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Sonny Gray | Starting Pitcher | #54

Team: Oakland Athletics
Age / DOB:  (26) / 11/7/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 190
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Vanderbilt
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (18) / OAK
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Sonny Gray struggled in Tuesday's 8-2 loss to the Mariners, yielding seven runs on 11 hits over seven-plus innings.
Gray was coming off a two-inning debacle against the Tigers (the shortest start of his career). While he managed to pitch into the eighth in Tuesday's tango with the Mariners, the end result was still unsettling. Four of the seven runs on Gray's line came after he trotted out to start the eighth inning. He would not record an out in the frame. It is understandable if fantasy owners are unnerved by his slow start (4.84 ERA, 1.44 WHIP, 32/16 K/BB ratio over 35 1/3 innings), but patience is a virtue. Gray will try to turn the statistical ship around at Fenway when he does battle with the Red Sox in his next scheduled start. May 4 - 12:51 AM

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Sonny Gray was lifted after just two ineffective innings on Wednesday against the Tigers, getting torched for four runs on two hits and four walks.

Wednesday night marked the shortest start of Gray’s career. He couldn’t command the strike zone and saw most of the damage come when he surrendered a two-out, three-run homer to J.D. Martinez -- and he followed that up with a walk to Miguel Cabrera, just for good measure. The Athletics went to the bullpen to begin the third inning, likely concerned about Gray needing 65 stressful pitches to get as far as he did. This should prove to be nothing more than a speed bump in a successful season, though. The right-hander has been one of the most consistent starters in baseball over the past couple of years.
Apr 27 - 11:57 PM

Sonny Gray struck out seven through seven innings against a tough Blue Jays’ lineup on Friday, giving up just three runs and picking up his third win of the season.

Gray wasn’t electrifying, but he still tossed a quality start against one of the best lineups in baseball. That’s no small feat. The right-hander owns a strikeout rate of 8.20 K/9 early in the year and has a 60.3 percent ground-ball rate. That’s generally a recipe for success for big-league hurlers. He now has a 2.73 ERA in 26 1/3 innings and is on track to do what he’s done each of the last three years, which means he’s an easy top-20 fantasy starter.
Apr 22 - 10:34 PM

Sonny Gray allowed two runs -- one earned -- over six innings in Saturday's win over the Royals.

Gray allowed seven hits and a walk while striking out six in the contest. He's now posted three straight quality starts in his first three outings, owning a 2.33 ERA in the process. The right-hander has a tough task on deck when the A's visit the Blue Jays on Friday.
Apr 16 - 9:14 PM

Back from his illness, Sonny Gray allowed just one run and three hits over seven innings to defeat the White Sox on Wednesday.

Gray struggled some to find his curve early on and walked four batters, but he still held the White Sox in check to beat them for the first time in three career starts. He'll get the Angels at home next time out.
Apr 7 - 1:17 AM

Sonny Gray (illness) will start Wednesday against the White Sox.

Gray was scratched from his Opening Day start on Monday after coming down with food poisoning. There was some hope that he would be ready to go on Tuesday, but he'll get another day to recuperate. Chris Bassitt will move up to start Tuesday against White Sox left-hander Jose Quintana.
Apr 5 - 8:49 AM

Athletics manager Bob Melvin is hopeful Sonny Gray (illness) will be able to pitch Tuesday against the White Sox.

Gray was scratched from his Opening Day start against the White Sox on Monday due to food poisoning. He went to the hospital to receive fluids, and it sounds like he could start Tuesday if he continues to make progress. Chris Bassitt will fill in if he needs more time. Rich Hill is getting the nod in Gray's place Monday versus Chicago and ace left-hander Chris Sale.
Apr 4 - 7:20 PM

Sonny Gray has been scratched from his scheduled Opening Day start Monday against the White Sox due to food poisoning.

