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Birth Date7-19-1989
Height6' 3"
Weight210 lbs
Age30 years, 4 months, 17 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
1.52015
-1.02016
1.42017
5.92018
2.52019
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
2012 ARI MLB 22 17 107.0 6 8 1 117 25 86 14 103 9.8 2.1 1.2 7.2 0% .317 1.33 4.03 4.54 104 4.65 106.6 0.6
2013 ARI MLB 32 32 208.3 14 8 0 189 54 178 19 104 8.2 2.3 0.8 7.7 0% .283 1.17 3.40 3.41 94 3.28 78.5 4.2
2015 ARI MLB 16 16 85.0 6 5 0 91 17 78 9 97 9.6 1.8 1.0 8.3 0% .327 1.27 3.37 3.60 89 3.63 84.7 1.5
2016 ARI MLB 36 24 155.7 5 13 1 177 66 131 24 102 10.2 3.8 1.4 7.6 55% .322 1.56 4.87 5.15 103 5.86 129.7 -1.0
2017 ARI MLB 33 32 189.7 14 13 0 208 61 178 26 99 9.9 2.9 1.2 8.4 52% .326 1.42 4.09 4.03 94 4.92 104.7 1.4
2018 ARI MLB 33 33 200.0 11 7 0 162 48 246 15 100 7.3 2.2 0.7 11.1 49% .302 1.05 2.43 3.15 74 2.74 61.3 5.9
2019 WAS MLB 33 33 202.0 14 7 0 169 70 238 24 104 7.5 3.1 1.1 10.6 51% .290 1.18 3.44 3.25 75 3.09 63.4 5.9
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Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg LG G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
2009 ORM Rk PIO 13 12 46.3 4 2 0 59 11 46 6 107 11.5 2.1 1.2 8.9 0% .351 1.51 4.33 5.05 93 4.68 98.5
2010 CDR A MDW 9 9 58.3 8 0 0 52 10 42 2 105 8.0 1.5 0.3 6.5 0% .289 1.06 3.27 3.86 0 0.00 0.0
2010 RCU A+ CLF 11 11 60.3 5 3 0 57 18 64 7 87 8.5 2.7 1.0 9.6 0% .307 1.24 4.05 3.88 0 0.00 0.0
2010 VIS A+ CLF 8 8 26.0 0 1 0 17 9 30 1 100 5.9 3.1 0.3 10.4 0% .271 1.00 2.95 1.38 0 0.00 0.0
2011 MOB AA SOU 26 26 160.3 9 8 0 172 40 142 15 108 9.7 2.2 0.8 8.0 0% .328 1.32 3.71 4.21 93 4.82 98.3
2012 ARI MLB NL 22 17 107.0 6 8 1 117 25 86 14 103 9.8 2.1 1.2 7.2 0% .317 1.33 4.03 4.54 104 4.65 106.6
2012 MOB AA SOU 4 4 27.0 2 0 0 22 8 25 0 103 7.3 2.7 0.0 8.3 0% .306 1.11 2.28 1.67 81 3.57 74.3
2012 RNO AAA PCL 9 9 52.3 3 2 0 57 15 55 4 110 9.8 2.6 0.7 9.5 0% .349 1.38 3.47 3.44 77 3.43 71.4
2013 ARI MLB NL 32 32 208.3 14 8 0 189 54 178 19 104 8.2 2.3 0.8 7.7 0% .283 1.17 3.40 3.41 94 3.28 78.5
2015 ARI MLB NL 16 16 85.0 6 5 0 91 17 78 9 97 9.6 1.8 1.0 8.3 0% .327 1.27 3.37 3.60 89 3.63 84.7
2015 VIS A+ CAL 1 1 0.7 0 1 0 4 2 0 0 105 54.0 27.0 0.0 0.0 0% .667 9.00 12.78 54.00 123 0.00 0.0
2015 MOB AA SOU 3 3 16.3 1 0 0 13 5 11 1 106 7.2 2.8 0.6 6.1 0% .255 1.10 3.85 2.76 98 3.05 66.9
2016 ARI MLB NL 36 24 155.7 5 13 1 177 66 131 24 102 10.2 3.8 1.4 7.6 55% .322 1.56 4.87 5.15 103 5.86 129.7
2017 ARI MLB NL 33 32 189.7 14 13 0 208 61 178 26 99 9.9 2.9 1.2 8.4 52% .326 1.42 4.09 4.03 94 4.92 104.7
2018 ARI MLB NL 33 33 200.0 11 7 0 162 48 246 15 100 7.3 2.2 0.7 11.1 49% .302 1.05 2.43 3.15 74 2.74 61.3
2019 WAS MLB NL 33 33 202.0 14 7 0 169 70 238 24 104 7.5 3.1 1.1 10.6 51% .290 1.18 3.44 3.25 75 3.09 63.4

