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Josh Fleming

Josh Fleming

P | B/T: R/L | 6' 2" 210 | Age: 23
Draft: 2017 (Rd: 5, #139, Tampa Bay Rays) - Webster (MO)
USA
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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2019 1 3 5.14 4 3 0 21.0 16 1.52
Career Minors 22 13 3.40 56 46 0 294.0 214 1.15
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2019 4 1-3 5.14 21.0 16 1.52
Career Minors 56 22-13 3.40 294.0 214 1.15

Standard Minor League Pitching Statistics

SeasonTmLGLWLERAGGSSVIPHRERHRBBSOWHIP
2017 Princeton Rays APP ROK 1 2 5.40 12 9 0 35.0 42 23 21 5 7 26 1.40
2018 2 Teams Minors 9 4 2.53 19 17 0 110.1 92 34 31 5 19 80 1.01
2018 Bowling Green Hot Rods MID A(Full) 6 1 1.20 10 10 0 60.0 41 9 8 1 10 42 0.85
2018 Charlotte Stone Crabs FSL A(Adv) 3 3 4.11 9 7 0 50.1 51 25 23 4 9 38 1.19
2019 2 Teams Minors 12 7 3.57 25 20 0 148.2 151 70 59 15 27 108 1.20
2019 Montgomery Biscuits SOU AA 11 4 3.31 21 17 0 127.2 127 57 47 9 19 92 1.14
2019 Durham Bulls INT AAA 1 3 5.14 4 3 0 21.0 24 13 12 6 8 16 1.52

Scouting Report

2020

Fleming led the country in ERA (0.67) and WHIP (0.71) as a junior and became the first player ever drafted out of Division III Webster University (St. Louis, Mo.) when the Rays made him their fifth-round pick in 2017. He pitched well at two levels during his first full season and was even better in ‘19, climbing from Double-A Montgomery -- where he ranked among the Southern League leaders in wins (tied for first), ERA (fifth), WHIP (fourth) and innings (sixth) -- up to Triple-A Durham.  

An athletic left-hander with a clean delivery, Fleming knows how to be effective with each of his three pitches, though nothing he throws is plus. His fastball has a ton of late sink and run, sitting at 90-92 mph and touching 94. He can spot his heater with precision on both sides of the plate or drive it down in the zone to get ground balls, which he did at a 54.4-percent clip in 2019. Fleming’s above-average slider and average changeup are enhanced by his excellent fastball command, though neither secondary offering is particularly effective against right-handed hitters, who batted .302/.334/.502 against him in ’19.

With his blend of stamina, pitchability and command, Fleming looks the part of a future back-end starter. Some evaluators believe he’s better suited for long-relief role due to his struggles against righties (and dominance against lefties), though even Fleming’s detractors think he’s ticketed to pitch in the big leagues.


Transactions

Team Date Transaction
02/03/2020 Tampa Bay Rays invited non-roster LHP Josh Fleming to spring training.
11/20/2019 LHP Josh Fleming assigned to Montgomery Biscuits from Durham Bulls.
08/13/2019 LHP Josh Fleming assigned to Durham Bulls from Montgomery Biscuits.
05/26/2019 Montgomery Biscuits activated LHP Josh Fleming from the 7-day injured list.
05/14/2019 Montgomery Biscuits placed LHP Josh Fleming on the 7-day injured list.
04/01/2019 LHP Josh Fleming assigned to Montgomery Biscuits from Charlotte Stone Crabs.
07/10/2018 LHP Josh Fleming assigned to Charlotte Stone Crabs from Bowling Green Hot Rods.
05/04/2018 LHP Josh Fleming assigned to Bowling Green Hot Rods from Princeton Rays.
06/21/2017 LHP Josh Fleming assigned to Princeton Rays.
06/20/2017 Tampa Bay Rays signed LHP Josh Fleming.