Carlos Corporan is a defense-first catcher who spent seven seasons in the Milwaukee Brewers organization. Although his career minor league on-base-plus-slugging is just .650, Corporan threw out 31% of would-be basestealers last year and a whopping 46% in 2008. Corporan, who turns 26 in January, could be a candidate to back up Miguel Montero should the team trade Chris Snyder this winter, although John Hester, who is on the 40-man roster and performed well as a late season callup last year, remains the favorite.
T.J. Beam, a Scottsdale native had a 4.14 ERA in 45.2 innings with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2008. The 6-foot-7 right-hander spent all of 2009 with Las Vegas, the Blue Jays' Triple-A affiliate. Under the difficult pitching conditions there, Beam went 8-4 with a 5.42 ERA splitting time as a starter and as a reliever. Now 29, Beam originally came up in the Yankees organization and is 32-23 with a 3.35 ERA in his minor league career.
Drew Macias, 26, has spent seven seasons in the San Diego Padres organization. Primarily a centerfielder, Macias has hit .266 with a .352 on-base percentage in 806 minor league games and .198 with a .307 OBP in 69 major league games. Macias only exhibits moderate speed and power, but is an excellent defender who draws enough walks so as not to be a liability at the plate.
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