2020 MLB Draft Guide Player Profile: Patrick Corbin
Colby Conway takes an in-depth look at Washington Nationals pitcher Patrick Corbin to let fantasy baseball owners know what to expect during the 2020 MLB season.
It was a solid first year in Washington for left-hander Patrick Corbin . While he couldn’t replicate his excellent 2018 season, Corbin was just fine in 2019. He went 14-7 with a 3.25 ERA across 202 innings of work and posted a respectable 10.60 K/9. While his overall strikeout rate fell slightly (30.8 percent in 2018 to 28.5 percent in 2019), it’s still above average, but an uptick in walks from the year prior, and overall, he actually pushed his WHIP closer to 1.20. His 8.4 percent walk rate last year was the second highest mark of his career, and opponents didn’t quite chase as much as the year before, which was the only other season is zone percentage was below 40 percent.
At face value, his fly ball rate increased, but he’s still inducing ground balls more often than not, and was able to cut his line drive rate down a smidge. His hard contact allowed dropped overall, so that’s solid, too. His 9.4 percent barrel rate, however, is less than ideal, and was his worst mark in the...