scherzer in 2009 and fi rst left-hander since Johnson in 2004... 38 strikeouts in July were the most by a D-back in a single month since Daniel Hudson in Aug. 2010 (42)... 9-game home win streak dating back to 2012 ended on July 28 vs. Padres…the streak tied for fourth-longest in team history with Mike Koplove (Aug. 23, 2002-April 23, 2005) and Johnson (Sept. 10, 1999-June 9, 2000)... Hit .123 (8-for-65) with 4 doubles and 3 RBI…4 doubles tied for most in NL among pitchers (also Wainwright)
Was 6-8 with a 4.54 ERA (54 ER in 107.0 IP) in 22 games
(17 starts) in 3 stints as a rookie with the D-backs...Ranked among National League rookies in wins (4th),
strikeouts (4th, 86) and innings pitched (T-5th, 107.0)...Went 6-7 with a 4.91 ERA (52 ER in 95.1 IP) as a starter
and 0-1 with a 1.54 ERA (2 ER in 11.2 IP) in relief...Was 5-2 with a 2.84 ERA (25 ER in 79.1 IP) in 13 combined starts with Double-A Mobile and Triple-A Reno...Contract was selected on April 30 and earned the win in
his debut that afternoon @ Marlins (3 ER in 5.2 IP)...
was the youngest pitcher (22 years, 286 days) to make his
first MLB start in a D-backs' uniform since Edgar Gonzalez on June 1, 2003 @ Padres (20 years, 98 days)...First Major League hit came on May [email protected]
Johan Santana)...At 22 years, 302 days, faced LHP Jamie Moyer (49 years,
180 days) on May 16 @ Rockies in the fourth-largest age
difference - 26 years, 243 days - in a starting pitching
matchup all-time (source: Elias Sports Bureau)...On May 11 vs. Giants (W, 1 ER in 7.0 IP), became the
ninth pitcher in club history (second rookie) to pitch at
least 7.0 innings with 3 hits allowed or less and throw less
than 90 pitches...Tossed a career-high 8.0 innings on Sept. 16 vs. Giants
and collected 4 RBI...the 4 RBI were the second-most
by a D-backs pitcher in club history behind Micah Owings' 6 RBI on August 18, 2007 @ Braves...according to
Elias, he was the first player with at least 4 RBI and 8.0
innings since the Cubs' Carlos Zambrano on June 5, 2006
at Houston...Entered the season rated as the D-backs' No. 8 Prospect
by MLB.com and No. 10 by Baseball America.
Spent the season with Double-A Mobile, going 9-8 with a 4.21 ERA (75 ER in 160.1 IP) in 26 starts...was named to the Southern League midseason All-Star Team...Ranked among the SL leaders in strikeouts (1st, 142), innings pitched (1st), wins (T6th) and starts (T8th)...Earned SL Pitcher of the Week honors on 3 occasions (May 30-June 5, June 6-12 and July 4-10)...Limited left-handers to a .218 average (29-for-133)...Compiled a 26.2 scoreless innings streak from May 25-June 9...was 4-0 with a 0.33 ERA (1 ER in 27.2 IP) and 30 strikeouts in 4 starts during that span...Tossed a 3-hit shutout on July 6 @ Birmingham...Entered the season ranked by MLB.com as the No. 5 Prospect in the D-backs' organization and the ninth-best prospect by Baseball America...was tabbed by Baseball America as the No. 16 Prospect in the SL following the season.
Combined to go 13-4 with a 3.42 ERA (55 ER in 144.2 IP) in 28 starts between Single-A Cedar Rapids and Single-A Rancho Cucamonga in the Angels organization and Single-A Visalia...Traded to the D-backs with LHP Joe Saunders, LHP Tyler Skaggs and RHP Rafael Rodriguez for RHP Dan Haren.
Made his professional debut with Rookie Orem, going
4-2 with a 5.05 ERA (26 ER in 46.1 IP) in 13 games (12 starts).