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Shawn Dubin, RHP, added to 40-man roster

Don’t let Shawn Dubin’s slight stature (6’1, 171 pounds) fool you. The 13th-round pick out of Georgetown College in Kentucky struck out 12.5 batters per nine innings in 49.2 innings with Sugar Land in 2021, while only allowing 6.3 hits per nine innings.

With no minor-league season in 2020, Dubin skipped Double-A altogether and posted a 4-3 record with a 3.44 ERA with the Skeeters. Dubin’s size raises doubts about his ability to survive as a starter, but many believe there’s potential as a multi-inning reliever.