What Happened To Shawn Dubin?

Shawn Dubin

The Astros picked up Dubin’s contract on Friday. Houston decided to keep Dubin out of the impending Rule 5 draft, therefore he will now be added to the 40-man roster.

The 26-year-old is a good candidate to make his MLB debut in 2022 after posting a 3.44 ERA, 1.10 WHIP, and 69:19 K: BB across 49.2 innings in Triple-A last season.

What Happened To Shawn Dubin?
What Happened To Shawn Dubin?

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.