Josh Sborz

Josh Sborz

30-Year-Old PitcherRP
Texas Rangers
15-Day IL
Injury Shoulder
Est. Return 4/23/2024
2024 Fantasy Outlook
Sborz opened the 2023 campaign on the IL with an ankle injury that he suffered late in spring training. He was activated in mid-April and filled a multi-inning relief role for the Rangers, but eventually ascended into a setup role. The 30-year-old racked up six wins and 14 holds for the World Series champions, but spent more time on the injured list later in the season with various ailments. Sborz's 36.9 whiff percentage was a 98th percentile metric and he finished with a 30-plus percent strikeout rate for the second straight season. His ERA was inflated at 5.50, but his xERA was 3.35 and his 1.15 WHIP was a top-50 mark among qualified relievers. There's definitely some upside in his profile, but Sborz has been injured on five separate occasions over the past two seasons, making it hard to justify the fantasy investment even in the deepest of leagues. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year, $1 million contract with the Rangers in January of 2024.
Placed on 15-day IL
PTexas Rangers
Shoulder
April 7, 2024
Sborz (shoulder) was placed on the 15-day injured list by the Rangers on Sunday.
ANALYSIS
Sborz is dealing with a right rotator cuff strain, and he'll now be forced to miss at least a couple weeks of action. Considering the injury to his throwing arm, the 30-year-old could be set for an extended absence. Texas called up right-hander Grant Anderson from Triple-A Round Rock in a corresponding move to operate as a replacement for Sborz in the major-league bullpen.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
12
Last 10 Games
12
Last 5 Games
12
How many pitches does Josh Sborz generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
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31-40
 
41-50
 
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121+
 
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121+
What part of the game does Josh Sborz generally pitch?
 
 
 
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Extra
% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2022
 
 
-3%
BAA vs RHP
2024
 
 
-75%
BAA vs RHP
2023
 
 
-6%
BAA vs LHP
2022
 
 
-5%
BAA vs RHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2022vs Left .243 119 42 12 26 2 0 4
Since 2022vs Right .235 206 59 16 44 11 1 8
2024vs Left .500 2 0 0 1 0 0 0
2024vs Right .125 8 3 0 1 1 0 0
2023vs Left .211 79 32 8 15 0 0 3
2023vs Right .224 136 34 9 28 6 1 5
2022vs Left .294 38 10 4 10 2 0 1
2022vs Right .278 62 22 7 15 4 0 3
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2022
 
 
-30%
ERA on Road
2024
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2023
 
 
-54%
ERA on Road
2022
 
 
-39%
ERA at Home
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2022Home 6.44 1.29 43.1 4 4 0 12.3 2.9 1.9
Since 2022Away 4.50 1.24 34.0 3 3 0 11.1 3.7 0.8
2024Home 0.00 0.75 2.2 0 0 0 10.1 0.0 0.0
2024Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2023Home 7.77 1.19 24.1 3 4 0 11.1 3.0 2.2
2023Away 3.54 1.11 28.0 3 3 0 11.6 2.9 0.6
2022Home 5.51 1.53 16.1 1 0 0 14.3 3.3 1.7
2022Away 9.00 1.83 6.0 0 0 0 9.0 7.5 1.5
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Stat Review
How does Josh Sborz compare to other relievers?
This section compares his stats with all relief pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 30 innings)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 30 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
0.00
 
K/9
10.1
 
BB/9
0.0
 
HR/9
0.0
 
Fastball
96.1 mph
 
ERA
0.00
 
WHIP
0.75
 
BABIP
.307
 
GB/FB
3.00
 
Left On Base
100.0%
 
Swinging Strike
14.3%
 
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2022 Fantasy Outlook
Sborz was a largely dependable (read: healthy) arm for the Rangers' bullpen in 2021, although the the 28-year-old righty was susceptible to hard contact and near the bottom of the league in exit velocity (91.1 mph). Despite the contact, he managed to keep the ball in the park. Home runs were never an issue in the minors, and he managed to not to get burned often in 59 MLB innings. Along with the hard contact, Sborz had an issue with walks. He had a 12.5 percent walk rate and issued nearly five free passes per nine innings. He's expected to pitch in a variety situations as a middle reliever.
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Nursing shoulder issue
PTexas Rangers
Shoulder
April 6, 2024
Sborz was pulled from Saturday's outing against the Astros due to right shoulder soreness, Kennedi Landry of MLB.com reports.
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Exits appearance with injury
PTexas Rangers
Undisclosed
April 6, 2024
Sborz was removed from Saturday's appearance versus the Astros with an undisclosed injury, Jeff Wilson of RangersToday.com reports.
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Returns to action
PTexas Rangers
March 21, 2024
Sborz (knee) struck out one over a scoreless inning in Wednesday's spring game against the Reds.
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Contending with sore knee
PTexas Rangers
Knee
March 18, 2024
Rangers manager Bruce Bochy said that Sborz has been battling knee soreness lately but will throw a live batting practice session Monday, Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News reports.
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Shaky debut
PTexas Rangers
February 29, 2024
Sborz allowed two runs on a hit and a walk while striking out one over one relief inning during Wednesday's spring game against the Dodgers.
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