J.D. Osborne (minors02)

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John-Daniel Jurgen Worner Osborne

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Biographical Information[edit]

J.D. Osborne has played as high as AAA and for the Canadian national team.

In the 2013 U-18 Baseball World Cup, he hit .313/.313/.625 with 5 RBI in 4 games, including 4 RBI against Mexico; he split Canada's catching with Owen Spiwak. He had 4 more RBI than Tyler O'Neill and only Gareth Morgan drove in more for Canada. [1] Going to the US for junior college, he hit .293 with 53 RBI as a freshman and .354 with 50 RBI as a sophomore. [2]

He then transferred to the University of Tampa and produced at a .363/.418/.668 rate with 13 homers, 52 runs and 59 RBI in 43 games in 2016. He was even better as a senior - .387/.429/.743, 19 2B, 20 HR, 66 R, 86 RBI in 53 G. He was among the NCAA RBI leaders (2nd) and was 7th in HR. He finished third in Tampa school history for RBI in a season, ahead of Tino Martinez and behind Lee Cruz and Jim Kavourias. [3] He was All-Sunshine State Conference as a senior.

The Miami Marlins took him in the 22nd round of the 2017 amateur draft; the scout was Donovan O'Dowd. [4] He hit .226/.330/.274 as a 3B/C/1B for the 2017 GCL Marlins. He split 2018 between the Batavia Muckdogs (.340/.416/.509 in 30 G) and Greensboro Grasshoppers (.245/.260/.429 in 16 G). In 2019, he was at .258/.317/.413 with 10 homers in 85 games for the Clinton LumberKings, backing up Will Banfield at catcher and playing DH fairly often. The 2020 minor league season was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

He began 2021 with the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp, going 3-for-17 with a walk before joining Canada for the Americas Olympic Qualifier. He hit 8th and played DH in their opener, grounding out against Erling Moreno of Colombia in his first at-bat. He started the event 0-for-10 but scored the final run in a key 6-5 win over Cuba after drawing a walk from Liván Moinelo; the win put Canada into the Super Round. [5]


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