Corban Raymond Joseph was originally signed by Yankees scout D.J. Svihlik…attended Franklin (TN) High School…his older brother Caleb has spent five seasons in the majors with Baltimore (2014-18).
Spent most of the season with Double-A Bowie of the Eastern League but also had two stints with Baltimore…was 4-for-18 (.222) with a double and three RBI in 14 games with the Orioles in his first Major League action since 2013…all 19 of his plate appearances came against righthanded pitchers and he now has 26 career plate appearances, all against righties…appeared in five games at first base and two at second base…started three games (two at first base, one at designated hitter)…was also 1-for-7 (.143) with a walk, three RBI and three strikeouts as a pinch hitter…was selected by the Orioles on June 15 and went 1-for-9 (.111) with a walk and RBI in four games, including two starts at second base, before he was optioned back to Bowie June 20… played in a game with his brother, Caleb, for the first time on June 19 at Washington…pinch hit in the sixth inning and collected his first career RBI when he grounded into a fielders choice with the bases loaded, forcing his brother out at second base…was designated for assignment June 29 and outrighted off the 40-man roster July 1 but returned to Baltimore Sept. 7…went 3-for-9 (.333) with a double and two RBI in 10 games in September…pinch hit for his brother on Sept. 11 against Oakland (line out) and Sept. 18 against Toronto (ground out).
BOWIE: Batted .312 with 17 home runs and 68 RBI in 122 games with Bowie…was named to the Eastern League Postseason All-Star team as he ranked second in the league in slugging (.497) and OPS (.878), third in batting, hits (143) and total bases (228), fourth in extra base hits (49), fifth in on-base percentage (.381), tied for fifth in doubles (30), tied for sixth in runs (73), tied for seventh in home runs and ninth in RBI…was also a Midseason All-Star…had career highs in home runs, RBI, hits, slugging and OPS and equaled his best in stolen bases (8) and on-base percentage…walked 52 times and struck out just 43 times and finished with more walks than strikeouts for the first time in his career…his average of 12.16 plate appearances per strikeout was the best in the EL…was named an Orioles Organization All-Star by milb.com after ranking third in the Baltimore farm system in batting, tied for third in home runs and fifth in RBI…batted .331 (118-for-356) with 16 of his 17 home run against right-handed pitching, .243 (25-for-103) against left-handers…had a .950 OPS against righties, .624 against lefties…hit .353 with runners in scoring position…appeared in 52 games at second base, 21 at first base and two at third base… committed just two errors, both as a second baseman where he had a .990 fielding percentage… also hit .322 in 46 games as the designated hitter and was 1-for-3 (.333) as a pinch hitter…batted in every spot in the order except fifth, including 59 games hitting second and 50 in the three spot…hit .353 over his first five games but an 0-for-4 performance on April 11 dropped his average to .286…had two hits the next day to improve to .320 and his average would not dip below .305 the rest of the year…went 5-for-6 with a double, home run and five RBI in a 15-6, 10-inning win at Harrisburg on April 14…the hits and RBI were season highs…batted .333 in 20 games in the month of April and struck out just three times in 85 plate appearances…then hit .352 in 27 games in May…had back-to-back two double games on May 27 and 28 at Binghamton…was batting .336 with eight home runs and 34 RBI in 59 games when he was promoted to Baltimore June 15…then hit .289 with nine home runs and 34 RBI in 63 games following his return on June 22…hit safely in a season-high eight consecutive games from July 7 to 17 (10-for-32, .313)…batted .276 in 26 games in July, which was his lowest single month average of 2018…matched his season-high by hitting safely in each of his final eight games beginning Aug. 25 (11-for-34, .324).
Hit .167 (1-for-6) with 1R and 1 double in 2 games with the Yankees…made his Major League debut when he was called up as the Yankees' 26th Man for the 5/13 doubleheader at Cleveland…started the opener (L, 1-0) at first base (0-for-2, 1BB) and started the nightcap (W, 7-0) at second base (1-for-4, 1R)… recorded his first Major League hit in the top of the seventh inning off Trevor Bauer, hitting a leadoff double to deep center to ignite a 6-run frame…came around to score his first ML run on a double by Austin Romine two batters later…also played in 47G with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, batting .239 (45-for-188) with 9 doubles, 6HR, 19RBI and 30R as the team's second baseman… homered in both games of a doubleheader on 4/20 vs. Syracuse…batted .433 (13-for-30) with 3HR and 4 doubles during a season-long 7-game hitting streak from 4/15-21 (8R, 6RBI).
Combined at Double-A Trenton and Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to hit .276 (114-for-413) with 59 R, 29 doubles, 2 triples, 15 HRs and 62 RBIs in 107 games...established a career high in home runs...Began the season on the disabled list with right shoulder soreness, missing nearly one month...was reinstated from the DL on 5/5 and assigned to Trenton where he batted .314 (27-for-86) in 23 games with the Thunder...Following a promotion to Scranton/WB on 6/1, batted .266 (87-for-327) with 50 R, 25 doubles, 13 HRs and 56 RBIs in 84 games...ranked second on the team in doubles and third in home runs and RBIs...Combined at both levels to record a .970 fielding percentage (15 E, 497 TC) for the season, appearing in 95 games defensively -- all at 2B...Batted .214 (3-for-14) in 10 Spring Training games with the Yankees.
Spent the entire season as the primary second baseman for Double-A Trenton,batting .277 (138-for-499) with 75R, 38 doubles, 8 triples, 5HR and 58RBI in 131 games...Set career highs in games played, runs, doubles and triples, while leading all Thunderplayers in games, hits, doubles, RBI and walks...was also named to the EasternLeague's midseason All-Star team...Recorded a 17-game hitting streak from 4/18-5/6, batting .339 (21-for-62) with 11R,2 doubles, 2 triples, 1HR and 9RBI over the stretch...was the longest single-seasonhitting streak by a Thunder player in 2011 and third-longest in the EL in 2011...Played in 25 games for the Phoenix Desert Dogs of the Arizona Fall League followingthe season, batting .227 (22-for-97) with 14R, 8 doubles, 2HR and 11RBI...Was added to the Yankees' 40-man roster on 11/18/11.
Combined to bat .283 (139-for-492) with 63R, 33 doubles, 7 triples, 6HR and 65RBIin 129 games with Single-A Tampa and Double-A Trenton...Began the season with Tampa where he was named to the FSL midseason All-Starteam after batting .302 (115-for-381) with 52R, 27 doubles, 6HR and 52RBI in 98games...prior to his promotion to Trenton, led all Tampa batters in average, hits,doubles and on-base percentage (.378)...Was promoted to Trenton on 8/2, hitting .216 (24-for-111) with 6 doubles, 4 triplesand 13RBI in 31 games for the Thunder...Was named by Baseball America as the "Best Defensive Second Baseman" among allSingle-A players.
Batted .300 (114-for-380) with 39R, 17 doubles, 4HR and 57RBI in 100 gameswith Single-A Charleston...ranked fifth in the South Atlantic League in battingaverage...selected to the SAL's postseason All-Star team as the league's top 3B...Began the season with a 12-game hitting streak from 5/11-23, batting .308 (16-for-52)with 4 doubles and 1 triple over the stretch...named the SAL July "Player of the Month."
Made his professional debut with the GCL Yankees, batting .277 (44-for-159) with25R, 15 doubles, 2HR and 18RBI in 49 games...led the team and tied for third in theGCL in doubles...also led all GCL Yankees in runs scored...Reached base safely in each of his final 18 games beginning on 7/11.