• Full name Joshua James Graham
  • Born 10/14/1993 in Roseburg, OR
  • Profile Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 215 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Oregon
  • Drafted in the 4th round (120th overall) by the Atlanta Braves in 2015 (signed for $500,000).
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    Listed at 6-foot, 210 pounds, Graham has a catcher's body and catcher's background. He was nominally Oregon's regular catcher as a freshman and lost the job to slugging Shaun Chase as a sophomore. With Chase and freshman Tim Susnara around in 2015, Graham was having a hard time getting playing time this spring when coach George Horton decided to try Graham's plus right arm on the mound. His arm strength fit in well between Ducks lefties David Peterson and Cole Irvin, and Graham took to the role like a Duck takes to water. He got better when moved into the rotation in Pacific-12 Conference play, going 3-0, 1.76 with 40 strikeouts in 46 innings. Graham has a short, catcher's arm action and pumps 92-95 mph heat with it. His fastball's somewhat straight but he can keep hitters off it with a solid-average slider and surprisingly decent change. Graham had late helium but very little track record in his new role. He profiles as a late-inning reliever like another converted catcher, Jason Motte.

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