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Sonny Gray | Starting Pitcher | #54

Team: Oakland Athletics
Age / DOB:  (27) / 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 was terrific in Sunday's victory over the White Sox, allowing just two runs (one earned) on four hits over his seven frames.
Gray racked up seven strikeouts on the afternoon while walking only one. He gave up a solo homer to Adam Engel in the third inning, then kept the White Sox off the board except for an unearned run that scampered home on a passed ball in the fourth. Now 3-3 on the season, Gray will carry a 4.45 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 65/22 K/BB ratio into Saturday's matchup against the Braves. Jun 25 - 5:51 PM

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Sonny Gray allowed five earned runs, seven hits and four walks over five innings with five strikeouts in a loss against the Astros on Tuesday.

Gray is now winless over his past five starts dating back to May 24 against the Marlins. He has struggled with walks so far in June, issuing 11 free passes across 23 1/3 innings over four starts. The good news is Gray has allowed just three homers over his past nine outings, but the bad news is he has given up 24 hits over his past 16 1/3 innings. His next scheduled outing is set for Sunday in Chicago against the White Sox.
Jun 21 - 2:34 AM

Sonny Gray surrendered three runs on eight hits over 5 1/3 innings while taking a no-decision in Thursday's 10-inning win over the Yankees.

Gray struck out six and walked three on the evening. His offense gave him an early 3-0 lead, which he was able to hold until the sixth inning, when RBI hits by Chase Headley and Chris Carter tied up the game. The 27-year-old right-hander will bring a 4.44 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 53/17 K/BB ratio (52 2/3 innings) into a home start against the Astros next time he toes the rubber.
Jun 16 - 2:44 AM

Athletics fired pitching coach Curt Young.

He'll be the scapegoat for an Oakland pitching staff that has posted a combined 4.83 ERA so far in 2017. Scott Emerson, who had been serving as the Athletics' bullpen coach, will now take over Young's pitching coach duties. Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle notes on Twitter that Young was the longest serving in-uniform employee in Oakland A's history.
Jun 15 - 3:42 PM

Sonny Gray allowed five runs -- two earned -- in six innings despite punching out 10 batters against the Rays on Saturday.

Gray's own throwing error accounted for two of the unearned runs. He surrendered nine hits and one walk in the ballgame. He has a 4.37 ERA with 47 strikeouts and 14 walks in 47 1/3 innings through eight starts.
Jun 10 - 7:13 PM

Sonny Gray allowed three runs on four hits over seven innings while taking a no-decision in Sunday's loss to the Nationals.

Nice enough rebound outing for Gray, who was shellacked for seven runs by the Indians in his lass start. On Sunday, a two-run triple by Trea Turner and a sacrifice fly by Brian Goodwin spelled the damage on his line. He finished his afternoon's work having struck out six and walked three. Gray will carry a 4.57 ERA and 1.21 WHIP into a road showdown with the Rays next time he takes to the mound.
Jun 4 - 7:24 PM

Sonny Gray was charged with seven runs over just 4 2/3 frames Tuesday in Cleveland.

Things started off well enough for Gray, as he held the Indians off the scoreboard for the first three frames. However, things started to get hairy in the fourth with four hits, a walk and four runs, and Gray was unable to escape the fifth before surrendering three more tallies. He gave up nine hits and walked a pair on the night. Gray’s stuff still looked good in this one, so we’re not too discouraged. He gets the Nationals this weekend.
May 30 - 9:36 PM

Sonny Gray was brilliant in Wednesday's 4-1 win over the Marlins, surrendering just one run while striking out 11 over seven innings.

Gray allowed just three hits on the afternoon. The lone run to score on his watch came when Dee Gordon scored on a wild pitch in the fourth inning. After failing to strike out more than four in any of his first three starts, Gray has fanned 19 in his last two outings (covering 13 innings). He will look to build on Wednesday's brilliance when he carries his 3.34 ERA, 1.08 WHIP and 28/8 K/BB ratio into a road date with the Indians next time he takes to the mound.
May 24 - 6:18 PM

Sonny Gray turned in a quality start in Thursday's win over the Red Sox, striking out eight while allowing three runs over six innings.

