Josh Papelbon

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Josh Ryan Papelbon

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 1", Weight 210 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Josh Papelbon is the twin brother of Jeremy Papelbon and the brother of Jonathan Papelbon. He pitched in the minor leagues from 2006 to 2010.

Josh set a University of North Florida record with 24 saves in his career. He made the 2005 Division II College World Series All-Tournament team. He was picked in the 48th round of the 2006 amateur draft by the Boston Red Sox, 29 rounds after his twin brother had been picked. Josh debuted professionally with the Lowell Spinners, going 0-2 with 13 saves and a 1.86 ERA. He struck out 36 and walked 6 in 29 innings of work. In 2007, Papelbon was 5-8 with 18 saves and a 3.91 ERA for the Greenville Drive; opponents hit .289 against him. He pitched 62 games, leading the South Atlantic League. He was 4-3 with a 4.46 ERA in 39 appearances for the Lancaster JetHawks in 2008 and in 2009, he was 6-2 with a 2.92 ERA in 36 appearances split between the Salem Red Sox (34 G) and Portland Sea Dogs (2 G). He pitched for the Brockton Rox of the independent Can-Am League in 2010 and went 1-0 with 7 saves and a 4.55 ERA in 22 appearances.

Overall, Papelbon was 16-15 with a 3.67 ERA in 184 relief appearances spread over 5 seasons.