Josiah Gray...Graduated from New Rochelle (N.Y.) High School...Attended Le Moyne College in Syracuse, New York...Was named the 2018 NCAA Division 2 Pitcher of the Year by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association after going 11-0 with a 1.25 ERA and 105 strikeouts in his junior season... Was also named First-Team All-American by the NCBWA and the American Baseball Coaches Association...Went 12-2 with a 1.92 ERA in 34 games (13 starts) in his three college seasons...Was the second highest drafted player from Le Moyne, behind only Jon Ratliff (24th overall by CHI, 1993).
In his first full Major League season, ranked ninth in the National League (min. 135.0 IP) with 9.32 SO/9.0 IP...Led the Nationals with 154 strikeouts...Ranked eighth in MLB in slider whiff percentage (38%)…Recorded three 10+ strikeout games...Went 2-0 with a 1.24 ERA (4 ER/29.0 IP), 31 strikeouts, three homers and .155 opponents’ average in five starts from May 29-June 25...Tossed 17.0 consecutive scoreless innings from June 3-25, the second-longest streak on the Nationals behind Erasmo Ramirez (18.0 IP)…Tossed a career-high 7.0 innings on June 25 at Texas...Struck out a career-high 11 batters on July 6 at Philadelphia... In his final start of the season, allowed one earned run on two hits in 6.0 innings on Sept. 28 vs. Atlanta.
Was acquired by the Nationals at the Trade Deadline and reported to D.C...Made his first start with Washington on Aug. 2 vs. Philadelphia (5.0 IP, 4 H, ER, 2 BB, 2 SO)... Struck out a career-high 10 batters in his second start on Aug. 7 at Atlanta...Became just the second pitcher in Nationals history (2005-pres.) to record at least 10 strikeouts in one of his first two starts with the team (Stephen Strasburg, 6/8/2009 vs. PIT)... Earned his first career win on Sept. 22 at Miami (6.0 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, BB, 8 SO)...Finished the season strong, going 2-0 with a 3.12 ERA (6 ER/17.1 IP), a .203 opponents average, 19 strikeouts and six walks in his final three starts of the season...Allowed just two home runs in his final four starts after surrendering 17 home runs in his first 10 outings of the season...With Los Angeles, had his contract selected on July 20 and made his Major League debut that day against the San Francisco Giants...He allowed four earned runs on four hits with seven strikeouts and one walk in 4.0 innings out of the bullpen...Gray made his first Major League start on July 25 vs. Colorado (4.0 IP, 2 HER, 3 H, 4 BB, 6 SO)... 2021 Pitch Mix: 4-Seam (51.7%) Curve (25.1%) Slider (20%) Changeup (3.2%).
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.