Josiah Gray was acquired by the Dodgers alongside Jeter Downs from the Cincinnati Reds in a deal that sent Yasiel Puig, Matt Kemp, and Alex Wood to Ohio. The deal was initially looked at as a salary dump with Homer Bailey heading to Los Angeles in the deal, but it became so much more. The Dodgers got Gray and Downs as middle-tier prospects, but they are now both emerging as top of the line names for the future of baseball in Los Angeles.
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Josiah Gray got his start in Syracuse, New York with Le Moyne College and when he returned home, he gave some insight into his rising pro career. He was in upstate New York for an event with On My Team 16 called “The Climb” to assist pediatric cancer patients.
When asked about his budding pro career, Josiah Gray was very humble in his response:
“It went a way that I never really expected it to go. Every start and every outing was only as good as the next one. I couldn’t really complain with going from Low-A to Double-A to end the year. I just want to build off that for next year.”
Gray had a spectacular 2019 season in which he advanced two minor league levels, was named the organization’s Pitcher of the Year, and posted an excellent 2.28 ERA across 130 innings in three levels.