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Coach Ruben Corral
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  • Costa Mesa, CA
  • United States
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P, C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, OF, DH
I currently:
Play Baseball, Coach Baseball
Baseball Playing Experience:
Little League, Babe Ruth, High School, American Legion, Minor League, 18+
Baseball Coaching Experience:
Little League, Babe Ruth, High School, American Legion, College, Minor League
Softball Playing Experience:
More About Me:
Coach Ruben Corral began playing baseball at the age of 8 in El Monte, California. Born to hardworking parents, he spent much of his time playing some form of baseball whether it was over-the-line, tapeball, little league, and especially watching baseball on TV.

Coach Corral played baseball at Arroyo High School and was drafted in the 10th round (294th overall) by the Toronto Blue Jays and played for several seasons, living his dream. Throughout his playing career and now as a coach, Coach Corral has taught at numerous baseball camps and coaches clinics throughout Southen California.

His playing resume includes: Dodgers Scout Team, Phillies Scout Team, Blue Jays Scout Team, Mariners Scout Team, 1993 Mission Valley League Player of the Year, San Gabriel Valley All-Star Team, California North/South All-Star Team, Sunbelt National Classic All-Star Team, Dodgers Area Code All-Star Team.

Coach Corral's coaching resume includes: Arroyo High School JV Assistant Coach 1997; 1998-1999 Grand Slam Baseball School, Monrovia, California; 2000-2001 Capo Valley High School, Orange County, California; 2003-2007 Junipero Serra Catholic High School, Orange County, California; RealDealBaseball Camps, Orange County, California; El Monte Dukes Baseball Camps, El Monte, California, Capo Cats Baseball Club, Orange County, California and is currently the pitching coach at Vanguard University in Costa Mesa, CA.
His past coaches include: Darren Balsley, current San Diego Padres Pitching Coach, Rick Peterson, current New York Mets pitching coach, Alfredo Griffin, current Los Angeles Angels first base coach, Bruce Walton, current Toronto Blue Jays bullpen coach.

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Update from Coach Corral - Happy New Year

Posted on January 25, 2010 at 10:12am 1 Comment

I'll give you my status update. Over the summer, I was offered the pitching coach job at Vanguard University (NAIA) here in Southern California, which I accepted. I took over a staff which had an ERA of 6.99 last season, which amazes me since proper pitch sequencing should cut that by at least 2.00 runs per game. The two high schools I had coached at prior had been Division 1 powerhouses with ample talent, so taking this job was a unique opportunity to turn the program around and establish my… Continue

Youth Tryouts Part 1

Posted on July 21, 2009 at 10:50am 1 Comment

Tryouts for my 13u teams began this Saturday.

I love tryouts. We hold them once a year and the turnout we get is tremendous. My coaching partner Chris and I meet at 6:30am for breakfast then get to the high school to set up the pitching machines and drag the infield.

The kids show up early with their parents and mill about the outfield, along the first base foul line, until a few brave, but proactive players begin to stretch and warm up. My former 12u players from last… Continue

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At 2:54pm on July 27, 2010, jaime cevallos said…

What's up man. All is great here. Moving to San Jose in a month.
The 2012 ABCA looks like it will be in Anaheim. So we'll probably see each other then!

At 12:28pm on February 2, 2010, Travis Wallace said…
Thanks man and i will keep working at it.
At 2:16pm on August 17, 2009, Kyle Grucci said…
Hey Coach,

I just read some of the articles on your site, including this one...

Very well written... Feel free to cross post them here on CheckSwing and include a link back to
At 1:03am on July 6, 2009, Ric Akers said…
Coach, thanks for the input! We have spent this year playing with 14U kids, some of them can throw some JUNK!!! When he remains disciplined at the plate, he hits everyone, however, that has been his struggle this year playing with the older kids! Thanks again!
At 12:35pm on July 4, 2009, Bill Stanton said…
Coach Ruben- Thanks for joining us at CheckSwing! Have a great time making new connections and talking baseball. Please invite any players and coaches that you know to join us as well. Enjoy!
At 2:34pm on July 3, 2009, Kyle Grucci said…
Welcome to CheckSwing, Coach! That's quite a resume!

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