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Jon Gray | Starting Pitcher

Team: Colorado Rockies
Age / DOB:  (23) / 11/5/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 235
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Jon Gray allowed three runs -- two earned -- over four innings in his major league debut on Tuesday.
Taking on the Mariners, Gray struck out four while giving up five hits and two walks. He didn't factor in the decision. The 23-year-old has huge upside but is pitching on a losing team that plays its home games in a hitter's ballpark. Gray will get a chance to pitch in a normal atmosphere when the Rockies travel to face the Mets on Monday. Aug 5 - 1:38 AM

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Rockies purchased the contract of RHP Jon Gray from Triple-A Albuquerque.

Gray will make his major league debut on Tuesday night against the visiting Mariners after weeks of speculation that he was on the verge of a callup. The 23-year-old right-hander was sporting a 2.90 ERA and 82 strikeouts over his last 80 2/3 innings at Triple-A and could have value as a matchups-to-matchups play down the stretch. He's not a great fantasy bet in his debut against the M's at Coors Field.
Aug 4 - 6:02 PM

Jon Gray will make his major league debut on Tuesday night against the visiting Mariners.

There have been rumors for weeks that Gray was on the verge of a callup, and the well-built 23-year-old right-hander is now finally getting his shot. Gray, the second overall pick in the 2013 MLB Amateur Draft, owns a 2.90 ERA and 82 strikeouts over his last 80 2/3 innings at Triple-A Albuquerque. He's MLB-ready and one of the top young starters in baseball, though Coors Field can be hell on pitchers of all profiles. Fantasy owners might want to take it start-by-start with him out of the gate.
Source: Denver Post
Aug 3 - 8:25 AM

Rockies manager Walt Weiss said Monday that he will stick with a four-man rotation through July 28.

Top pitching prospect Jon Gray was an obvious candidate to replace Chad Bettis (elbow), but it appears the club will stick with a four-man alignment for now. Gray, the second overall pick in the 2013 draft, holds a 3.32 ERA and 80/29 K/BB ratio over 86 2/3 innings since the beginning of May at Triple-A Albuquerque. He should get a shot before too long.
Jul 20 - 6:13 PM

Rockies pitching prospect Jon Gray could be called up to make his major league debut this week.

Nick Groke of the Denver Post lists the club's first game after the All-Star break on Friday as a possibility for Gray's debut. It makes sense, as Gray's promotion has been speculated about recently and the Rockies have an opening both in their rotation and on their 40-man roster. The No. 2 overall pick in the 2013 draft, Gray's 4.68 ERA and 76 strikeouts over 90 1/3 Triple-A innings this season aren't very exciting. However, note that he's been pitching at a launching pad in Albuquerque and has a 3.22 ERA since the beginning of May.
Source: Denver Post
Jul 12 - 10:41 AM

Rockies pitching prospect Jon Gray could make his debut "sooner than later."

Those are the words of MLB.com's Thomas Harding, who believes Rockies manager Walt Weiss is intrigued by the idea of having Gray in his rotation. "He's working on some things that we felt he needed to work on, and he's made a lot of progress," Weiss said Wednesday. "He's had a good month or more, and he's starting to make some noise." Gray has 84 strikeouts in 96 1/3 innings at Triple-A Albuquerque and could make his MLB debut shortly after the All-Star break.
Jul 8 - 8:48 PM

Rockies RHP prospect Jon Gray scattered three hits and a pair of walks over six scoreless frames Tuesday in a win for Triple-A Albuquerque.

The former first-round pick has fanned 39 hitters over his last five outings. Tuesday's win snapped a streak of five consecutive no-decisions for Gray. He ranks fifth in the Pacific Coast League in innings pitched (96 1/3) and is second in strikeouts with 84. The 23-year-old hasn't lost since May 26 against New Orleans.
Source: MILB.com
Jul 8 - 3:06 PM

Rockies prospect RHP Jon Gray turned in a solid start on Thursday, allowing two earned runs over a season-high eight innings for Triple-A Albuquerque.

