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Josh Sborz

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Josh Sborz
Name: Joshua Alan Sborz
Born: Dec 17, 1993 in McLean, VA
High School: McLean (Va.) HS
College: Virginia
Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 215 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the supplemental 2nd round (74th overall) by the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2015 (signed for $722,500)
The younger brother of one-time major leaguer and second-round pick Jay Sborz, Josh has the potential to be the second in his family to reach the big league. The younger Sborz has bounced back and forth between the rotation and the bullpen for Virginia, and scouts have had ample time to evaluate him in both places. Sborz has a less than conventional delivery, with a stab in the back followed by a deep finish out front that makes his stuff difficult to square up. His fastball works mostly at 90-94 mph, but can reach 95 and the pitch features late life, which allows Sborz to generate poor contact. His best offspeed pitch is his slider, which plays as an above-average pitch because of how late it breaks, but the pitch lacks the shape and depth of the standard swing-and-miss slider. Sborz tends to struggle with fastball command, sometimes elevating the offering and running into trouble. Even so, many scouts believe Sborz has the stuff, as well as the body, to make it as a back-of-the-rotation starter.
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