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Dodgers Josiah Gray: Get to Know One of the Dodgers Top Pitching Prospects

One of the Dodgers top pitching prospects sits down with Dodgers Nation.



Dodgers Nation got the chance to sit down with top prospect Josiah Gray. Los Angeles’ number five prospect talked about his experiences with Spring camp so far and how he’s adjusted to the organization. Gray was got his first Cactus League start with the team this afternoon.

The very first thing you notice about Gray is how well-spoken he is. He was full of energy and very quick to answer any questions and sure seems happy to be a part of the Dodgers organization.

In regards to who he has met, Gray has made sure to get to know every pitcher on the team. He made it a point to go up to the veterans and introduce himself while he had the time with them at big league camp.

I think growing up, I watched Clayton Kershaw, we all watched Clayton Kershaw. How good he was in his prime years, and watching him now he’s still a really good pitcher refining some things. And now watching his transformation is really intersting to see how he still continues to get outs.

In regards to superstitions and pregame rituals, Gray seems to be one of the more normal pitchers in the league. We’re all familiar with stories of the Dodgers’ Kershaw and Rich Hill who turn into a whole other animals in pregame prep. Gray spends his time in the weight room and getting mentally prepared for how he wants to attack hitters prior to starts.

I would say the superstitions are pretty normal to the point where it’s just like wear the same cleats or wear my pants the same way, or same socks or undershirt. Things like that, nothing too extreme.

In regards to being recently added to the top-100 prospects in baseball list, Gray was as humble as could be. He had seen the article on Twitter the morning it popped up but didn’t think too much of it.

Honestly, I didn’t really think too much into it. I know a lot of those publications think really highly of me, and I think highly of myself. But at the end of the day, I want to just go out there and make quality starts, be a good teammate for the guys. Whether it be top 100 or top 30 or whatever it may be-last guy on the 40-man roster, I just want to go out there and make my stamp.

The future is bright with guys like Josiah Gray in our system ready to go. The 22-year-old righty pitched to a terrific 2.37 ERA across his first two professional seasons, and Dodgers management has already loved what they’ve seen from him this far.

Look for him at Dodger Stadium VERY soon.

Written by Brook Smith

Brook is the Senior Editor of Dodgers Nation, with several years of experience in sports journalism. He is an avid Dodgers and Lakers fan, and can be spotted fairly often at Dodger Stadium and Staples Center.

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    • How about being an American. It’s like me being called Polish/Irish American. When I was born here just like Josiah. We are both Americans! I really don’t know what you’re point is. There’s only diversity if you think we’re all different, but we’re really all one in the same.

  1. It doesn’t matter what color anyone one is on our team, if you are a Dodger then you are Blue and that’s all that matters. The Dodgers look for talent and talent alone, not color. Give it a rest will you, I mean damn, who really gives a rat’s ass what color any player is. We didn’t Bellinger because he is white and we didn’t get Mookie because he is black, we got them because they have MVP talent and anyone who cares what color they are is racist, plain and simple. Don’t be stupid do you think that if Buehler was black that we wouldn’t want him on our team? Are you really that ignorant? I don’t ever think about what color any player is until some idiot makes a statement like you did. Grow up and join 2020 and give that bullshit a rest. Leave it to a racist dumb ass to try and ruin baseball. The Dodgers have put together a monster team loaded with talent and the organization should be applauded for this not ridiculed. We are all blue on this squad, so give it a rest would you.

  2. How about Urias,Hernandez,Baez,Jensen,Greaterol,etc. Look at other heritage and you will find people whose family history is not all white. Yes, regardless we are a diverse society! We are all blue blooded in Dodger land!!

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