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Q&A With Washington Commit Dylan Osborne


By: Diego Solares
Associate Scout, Staff Writer

OF/LHP Dylan Osborne (Union) is amongst the top two-way talents in the Washington 2023 class. A wiry and projectable 5-foot-11, 160-pound left/left athlete, Osborne represented the Pacific Northwest at the 2020 PBR Future Games as an underclassman and impressed again at the Northwest Preseason Invite this past February. There, Osborne ran a 6.68 in the 60-yard dash and consistently peppered line drives throughout his round of BP thanks to a short, flat left-handed stroke. We’ve seen him hop on the mound and look the part as well, bumping his fastball up to 84 mph with feel to spin a downer breaking ball at fastball arm speed. His athleticism popped in the outfield during his defensive evaluation, where Osborne showed clean actions and fluid footwork throughout.

In May of last year, Osborne committed to the University of Washington. We recently chatted with him about his recruitment process and other baseball-related topics, which you can find below.

DYLAN OSBORNE 

Dylan Osborne

Class of 2023 / OF

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2023
  • Primary Position: OF
    Secondary Position: LHP
  • High School: Union
    State: WA
  • Summer Team: Nw futures
  • Height: 5-11
    Weight: 160lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/L

Videos

(2/17/21)


OUR Q&A

PBR: What were your expectations about the recruiting process? What were you looking for out of a college program to continue your baseball career at?

Osborne: I definitely expected the process to be very exciting. I was looking for a program to utilize me as a two-way player and help me continue to progress to the next level.

P: Did location or distance from home play a factor in your decision?

O: Staying somewhat close to home was ideal. But not a necessity.

P: When did the recruiting process really start to heat up for you? Where did the school you committed to first see you play?

O: My recruiting process started my freshman year, and continued to pick up after the Future Games. But the staff was not able to watch me in person due to the pandemic.

P: What do you like most about the program you chose, and what were the key factors in making your decision?

O: A big factor was the opportunity for me to play as a two-way player. The coaching staff and culture is amazing. I also liked the idea of being close to the Driveline Facility in Seattle.

P: What other schools were on your short list before you made your final decision?

O: Oregon, Cal St Fullerton, Xavier, and a few others.

P: Who is the best player you have faced in your state? What about them makes for a tough opponent?

O: The best pitcher I’ve faced has definitely been LHP Bjorn Johnson (Lincoln, 2023; Washington commit) due to the tough lefty on lefty matchup. And it’s tough to name the best hitter I’ve had to pitch against because there are many great hitters in the Pacific Northwest.

P: At what point in your career did you realize you were a college-caliber player and became serious about taking your game to the next level?

O: As long as I remember I’ve always dreamed of playing college baseball and beyond.

P: What advice would you give to young baseball players striving to get where you are?

O: Focusing on yourself and knowing that everyone’s process is different is key when working towards the goal of playing college baseball. Your time will come.

P: What is the most memorable moment in your baseball career to this point?

O: Hitting a first pitch grand slam at a big tournament is probably the most memorable moment I have in my baseball career to this point.

P: Preview your high school team's season for us. How do you feel your team will be?

O: My team will be very young but we have a great group of guys that I know will put their best effort forward, and we will definitely have a fun season of competing.

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