Matt Sosnick

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Matt Sosnick is a San Francisco-based sports agent. He attended Burlingame High School and the University of Southern California. His business partner is Paul Cobbe. Their client list includes Major League Baseball All-Star and 2003 Rookie of the Year Dontrelle Willis, Blue Jays pitcher Josh Johnson, Jay Bruce, Ricky Nolasco, Freddy Sanchez, Ryan Doumit, Josh Willingham and Matt Moore,[citation needed] along with many other top young players.

Sosnick addressed the 2007 national convention of the Society for American Baseball Research in addition to many other appearances and lecture series.[citation needed]

Matt was named one of Forbes Magazine's five most influential young people in baseball in June, 2008.[citation needed]

His close relationship with star pitcher Dontrelle Willis helped his agency grow, as did being the subject of ESPN's Jerry Crasnick's book License to Deal.[citation needed] At an earlier point in his career, Willis got Sosnick's company logo tattooed onto his pitching arm as a sign of his loyalty to Sosnick Cobbe Sports. Kyle Blanks of the Padres,[citation needed] Jason Pridie of the Orioles and Zach Simons of the Rangers also have the Sosnick Cobbe logo tattooed on their arm.[citation needed]

As of 2012, Sosnick represents more than 40 Major League players, along with Darrell Rasner, Jim Heuser and Randy Messenger in Japan, as well as Eric Hacker in Korea.[citation needed]

In January 2013, Sosnick was inducted into the Jewish Sports Hall of Fame along with NBA coaches Herb and Larry Brown and sportswriter Art Spander.[1]

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  1. ^ Eskenazi, Joe. "Playing hardball; Never heard of Big League agent Matt Sosnick? You will". jweekly.com. j. Retrieved 2014-03-02. 

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