Josh Sborz

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Joshua Alan Sborz

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Josh Sborz was drafted in 2015 and made his major league debut in 2019. His brother Jay Sborz played in the majors.

Sborz was named the Virginia state player of the year in high school. As a college freshman at the University of Virginia, he was 3-0 with two saves and a 1.98 ERA. He tied for 5th in the Atlantic Coast Conference with 30 games pitched. He held opponents to a .206 average. His sophomore year, the right-hander moved to the rotation and had a 6-4, 2.92 record. He beat the University of Mississippi in the 2014 College World Series to send Virginia to the finals, where they fell to Vanderbilt University.

Back in the bullpen in 2015, he excelled, going 7-2 with 15 saves and a 1.60 ERA in 33 games. He allowed only 41 hits in 73 IP. He led the ACC in saves, one ahead of Billy Strode. In NCAA Division I, he was 16th in ERA and tied for 6th in saves. He was second-team All-ACC. He had three wins, a save and 13 shutout innings in the 2015 College World Series as Virginia won their first title in a rematch of the previous year's finals with Vanderbilt, earning him College World Series Most Outstanding Player honors.

Before the Series began, he was picked in the second round of the 2015 amateur draft by the Los Angeles Dodgers (#74 overall, between Kyle Cody and A.J. Minter). He was signed by scout Clair Rierson. He made his pro debut that summer with the Ogden Raptors.

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