Jean Carlos Corpas Hernandez
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 2", Weight 170 lb.
Jean Corpas pitched in the minors for five years.
Corpas was signed by San Diego Padres scouts Robert Rowley and Felix Feliz in 2009. That year, he was 4-2 with a 4.25 ERA for the DSL Padres. In 2010, he had a 4-4, 2.98 record for the same club; a teammate that year was Juan Carlos Corpas, whose name was off by one letter and who also was a right-handed pitcher. Both would represent their countries in international tournaments within four years.
In 2011, Jean was with the DSL Padres (0-1, 3.55 in 3 G) and AZL Padres (3-1, 3.79 in 21 G). He had a save but a 6.00 ERA in 21 games for the 2012 AZL Padres to end his minor league career. He had gone 11-8 with a save and a 3.94 ERA in 73 games (18 starts); in 180 1/3 IP, he had allowed 203 hits and 47 walks while fanning 155.
Pitching for the Panamanian national team in the 2013 Bolivarian Games, he worked one shutout inning (allowing one hit) against Peru; Panama won Gold. In the 2014 Central American and Caribbean Games, he allowed five hits, two walks and three runs in 2 2/3 IP. Only Alberto Acosta and Saúl González had worse ERAs for Panama. He had a 2.84 ERA in two outings in the 2017 Bolivarian Games. In the Gold Medal game against host Colombia, he relieved Andy Otero in the 4th and allowed two runs in 3 2/3 IP in a 6-4 loss (Otero took the decision); Saúl González took over in the 8th. He pitched twice for Panama in the 2017 Central American Games, when they won Silver. He relieved Anferee Benítez with a surprising 5-1 deficit against El Salvador and pitched 1 2/3 shutout innings (1 H, 2 BB) then Saúl González took over, while Panama rallied to win 7-5. The next game, he relieved Abraham Atencio Jr. with a 1-0 deficit in the 8th against host Nicaragua and allowed one run on two hits in one inning, striking out two; Panama lost, 2-1.
- 2012 Padres Media Guide
- 2013 Bolivarian Games site (lists him as Ulises Betancourt in some places, Corpas as others; Panamanian sources list Corpas, not Betancourt in the event)
- 2014 Central American and Caribbean Games site
- Colombian Baseball Federation site
- Nicaraguan Baseball Federation site