Corey Edward Oswalt graduated from Madison (CA) High School in 2012...Was committed to UC Santa Barbara as a position player (third base/shortstop) before being selected by the Mets as a pitcher in the draft...Pitched 20.0 innings as a senior at Madison...Played three years of basketball and four years of baseball at Madison...Brother, Todd, was a wide receiver at California Lutheran while cousin, Chris Bonner, was a quarterback at Colorado State-Pueblo and led them to a Division II Championship in 2014...Handed out gifts to local schoolchildren as one of Santa's elves during the Kids Holiday Party on December 4, 2018 as part of MetsGiving.
Was with the Mets from April 10-11, April 21-27, May 8-15, June 29-July 20, July 23-27 and August 3 through the end of the season...Made his major league debut out of the bullpen on April 25 at St. Louis, pitching 4.2 innings and allowing two runs, earned, with four strikeouts...Was the longest outing by a Mets reliever making his MLB debut in team history...Kevin Tapani held the previous mark with 4.1 innings on July 4, 1989 at Houston...Is one of two Mets hurlers in franchise history to record four or more strikeouts in a relief outing for his major league debut (also, Buzz Capra in game one of a doubleheader on September 15, 1971)...Earned his first major league win on July 25 vs. San Diego... Allowed two runs over 5.0 innings...Made his first major league start on June 29 at Miami...Was 2-3 with a 4.72 ERA (29 earned runs/55.1 innings) in 12 starts and 1-0 with a 12.54 ERA (13 earned runs/9.1 innings) in five relief outings...In the first half of the season, had a 5.64 ERA (14 earned runs/22.1 innings) and went 3-1 with a 5.95 ERA (28 earned runs/42.1 innings) after the All-Star Game...On July 9 vs. Philadelphia, took a no-hitter into the fifth before allowing a bases-clearing double to opposing pitcher, Aaron Nola, the only hit he allowed in 6.0 innings...At Las Vegas (AAA), went 4-4 with a 6.02 ERA (35 earned runs/52.1 innings) in 11 starts.
Named the Eastern League's Pitcher of the Year after going 12-5 with a 2.28 ERA (34 earned runs/134.1 innings) in 24 starts with Binghamton (AA)...Was also tabbed the Mets' Sterling Organizational Pitcher of the Year...Baseball America named him to the Double-A All-Star team...His 2.28 ERA was best in the Eastern League among qualified pitchers and was also the lowest for any qualified starter in Double-A... The next-best ERA behind Oswalt was Dakota Hudson's 2.53 ERA for Springfield (AA) of the Texas League...The 2.28 ERA was the third-lowest ERA in Binghamton team history behind Bobby J. Jones (1.88 ERA in 1992) and Paul Wilson (2.17 ERA in 1995)...Finished second in the EL in victories (12), third in WHIP (1.18) and fifth in opponents average against (.236)...Named to the Eastern League's mid-season and post-season All-Star teams...Struck out a career-best 119 batters...Compiled a 4-1 record with a 1.65 ERA (six earned runs/32.2 innings) in five starts during August...In 32.2 innings, he allowed 25 hits, walked seven and whiffed 31...Turned in a pair of 7.0-inning complete-game victories in August (vs. Trenton on August 3 and vs. Portland on August 20)...Was named the Eastern League's Pitcher of the Week for his start on August 3 vs. Trenton (a 7.0-inning, complete-game shutout)...Went at least 7.0 innings four times and at least 6.0 innings in 18 of his 24 starts...Was 9-1 with six no decisions over his final 16 starts of the season from May 25 until the end of the season...Over his final 12 starts he posted a 1.53 ERA (12 earned runs/70.1 innings).
Pitched for Scottsdale in the Arizona Fall League following the season...Went 4-1 with a 3.33 ERA (10 earned runs/27.0 innings) in seven starts for the Scorpions...Struck out 21 in his 27.0 innings.
Named to the mid-season New York-Penn League All-Star team.