Dodgers: Three prospects worth a look in the majors right now
Josh Sborz is an odd addition to this list as he has already been called up and sent down in 2019.
Sborz spent six days on the major league roster but, when Hyun-Jin Ryu was activated on Saturday, April 20, the 25-year-old righty was optioned back to Triple-A.
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However, the hard-throwing relief pitcher gets a free pass and a big on the call-up list because he didn’t see game action in his first trip to the major leagues.
Sborz is a flamethrower. Drafted out of the University of Virginia as a reliever and starter, the Dodgers were intrigued by both aspects of his game and allowed him to do both throughout his minor league career.
However, having found his stride in the bullpen and with the Dodgers’ starting pitcher depth the way it is, Sborz profiles as a quick call-up bullpen addition in the event that someone gets hurt.
In his first four innings of work in 2019, no runs have scored and nine of the 12 outs collected by Sborz have been by way of strikeout.
Like Tony Gonsolin, the Dodgers would be able to plug Sborz into a high leverage role right away simply with his velocity to bank on. Sborz sits in the high 90’s with his fastball.
Honorable mentions and names to keep an eye on throughout the season are Marshall Kasowski, Matt Beaty, Jake Peter, DJ Peters and more.