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Joe Gray

#10 | CF | BrewersMIL
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Joe Gray
Name: Joseph W. Gray
Born: Mar 12, 2000 in Hattiesburg, MS
High School: Hattiesburg (Miss.) HS
Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 195 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 2nd round (60th overall) by the Milwaukee Brewers in 2018 (signed for $1,113,500)
So, scout, do you feel lucky? If it all clicks for Gray, he could be one of the better high school sluggers in this draft class, as he's got a plus arm, currently turns in plus run times and can be an above-average defender in center field. And that's before you even start to talk about Gray's power. He has the size, frame and strength to be a future 25-30 home run hitter. Gray will likely trade some of that speed for size as he matures, which is why long term he'll likely end up in right field. But with his arm, the former shortstop should remain a defensive asset as he gets good jumps and reads. What leaves many evaluators skittish about Gray is his struggles to make consistent contact. He swung and missed as much as any prominent high school prospect on the showcase circuit last summer. He kept tweaking his stance to improve and he did show better contact skills late last year at Jupiter's World Wood Bat showcase. If Gray is a well below-average hitter, which some scouts see as his future, the rest of the tools won't play nearly as much, but you can find evaluators who see him as a future average hitter with plenty of additional plus tools to dream on.
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