Another tough blow to the A's rotation depth, though this will at least be a temporary absence. Rich Hill will step up and take the Opening Day nod against Chicago ace Chris Sale. Gray should be able to take his first turn in the regular-season rotation later this week.
Apr 4 - 3:49 PM

Sonny Gray yielded three earned runs over five innings Tuesday in a loss to the Cubs.

Gray gave up eight total hits, including a first-inning homer to Kyle Schwarber and a fourth-inning homer to Addison Russell. The right-hander will wrap up Cactus League play with a 5.60 ERA in 17 2/3 frames -- not great, but not all that worrisome either. He'll start Opening Day for the A's next Monday versus the visiting White Sox and should be a fantasy ace or something close to it throughout 2016.
Mar 29 - 7:32 PM

Sonny Gray pitched 6 2/3 innings in a minor league game on Thursday.

It went much better than his last outing, an eight-hit, six-run disaster against Cincinnati. Gray faced the A's Triple-A team on Thursday, throwing 90-100 pitches. He said he felt particularly good about his slider. Gray seems to have worked through his "dead arm" period. Look for him to start Opening Day against the White Sox.
Mar 24 - 7:25 PM

Sonny Gray will pitch in a minor league game on Thursday.

Gray was supposed to take the mound against Texas that day, but the A's decided to shift course after his rough outing against the Reds last weekend. Manager Bob Melvin said Gray is dealing with a dead arm right now. That's pretty common this time of year but it's something the A's will continue to monitor. The right-hander has pitched 427 innings over his last two seasons.
Mar 22 - 12:38 PM

Athletics manager Bob Melvin said Sonny Gray is going through a "dead arm" period.

Gray labored against the Reds on Saturday, allowing eight hits and six runs (five earned) in only five innings. Dead arm is pretty common for pitchers this time of year. It's unclear how Gray's dead arm will affect his workload moving forward, but we're still expecting him to pitch Opening Day against the White Sox on April 4.
Mar 19 - 9:37 PM

Sonny Gray allowed two runs over 4 2/3 innings Monday night in a Cactus League start against the Giants.

Gray was in control for most of the night, allowing four hits (including a solo homer) while walking none and striking out four. He mostly threw fastballs in his Cactus League debut last Wednesday, but he utilized his full arsenal this time around. The A's ace is on track to start Opening Day against the White Sox.
Mar 15 - 11:19 AM

Sonny Gray pitched three innings of one-run ball in Wednesday's Cactus League win over the White Sox.

Gray scattered three hits, struck out four and walked one in his three innings of work. Earlier on Wednesday, manager Bob Melvin announced that the ace would (as expected) start on Opening Day for the Athletics. Last season, he held a 2.73 ERA, 1.08 WHIP and 169/59 K/BB ratio in 208 innings. He was on the periphery of the Cy Young conversation in 2015 and a push for the 2016 award isn't out of the question if he can stay healthy.
Mar 9 - 7:08 PM

Sonny Gray will start for the Athletics on Opening Day against the White Sox.

A's manager Bob Melvin made the announcement on Wednesday evening in Arizona. Gray was the obvious choice after delivering a 2.73 ERA, 1.08 WHIP, and 169/59 K/BB ratio in 208 innings last season. With a little uptick in strikeouts, he can be a fantasy ace.
Mar 9 - 6:38 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Stephen Vogt
2Josh Phegley
1B1Yonder Alonso
2B1Jed Lowrie
2Eric Sogard
SS1Marcus Semien
2Tyler Ladendorf
3B1Danny Valencia
LF1Khris Davis
2Coco Crisp
3Mark Canha
CF1Billy Burns
2Sam Fuld
RF1Josh Reddick
2Chris Coghlan
DH1Billy Butler
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Sonny Gray
2Kendall Graveman
3Chris Bassitt
4Rich Hill
5Felix Doubront
6Henderson Alvarez
7Sean Manaea
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Ryan Madson
2Sean Doolittle
3John Axford
4Liam Hendriks
5Marc Rzepczynski
6Fernando Rodriguez
7Ryan Dull
8Andrew Triggs
9Jarrod Parker
10R.J. Alvarez