Price on Corcino
Reds fans that were used to hearing about RHP Daniel Corcino being a prospect in years past might have been surprised that he was designated for assignment and claimed off waivers on Friday by the Dodgers.
Here is what Reds manager Bryan Price had to say about Corcino:
“The development has slowed,” Price said. “It doesn’t mean he’s not a big league pitcher or won’t sometime be a very good one. It’s just that the progress he had made through 2011, had slowed down a bit. I think he can pitch in the big leagues but to be really good on a good team, he’s going to have to continue to mature. And we have to protect the guys we feel are closer to helping us here. I think we had some guys ahead of him on the depth chart. That was a decision that we had to make that we felt was best for the club.”
“We lost [Ryan] Dennick too – and stuff like that. You don’t like to lose your own players. Everybody has to go through it when you’re challenged to find roster spots.”
Corcino was 11-7 with a 3.42 ERA with 34 walks and 156 strikeouts at Class A Dayton in 2011, and 8-8 with a 3.01 ERA, 65 walks and 126 strikeouts in 2012 at Double-A. But he had a 5.91 ERA at Triple-A and a 4.14 ERA at Double-A last season.
With Michael Lorenzen, Robert Stephenson, Jon Moscot and others the organization is high on, it appears that Corcino wasn’t as prominent in the future plans as he once was.