Dodgers’ top prospect Josiah Gray has been named the Player of the Week after a stellar 11 inning, two-start performance that included 11 strikeouts for the right-hander.
#Tigers prospect Isaac Paredes hit .552 for Double-A Erie and Tulsa's Josiah Gray (#Dodgers) allowed one run while fanning 11 over 11 innings to headline the latest Players of the Week: https://t.co/gS3y4yooCQ pic.twitter.com/QzeiHtaMkK
— Minor League Baseball (@MiLB) August 5, 2019
Gray, just 21 years of age, has risen up the prospect leaderboards in recent months as it appears he cannot be stopped by any level.
Gray has found a way to pull of a rare feat: a successful jump from the Great Lakes Loons to the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes to the Double-A Tulsa Drillers. He has simply performed at every stop at an above-average level. He hasn’t just passed — he has excelled.
Across all three levels in 2019, Gray has posted an excellent 1.97 ERA and 0.90 WHIP with a 28.5 K% and 5.2 BB% in 114 innings pitched. He is showing all kinds of elite skills in the minors this season through a 21 start sample size. Gray is working his way into the top-five consensus Dodgers prospects in swift fashion.
Gray came to the Dodgers this past off-season in the Yasiel Puig/Matt Kemp multi-player deal with the Cincinnati Reds. He currently ranks as the Dodgers’ fifth-best prospect and the 105th-best prospect in the sport according to Fangraphs’ Kiley McDaniel and Eric Longenhagen.