- Full name Tristan Colby Gray
- Born 03/22/1996 in Houston, TX
- Profile Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 215 / Bats: L / Throws: R
- School Rice
Drafted in the 13th round (388th overall) by the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2017 (signed for $125,000).
View Draft ReportGray has played almost everywhere for the Owls. He's played third, first and left field but his best defensive position is probably second base. Gray has shown some developing power, and his arm strength (he's been up to 92 mph off the mound) is an asset wherever he plays.
Minor League Top Prospects
Gray's athleticism and versatility meant he never really found a defensive home at Rice--he played left and right field, first, second and third base, because he could handle almost any position adequately. The Pirates let him focus on playing second base and then slid him to shortstop for the final month of the season. He responded by showing a consistency he lacked at Rice. Evaluators liked his swing, seeing Gray as someone who can hit for average power without selling out his ability to make contact (he struck out in only 13 percent of plate appearances).