We had to wait 20 months to find out if Patrick Corbin's surprising 2013 was legit since he blew out his elbow in the process, and the early returns were encouraging. His control was better than expected for a pitcher recovering from Tommy John surgery -- his 1.8 walks per nine innings would have placed him among the top 15 starting pitchers if he had the innings to qualify -- and all the typical measures of dominance, such as strikeout rate and swinging strike rate, were up. It doesn't mean he was flawless, of course, but with more regular innings, his home run rate shouldn't be any cause for alarm. Given that he was a top-20 starting pitcher just two years ago, he's in the top-40 discussion this year and is deserving of a middle-round pick.
Corbin agreed to a one-year deal with the Diamondbacks for $2.525 million, avoiding arbitration, Yahoo! Sports' Jeff Passan reports. This is obviously an extreme bargain for Arizona, but Corbin missed all of 2014 after undergoing Tommy John surgery, and managed just 102 innings across three levels in 2015. He enters 2016 with a good chance to get to 150 innings if he can stay healthy, and he offers the upside of a No. 2 starter.
Diamondbacks starter Patrick Corbin struggled on Thursday, allowing five runs on 10 hits and a walk across 5 1/3 innings in a no-decision against the Rockies. He struck out five. Corbin has had a nice run after returning from Tommy John surgery and despite this performance, fantasy owners should be pleased. The lefty now holds a 3.60 ERA and 1.27 WHIP in 16 starts this season. The velocity and strikeouts seem to be up to par with his pre-Tommy John form and that's a good sign going forward.
Diamondbacks starter Patrick Corbin (6-5) lasted just 4 1/3 innings on Thursday, as he allowed four runs on five hits and three walks in a 6-3 loss to the Dodgers. He struck out three. Corbin was in the midst of a fantastic stretch, but he couldn't quite keep that going here against Clayton Kershaw. All of his five previous outings were quality starts and aside from this dud, it appears Corbin is fully back from a Tommy John surgery early last season. His value is up in the air for next season and he might be worth taking a chance on deep in drafts to see if he can continue his 2013-14 form after a full recovery.
Diamondbacks starter Patrick Corbin worked seven shutout innings Saturday, scattering five hits while striking out five, to pick up his sixth win of the season. It's his fifth straight quality start, and Corbin now has a scintillating 1.44 ERA, 0.989 WHIP and 25:2 K:BB ratio in 31.1 innings over that stretch. Corbin's next start will be a tough one though, on the road Thursday against the Dodgers in a matchup against Clayton Kershaw.
The Diamondbacks will turn to pitcher Patrick Corbin to open their three-game series against the Giants on Monday, reports MLB.com. The team will then start Chase Anderson on Tuesday, with Zack Godley on the mound to conclude the series Wednesday.