Josh Sborz
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 3" 215LBS | Age: 30
Draft: 2015 | Rd: CB-B, #74, Los Angeles Dodgers | Virginia
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 1 0 6.45 19 1 0 22.1 32 1.61
2023 6 7 5.50 44 0 0 52.1 66 1.15
2024 2 0 2.89 10 0 0 9.1 8 1.18
6 Seasons 13 11 4.95 147 1 1 156.1 184 1.33
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 19 1-0 6.45 22.1 32 1.61
2023 44 6-7 5.50 52.1 66 1.15
2024 10 2-0 2.89 9.1 8 1.18
6 Seasons 147 13-11 4.95 156.1 184 1.33
MLB Percentile Rankings
Pitch Distribution

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
LA 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 .363 .639 .375 .450 .525 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 .228 .365 .310 .304 .361 41.7 26.8 12.5 3.97 3.89
2022 28 419 57 6 10.5 6.0 92.1 108.9 18.8 43.9 .265 .442 .364 .342 .473 47.4 32.0 11.0 6.45 4.97
2023 29 835 130 11 8.5 5.1 89.9 113.3 12.0 30.8 .216 .366 .291 .284 .371 40.8 30.7 7.9 5.50 3.35
2024 30 151 28 1 3.6 2.6 90.2 112.0 14.0 28.6 .257 .361 .232 .289 .343 39.3 21.1 5.3 2.89 3.33
Player 2713 413 30 7.3 4.5 91.1 113.9 14.6 34.9 .241 .399 .310 .313 .391 42.6 27.6 10.1
MLB 7.0 4.8 88.5 122.4 12.3 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.4 22.2 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Sborz relies on 3 pitches.
Four Seamer
(45.7%) ,
Slider
(29.1%) ,
Curveball
(25.2%) ,


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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 29.8 33.3 28.1 8.8 28.1 35.1 36.8 0.0 21.1 29.8 35.1 3.5 10.5 6.0
2023 46.9 23.8 21.5 7.7 40.8 36.2 23.1 2.3 37.7 26.2 20.0 5.4 8.5 5.1
2024 46.4 21.4 28.6 3.6 35.7 39.3 25.0 0.0 32.1 32.1 28.6 3.6 3.6 2.6
Player 41.6 25.9 25.2 7.3 36.8 35.1 28.1 1.2 31.0 27.8 26.6 6.1 7.3 4.5
MLB 44.5 23.6 24.8 7.0 37.1 37.5 25.3 3.9 32.7 24.8 24.4 5.8 7.0 4.8
! 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
2024 Slider TEX R 44 87.6 33.3 -0.2 -1 1.7 -2.5 -59
2024 4-Seam Fastball TEX R 69 95.2 11.1 2.8 20 5.6 -1.6 -22
2024 Curveball TEX R 38 83.6 50.9 3.3 7 12.0 4.8 66
2023 Curveball TEX R 215 85.2 49.3 3.2 7 11.7 5.6 91
2023 Slider TEX R 317 88.6 33.0 0.5 2 0.9 -3.2 -78
2023 4-Seam Fastball TEX R 302 96.9 10.7 2.6 19 6.0 -1.7 -22
2022 Curveball TEX R 99 85.4 49.5 3.8 8 12.0 6.6 124
2022 Slider TEX R 103 87.7 35.0 2.1 6 0.0 -3.9 -100
2022 4-Seam Fastball TEX R 217 97.0 10.5 2.4 18 6.2 -1.0 -14
2021 Curveball TEX R 174 83.3 51.8 3.0 6 8.0 1.5 23
2021 4-Seam Fastball TEX R 587 96.7 10.2 2.5 20 6.7 -0.2 -2
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 4-Seam Fastball LAD R 19 95.9 12.2 1.3 9 4.8 -2.3 -33
2020 Sinker LAD R 6 95.2 16.3 -3.2 -17 13.6 -0.9 -6
2019 Slider LAD R 53 86.0 40.2 4.8 13 1.9 -2.1 -53
