Corban Joseph

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Corban Joseph
Free Agent
Second baseman
Born: (1988-10-28) October 28, 1988 (age 25)
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
Teams

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

Career[edit]

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.

Personal[edit]

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]

References[edit]

  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 – Live5News.com | Charleston, SC | News, Weather, Sports". Live5News.com. Retrieved September 6, 2012. 
  6. ^ a b c John Nalbone/For The Times. "Thunder are expecting big things from Corban Joseph". NJ.com. Retrieved September 6, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Yankees add five players to 40-man roster". Newyork.yankees.mlb.com. 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. NJ.com. Retrieved September 6, 2012. 
  9. ^ McCullough, Andy (April 30, 2013). "Yankees place Kevin Youkilis on disabled list, call up Corban Joseph". The Star-Ledger. NJ.com. Retrieved April 30, 2013. 
  10. ^ Sargent, Scott (January 1, 2013). "New York Yankees throw rookie Corban Joseph into first-base fire - ESPN New York". Espn.go.com. Retrieved November 24, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Yanks option Boesch to add an arm to 'pen | yankees.com: News". Newyork.yankees.mlb.com. 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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