Josh Osich
Josh Osich
31-Year-Old PitcherRP
Boston Red Sox
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Osich jumped to the American League last season after a largely disappointing four-year run in San Francisco. The move paid some dividends for the southpaw, as he registered his best FIP (4.95) since his rookie campaign. That number isn't impressive, of course, but there were some positives to be drawn, most notably a walk rate (5.5%) that more than halved his best mark over the previous three seasons. Osich also upped his strikeout rate to 22.4% -- his top mark since 2015 -- while tossing the most innings of his career (67.2). Nonetheless, he remains a below-average major-league pitcher who is used primarily in low-leverage situations, doesn't whiff many batters and surrenders gobs of home runs (his 2.0 HR/9 ranked sixth-worst among pitchers who threw at least 50 innings). Osich's improvement is nice to note, but nothing in his profile suggests that he should be part of any fantasy roster. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a one-year, $850,000 contract with the Red Sox in December of 2019.
Re-signs with Boston
PBoston Red Sox
December 4, 2019
Osich re-signed Wednesday with the Red Sox on a one-year contract.
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Boston non-tendered Osich prior to Monday's deadline, but the reliever will return to the 40-man roster on a cheaper rate now that he'll no longer be eligible for arbitration. According to Alex Speier of The Boston Globe, Osich's contract is a split deal worth $850,000 at the MLB level. The lefty reliever made 57 appearances out of the White Sox bullpen in 2019, posting a 4.66 ERA and 1.14 WHIP across 67.2 innings.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
18
Last 10 Games
19
Last 5 Games
17
How many pitches does Josh Osich generally throw?
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
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121+
 
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31-40
 
41-50
 
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111-120
 
121+
What part of the game does Josh Osich generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-25%
BAA vs LHP
2019
 
 
-42%
BAA vs LHP
2018
 
 
-30%
BAA vs RHP
2017
 
 
-18%
BAA vs LHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .227 226 57 21 46 10 0 10
Since 2017vs Right .303 308 57 28 84 15 1 14
2019vs Left .171 115 30 4 19 5 0 5
2019vs Right .297 157 31 11 43 8 0 10
2018vs Left .474 22 4 2 9 2 0 1
2018vs Right .333 39 6 5 11 2 0 1
2017vs Left .247 89 23 15 18 3 0 4
2017vs Right .303 112 20 12 30 5 1 3
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-11%
ERA at Home
2019
 
 
-12%
ERA at Home
2018
 
 
-7%
ERA at Home
2017
 
 
-10%
ERA at Home
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2017Home 5.23 1.40 62.0 4 0 0 7.8 3.2 1.6
Since 2017Away 5.90 1.51 61.0 3 2 0 8.9 4.0 1.9
2019Home 4.37 1.17 35.0 2 0 0 6.9 2.1 2.1
2019Away 4.96 1.10 32.2 2 0 0 9.4 1.9 1.9
2018Home 7.94 2.29 5.2 0 0 0 6.4 4.8 0.0
2018Away 8.53 2.21 6.1 0 0 0 8.5 5.7 2.8
2017Home 5.91 1.55 21.1 2 0 0 9.7 4.6 1.3
2017Away 6.55 1.91 22.0 1 2 0 8.2 6.5 1.6
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Stat Review
How does Josh Osich compare to other relievers?
This section compares his stats with all relief pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 30 innings)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 30 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
4.07
 
K/9
8.1
 
BB/9
2.0
 
HR/9
2.0
 
Fastball
94.5 mph
 
ERA
4.66
 
WHIP
1.14
 
BABIP
.266
 
GB/FB
1.41
 
Left On Base
69.6%
 
Exit Velocity
88.0 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
7.0%
 
Spin Rate
2260 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
35.3%
 
Swinging Strike
12.8%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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2016
Osich's sophomore campaign was not as successful as his debut in 2015, when he sported a 2.20 ERA. He finished last season with a 4.71 ERA, 1.32 K/BB and a horrendous 1.73 HR/9 in 36.1 innings. In his defense, manager Bruce Bochy was forced to use Osich as a traditional lefty reliever because Javier Lopez already occupied the left-handed specialist role on the team. With Lopez no longer under contract, the role of LOOGY may end up going to Osich, who had noticeable righty-lefty splits last season (.154 BAA and 0.81 HR/9 against lefties compared to .317 BAA and 3.19 HR/9 against righties).
Osich was called up in the second half of the season to provide some left-handed relief to the bullpen. He came through with flying colors, posting a 2.20 ERA to go along with an 8.5 K/9 and a 2.5 BB/9. The 27-year-old Osich throws gas from the left side of the rubber, but he doesn't offer any off-speed pitches other than his changeup, a vulnerability which could get him into trouble at the major league level. He spent a good portion of his time in the majors filling in for Jeremy Affeldt, who ended up retiring this offseason. Given his recent success in the role, Osich figures to replace Affeldt as a middle-to-late inning lefty reliever.
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Non-tendered by Boston
PFree Agent
December 2, 2019
Osich was non-tendered by the Red Sox on Monday, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.
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Claimed by Red Sox
PBoston Red Sox
October 31, 2019
Osich was claimed off waivers by the Red Sox on Thursday, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.
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Bags win as primary pitcher
PChicago White Sox
September 26, 2019
Osich (4-0) picked up the win as the primary pitcher against the Indians on Thursday, giving up no runs or hits over 3.1 innings, striking out three and walking none as the White Sox prevailed 8-0.
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Earns relief win
PChicago White Sox
September 13, 2019
Osich (3-0) pitched 2.1 scoreless innings versus the Mariners on Friday, allowing three hits while striking out three to earn the win.
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Finishes up blowout loss
PChicago White Sox
July 5, 2019
Osich allowed a home run in one inning in Thursday's 11-5 loss to the Tigers.
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