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2012 1588 0.5019 0.4824 0.8055 0.6474 0.3161 0.8953 0.6200 0.1945
2013 3081 0.4765 0.4804 0.7622 0.6213 0.3521 0.8860 0.5634 0.2378
2015 1253 0.4932 0.4980 0.7676 0.6262 0.3732 0.8682 0.6034 0.2324
2016 2531 0.4224 0.4469 0.7710 0.6239 0.3174 0.8876 0.6034 0.2290
2017 3112 0.4351 0.4589 0.7430 0.6233 0.3322 0.8803 0.5445 0.2570
2018 3139 0.3727 0.4699 0.6522 0.6188 0.3814 0.8439 0.4674 0.3478
2019 3296 0.3902 0.4666 0.6808 0.6314 0.3612 0.8608 0.4793 0.3192
Career180000.43120.46900.73020.62610.34880.87290.54140.2698

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-03-19 2014-09-29 60-DL 194 162 Left Elbow Recovery From Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2014-03-25 -
2014-03-16 2014-03-19 Camp 3 0 Left Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2014-03-25 -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2024 WAS $35,416,667
2023 WAS $24,416,667
2022 WAS $23,416,667
2021 WAS $24,416,667
2020 WAS $19,416,666
2019 WAS $12,916,666
2018 ARI $7,500,000
2017 ARI $3,950,000
2016 ARI $2,525,000
2015 ARI $524,000
2014 ARI $515,000
2013 ARI $494,000
2012 ARI $
YearsDescriptionSalary
6 yrPrevious$15,508,000
2019Current$12,916,666
7 yrPvs + Cur$28,424,666
5 yrFuture$127,083,334
12 yrTotal$155,508,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
6 y 105 dISE Baseball6 years/$140M (2019-24)

Details
  • 6 years/$140M (2019-24). Signed by Washington as a free agent 12/7/18. $2.5M signing bonus, paid 10/31/19. 19:$12.5M, 20:$19M, 21:$24M, 22:$23M, 23:$24M, 24:$35M. $10M of 2024 salary is deferred without interest, to be paid Nov. 2024 through Jan 15, 2026. Award bonuses: $0.5M each for Cy Young or MVP ($0.25M second-place finish in either vote, $0.15M for third, $0.1M for fourth, $75,000 for fifth). $0.25M for WS MVP. $0.15M for LCS MVP. $0.1M each for All Star, Gold Glove, Silver Slugger.
  • 1 year/$7.5M (2018). Re-signed by Arizona 1/11/18 (avoided arbitration). Arizona made $17.9M qualifying offer 11/2/18.
  • 1 year/$3.95M (2017). Signed by Arizona 1/13/17 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$2.525M (2016). Re-signed by Arizona 1/15/16 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.524M (2015). Re-signed by Arizona 3/6/15.
  • 1 year/$0.515M (2014). Re-signed by Arizona 3/3/14.
  • 1 year/$0.494M (2013). Re-signed by Arizona 3/2/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Contract purchased by Arizona 4/30/12.
  • Acquired by Arizona in trade from LA Angels 7/25/10 (Dan Haren deal).
  • Drafted by LA Angels 2009 (2-80) (Chipola JC, Fla.). $0.45M signing bonus.

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

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DateQuestionAnswer
2019-02-04 16:00:00 (link to chat)Mike, how do you feel the move from AZ to Washington will impact Patrick Corbin? I am still disappointed the Yankees couldn’t nab him...their SP concerns me
(tomhauck from NJ)
I don't see much of an impact...his stuff played better on the road than home last year so it's not like the humidor make a big change for him. He's still a second tier pitcher for me whose K rate probably slips a little in '19. (Mike Gianella)
2018-12-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)Region is such a central part of wine conversations because geography (and all of its associated environmental and climatological components) is so important in determining the nature of fruit development. Region similarly is a central part of the player-development conversation in baseball, and there now seems to be a geographical orientation that favors players raised in warm-weather climate zones that permit year-round outdoor play (New Jersey's Mike Trout being a notable exception). That wasn't always the case, though. Do you expect, e.g., California, Texas, Georgia, and Florida to continue to lead the pack? What sorts of changes might lead to a shift in this regard?
(Alec Denton from Atlanta)
Climate change.
OK, straight answer. Obviously, the problem up here (I'm in upstate NY--where Patrick Corbin hails from!) is that the season's so short. There was snow on the ground up here well into March. So kids don't get the reps they can in warmer climates. The answer, I suspect, will be baseball-oriented boarding schools in the sun belt where high school kids will go for the second and third quarters of th year. (For all I know, they already exist. We have similar academies for skiers up here.) That will then exacerbate the problem of baseball increasingly becoming a rich kid's sport, given the demands of travel ball, showcases, etc. So a bad solution! The easier answer, of course, is that teams realize that amateurs in cold-weather climates are the new market inefficiency. But the lack of information about these kids will hamper things. (Rob Mains)
2017-07-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)If you had to give up on two of these SP in a dynasty league full keeper who would it be, Vargas, Musgrove, Clevinger, Daniel Norris, Luke Weaver, Patrick Corbin or Blake Snell?
(MatternK from Point Mugu)
When you say "give up on" do you mean trade or release? Vargas and Clevinger both appear to be pitching above their talent level and peripherals, so if you can trade them they seem like good picks. If it's straight up "abandon in a roster crunch" I think I'd drop Corbin and then one of either Musgrove or Clevinger. (Nick Schaefer)
2015-01-28 19:00:00 (link to chat)In a 6x6 (QS and OPS are added but features SVHDs) 12-team league with 40 man rosters (keep 35) would you rather have Patrick Corbin coming back from Tommy John or Kyle Hendricks as the 35th keeper?
(Matt from IL)
I like Corbin better than Hendricks. Corbin is slated to return in June but even so I would much rather roll dice with him moving forward over Hendricks. (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-11-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)What is the health status of Brandon Beachy and how does the Shelby Miller trade effect his 2015 season? Also how does it look for of Patrick Corbin and Tony Cingrani healthwise for 2015? Thanks for the chat, and all the knowledge, you pass along!
(Dragonbreath from Gurnee, IL.)
I haven't seen much recent new on the health statuses of Beachy and Medlen, but I wouldn't consider the acquisition of Miller as any sort of reflection on those. I'd imagine the Braves were more concerned with maximizing their return on Heyward a year away from his free agency. There is room for both Beachy and Medlen in the rotation if they are healthy. One thing to keep an eye out: I saw reports this morning that the Braves are courting Jon Lester, or at least having him in for a visit. It's hard to say if this will have any bearing on his decision, but I believe Lester lives in Georgia during the offseason.

