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Sonny Gray

#54 | RHP
Cincinnati Reds Cincinnati Reds
Sonny Gray
Name: Sonny Douglas Gray
Born: Nov 7, 1989 in Smyrna, Tenn. USA
High School: Smyrna (Tenn.) HS
College: Vanderbilt
Ht.: 5'10" / Wt.: 192 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
 IPERAWHIPBB/9SO/9
2019764.031.283.6710.07
Career976.23.691.253.138.05
Drafted in the 1st round (18th overall) by the Oakland Athletics in 2011 (signed for $1,540,000)
Gray was BA's No. 52 draft prospect as a high school senior in 2008, but a broken ankle, 5-foot-11 frame and Vanderbilt commitment pushed him down the draft until the Cubs took him in the 27th round. He figures to go 26 rounds higher after three seasons with the Commodores. He has added plenty of polish, throwing higher-quality strikes with similar stuff as he showed as a high schooler. His fastball often gets better during games, sitting from 90-95 mph, touching 97 when he needs it. His size keeps him from getting tremendous plane on his fastball, but he has the velocity to pitch up in the zone. High fastballs help set up his best pitch, a power curveball at 82-84 with downer action. His changeup has come along but remains a distant third pitch. Scouts laud his preparation and competitiveness, so while he's tempting as a closer for his two-pitch mix, many scouts expect him to remain a starter. He could stand to repeat his delivery more regularly, and scouts haven't seen much of his change as they'd like. Those are the only chinks in Gray's otherwise impressive armor.
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