Dodgers: Josiah Gray dominated in Triple-A debut this week
By Adam Weinrib
After his Triple-A debut, we’re left with just two questions about flame-throwing righty Josiah Gray: how soon can the Dodgers get him on a plane? Does he like planes?
In the wake of Dustin May’s devastating Tommy John diagnosis, we likely will not see the righty and his trademark slicing two-seamer again until 2023, a season that is somehow only two years away and not decades into the future.
Tony Gonsolin, currently working his way back to starter strength after finding himself both demoted to the bullpen and injured/fatigued in the early going, is currently the favorite to absorb his innings, with David Price remaining on the shelf.
Might that role eventually go to Gray, though?
So far, so good for the highly-hyped righty who toed the Triple-A mound for the first time Thursday, following up a sterling spring training with another great effort against high-level competition.
Los Angeles Dodgers top prospect Josiah Gray had a great Triple-A debut.
Forced to miss the 2020 minor-league season because of the world-famous coronavirus, the Dodgers chose to make Gray’s leap for him after nine exceptional Double-A starts to close out 2019. Across three levels that year, the righty finished 11-2 with a 2.28 ERA, racking up 147 strikeouts in 130.0 innings.
At the highest level he reached, those numbers remained as low as a 2.75 ERA and 1.12 WHIP. Nothing to sneeze at, everything to sneeze in favor of.
Want to watch some easy cheese? In that case, we can heavily recommend Gray’s outing Thursday night to you.
Acquired from the Cincinnati Reds in a deal that still looms both large and strange in Dodgerdom these days, Gray and future Mookie Betts trade piece Jeter Downs were LA’s bounty in a swap that included veterans Matt Kemp, Alex Wood and Yasiel Puig.
None of those departures ended up mattering much, the Dodgers even got Wood back briefly, and now Gray is knocking on the door of the MLB club, proving his worth with a little effortless Triple-A dominance.
Stay glued to your computer screen for Gray’s next efficient update from the upper levels.