Josh Michael Wall...resides in Baton Rouge, LA....married on Jan. 28, 2012 to Kayli... selected as the 2005 Gatorade Baseball Player of the Year for the state of Louisiana and as a Louisville Slugger High School All-American...went 14-1 with a 0.93 ERA during his senior season with 138 strikeouts in 83 innings at Central Private High School... participated in the Dodgers' Winter Development Program in January 2012...selected in the second round of the 2005 First-Year Player Draft...signed by Dodger scout Dennis Moeller.
Split the season between the Dodgers and Marlins organizations...Began the year with Triple-A Albuquerque but was recalled by Dodgers on April 15... Made six appearances with Los Angeles and went 0-1 with an 18.00 ERA (7 IP - 14 ER) before being optioned back to Albuquerque on April 30... In 25 relief outings for the Isotopes, had a 1-2 record with three saves and a 5.60 ERA (27.1 IP - 17 ER)... Was traded to Miami on July 6 along with RHP Steven Ames and RHP Angel Sanchez in exchange for RHP Ricky Nolasco...Pitched at Triple-A New Orleans for remainder of season after joining Marlins organization... Made 20 relief appearances for the Zephyrs and posted a 1-1 record with one save and a 3.27 ERA (22 IP - 8 ER)... Was claimed off waivers from Miami by the Angels on October 4th.
Saw his first Major League action, going 1-0 with a 4.76 ERA in seven relief appearances in three stints with
the Dodgers. Made his Major League debut on July 22 against the Mets and picked up the win after tossing a scoreless
11th inning at Citi Field...was optioned to Triple-A Albuquerque the following day. Limited opponents to a .158 batting average (3-for-19) and did not allow a hit to a left-handed hitter (0-for-7). Did not allow a hit (0-for-7 with three strikeouts) or a run (2.1 IP) in his three home appearances. Appeared in 55 games at Triple-A Albuquerque in 2012, going 2-1 with a 4.53 ERA and 28 saves in 30
opportunities. Selected as a 2012 midseason Pacific Coast League All-Star and also named to the postseason All-PCL team. Led the PCL with 28 saves in 2012, which were also the most by a Dodger minor leaguer...also tied for the
league lead with 48 games finished. Held hitters to a .242 average, including a .221 mark against right-handers (23-for-104) at Triple-A. In 16 second-half games at Triple-A Albuquerque, the-right hander posted a 1.72 ERA (3 ER/15.2 IP) and
converted all 10 of his save opportunities. Earned the August Dodger Pride Award for Albuquerque, successfully converting all eight save
opportunities, posting a 1.80 ERA (2 ER/10.0 IP) and limiting opponents to a .194 batting average (7-for-36)
in 11 games.
Pitched in a career-high 51 games (all in relief) in first season at the Double-A level...Led Chattanooga in games, innings pitched by a reliever and tied for second in
games finished (22) with Shawn Tolleson...Went 4-5 with a 3.93 ERA and one save...Threw in two Southern League playoff games and combined for 1.2 IP, allowing one
hit and one earned run with a strikeout against Tennessee...Appeared in eight Arizona Fall League games (all in relief) for the Salt River Rafters
and went 2-0 with a 2.16 ERA and 10 strikeouts in 8.1 IP.
Led the Single-A Midwest League and all Dodger minor leaguers with 151 strikeouts in
26 starts with Great Lakes...Also led the Dodger chain with 153.0 innings pitched...Won Midwest League Pitcher of the Week honors for the week of July 5-11 after he
tossed the first shutout of his career on July 7 against Lansing (Blue Jays), striking out six
and allowing just three hits in 9.0 innings...Earned the July Dodger Pride Award for Great Lakes, going 4-0 with a team-best 2.63
ERA (12 ER/41.0 IP) in six July starts.
Ranked second on the team with 111.1 innings pitched in his second season with
Single-A Inland Empire...Entered the 2009 season as the Dodgers' No. 29 prospect according to Baseball America.
Nine wins led all Single-A Inland Empire pitchers; ranked second on the team in
strikeouts with 101...Finished the season 9-6 with a 6.28 ERA.
Rated as the 15th-best prospect in the Dodger organization by Baseball America...Led Single-A Great Lakes in starts (24), innings pitched (129.1), complete games (one)
and was second in strikeouts (103).
Ranked by Baseball America as the 29th-best prospect in the Dodger organization...Went 3-5 with a 5.86 ERA in 14 games (all starts), striking out 41 batters in 66
Made his professional debut with the GCL Dodgers after being selected in the second round (74th overall) of the
First-Year Player Draft out of Central Private High School (LA)...Went 1-3 with a 3.86 ERA in five games (four starts)...Ranked by Baseball America as the 63rd-best draft-eligible prospect.