Corban Joseph

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Corban Joseph
Atlanta Braves
Second baseman
Born: (1988-10-28) October 28, 1988 (age 26)
Franklin, Tennessee
Bats: Left Throws: Right
MLB debut
May 13, 2013 for the New York Yankees
Career statistics
(through 2013 season)
Batting average .167
Home runs 0
Runs batted in 0

Corban Raymond Joseph (born October 28, 1988) is an American professional baseball second baseman in the Atlanta Braves organization. He made his Major League Baseball debut with the Yankees in 2013.


Joseph attended Franklin High School in Franklin, Tennessee, where he played for the high school baseball team. In his sophomore year, he was named All-Midstate for baseball.[1] In his senior year, he batted .510 with 15 home runs and 58 runs batted in (RBIs) for Franklin and was named Midstate Player of the Year.[2] He committed to attend the University of Kentucky to play for the Kentucky Wildcats baseball team after his high school graduation in 2008.[2]

Joseph was drafted by the New York Yankees in the fourth round, with the 140th overall selection, of the 2008 Major League Baseball Draft out of Franklin High School.[3] He signed with the Yankees on June 10.[4] Joseph joined the Rookie-level Gulf Coast Yankees. In 2009, he played for the Class-A Charleston RiverDogs, where he named the South Atlantic League's player of the month for July[5] and a post-season all-star third baseman despite playing just 37 games at third.[6]

He began the 2010 season with the Tampa Yankees of the Class A-Advanced Florida State League, where he had a .302 batting average, six home runs and 52 RBIs before he was promoted to the Trenton Thunder of the Class AA Eastern League in August.[6] Joseph spent the entire 2011 season with the Thunder. He was added to the Yankees 40 man roster on November 18, 2011.[7] In 2012, he played for the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees of the Class AAA International League.[8]

After starting the 2013 season with Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, the Yankees promoted Joseph on April 30, when they placed Kevin Youkilis on the disabled list.[9] However, he was optioned to the minors two days later without appearing in a game. The Yankees recalled Joseph on May 13 as the 26th man in a doubleheader against the Cleveland Indians, starting him at first base during the first game and second base in the second game.[10] During the second game of the doubleheader, Joseph got his first career base hit. He was then optioned back to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre after the doubleheader.[11]

Joseph was outrighted off the Yankees roster on November 20, 2013. He was released by the Yankees on August 27, 2014.

He signed a minor league deal with Atlanta Braves.


Joseph's brother, Caleb, has also played in MLB. Caleb was also selected in the 2008 draft; he chosen by the Baltimore Orioles in the seventh round.[2][6][12]


  1. ^ Cirillo, Chip (June 13, 2006). "Ridings among 10 county stars on All-Midstate baseball team". The Tennessean. p. W.9. Retrieved September 6, 2012.  (subscription required)
  2. ^ a b c Strasinger, Mike (June 9, 2008). "Joseph brothers both selected in major league baseball draft". Nashville City Paper. Retrieved September 6, 2012. 
  3. ^ Cirillo, Chip (June 6, 2008). "Three county players selected in baseball draft". The Tennessean. Retrieved September 6, 2012.  (subscription required)
  4. ^ Abraham, Peter (June 11, 2008). "Yanks' Rasner starts vs. A's in a 'home' game". White Plains, New York: The Journal News. p. C.5. Retrieved September 6, 2012.  (subscription required)
  5. ^ "RiverDogs' Joseph honored by Topps – | Charleston, SC | News, Weather, Sports". Retrieved September 6, 2012. 
  6. ^ a b c John Nalbone/For The Times. "Thunder are expecting big things from Corban Joseph". Retrieved September 6, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Yankees add five players to 40-man roster". November 18, 2011. Retrieved September 6, 2012. 
  8. ^ Carig, Marc (March 16, 2012). "Yankees' Derek Jeter, Russell Martin, Nick Swisher are hurting". The Star-Ledger. Retrieved September 6, 2012. 
  9. ^ McCullough, Andy (April 30, 2013). "Yankees place Kevin Youkilis on disabled list, call up Corban Joseph". The Star-Ledger. Retrieved April 30, 2013. 
  10. ^ Sargent, Scott (January 1, 2013). "New York Yankees throw rookie Corban Joseph into first-base fire - ESPN New York". Retrieved November 24, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Yanks option Boesch to add an arm to 'pen | News". May 13, 2013. Retrieved November 24, 2013. 
  12. ^ Stewart, Donovan (May 21, 2005). "Franklin earns first trip to state tourney". The Tennessean. p. C.7. Retrieved September 6, 2012.  (subscription required)

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