2019 Curveball LAD R 13 78.1 60.0 3.7 7 7.5 -0.2 -2
2019 4-Seam Fastball LAD R 119 95.3 12.8 1.9 13 4.5 -2.8 -38
! 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 %
2024 4-Seam Fastball -1.3 -1 69 45.7 18 .313 .375 .347 20.5 16.7 13.6 .356 .559 .426 53.8
2024 Slider 3.6 2 44 29.1 11 .182 .182 .164 28.6 18.2 28.6 .131 .157 .126 11.1
2024 Curveball 2.9 1 38 25.2 9 .111 .111 .100 35.7 33.3 20.0 .236 .260 .217 50.0
2023 Slider 0.5 2 317 38.0 84 .203 .367 .290 40.0 25.0 28.4 .234 .361 .280 36.2
2023 4-Seam Fastball -1.6 -5 302 36.2 80 .265 .515 .385 33.8 25.0 20.4 .232 .472 .355 45.8
2023 Curveball 1.7 4 215 25.7 51 .184 .224 .200 36.0 49.0 35.7 .166 .226 .188 41.7
2022 4-Seam Fastball -1.7 -4 217 51.8 52 .311 .578 .420 31.5 23.1 20.0 .321 .605 .439 48.5
2022 Slider -0.1 0 103 24.6 26 .208 .250 .240 42.1 42.3 25.6 .200 .241 .233 38.5
2022 Curveball -1.4 -1 99 23.6 21 .316 .579 .376 39.5 42.9 29.0 .216 .312 .244 54.5
2021 4-Seam Fastball 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 .199 .354 .282 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-Seam Fastball 2.2 0 21 47.7 10 .200 .600 .325 18.8 10.0 20.0 .309 .684 .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-Seam Fastball -0.5 -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 .424 .521 .414 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.
! Note: To better align with other values, positive numbers (red) are good, and negative numbers (blue) are poor.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2024 Curveball 38 83.6 78 19.0 6:45 7:30 -45
2024 4-Seam Fastball 69 95.2 94 19.6 12:45 12:30 15
2024 Slider 44 87.6 18 2.6 12:00 9:30 150
2023 Curveball 213 85.2 75 18.5 6:45 7:30 -45
2023 4-Seam Fastball 299 96.9 96 19.2 12:45 12:45 0
2023 Slider 308 88.6 10 1.8 12:00 9:45 135
2022 Curveball 99 85.4 75 19.0 6:45 7:30 -45
2022 4-Seam Fastball 217 97.0 97 19.4 12:45 12:45 0
2022 Slider 103 87.7 9 1.8 7:15 6:00 75
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
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
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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 99 419 -5 5 -4 -2 -5
2023 258 1,002 0 15 -3 -4 7
2024 38 151 1 2 -1 0 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 40.7 58.6 48.7 33.5 5.7 79.0
2022 419 41.8 65.7 74.8 28.3 47.8 39.9 60.6 43.9 35.3 4.5 84.2
2023 835 48.4 63.6 73.9 31.4 42.2 42.6 60.5 47.1 36.9 7.8 78.5
2024 151 49.0 59.5 88.6 29.9 47.8 35.1 65.8 44.4 25.4 9.3 57.1
Player 2,713 45.9 68.5 77.9 29.9 44.5 41.4 60.1 47.7 33.2 6.6 78.3
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.4 57.9 42.6 61.0 47.2 24.8 7.3 76.2
! 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 80 63 17
2021 58 64 68 71 38 90 88 6 26 71 10 91 65 92 76 4 17
2022 92 77 22 17
