Josh Osich

#61 RP / San Francisco Giants / EXP: 3YRS Height: 6-2 Weight: 230 lb Age: 29 College: Oregon State Bats/Throws L/L

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    • Giants' Josh Osich: Throws clean inning Friday
      By RotoWire Staff

      Osich gave up one hit and struck out a batter over a scoreless inning in Friday's win over the Padres. It was a rare clean outing for the 28-year-old, who has struggled mightily in the majors this season. The Giants lack left-handed bullpen arms, so Osich has been given a much longer leash than the team would like to give a pitcher with a 6.23 ERA. He has recorded just six holds and no saves in 54 appearances, so there have been no redeeming qualities from a fantasy perspective.

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    • Giants' Josh Osich: Tosses scoreless inning
      By RotoWire Staff

      Osich allowed one hit while striking out one over a scoreless inning in Wednesday's loss to the Marlins. Osich has strung together five scoreless appearances after going through an ugly stretch at the end of July. While he didn't pick up a hold Wednesday, the 28-year-old had successfully converted three in his previous five outings. Osich's 5.25 ERA holds him back from even having value in holds leagues, but he should continue to see late-inning opportunities against lefty-heavy portions of the lineup as the only southpaw in the Giants' bullpen.

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    • Giants' Josh Osich: Picks up win in relief
      By RotoWire Staff

      Osich was the winning pitcher of record after tossing 1.2 shutout innings and striking out three batters in Saturday's extra-inning win over San Diego. The strong showing lowered Osich's ERA to 3.77 through 31 innings this season. The 28-year-old's inconsistent play and high walk rate (4.6 BB/9) make him an afterthought in standard formats. That said, Steven Okert's demotion to the minors leaves Osich as the lone southpaw in the Giants' bullpen, which could lead to increased hold opportunities against lefty-heavy lineups.

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    • Osich struck out two batters over two scoreless innings Friday. The southpaw was asked to finish two frames after Matt Moore got another early hook. Osich has been subpar as a reliever this season, posting a 4.33 ERA and 1.41 WHIP over 27 innings. He may run into the occasional hold as one of just two lefties in the Giants' bullpen, but even those in holds leagues could probably find an upgrade over Osich at this point.

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    • Osich's ERA sits at 3.31 with a 1.29 WHIP this season through 16.1 innings. After starting the season with Triple-A Sacramento, Osich has provided a left-handed pitcher out of the bullpen for San Francisco. He's struck out 17 but has struggled with his control and has walked 10 this year. He recorded his first hold of the year in an early June game against Milwaukee, and followed that up with his first win a couple days later. He's currently the sole lefty reliever for the Giants, making him a safe bet to get consistent chances, but he'll have to tighten the control on his pitches if he wants to get the call in more high-leverage situations.

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