Advertisement
Advertisement

Report: Red Sox Claim Southpaw Reliever

Advertisement

Chaim Bloom and Brian O’Halloran’s inaugural move as Chief Baseball Officer and General Manager was claiming left-handed reliever Josh Osich off waivers from the Chicago White Sox.

The newest Red Sox southpaw is coming off of a season in which he posted a 4.66 ERA, a 4.96 FIP, and a K-rate of 22.4 percent. While none of his numbers are eye-popping, there is definitely a lot to like about the 31-year-old.

For starters, he’s a lefty that can provide help as a specialist, or potentially give you more than three outs if need be. His 67.2 innings pitched over 57 outings last season ranked tied for 38th among 158 qualifying relievers.

Osich isn’t going to be a world-beater by any stretch, but he has a lot of promise on his changeup (.221 xwOBA against in 2018) that he shied away from for some reason last year, dropping his usage rate from 26.4 percent in 2018 to 4.7 percent last year.

Not a bad first move by the Red Sox new tandem at CBO and General Manager.

Advertisement
Advertisement

Check us out on our socials:   
Twitter: @PTSTNews and @TalkPrimeTime
Facebook Page: Prime Time Sports Talk
Join our Facebook Group: Prime Time Sports Talk 
Instagram: @primetimesportstalk

Advertisement

Share this:

Nationals SP Trevor Williams
Latest News

Trevor Williams’ Resurgence Helping Nationals Succeed

Trevor Williams’ resurgence with the Washington Nationals has seen him jump out to a 4-0 record with a 1.96 ERA in seven starts. Williams has yet to surrender a home run, and he’s also one of the reasons why this team is hanging around the .500 mark.

Read More
James Outman, Dodgers - MLB Sophomore Jinx
Latest News

Examining The MLB Sophomore Jinx

The MLB Sophomore Jinx comes up around this time every season as the performance of many second-year players is not as good as their first seasons. Many people believe in this sensation associated with all professional sports, but none more than professional baseball.

Read More

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Advertisement
Browse by Category:
Advertisement
Advertisement

Visit ChiefsBlitz.com for
hard-hitting KC Chiefs coverage.