With their 22nd round pick (659th overall), the Miami Marlins selected catcher J.D. Osborne.
Hometown: Whitby, Ont.
Height/Weight: 6’1” 215 pounds
School: University of Tampa
Scout: Donovan O'Dowd.
Coach: Joe Urso
Previous Teams: Polk State, Canada Junior National Team, Toronto Mets, Whitby Chiefs.
Previous Coaches: Al Corbeil, Greg Hamilton, Ryan McBride, Clare Osborne.
Twitter Handle: @josbornesauce
2017 season as a senior at Tampa: Played in 43 games, earning a start in 42 of them ... Tallied 86 hits in 222 at-bats to notch a .387 batting average ... Recorded a .743 slugging percentage hitting 19 doubles and launching a team leading 20 home runs ... Led team with 86 RBIs, scored 66 runs ... Drew 17 walks and stole three bases ... Went a perfect 5-5 with two runs, two doubles, one home run and five RBIs in the 11-4 Spartan victory over Flagler College ... Was perfect 3-3 in Game 2 of the doubleheader with Flagler after coming around to score three times, hitting a double and a home run, and tallying four RBIs ... Had 26 multi-hit games, with 14 games with three or more ... Drove in seven runs against Eckerd ... Placed fourth on the UT All-Time rankings for highest slugging percentage with .709 ... Ranks sixth in the Spartans All-Time rankings for home runs with 33 ... Earns third place on the Tampa single-season all-time ranking for RBIs with 86 ... First on the 2016-2017 NCAA National Ranking for runs batted in per game with 1.62 ... Listed Second on the 2016-2017 NCAA National Ranking for runs batted in with 86 ... Placed seventh on the 2016-2017 NCAA National Rankings for home runs with 20.
2016 season as a junior at Tampa: Finished 10th in the nation with 1.37 runs batted in per game … Sunshine State Conference Offensive Player of the Week ... Played in 43 games, earning a start in 42 of them ...Recorded 69 hits in 190 at-bats to compile a .363 batting average ... Posted a .668 slugging percentage as he hit 17 doubles, one triple, and blasted a team leading 13 home runs ... Led the team with 59 RBI on the year and came around to score 52 run ... Drew 13 walks and was hit by five pitches on the season ... Threw out three runners trying to steal from behind the plate ... Hit two home runs in the victory over Lynn ... Had multi-hit game in 24 contest, with eight games with three or more ... Drove in five runs on two occasions against Lynn and Rollins.
2015 season as a sophomore at Polk State College _ Hit .354 with two home runs and 50 RBIs ... In 51 games played, scored 42 runs and stole six bases ... Had 19 multi-hit games going 5-for-6 with two doubles, four RBIs and one run versus Southeastern.
2014 season as a freshman at Polk State: Saw action in 53 games ... Hit .292 with three home runs and 53 RBIs ... Scored 46 runs, while registering 14 doubles and two triples.
Honours: 2017 season _ NCBWA Division II Preseason All-South Region Second Team ... First Team All-Sunshine State Conference ... ABCA First Team All-South Region...D2CCA Second Team All-South Region ... NCBWA Second Team All-South Region ... Four-time Sunshine State Conference Player of the Week ... Two-time NCBWA National Hitter of the Week ...NCBWA Regional Hitter of the Week ... 2016 season _ ABCA/Rawlings second team All-South Region … D2CCA first team All-South Region … Second team All-Sunshine State Conference … 2015 at Polk State: Named first-team all-conference.