I'd expect Cingrani to be ready to roll on Opening Day-whether it's as a starter remains to be seen-and Corbin to return around June. (Daniel Rathman)
2014-01-29 19:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Ben,jumping two yeas from now,can you rank this group????Tanaka,Jon Gray,Danny Salazer,Patrick Corbin,D.J.Peterson,Alex Cobb,Matt Adams and Odor.. Thanks....
(John from Boston)
ALL of the ranking questions. In two years, let's go Gray, Tanaka, Salazar, Cobb, Corbin, Adams, Odor, Peterson (Ben Carsley)
2013-09-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks for the chat, Harry. What is your outlook for Patrick Corbin next season? I know it's unreasonable to expect the dominance he showed in the first half of this season but do you see the possibility of a #2, or something else?
(Ray from NY)
He's more of a 3 for me. He has great command and is young with nearly two full seasons under his belt, so maybe he's a solid 3 with a 2 ceiling. (Harry Pavlidis)
2013-08-08 17:30:00 (link to chat)In a deep, NL-only keeper league, I will face a dilemma with Patrick Corbin in the off-season. I can do one of three things with Corbin: keep him one more year at $1, extend him one year at a salary of $6, or extend two more year at a salary of $11. There seems to be some consensus that Corbin won't sustain this year's results and things like FIP and xFIP suggest his results are a bit better than his performance this year. What would you do with Corbin in this situation? Thanks.
(Noel Baldwin from Calgary, Canada)
Hey Noel:

If it's a full NL-only league, I'd probably go $11. I would agree that Corbin isn't going to sustain this level of performance, but an ERA in the low 3s (which veers closer to the FIP that you mention above) is a good possibility. My guess is that Corbin is a $16-20 earner in NL-only next year. My rule of thumb for contracts is $5 or more below value. $6 is the safe play with Corbin. $11 is if you really believe. Based on your comments, you might be agnostic about Corbin and $6 might be safer. I'd roll the dice on $11. (Mike Gianella)
2013-05-10 14:00:00 (link to chat)Probably a question best for a fantasy chat, but In a 20-team dynasty league: Giancarlo Stanton, Clayton Kershaw, and Patrick Corbin for Yu Darvish, Shelby Miller, Craig Kimbrel, Neftali Feliz, and Byron Buxton. Assuming the trade benefits the needs of both teams, which side would you rather have?
(Dr. Mike from Milwaukee)
Kershaw and Darvish are nearly a wash (maybe a slight edge to Kershaw), and it's hard to bank on Feliz, so it comes down to Giancarlo-Corbin for Miller-Kimbrel-Buxton. I love Kimbrel, but closers are risky business from a dynasty standpoint, and though I prefer Miller to Corbin by a decent measure, I don't think that Buxton bridges the gap to Giancarlo. I feel that prospects are extremely overvalued in dynasty formats, especially when compared to players like Stanton - Stanton is young enough to still qualify as a prospect and already one of the best players in the game, and his future will be even brighter once he escapes the island of misfit toys in Miami.

On the jukebox: Lagwagon, "Bury the Hatchet" (Doug Thorburn)
2013-01-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who from the following list of young 4th/5th starter talent types have the best chances at a solid 2013: Dan Straily, Jose Quintana, Joe Kelly, Drew Smyly, AJ Griffin, David Phelps, Erasmo Ramirez, and Patrick Corbin?
(Paul from DC)
I don't know if Kelly, Smyly, or Corbin will get a full slate of starts, I know Phelps won't. That leaves Griffin, Straily, Quintana, and Ramirez and I'd lean toward one of the first two. (R.J. Anderson)


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