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Josiah Gray

Born: 12/21/1997 (Age: 21)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1" Weight: 190
The converted shortstop operates with an efficient, easily repeatable, drop-and-drive delivery with a natural three-quarters release point.
Evaluator Brandon Williams
Report Date 06/11/2019
Affiliate Rancho Cucamonga Quakes (High A, Dodgers)
Dates Seen 5/29 ; 6/9
OFP 55
MLB ETA 2021
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Pitch Type Future Grade Sitting Velocity Peak Velocity Report
Fastball 60 94 96 Gray throws a heavy 93-96 MPH fastball with natural arm-side run emanating from his three-quarters release. He adroitly commands the pitch with effectiveness to all quadrants of the zone.
Slider 55 85 86 A firm 84-86 MPH slider sweeps away from right-handed batters with slight vertical drop. Thrown with good command to the outer-half of the plate versus righties, Gray utilizes the pitch for the punchout and to keep hitters from sitting on his fastball.
Changeup 50 86 88 Gray's 84-88 MPH changeup is his least used offering, although it too flashes plus-potential. Thrown with good arm-action, hitters anxiously anticipating the 95 MPH heater are helpless as the deceptive cambio tumbles beneath their swings.

Gray's athleticism, efficient mechanics, and solid three pitch arsenal establish a high-floor for the 21-year-old right-hander. Still relatively new to pitching, the converted shortstop's potential is high. With continued development and mastery of his craft, Gray could eventually be a no. 2 or 3 starter or a vital bullpen component.

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