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Owen Sharts

#48 | RHP | PiratesPIT
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Owen Sharts
Name: Owen Sharts
Born: Nov 23, 1999 in Simi Valley, CA
College: Nevada
High School: Simi Valley (Calif.) HS
Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 190 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 13th round (373rd overall) by the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2021 (signed for $125,000)
The question as to why Sharts struggled with his control in his third season at Nevada can likely now be answered by the fact that the junior righthander required Tommy John surgery after six starts. Because of how well he pitched in past years, the injury may actually boost his draft stock with the likelihood that he’ll revert to previous form after a successful rehab period. Sharts was seen as a third- to fifth-round talent coming out of high school in 2018, when he ranked as the No. 162 prospect in the 2018 class, and that may be where he fits in this draft. An athletic righthander who repeats his delivery well out of a 6-foot-2, 190-pound frame, Sharts was up to 95 mph last fall but was mostly in the 89-92 mph range this spring, with an invisible fastball that plays up and gets ride up in the zone. He can spin a solid curveball at 77-80 mph, a plus pitch that’s wicked when it’s right but he sometimes gets on the side of it. His 80-83 mph changeup has progressed since high school, but it’s still a below-average pitch. His control and command were spotty all season—with 32 walks in just 31.2 innings—and the command of his pitches caused them to all play down. Because of the injury, Sharts could be viewed as a money-saving pick.
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