Josiah Gray

Born: 12/20/1997 (Age: 21)
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Arm Slot:
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: August 20th, 2018
Dates Seen: 2x -- August 3/August 9, 2018
Level: Rk
Affiliate: Greeneville Reds
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On 40-Man Roster: No
Physical Description
Stocky, strong, sturdy frame with muscular base; loose. No projection.
Mechanical Notes
Athletic SWU w good momentum from 3/4 slot, moderate effort. Chest high-leg raise, strong base, dips front shoulder to HP, deep drop, stays closed to plant, leans gloveside to clear arm, small head whack, comes slightly across to target. Arm action: loose, clean break and fluid circle, medium depth with plus arm speed.
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2021 P 45 Setup Relief High
Pitch Present Future Sitting Range Comments
Fastball Value
Overall Fastball Value 45 60 Combination of velocity and sink plays to plus with average command. Ability to change eye levels; will get swing and miss in zone, has some margin for error.
Combination of velocity and sink plays to plus with average command. Ability to change eye levels; will get swing and miss in zone, has some margin for error.
Fastball Velocity 55 60 93-94 91-96 Sat 93-94 both outings. Will add out of pen.
Fastball Velocity
Fastball Movement
Fastball Movement 60 60 Heavy; sink across zone when down, difficult to elevate. Has tailing life up in the zone.
Heavy; sink across zone when down, difficult to elevate. Has tailing life up in the zone.
Fastball Command
Fastball Command 40 50 Repeated and kept pitch down for good stretches early in outings, lost command with fatigue. Finds barrels when missing up in zone. Athleticism to improve command and durability; end of long season looks.
Repeated and kept pitch down for good stretches early in outings, lost command with fatigue. Finds barrels when missing up in zone. Athleticism to improve command and durability; end of long season looks.
Slider
Slider 40 50 80-81 79-82 Best 2nd; Inconsistent; flashed above-average downer break. Has feel to keep down in zone. Best in upper velo band with hard late drop. Projection with pro reps, going down to 2 pitches, ability to maintain upper velo band in pen role.
Best 2nd; Inconsistent; flashed above-average downer break. Has feel to keep down in zone. Best in upper velo band with hard late drop. Projection with pro reps, going down to 2 pitches, ability to maintain upper velo band in pen role.
ChangeUp
ChangeUp 30 40 88 87-89 Firm, threw one fringy one at 87 with noise in release and some fade. Lacks feel. Athleticism is there to improve but only so much. Pitched dropped in pen role.
Firm, threw one fringy one at 87 with noise in release and some fade. Lacks feel. Athleticism is there to improve but only so much. Pitched dropped in pen role.
Control
Control 40 50 Lost fastball control with fatigue. Average out of pen in short stints. Keeps SL around zone for competitive pitch.
Lost fastball control with fatigue. Average out of pen in short stints. Keeps SL around zone for competitive pitch.
Attribute Present Future
Delivery Average Average
Athleticism Average Average
Pitchability Average Average
Mound Presence Average Average
Overall Summary
Best-case ceiling of #5 starter, but I don't trust the changeup to get to avg. Loses velo as outings progress and shows signs of moving to the 'pen. Realistically fits a setup profile w/ power FB/SL mix.