35-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent
2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
There was no outlook written for Josh Sharpless in 2017. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
Josh Sharpless Contract Information:
Signed a one-year deal worth $327,000 in Feb. 2006.
Sharpless and Carlos Maldonado were the Pirates' first two cuts, getting sent to their minor league camp.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
There was no outlook written for Josh Sharpless.
The Pirates toyed with the idea of converting Sharpless into a starter in spring training but decided the 26-year-old righty with two pitches would be most effective as a reliever. His fastball is nothing out of the ordinary. What makes Sharpless a potential set-up man is his devastating off-speed pitch that reminds one of Keith Foulke's change-up. Who knows how far his slider can carry him, but it sure is fun to watch when it makes batters look clueless at the plate. His 2006 minor-league numbers show plenty of promise. Sharpless went 2-0 with eight saves and struck out 30 batters in 21 innings at Double-A, posting a 0.86 ERA. At Triple-A he went 1-1 with a 2.45 ERA in 33 innings, showing that his numbers at Altoona weren't a fluke. Sharpless walked 11 batters in 12 innings with the Pirates -- something to keep an eye on -- but he's got plenty of potential to hold down a bullpen spot for years to come.
The Pirates added Sharpless to their 40-man roster after the 6-foot-5 right-hander dominated Single-A and then pitched well at Double-A. He posted a perfect 0.00 ERA and a 3-0 record with five saves in 27 innings at Single-A before being promoted to Altoona. He won his lone Double-A decision before heading to the disabled list with elbow soreness. Sharpless, who is not overpowering but has late movement on his fastball, is expected to start the season at Double-A.