Josiah Gray…born Dec. 21, 1997 in New Rochelle, NY…rated as the Dodgers’ No. 4 prospect by MLB.com… played college baseball at LeMoyne College (NY), where he totaled just 13 starts, all in his junior year, across three seasons as a Dolphin…selected in the second round of the 2018 First-Year Player Draft by the Cincinnati Reds…acquired by the Dodgers on Dec. 21, 2018 in exchange for Yasiel Puig, Matt Kemp, Alex Wood, Kyle Farmer and cash considerations.
Spent the entire campaign at the alternate site.
Named the organization’s Minor League Pitcher of the Year after tying for the lead in wins with a combined 11-2 record and pacing all Dodger farmhands with 147 strikeouts against just 31 walks in 130.0 innings with a 2.28 ERA across three levels of the system...Began the season with Single-A Great Lakes, where he logged five starts and allowed just five earned runs over 23.1 innings for a 1.93 ERA with 26 strikeouts against seven walks…ascended to Advanced-A Rancho Cucamonga on May 11 and continued to dominate to the tune of a 7-0 record and 2.14 ERA (16 ER/67.1 IP)…ranked sixth in the league with a 0.965 WHIP and posted a 6.15 strikeout-to-walk ratio after fanning 80 and allowing just 13 free passes...Capped his 2019 campaign with a promotion to Double-A Tulsa on July 17…amassed a 3-2 record and 2.75 ERA across nine games (eight starts)...Notched a quality start in all 10 of his qualifying outings, including four shutouts…amassed nine games allowing one or fewer earned runs…went a season-high 7.0 innings five times and recorded a career-high nine strikeouts in four, 5.0-inning outings…lowered his ERA from 3.12 (12 ER/34.2 IP) to 1.10 (4 ER/32.2 IP) post All-Star break with Advanced-A Rancho…in his second outing of the season, tossed a perfect five frames and retired five with Great Lakes…went on to allow just one hit and fan seven in as many innings on July 12 with Rancho Cucamonga…saw a nine-game span with Rancho from May 29 to July 12 where he fanned 66 over 55.2 innings to average 10.67 strikeouts per nine innings.
Spent the entirety of his first professional season with Cincinnati’s Rookie-Level Greeneville, where he posted a 2-2 record and 2.58 ERA (15 ER/52.1 IP) in 12 games...Honored as a Baseball America Rookie All-Star after ranking third in starts and fifth in strikeouts in the Appalachian League…sat among top Greeneville Reds in ERA (4th), innings (3rd) and WHIP (2nd, 0.879)…Acquired by the Dodgers on his birthday, Dec. 21, 2018, in exchange for Yasiel Puig, Matt Kemp, Alex Wood, Kyle Farmer and cash considerations.