BaseballCorbin Williams: Phillies All-Star Prospect by Eli Fishman January 6, 2020 Bryan Green/FlickrAugust 22, 2019New York-Penn League All-Star GameRichmond County Bank Ballpark, Staten Island, New York On the weekend of August 17, Philadelphia Phillies minor leaguer Corbin Williams had a letter waiting for him in his locker. He ripped it open with excitement, only to find out that he had been selected to the New York-Penn League All-Star game. A week later, he and his three fellow all-star teammates traveled to Staten Island, NY, where the All-Star Game would take place at Richmond County Bank Ballpark. “This is amazing.” Williams tells me. “The field is great, the scenery is good and the fans are showing a lot of love. . . I’m appreciative.”Williams, a Philadelphia native, was drafted by his hometown Phillies in the 24th round of the 2018 MLB Draft. He played two weeks in the Florida rookie league, the GCL, before breaking his hand. Prior to going on the shelf, he was hitting .289 with 12 stolen bases. Williams was so excited to get back onto the field, that within 24 hours of his surgery he was back at the Phillies complex in Clearwater, FL rehabbing. Corbin Williams/InstagramDuring the winter, he traveled to the Phillies Dominican Republic Baseball Academy in San Pedro to get some at-bats in against a high level of competition. After the spring, he was held in Extended Spring Training from April to June, meaning that he would only play a half a season with a minor league team. He was assigned to the Williamsport Crosscutters in mid-June and had a hot start to the season, hitting .277 with 16 stolen bases over his first 25 games. “[I’ve been working on] controlling my bat, and [my] mental toughness,” Williams said.His 6’2 170 frame doesn’t help him with power. So, getting the bat on the ball and letting his speed do the rest is his biggest key. Corbin is currently leading the New York-Penn League in stolen bases with 28 in 50 games. Through injuries and struggles, Willams has still enjoyed the game. “It’s a grind,” but the 21-year-old Williams won’t let the long bus rides and small paychecks stop him. He is working hard everyday to achieve his big league goals. Post Views: 1,097The following two tabs change content below.BioLatest PostsEli FishmanEli Fishman is a 16-year old college and minor league baseball writer for Double G Sports. He writes about MLB and MLB Draft prospects. Eli has experience broadcasting college baseball and has his own website and YouTube channel where he interviews professional baseball players.Latest posts by Eli Fishman (see all) Yankees Legends, Somerset Patriots Announce New Double-A Affiliation - November 11, 2020 A Recap of Thursday’s Mets Protest, PR Mess - August 29, 2020 MLBN Adds Buck Showalter as Analyst - August 26, 2020 Mike Trout Rookie Card Sells For Record-Breaking $3.9 Million - August 24, 2020 Related TopicsBaseballCorbin WilliamsCorbin Williams BaseballMiLBMLBPhilliesPhillies Prospect Click to comment You must be logged in to post a comment Login Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Newsletter SubscriptionCan't Miss Posts! Fighting Words: Bellator is Giving Hardy the Credit She Deserves by Kristine Haugsjaa | posted on October 20, 2017 MetLife Stadium to host Army-Navy Game in 2021 by Kelly Lynn | posted on August 23, 2017 Women in Sports: Ariel Epstein, On-Air Host at SportsGrid (VIDEO) by Anthony Paradiso | posted on March 12, 2021 Women in Sports: NHL Network Host, Jackie Redmond by Nicholas Durst | posted on March 4, 2019 Women in Sports Interview Series: It’s a sure bet with Philadelphia native, Erin Kate Dolan (VIDEO) by Denise Gonzalez | posted on March 17, 2020More in Baseball You Know I’m Right, Episode 112: New York Jets’ Insider Brian Costello (Audio/Video)On the 112th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... You Know I’m Right, Episode 109: The Athletic’s Marc Carig (Audio/Video)On the 109th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... You Know I’m Right, Episode 108: WFAN’s Sweeny Murti (Audio/Video)On the 108th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... You Know I’m Right, Episode 107: New York Post’s Columnist Mike Vaccaro (Audio/Video)On the 107th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... Yankees Prospect Report: Left-Handed Pitcher TJ Sikkema Which Active MLB Players Have a Shot at the Hall of Fame?