• Full name Josh R. Fleming
  • Born 05/18/1996 in Bridgeton, MO
  • Profile Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 220 / Bats: L / Throws: L
  • School Webster (MO)
  • Debut 08/23/2020
  • Drafted in the 5th round (139th overall) by the Tampa Bay Rays in 2017 (signed for $272,500).
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    Fleming should become the first Gorlock to ever hear his name called in the baseball draft. He is an athletic lefthander with a clean delivery, above-average control and command for his age. Fleming's fastball velocity often is fringe-average, as he sits 88-90 mph and touches 93-94 at his best. But he's dominated non-scholarship Division III, leading the country with a 0.67 ERA and 0.71 WHIP and with a relatively fresh arm, and there's hope that there is more velocity to come. The lefty can spot his fastball armside and gloveside and he knows how to change a hitter's eye level. His average changeup has plenty of deception, but it's pretty straight. It generates more weak contact than swings and misses. The 6-foot, 180-pounder also throws a slurvy below-average breaking ball that needs more bite. Fleming did miss much of his sophomore season with a sprained UCL in his left elbow, but he told the Webster (Mo.) Journal that a platelet rich plasma injection helped the ligament heal.

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  • Pittsburgh Pirates signed free agent LHP Josh Fleming.
  • Tampa Bay Rays sent LHP Josh Fleming on a rehab assignment to Durham Bulls.
  • Tampa Bay Rays sent LHP Josh Fleming on a rehab assignment to FCL Rays.
  • Tampa Bay Rays transferred LHP Josh Fleming from the 15-day injured list to the 60-day injured list.
  • Tampa Bay Rays placed LHP Josh Fleming on the 15-day injured list. Left elbow inflammation.

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