Introducing John Koronka

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

There is a good chance that you have never heard of LHP John Koronka, who will be pitching for the Fish in Milwaukee tonight. The Marlins called him up to take Anibal Sanchez's spot in the rotation while he is on the disabled list. Here is everything you need to know about Koronka:

  • Like most Marlins starting pitchers, Koronka has spent time in the Chicago Cubs organization, logging 15 and 2/3 innings for the club in 2005.
  • Koronka hasn't pitched in the Majors since 2007, spending 2008 at Triple-A Colorado Springs (in the Rockies organization).
  • He has compiled a 3.00 ERA at Triple-A New Orleans so far this year, going 2-1 in four starts plus 6 relief appearances with a WHIP of 1.333 in 27 innings. He has struck out 24 while walking 11. In other words, he is the perfect journeyman pitcher to throw into the fire and eat up innings while better pitchers tend to injuries, which is to say he is underwhelming.
  • informs us that on June 13, 2005, Koronka got shelled by the Marlins in Chicago, giving up six runs in 4 and 1/3 innings. The Marlins won that game 9-1.

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