Tigers in EST: Edgar Corcino

Photo courtesy of Roger DeWitt

Edgar Corcino joined the Tigers organization after being selected in the 26th round of the 2009 MLB draft.  He only appeared in 8 professional games last season, all with the GCL Tigers, because he did not sign until late summer.

Corcino played third base in the Gulf Coast League, but was moved to catcher in instructional league, where he has a chance to be a plus defender thanks to his arm strength and athletic ability.

Corcino’s bat is his biggest question mark.  Baseball America says he has “some juice in his bat, as well as holes in his swing.”

Andy Seiler of mlbbonusbaby.com is also skeptical of Corcino’s hitting ability.  “I don’t expect him to ever hit enough to start, but he might be a backup option at some point,” Seiler wrote in a post recapping the Tigers 2009 draft.

Connecticut Tigers fans will probably have to wait to see Corcino, as he seems ticketed for the Gulf Coast League in 2010.  He does not turn 18 until June 7, so he has plenty of time to develop.

Name: Edgar Corcino

DOB: June 7, 1992

Bats-Throws: Switch-Right

Drafted: 26th round, 2009

School: Adolfina Irizarry De Puig High School, Toa Baja, Puerto Rico

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