2023 82 81 74 63 88 74 37 26 39 91 58 98 78 91 71 19 19
2024 69 84 20
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR

Year to Year Changes

Metric 2019 2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-   2023 +/-   2024 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 95.3 95.8 0.5 96.7 0.9 97.0 0.3 96.9 -0.1 95.2 -1.7
Offspeed Velocity 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Breaking Velocity 84.4 87.5 3.1 86.3 -1.2 86.6 0.3 87.2 0.6 85.8 -1.4
Exit Velocity 94.9 92.9 -2.0 91.1 -1.8 92.1 1.0 89.9 -2.2 90.2 0.3
Launch Angle 15.3 17.4 2.1 15.0 -2.4 18.8 3.8 12.0 -6.8 14.0 2.0
Barrel % 10.3 7.7 -2.6 5.1 -2.6 10.5 5.4 8.5 -2.0 3.6 -4.9
Hard Hit % 48.3 46.2 -2.1 41.7 -4.5 47.4 5.7 40.8 -6.6 39.3 -1.5
LA Sweet-Spot % 48.3 30.8 -17.5 34.0 3.2 43.9 9.9 30.8 -13.1 28.6 -2.2
xBA .363 .271 -0.092 .228 -0.043 .265 0.037 .216 -0.049 .257 0.041
BA .286 .133 -0.153 .234 0.101 .284 0.050 .219 -0.065 .222 0.003
xwOBA .450 .381 -0.069 .304 -0.077 .342 0.038 .284 -0.058 .289 0.005
wOBA .375 .245 -0.130 .310 0.065 .364 0.054 .291 -0.073 .232 -0.059
xSLG .639 .594 -0.045 .365 -0.229 .442 0.077 .366 -0.076 .361 -0.005
SLG .571 .400 -0.171 .383 -0.017 .489 0.106 .383 -0.106 .250 -0.133
K% 17.5 12.5 -5.0 26.8 14.3 32.0 5.2 30.7 -1.3 21.1 -9.6
BB% 10.0 6.3 -3.7 12.5 6.2 11.0 -1.5 7.9 -3.1 5.3 -2.6
Swing % 50.8 65.9 15.1 48.7 -17.2 43.9 -4.8 47.1 3.2 44.4 -2.7
Whiff% 21.3 20.7 -0.6 33.5 12.8 35.3 1.8 36.9 1.6 25.4 -11.5
In Zone % 49.2 65.9 16.7 43.8 -22.1 41.8 -2.0 48.4 6.6 49.0 0.6
Out of Zone % 50.8 34.1 -16.7 56.2 22.1 58.2 2.0 51.6 -6.6 51.0 -0.6
Out of Zone Swing % 28.7 40.0 11.3 29.4 -10.6 28.3 -1.1 31.4 3.1 29.9 -1.5
First Pitch Swing % 30.0 50.0 20.0 34.8 -15.2 30.3 -4.5 29.3 -1.0 21.1 -8.2
First Pitch Strike % 52.5 81.3 28.8 58.6 -22.7 60.6 2.0 60.5 -0.1 65.8 5.3
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2019 Shifts 40 .375 22 10 45.5 18 16 88.9
2020 Shifts 16 .245 10 4 40.0 6 5 83.3
2021 Shifts 256 .310 160 22 13.8 96 71 74.0
2022 Shifts 99 .364 62 13 21.0 37 27 73.0
2023 Shades 215 .291 136 3 2.2 79 63 79.7
2024 Shades 38 .232 24 0 0.0 14 11 78.6
! Note: Shifts are through the 2022 season, Shaded starting from the 2023 season, Shift: three or more infielders are on the same side of second base, Shade: positioned outside of their typical responsible slices of the field.
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Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2019 60 20.9 0.0% 0.0% 20 23.6 0.0% 0.0%
2020 9 19.7 0.0% 0.0% 3 23.3 0.0% 0.0%
2021 238 23.1 0.0% 9.7% 203 27.4 0.0% 24.6%
2022 114 22.7 0.0% 9.6% 76 25.4 0.0% 14.5%
2023 241 15.9 32.0% 0.4% 121 19.0 2.5% 0.0%
2024 35 16.6 17.1% 0.0% 27 19.1 0.0% 0.0%
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Pitch Distribution