Josiah Gray

23-Year-Old PitcherSP
2021 Fantasy Outlook
It's been a couple years since the Dodgers swindled the Reds in the deal that sent Gray to Los Angeles. They already flipped Jeter Downs to get Mookie Betts and Gray should start making an impact in the majors early this season. The converted shortstop has only been pitching full time for a few years, so it's quite the feat that he is not only close to big-league ready, but that he is a good bet to have a long career as a starting pitcher. The 6-foot-1 righty has a trio of above-average to plus offerings (fastball, slider, changeup) and his athleticism allows him to command his pitches quite well. He could have debuted last year if there was a need, and the Dodgers' internal depth could result in his debut coming as a swingman or reliever -- Dustin May's usage over the past couple years should be instructive. That usage may be frustrating early on, but eventually he should settle in as a rotation fixture. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
#272
ADP
$Traded to the Nationals in July of 2021.
Earns second straight win
PWashington Nationals
September 28, 2021
Gry (2-2) allowed three runs on four hits and three walks over 5.1 innings Monday, striking out four and earning a win over the Rockies.
ANALYSIS
Gray kept Colorado off the board through five innings and didn't face much of a threat until the sixth. He allowed the first three batters of the inning to reach base and eventually coughed up a three-run double to Ryan McMahon, ending his outing. The 6-foot-1 rookie has completed at least five innings in four straight starts but owns a 6.23 ERA during that span. Gray is expected to make his final start of the year this weekend at home against Boston.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
87
Last 10 Games
90
Last 5 Games
95
How many pitches does Josiah Gray generally throw?
 
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What part of the game does Josiah Gray generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2019
 
 
-12%
BAA vs LHP
2021
 
 
-12%
BAA vs LHP
2020
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2019vs Left .221 143 32 18 27 5 0 9
Since 2019vs Right .252 164 44 15 36 5 2 10
2021vs Left .221 143 32 18 27 5 0 9
2021vs Right .252 164 44 15 36 5 2 10
2020vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2019
 
 
-31%
ERA on Road
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-31%
ERA on Road
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2019Home 6.23 1.36 43.1 0 2 0 8.9 3.7 3.1
Since 2019Away 4.28 1.35 27.1 2 0 0 10.9 4.9 1.3
2021Home 6.23 1.36 43.1 0 2 0 8.9 3.7 3.1
2021Away 4.28 1.35 27.1 2 0 0 10.9 4.9 1.3
2020Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Josiah Gray compare to other starting pitchers?
This section compares his stats with all starting pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 120 innings)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 120 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
2.30
 
K/9
9.7
 
BB/9
4.2
 
HR/9
2.4
 
Fastball
94.6 mph
 
ERA
5.48
 
WHIP
1.36
 
BABIP
.263
 
GB/FB
0.62
 
Left On Base
74.9%
 
Exit Velocity
80.6 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
7.1%
 
Spin Rate
2251 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
22.0%
 
Swinging Strike
14.4%
 
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2020 Fantasy Outlook
From a fantasy standpoint, Jeter Downs was the jewel of the Dodgers' return from Cincinnati for Yasiel Puig, but Gray might have more real-life value. An athletic 6-foot-1 righty who has only been working as a starter for two years (dating back to college), Gray's mid-90s fastball remains his top offering, but his above-average slider and average changeup improved in his first full season. He does not generate groundballs at a high clip, but could end up with plus command/control. Gray climbed from Low-A (21.6 K-BB%) to High-A (25.1 K-BB%) and finished the year with an impressive run (18.6 K-BB%) as one of the youngest pitchers in the Texas League. The fact that he has come this far in less than two years in pro ball is incredibly impressive, and suggests that there is still more room for growth. He could reach the majors this summer as a reliever/swing man and could join the rotation full time in 2021.
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Pockets first MLB win
PWashington Nationals
September 22, 2021
Gray (1-2) allowed two runs on six hits and a walk over six innings against Miami on Wednesday to earn his first career victory. He also registered eight strikeouts.
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No-decision versus Rockies
PWashington Nationals
September 17, 2021
Gray allowed five runs on three hits and four walks while striking out five in 5.1 innings during a no-decision versus Colorado on Friday.
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Can't find plate against Bucs
PWashington Nationals
September 12, 2021
Gray didn't factor into the decision in Saturday's 10-7 loss to the Pirates, coughing up five runs on three hits and six walks over five innings. He struck out four.
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Another tough start Sunday
PWashington Nationals
September 5, 2021
Gray allowed six runs on seven hits and a walk with two strikeouts in three innings versus the Mets on Sunday. He did not factor in the decision.
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Falls to Phillies
PWashington Nationals
August 31, 2021
Gray (0-2) took the loss Monday, coughing up six runs on seven hits and three walks over four innings as the Nationals were downed 7-4 by the Phillies. He struck out four.
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