Gray surrendered two runs in the first inning on a Hanley Ramirez RBI single and Chris Young sacrifice fly, then one more in the third inning on a solo home run by Mitch Moreland. Otherwise, he kept the Red Sox at bay, scattering four hits while striking out eight and walking two. Through his first four starts of the season (covering 22 2/3 innings), Gray has pitched to a 3.97 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 17/7 K/BB ratio. He will play host to the Marlins in his next scheduled start.
May 19 - 1:53 AM

Sonny Gray limited the Rangers to two runs over six innings but didn't factor in the decision Saturday.

Gray allowed five hits and walked two, but the A's bullpen wasn't able to hold on to get the right-hander his first win of the year. Even so, it was the best turn of three so far for Gray, who is still rounding into form after missing the first month with a lat strain. Gray will keep searching for that initial victory of the season, but he'll have to be on his game to get it Thursday when the Red Sox are in town.
May 14 - 12:11 AM

Sonny Gray surrendered four runs (one earned) on seven hits over 4 2/3 innings in a no-decision against the Tigers on Sunday.

Gray struck out just two and walked one on the afternoon. He allowed an RBI double to Nick Castellanos in the first inning, but it was a three-run fifth which proved to be his undoing. This was just Gray's second start of the season, as he was sidelined for the first month of the campaign due to a lat strain. He has surrendered eight runs (five earned) in 10 2/3 innings through two outings. We would like to see how he performs once he has a few more starts under his belt, but for the time being, fantasy owners would be advised to wait-and-see before tossing him into the rotational fire.
May 7 - 8:04 PM

Sonny Gray surrendered four runs in six innings against the Twins in his season debut Tuesday.

Gray's velocity was quite good in his return from a lat strain, but it didn't stop him from giving up three homers in a six-batter span between the third and fourth innings. His fantasy upside is in question at this point, and we wouldn't trust him as a mixed-league starter right now.
May 3 - 12:43 AM

Athletics activated RHP Sonny Gray from the 10-day disabled list.

Gray, who began the year on the DL with a lat strain, is expected to make his season debut Tuesday against the Twins in Minnesota. The 27-year-old tossed 11 scoreless innings with a 13/0 K/BB ratio over two rehab starts between High-A Stockton and Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. He's attempting to rebound after a rough 2016 where he posted a 5.69 ERA over 22 starts.
May 1 - 1:37 PM

Sonny Gray (lat) yielded two hits over six shutout innings Thursday in a rehab start for Triple-A Nashville.

He struck out seven and didn't walk anyone while throwing 54 of his 77 pitches for strikes. Gray couldn't haven't asked for a better performance in his second rehab start and looks ready to rejoin Oakland's starting rotation on May 2 in Minnesota. He's coming off a down year in 2016 but holds an impressive 3.42 ERA for his career.
Apr 27 - 10:05 PM

Sonny Gray (lat) will make his next rehab start at Triple-A Nashville on Thursday.

Gray was terrific in his first outing Saturday at High-A Stockton, allowing only one hit while striking out six over five scoreless innings. He threw 47 pitches in that start and will get his pitch count up to 75 Thursday. Assuming everything goes well, Gray will rejoin the A's rotation after that.
Apr 23 - 2:29 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Bruce Maxwell
2Josh Phegley
1B1Yonder Alonso
2B1Jed Lowrie
2Adam Rosales
SS1Marcus Semien
2Chad Pinder
3Franklin Barreto
3B1Matt Chapman
LF1Khris Davis
CF1Rajai Davis
2Jaycob Brugman
3Jake Smolinski
RF1Matt Joyce
2Matt Olson
DH1Ryon Healy
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Sonny Gray
2Kendall Graveman
3Sean Manaea
4Andrew Triggs
5Jesse Hahn
6Jharel Cotton
7Chris Bassitt
8Daniel Gossett
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Santiago Casilla
2Sean Doolittle
3Ryan Madson
4Ryan Dull
5John Axford
6Liam Hendriks
7Daniel Coulombe
8Michael Brady
9Bobby Wahl
10Josh Smith