On Friday, the Astros took up Dubin’s contract. Dubin will now be added to Houston’s 40-man roster as a result of the decision to keep him out of the upcoming Rule 5 draft.
After pitching 49.2 innings at Triple-A last year with a 3.44 ERA, 1.10 WHIP, and 69:19 K: BB ratio, the 26-year-old is a strong candidate to make his MLB debut in 2022.
Dubin played baseball for Georgetown College and the University at Buffalo while attending Allegany-Limestone High School in Allegany, New York.
In the thirteenth round of the 2018 Major League Baseball Draft, the Houston Astros selected him. With the Low-A Tri-City ValleyCats in 2018, Dubin made his professional debut, throwing to a 4.60 ERA in 14 outings.
He pitched for the High-A Fayetteville Woodpeckers and Single-A Quad Cities River Bandits in 2019, compiling a 7-5 record, 3.58 ERA, and 151 strikeouts across 25 games (19 of them starts).
He didn’t pitch for a team but was a part of the Astros’ 60-man player pool because the 2020 Minor League Baseball season was postponed due to COVID-19.
Dubin was granted permission to attend the Astros’ 2021 Spring Training. He was unsuccessful in making the squad and spent the entire season with the Triple-A Sugar Land Skeeters, posting a 3.44 ERA with 69 strikeouts in 49.2 innings pitched across 16 games.
On November 19, 2021, he was added to the 40-man roster after the season.
Dubin is currently receiving a signing bonus of $1,000 for playing with the Houston Astros. He has an estimated net worth of about $1.5 million.