Al Corbeil

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Alfred Azarias Corbeil

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Biographical Information[edit]

Al Corbeil was selected by the Anaheim Angels in the sixteenth round of the 2001 amateur draft. Assigned to the Provo Angels, Corbeil began his career with a dazzling .359/.463/.525 season, though it should be noted that he was older than the vast majority of players in the league. Al finished second in batting, nine points behind Jesus Cota, and made the Pioneer League All-Star team at catcher. Moved up to the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes in 2002 and facing competition closer to his age, he hit .252/.325/.391. Moved to first base, he led California League 1B in fielding percentage (.988), putouts (784) and double plays (70). Corbeil hit .254/.303/.344 in a utility role for the 2003 Quakes.

Let go by the Angels, he was playing with the Aces, the Northeast League's travelling team, in 2004 and hit .320/.358/.436, 9th in the league. Moving to the Winnipeg Goldeyes of the Northern League in 2005, Al hit .284/.360/.400 at catcher. Al batted .332/.397/.424 for the Shreveport Sports of the American Association in 2006. His brother Nick Corbeil joined the team following a stellar collegiate season, making them the first brother combination in the re-formed American Association.

Al was assistant coach at Manatee Community College (2006-2008) and Florida Southern College (2009-2010) then became head coach of Polk State College. He was 89-24-1 in his first two years there, taking his team to the 2012 NJCAA JUCO World Series, the school's first trip to the event.

Sources: 2002-2006 Baseball Almanacs, for indy league stats, Polk State bio

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