Josiah Gray’s Dodgers Debut: Everything You Need to Know About LA’s Top Pitching Prospect

With the Los Angeles Dodgers still figuring out ways to stabilize their rotation after losing Clayton Kershaw to injury and Trevor Bauer to administrative leave, the team has turned to top pitching prospect, Josiah Gray.

Yesterday, LA made it official by selecting Gray’s contract and placing lefty Scott Alexander on the 60-day injured list and designating utility man Andy Burns for assignment. Dodgers prospect guru, Tim Rogers joins the show to discuss Josiah Gray’s much anticipated MLB debut. Plus, is Josiah Gray a future frontline starter and could he be the next Walker Buehler?


Elephant in the room, it didn’t go the way anyone hoped. Jojo made his debut on Tuesday and tossed 4 innings, striking out 7 while allowing 4 runs on 3 home runs. He showed flashes of what makes him the number 2 prospect in the Dodger system and 42nd overall in baseball.

Overall he did what was expected of him, pick up some key innings for a beleaguered pitching staff, and show the front office what you can do at the big league level.

With the trade deadline less than 10 days away, the Dodgers will keep a close eye on Josiah.

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Doug McKain

Doug McKain is a lifelong Dodger fan and hosts Dodgers Nation’s “DNpostgame” show online. He also hosts Dodgers DougOut and the LA Sports Report on YouTube. DMAC is also a rabid Lakers fan, and lover of all Los Angeles sports.


  1. You can’t judge a guy by his first appearance (Kershaw got rocked in his first) but I didn’t see anything from Gray that did anything to change my impression that the Dodger farm system is a vast wasteland. My question is, how are Dodgers going to pick up any impact players before the deadline without giving up major league proven talent? AF is a whiz at this so let’s see what happens.

  2. My son played with Josiah his first year in pro ball with the Reds. He was very suprised he got traded. Josiah has only continued to improve. I say hes the real deal and can continue his journey upwards. Just a hunch. No one has a crystal ball. The opinions within the organization or the need of a certain arm at a certain time can determine keeping or discarding players. Also some luck can play into it. All the stars have to line up sometimes …..its a tough gig for most players rising to the top. I wish him well!! Hes a good kid!

  3. Jo Jo Gray has some nasty stuff with breaking pitch. He will become a good stater down the road. Dodgers will need Jo Jo Gray in next rotation

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