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Sterling Sharp
Trending: ↑ 9%
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 3" 182LBS | Age: 25

Draft: 2016 | Rd: 22, #664, Washington Nationals | Drury
MLB Pipeline Rank
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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2019 5 3 3.99 9 9 0 49.2 45 1.41
Career Minors 25 21 3.71 75 69 2 378.1 290 1.33
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2019 9 5-3 3.99 49.2 45 1.41
Career Minors 75 25-21 3.71 378.1 290 1.33

Standard Minor League Pitching Statistics

SeasonTmLGLWLERAGGSSVIPHRERHRBBSOWHIP
2016 2 Teams Minors 3 0 3.28 12 8 2 46.2 53 19 17 2 6 38 1.26
2016 GCL Nationals GCL ROK 3 0 3.24 11 7 2 41.2 47 16 15 2 6 35 1.27
2016 Auburn Doubledays NYP A(Short) 0 0 3.60 1 1 0 5.0 6 3 2 0 0 3 1.20
2017 2 Teams Minors 6 11 3.97 24 22 0 124.2 139 65 55 12 27 95 1.33
2017 Hagerstown Suns SAL A(Full) 4 9 3.69 18 17 0 92.2 100 46 38 8 14 69 1.23
2017 Potomac Nationals CAR A(Adv) 2 2 4.78 6 5 0 32.0 39 19 17 4 13 26 1.63
2018 2 Teams Minors 11 6 3.70 27 27 0 148.1 154 71 61 10 47 105 1.36
2018 Potomac Nationals CAR A(Adv) 5 3 3.16 14 14 0 79.2 82 32 28 4 21 58 1.29
2018 Harrisburg Senators EAS AA 6 3 4.33 13 13 0 68.2 72 39 33 6 26 47 1.43
2019 3 Teams Minors 5 4 3.53 12 12 0 58.2 61 24 23 1 15 52 1.30
2019 GCL Nationals GCL ROK 0 0 0.00 1 1 0 2.0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.50
2019 Auburn Doubledays NYP A(Short) 0 1 1.29 2 2 0 7.0 4 1 1 0 1 5 0.71
2019 Harrisburg Senators EAS AA 5 3 3.99 9 9 0 49.2 56 23 22 1 14 45 1.41

Scouting Report

2020

Sharp could have played college basketball but opted to focus on baseball, turning down the Braves as a 30th-rounder out of high school to enroll at Eastern Michigan. He eventually transferred to NCAA Division II Drury (Mo.) and became a Nationals 22nd-rounder in 2016, signing for $40,000. He missed three months last season with an oblique injury but returned to star in the Arizona Fall League, leading Miami to pounce on him in the Rule 5 Draft at the Winter Meetings. 

Sharp has exceptionally low spin rates on his one- and two-seam sinkers, resulting in heavy life and exceptionally high ground-ball rates, including a 3.2 groundout/airout ratio in 2019. His fastball velocity usually ranges from 89-92 mph and tops out at 94, so he pitches to weak contact more than he misses bats. His changeup sinks as well and gives him a solid second offering, though his slurvy slider needs more work.

A pitch-to-contact starter, Sharp translates his athleticism into an easy delivery with a high leg kick that provides deception without compromising his control. He hasn't had any arm issues in pro ball and his efficiency helps his cause as a starter, though the Marlins plan on using him as a reliever in 2020 because he has to stick with the big league club. If he doesn't, Rule 5 mandates that he clear waivers and get offered back to Washington for half of his $100,000 draft price before he can head to the Minors.


Transactions

Team Date Transaction
12/12/2019 Miami Marlins claimed RHP Sterling Sharp off waivers from Harrisburg Senators.
09/04/2019 Harrisburg Senators activated RHP Sterling Sharp from the 7-day injured list.
08/28/2019 RHP Sterling Sharp assigned to Surprise Saguaros.
08/24/2019 Harrisburg Senators sent RHP Sterling Sharp on a rehab assignment to Auburn Doubledays.
08/19/2019 Harrisburg Senators sent RHP Sterling Sharp on a rehab assignment to GCL Nationals.
05/27/2019 Harrisburg Senators placed RHP Sterling Sharp on the 7-day injured list retroactive to May 25, 2019.
03/08/2019 RHP Sterling Sharp assigned to Washington Nationals.
06/27/2018 RHP Sterling Sharp assigned to Harrisburg Senators from Potomac Nationals.
06/25/2018 RHP Sterling Sharp assigned to Potomac Nationals from Harrisburg Senators.
06/24/2018 RHP Sterling Sharp assigned to Harrisburg Senators from Potomac Nationals.
03/04/2018 RHP Sterling Sharp assigned to Washington Nationals.
08/03/2017 RHP Sterling Sharp assigned to Potomac Nationals from Hagerstown Suns.
06/07/2017 Hagerstown Suns activated RHP Sterling Sharp from the temporarily inactive list.
05/27/2017 Hagerstown Suns placed RHP Sterling Sharp on the temporarily inactive list.
04/04/2017 RHP Sterling Sharp assigned to Hagerstown Suns from Auburn Doubledays.
09/05/2016 RHP Sterling Sharp assigned to Auburn Doubledays from GCL Nationals.
06/24/2016 RHP Sterling Sharp assigned to GCL Nationals.
06/20/2016 Washington Nationals signed RHP Sterling Sharp.