Josh Osich Boston Red Sox  |  Pitcher

     
 

Age: 31
Born: September 3, 1988
Boise, ID
Height: 6-3
Weight: 230
Bats: Left
Throws: Left
Drafted: 6th round, 2011 by SF;
7th round, 2010 by LAA
How Acquired: Claimed off waivers from
Chicago (AL) (Oct. 2019)
College: Oregon State
High School: Bishop Kelly (ID)

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Scouting Report: Large-framed left-hander. Filled-out, no remaining projection. Solid lower half. Over the top, max-effort delivery. Medium leg kick. Well balanced, not too many moving parts. Mechanics have not remained consistent over the years.  Relies on a 90-92 mph cutter, a 75-81 mph slider, a 94-96 mph sinker, an 84-87 mph changeup, and a mid-90s four-seamer. Arsenal has evolved drastically over the years, including the addition of the cutter in 2019, increased use of the slider, and decreased use of the four-seamer. Cutter is an above-average pitch with some sink and strong cut. Slider varies in speed and has some depth. Induces a lot of swings and misses. Four-seamer has sink.  Inconsistent control. Spent most of his career in the Giants' system, but was claimed off waivers by the Orioles and then the White Sox in early 2019.  Managed to have been optioned in parts of four different seasons through the end of the 2019 season, while only technically burning two option years. Profiles as a low-leverage middle reliever, but could see high leverage innings if he's able to keep a consistent release point, hone his control for some time, and maintain the dominance of his cutter.

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    Career Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age w l era g gs sv ip h r er hr hbp bb so whip k/9 bb/9
  2008 Oregon State NCAA Coll --- 19 0 2 7.56 12 4 0 25.0 33 29 21 4 3 26 19 2.36 6.84 9.36
  2009 Oregon State NCAA Coll --- 20 0 0 2.05 17 1 1 26.1 15 6 6 2 1 17 34 1.22 11.62 5.81
  2011 Oregon State NCAA Coll --- 22 6 4 3.64 16 16 0 76.2 62 34 31 4 2 34 79 1.25 9.27 3.99
  2012 San Jose Giants Calif A+ SF 23 0 2 3.62 27 2 1 32.1 34 14 13 1 0 11 34 1.39 9.46 3.06
  2013 San Jose Giants Calif A+ SF 24 3 1 2.45 34 0 12 40.1 32 13 11 1 0 10 48 1.04 10.71 2.23
  2013 Richmond Flying Squirrels East AA SF 24 2 3 4.85 22 0 3 29.2 26 16 16 2 0 12 28 1.28 8.49 3.64
  2014 Richmond Flying Squirrels East AA SF 25 1 0 3.78 28 0 0 33.1 28 18 14 4 1 20 27 1.44 7.29 5.40
  2015 Richmond Flying Squirrels East AA SF 26 0 1 1.59 31 0 19 34.0 23 6 6 1 0 10 34 0.97 9.00 2.65
  2015 Sacramento River Cats PCL AAA SF 26 0 0 0.00 6 0 2 7.0 3 1 0 0 0 2 11 0.71 14.14 2.57
  2015 San Francisco Giants NL MLB SF 26 2 0 2.20 35 0 0 28.2 24 12 7 4 0 8 27 1.12 8.48 2.51
  2016 Richmond Flying Squirrels East AA SF 27 0 1 18.00 2 0 0 1.0 1 2 2 0 1 4 2 5.00 18.00 36.00
  2016 Sacramento River Cats PCL AAA SF 27 0 0 1.29 7 0 0 7.0 6 1 1 0 0 2 8 1.14 10.29 2.57
  2016 San Francisco Giants NL MLB SF 27 1 3 4.71 59 0 0 36.1 31 20 19 7 3 19 25 1.38 6.19 4.71
  2017 Sacramento River Cats PCL AAA SF 28 1 1 7.71 9 0 2 9.1 12 11 8 0 0 3 8 1.61 7.71 2.89
  2017 San Francisco Giants NL MLB SF 28 3 2 6.23 54 0 0 43.1 48 32 30 7 1 27 43 1.73 8.93 5.61
  2018 Sacramento River Cats PCL AAA SF 29 0 0 4.96 37 2 0 45.1 56 31 25 2 1 18 42 1.63 8.34 3.57
  2018 San Francisco Giants NL MLB SF 29 0 0 8.25 12 0 0 12.0 20 11 11 2 2 7 10 2.25 7.50 5.25
  2019 Charlotte Knights IL AAA CWS 30 0 0 2.25 3 0 0 4.0 3 1 1 0 0 2 4 1.25 9.00 4.50
  2019 Chicago White Sox AL MLB CWS 30 4 0 4.66 57 0 0 67.2 62 38 35 15 0 15 61 1.14 8.11 2.00
   
  Additional Player Info  
  Pronunciation: OH-sitch
First Pro Contract:
August 15, 2011 (SF)
Signing Bonus: $450,000
MiLB Debut: April 6, 2012 (San Jose)
MLFA Eligible: N/A
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: N/A
Added to 40-man: July 3, 2015 (SF)
MLB Debut:
July 3, 2015 (SF)
MLB Service Time (through 2019):
3 years, 119 days
Options Remaining
:1 (2018, 2017)
Contract (2020): MiLB Contract
Trade Restrictions
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  Awards
2013 California League All-Star
SoxProspects.com Awards
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