High school baseball: Former McGuinness star Joe Corbett records strong first pro season – Oklahoman.com


Joe Corbett, pictured in 2015, had a strong start to his professional career. [Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman]
Joe Corbett, pictured in 2015, had a strong start to his professional career. [Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman]

Former Bishop McGuinness baseball standout Joe Corbett is off to a great start in the pros.

After a stellar college career at West Texas A&M, the Texas Rangers selected Corbett in the 10th round of the 2019 Major League Baseball Draft. He quickly got to work for the Spokane Indians in the short season A, compiling a 3-0 record with a 1.61 ERA in 17 games. He also tallied 27 strikeouts.

At West Texas A&M, Corbett earned the Ron Lenz National Pitcher of the Year honors for 2019, becoming the first player in Lone Star conference history to claim the title. He was also named a Division II All-American. As a senior, he posted a 2.44 ERA, going 12-1 with five complete games in 92.1 innings. He recorded 136 strikeouts.

Corbett is the program’s all-time leader in wins (23) and strikeouts (231). 

During his senior year at McGuinness, Corbett was named honorable mention on The Oklahoman‘s 2015 All-State baseball team. 


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