Josh Sborz
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 3" 215LBS | Age: 28

Draft: 2015 | Rd: CB-B, #74, Los Angeles Dodgers | Virginia
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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 0 0 5.87 13 0 0 15.1 21 1.57
4 Seasons 4 4 4.62 87 0 1 87.2 99 1.43
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 13 0-0 5.87 15.1 21 1.57
4 Seasons 87 4-4 4.62 87.2 99 1.43

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2019 25 185 29 3 10.3 7.5 94.9 113.9 15.3 48.3 .364 .640 .375 .450 .526 48.3 17.5 10.0 8.00 10.40
2020 26 44 13 1 7.7 6.3 92.9 106.8 17.4 30.8 .271 .594 .245 .381 .415 46.2 12.5 6.3 2.08 6.52
2021 27 1079 156 8 5.1 3.1 91.1 112.9 15.0 34.0 .229 .366 .310 .304 .361 41.7 26.8 12.5 3.97 3.89
2022 28 287 38 4 10.5 6 90.3 107.9 23.5 47.4 .255 .427 .346 .336 .457 39.5 31.3 11.9 5.87 4.75
Player 1595 236 16 6.8 4.2 91.5 113.9 16.5 37.7 .250 .416 .320 .328 .400 42.4 26.1 11.8
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.2 12.1 33.0 .245 .406 .316 .315 .368 35.7 22.0 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Sborz relies on 3 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(51.9%) ,
Slider
(26.8%) ,
Curveball
(21.3%) ,


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Pitch Tracking



Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2019 37.9 20.7 37.9 3.4 31.0 34.5 34.5 0.0 24.1 17.2 34.5 13.8 10.3 7.5
2020 38.5 38.5 23.1 0.0 23.1 30.8 46.2 0.0 30.8 46.2 7.7 7.7 7.7 6.3
2021 41.7 25.6 24.4 8.3 39.1 34.0 26.9 1.3 30.1 28.2 28.8 6.4 5.1 3.1
2022 23.7 34.2 28.9 13.2 26.3 34.2 39.5 0.0 18.4 34.2 34.2 2.6 10.5 6.0
Player 38.1 27.1 26.7 8.1 35.2 33.9 30.9 0.8 27.5 28.8 29.2 6.8 6.8 4.2
MLB 44.9 23.0 25.0 7.1 36.7 37.7 25.4 3.8 33.1 24.5 24.4 5.7 6.7 4.6
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Pitch Movement


