OWEN SHARTS, RIGHT HANDED PITCHER
Born: November 23, 1999
Height: 6’2″
Weight: 190
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: Round 13, 373rd overall Overall, 2021
How Acquired: Draft
College: University of Nevada
Agent: N/A
WTM’s PLAYER PROFILE
Sharts got six starts into his junior season at Nevada when he had Tommy John surgery.  The injury possibly contributed to serious control problems — 32 walks in 31.1 IP — and a drop in velocity from topping out at 95 mph to 89-92.  He was considered an early round talent when he went to college, as the fastball has good movement and his curve was a potentially outstanding pitch.  He also has a below average change.  Even with the surgery, Baseball America rated him 373rd in the draft class, which is exactly where the Pirates selected him.
CONTRACT INFORMATION
2021: Minor league salary
PLAYER INFORMATION
Signing Bonus: $125,000
MiLB Debut:
MLB Debut:
MiLB FA Eligible: 2027
MLB FA Eligible:
Rule 5 Eligible: 2024
Added to 40-Man:
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
TRANSACTIONS
June 6, 2018: Drafted by the Texas Rangers in the 32nd round, 959th overall pick.
July 13, 2021:
Drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 13th round, 373rd overall pick; signed on July 20.

 

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