Josiah Gray

Born: 12/20/1997 (Age: 21)
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Arm Slot: 3/4
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 190
Primary Position: RHSP
Seconday Position: RHRP
Acquisition Period: 1st Rd CBB (72nd Overall), 2018 MLB First-Year Player Draft (CIN); Traded to LAD 12/21/2018
Entry Point: 4 Yr College
Options Used: N/A
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: June 24th, 2019
Dates Seen: 2x -- March/June 2019
Level: High A
Affiliate: Rancho Cucamonga Quakes
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On 40-Man Roster: No
Physical Description
Undersized frame but muscular and athletic.
Mechanical Notes
SWU; athletic operation w/ strong lines to the plate; drop/drive backside w/ low-maintenance finish. Full, off-line arm-circle w/ inverted-w at foot-strike; strong, fast 3/4 slot.
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2021 P 40 Middle Relief High
Pitch Present Future Sitting Range Comments
Fastball Value
Overall Fastball Value 50 55 Throws strikes w/ mid-90s FB; projects up in relief w/ firmer FB and less pressure on third pitch.
Throws strikes w/ mid-90s FB; projects up in relief w/ firmer FB and less pressure on third pitch.
Fastball Velocity 55 60 93 91-96 Flashes above-avg velo early, t95-96 before settling at 93; plus athlete w/ fast arm, velo could tick up airing it out in short stints.
Fastball Velocity
Fastball Movement
Fastball Movement 50 50 Consistent run, lively late burst to armside when elevated.
Consistent run, lively late burst to armside when elevated.
Fastball Command
Fastball Command 40 40 More control than command; throws strikes but elevates often and catches a lot of plate.
More control than command; throws strikes but elevates often and catches a lot of plate.
Slider
Slider 45 50 86 85-87 Power SL w/ crisp bite and moderate depth at best. Spinner when he gets on the side of it; cut-like at times, more of a hard one-planer. Projects avg in relief.
Power SL w/ crisp bite and moderate depth at best. Spinner when he gets on the side of it; cut-like at times, more of a hard one-planer. Projects avg in relief.
ChangeUp
ChangeUp 30 30 89 88-90 Poor feel for CH, overthrows and doesn't show it often. No separation, runs into FB and acts like 2sm. Will drop it in 'pen role.
Poor feel for CH, overthrows and doesn't show it often. No separation, runs into FB and acts like 2sm. Will drop it in 'pen role.
Control
Control 45 50 Lots of strikes w/ FB, gets ahead and limits walks well. Lack of CH hurts him less back through lineups in A-Ball. Control projects up in relief, less pressure on arsenal depth.
Lots of strikes w/ FB, gets ahead and limits walks well. Lack of CH hurts him less back through lineups in A-Ball. Control projects up in relief, less pressure on arsenal depth.
Attribute Present Future
Delivery Average Average
Athleticism Plus Plus
Pitchability Below Average Average
Mound Presence Average Average
Overall Summary
FB/SL combo could get him to the big leagues, but don't see CH or pitchability for rotation role. Profiles as a 6th/7th inning 'pen arm when able to focus on two best pitches.