03/24/2019 10:10 AM -
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 24, 2019
GARY, IND. — The Gary SouthShore RailCats announced the signing of veteran switch-hitting outfielder Edgar Corcino on Thursday. 2019 will be Corcino’s 11th season of professional baseball and third at the Independent level.
Corcino began his professional baseball career in 2009 at 17-years-old after getting selected by the Detroit Tigers in the 26th round of the 2009 MLB Draft out of Adolfina Irizarry De Puig High School in Puerto Rico. Drafted out of high school as a third baseman, Corcino played his first two seasons with the Gulf Coast League (GCL) Tigers. In ‘09, Corcino slashed .160/.276/.320 with one home run, four RBIs, two runs and a double in eight games. In 2010, Corcino slashed .218/.284/.253 with nine RBIs, eight runs, three doubles and two stolen bases in 27 games.
Corcino opened the 2011 season with the GCL Tigers before getting promoted to the Connecticut Tigers (Class-A, Short Season) of the New York-Penn League after slashing .201/.296/.339 with five home runs, 15 RBIs, 23 runs, nine doubles and three stolen bases over 51 games. In six games with Connecticut, Corcino slashed .278/.316/.333/ with an RBI, a run and a double.
In 2012, Corcino saw time with four of the Tigers affiliates. Corcino began the year with Lakeland Flying Tigers (Class-A Advanced) of the Florida State League. In two games with the Flying Tigers, Corcino went 2-for-5 with a home run and a double before getting reassigned to Connecticut. In 42 games with Connecticut, Corcino slashed .179/.264/.300 with one home run, 12 RBIs, two doubles, six triples, 21 runs and four stolen bases over 42 games before getting promoted to the West Michigan Whitecaps (Class-A) of the Midwest League. In 19 games with the Whitecaps, Corcino slashed .219/.278/.342 with two home runs, six RBIs, one double, one triple and nine runs before getting promoted to the Toledo Mud Hens (Triple-A) of the International League. Corcino went 1-for-4 in three games with Toledo.
Corcino began his Independent Professional Baseball (IPBF) career in 2013. In 33 games with the now defunct El Paso Diablos of the American Association, Corcino slashed .232/.313/.384 with two home runs, 15 RBIs, five doubles, three triples and 12 runs before getting traded to the now defunct Rockford Aviators of the Frontier League. In 58 games with Rockford, Corcino slashed a career-best .312/.384/.482 with six home runs, 28 RBIs, 13 doubles, 34 runs and nine stolen bases.
Corcino returned to Rockford in 2014, slashing .302/.351/.456 with a career-best 11 home runs, and 63 runs, 51 RBIs, 12 doubles, six triples and 10 stolen bases in a franchise-record 95 games before having his contract purchased by the Minnesota Twins on Jan. 15, 2015. Corcino spent all of 2015 with the Cedar Rapids Kernels (Class-A) of the Midwest League, slashing .273/.340/.376 with four home runs, 41 RBIs, 16 doubles, three triples, 38 runs and nine stolen bases in 84 games.
In 2016, Corcino was named a Florida State League All-Star with the Fort Myers Miracle (Class-A Advanced) after slashing .266/.340/.419 with six home runs, 32 RBIs, 13 doubles, five triples, 41 runs and six stolen bases over 74 games before getting promoted to the Chattanooga Lookouts (Double-A) of the Southern League. In 50 games with Chattanooga, Corcino slashed .284/.333/.421 with two home runs, 27 RBIs, six doubles, six triples, 26 runs and one stolen base.
Corcino returned to the Chattanooga in 2017 and was named both a Mid-Season and Postseason All-Star after slashing .302/.361/.399 with six home runs, 50 RBIs, a career-high 19 doubles, one triple, 54 runs and four stolen bases in 102 games before getting promoted to the Rochester Red Wings (Triple-A) of the International League. In 20 games with Rochester, Corcino slashed .224/.237/.276 with a double, a triple, two runs and three RBIs in 20 games.
Corcino opened the 2018 campaign with Chattanooga again and slashed .264/.338/.433 with five home runs, 14 doubles, three triples, 32 RBIs, 32 runs and three stolen bases in 50 games before getting promoted to Rochester. In 29 games with the Red Wings, Corcino slashed .261/.290/.398 with two home runs, six RBIs, four doubles, one triple and eight runs in 29 games.
Gary opens the 2019 regular season on Thursday, May 16th in Rosemont, Ill., against the Chicago Dogs at Impact Field. Ticket packages for the 2019 Gary SouthShore RailCats season are available online at railcatsbaseball.com and can also be purchased by calling the RailCats ticket line at (219) 882-BALL. The RailCats box office is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
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