How this works: Every pitch is affected by the forces of gravity, which means that every pitch drops on its way from the mound to the plate. These numbers are reported with gravity, which makes them larger and different than other pitch movement numbers you may have seen. Since gravity requires time, and slower pitches aren’t ‘better’ just because they have more time to move, the movement of a pitch is compared to ‘average’ movement by comparing it to other MLB pitch types within +/- 2 MPH and from within +/- 0.5 feet of extension and release.
Vertical Movement (inches) Horizontal Movement (inches)
Year Pitch Team Hand # MPH Inches of Drop vs Avg % vs Avg Inches of Break vs Avg % Break vs Avg
2022 4-Seamer TEX R 149 96.9 10.7 2.2 17 6.2 -0.8 -11
2022 Slider TEX R 77 87.4 35.4 2.3 7 0.1 -4.1 -97
2022 Curveball TEX R 61 85.0 50.2 4.1 9 11.9 6.2 109
2021 4-Seamer TEX R 587 96.7 10.2 2.5 19 6.7 -0.1 -2
2021 Curveball TEX R 174 83.3 51.8 3.6 7 8.0 1.0 15
2021 Slider TEX R 317 88.0 34.4 2.0 6 0.7 -2.8 -80
2020 Slider LAD R 12 87.6 36.3 3.4 10 1.1 -2.4 -69
2020 Sinker LAD R 6 95.2 16.3 -3.1 -16 13.6 -0.7 -5
2020 4-Seamer LAD R 19 95.9 12.2 1.2 9 4.8 -2.3 -32
2019 4-Seamer LAD R 119 95.3 12.8 1.9 13 4.5 -2.8 -38
2019 Slider LAD R 53 86.0 40.2 4.7 13 1.9 -2.2 -53
2019 Curveball LAD R 13 78.1 60.0 3.8 7 7.5 -0.2 -2
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2022 4-Seamer 1.0 2 149 51.9 35 .267 .533 .389 31.2 22.9 18.2 .263 .553 .399 36.4
2022 Slider -0.2 0 77 26.8 20 .211 .263 .233 41.9 45.0 26.5 .207 .252 .227 40.0
2022 Curveball 0.9 1 61 21.3 11 .400 .500 .423 36.8 36.4 22.2 .322 .382 .341 50.0
2021 4-Seamer -0.2 -1 588 54.5 144 .226 .363 .316 27.7 22.2 18.8 .242 .385 .322 45.2
2021 Slider -0.6 -2 317 29.4 85 .213 .400 .325 44.3 31.8 23.3 .200 .355 .283 34.7
2021 Curveball 0.7 1 174 16.1 27 .348 .435 .370 35.1 37.0 21.3 .249 .296 .283 42.9
2020 4-Seamer -2.2 0 21 47.7 10 .200 .600 .325 18.8 10.0 20.0 .309 .683 .414 33.3
2020 Slider -3.1 0 15 34.1 3 .000 .000 .000 37.5 33.3 16.7 .151 .407 .223 100.0
2020 Sinker -7.8 -1 8 18.2 3 .000 .000 .233 0.0 0.0 -- .258 .430 .426 50.0
2019 4-Seamer 0.4 1 119 64.3 24 .200 .450 .342 25.0 16.7 9.3 .292 .578 .420 50.0
2019 Slider 1.3 1 53 28.6 15 .357 .500 .347 11.5 20.0 11.1 .425 .523 .415 41.7
2019 Curveball 7.3 1 13 7.0 1 1.000 4.000 2.000 25.0 0.0 0.0 .953 3.501 1.736 100.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2020 4-Seam Fastball 19 95.9 91 17.6 12:45 12:30 15
2020 Slider 12 87.6 17 3.2 8:30 7:00 90
2021 Curveball 173 83.3 79 16.9 6:30 7:00 -30
2021 4-Seam Fastball 588 96.7 97 19.9 12:45 12:45 0
2021 Slider 315 88.0 11 2.2 10:15 7:45 150
2022 Curveball 61 85.0 77 19.1 6:45 7:15 -30
2022 4-Seam Fastball 149 96.9 96 19.2 12:45 12:45 0
2022 Slider 77 87.4 9 2.0 7:45 6:30 75
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2019 40 185 0 1 1 0 2
2021 256 1,079 -6 -13 11 7 -2
2022 66 287 2 -4 2 1 2
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Strike % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2019 185 49.2 73.6 83.6 28.7 63.0 47.6 52.5 50.8 21.3 9.2 88.2
2020 44 65.9 79.3 82.6 40.0 66.7 50.0 81.3 65.9 20.7 6.8 66.7
2021 1,079 43.8 73.6 79.0 29.4 41.0 40.6 58.6 48.7 33.5 5.7 80.3
2022 287 40.4 68.1 75.9 28.1 47.9 41.5 60.6 44.3 34.6 3.8 81.8
Player 1,595 44.5 72.9 79.3 29.2 45.2 41.8 59.3 48.7 31.7 5.8 81.5
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.4 42.6 60.7 47.0 24.6 7.3 76.0
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA /
xERA
xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
FB
Velo
FB
Spin
CB
Spin
Extension
2019 81 61 17
2021 58 63 68 71 38 90 88 6 26 71 10 91 65 92 72 4 17
2022 92 68 17 17
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2019 23.3 2 2.0 0 0 1 1 50.0
2020 24.6 1 1.0 0 0 1 0 0.0
2021 24.2 7 5.3 2 1 4 2 28.6
2022 25.0 2 2.0 0 0 1 1 50.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
2020 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
2021 7 6 6 4 6 7 6 6 5 4 7 6 5 3 4 6 6 5 4 5 4 6 6 6 4 6 4 4 4 6 7
2022 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights, distances and environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 95.3 95.8 0.5 96.7 0.9 96.9 0.2
Offspeed Velocity 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Breaking Velocity 84.4 87.5 3.1 86.3 -1.2 86.3 0
Exit Velocity 94.9 92.9 -2 91.1 -1.8 90.3 -0.8
Launch Angle 15.3 17.4 2.1 15 -2.4 23.5 8.5
Barrel % 10.3 7.7 -2.6 5.1 -2.6 10.5 5.4
Hard Hit % 48.3 46.2 -2.1 41.7 -4.5 39.5 -2.2
Sweet Spot % 48.3 30.8 -17.5 34 3.2 47.4 13.4
xBA .364 .271 -0.093 .229 -0.042 .255 0.026
BA .286 .133 -0.153 .234 0.101 .271 0.037
xwOBA .45 .381 -0.069 .304 -0.077 .336 0.032
wOBA .375 .245 -0.13 .31 0.065 .346 0.036
xSLG .64 .594 -0.046 .366 -0.228 .427 0.061
SLG .571 .4 -0.171 .383 -0.017 .441 0.058
K% 17.5 12.5 -5 26.8 14.3 31.3 4.5
BB% 10 6.3 -3.7 12.5 6.2 11.9 -0.6
Swing % 50.8 65.9 15.1 48.7 -17.2 44.3 -4.4
Whiff% 21.3 20.7 -0.6 33.5 12.8 34.6 1.1
In Zone % 49.2 65.9 16.7 43.8 -22.1 40.4 -3.4
Out of Zone % 50.8 34.1 -16.7 56.2 22.1 59.6 3.4
Out of Zone Swing % 28.7 40 11.3 29.4 -10.6 28.1 -1.3
First Pitch Swing % 30 50 20 34.8 -15.2 31.8 -3
First Pitch Strike % 52.5 81.3 28.8 58.6 -22.7 60.6 2
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2019 40 .375 22 9 40.9 18 15 83.3
2020 16 .245 10 4 40.0 6 5 83.3
2021 256 .310 160 10 6.3 96 64 66.7
2022 66 .346 45 9 20.0 21 16 76.2

Pitch Tempo