IP 197
ERA 3.746
WHIP 1.386
BB/9 4.02
SO/9 8.589
  • Full name William Paul Bray
  • Born 06/05/1983 in Virginia Beach, VA
  • Profile Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 215 / Bats: L / Throws: L
  • School William & Mary
  • Debut 06/03/2006
  • Drafted in the 1st round (13th overall) by the Washington Nationals in 2004 (signed for $1,750,000).
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    Bray had a solid Cape Cod League season in 2003, going 2-1, 1.44 with four saves and 29 strikeouts in 25 innings. He followed that up by going 4-4, 2.54 with eight saves this spring, with 81 strikeouts and 12 walks in 57 innings. Opponents were batting just .220 against him. The 6-foot-2, 195-pounder projects as a solid second-round pick but could sneak into the first round if teams continue the trend of drafting polished college relievers and moving them quickly to the majors. Bray has two above-average pitches, a 90-94 mph fastball with riding life and occasional sink, and an 82-84 mph slider with sharp tilt and late bite. He has a herky-jerky delivery with a loose arm action and a big pitcher's body, but some scouts worry about his mechanics and the softness of his build.

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  • Rated Best Slider in the Washington Nationals in 2005

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