The Rockies’ top prospect scattered four hits, walked three and fanned four batters in the start, throwing 65 of 100 pitches for strikes. Gray got off a dismal start this season in the Pacific Coast League, but he’s pitched much better of late, with a 2.63 ERA and 28/13 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 51 1/3 innings over his last eight starts. On the season, the 23-year-old right-hander owns a 4.76 ERA, 1.47 WHIP, 2.78 BB/9 and 5.96 K/9 in 68 innings (12 games/11 starts) for Albuquerque. He’s still on pace to make his highly anticipated debut with the Rockies this season.
Jun 12 - 2:24 PM

Rockies pitching prospect Jon Gray surrendered four hits and two walks over seven shutout frames Sunday in a no-decision for Triple-A Albuquerque.

It's more of the same for Gray, who has been a completely different pitcher since his rough opening month (0-3 in April). He's allowed three runs or fewer in each of his last six starts, cutting his ERA from 10.70 to 5.40 during that stretch. The former first-round pick limited opponents to a .243 average in May. At this rate, the 23-year-old should make his big league debut before the end of the season.
Source: MILB.com
Jun 1 - 4:23 PM

Rockies prospect RHP Jon Gray was rocked for seven earned runs on 10 hits in just 3 2/3 innings on Monday for Triple-A Albuquerque.

He struck out three and walked a pair in the outing. It’s been a brutal start to the season for the 23-year-old Gray, who is widely regarded as one of baseball’s premier pitching prospects. His 10.70 ERA through four starts is a product of 32 hits allowed and eight walks in 17 2/3 innings, though he has fanned 17 batters during that span. While the Pacific Coast League is notorious for being hitter friendly, Gray’s struggles are tied to his decreased fastball velocity and inability to throw his slider with consistent bite, neither of which was perceived as a potential issue when he was drafted. Gray still has a bright future in the major leagues, but it seems as though he’s more likely to serve as a mid-rotation starter than an ace.
Apr 28 - 3:20 PM

Rockies reassigned RHP Jon Gray to minor league camp.

The 23-year-old right-hander had an opportunity to break camp as a member of the Rockies rotation, but struggled with a 5.93 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 11/2 K/BB ratio in 13 2/3 Cactus League innings. Given the current state of the Rockies rotation, he should get his chance at some point during the upcoming season.
Apr 3 - 7:07 PM

Jon Gray allowed seven runs -- six earned -- while recording just two outs in a loss to the Cubs in Cactus League play Saturday.

Gray actually had a decent beginning, with Anthony Rizzo reaching on an error and Matt Szczur striking out, but things fell apart after a Kris Bryant double. The big blow was a three-run homer from Jake Arrieta, the Cubs' starting pitcher. It was definitely a setback, but the final line looked worse than the outing actually was. Still, the rough showing may deter the Rockies from taking Gray north as a member of their starting rotation next week.
Mar 28 - 7:53 PM

Jon Gray is now slated to start Saturday's Cactus League game versus the Indians, replacing Tyler Matzek.

As Nick Groke of the Denver Post notes, that potentially lines up Gray to start the second game of the season in Milwaukee. Matzek will now start on March 31 instead, lining him up for the Rockies' home opener. The news comes on the heels of general manager Jeff Bridich saying that Gray's arbitration timeline is a "non-factor," so things seem to be pointing towards the top prospect making Colorado's Opening Day rotation. Gray is obviously hurt greatly by having Coors Field as his home park, but we wouldn't rule out him having mixed league value this season.
Mar 27 - 5:34 PM

Rockies general manager Jeff Bridich said Thursday that Jon Gray's arbitration timeline is a "non-factor" when considering whether the righty will make the rotation.

"That is not part of our consideration," Bridich said. "Jon has pitched very well, but there still are a lot of things to consider, but the decision will not be based on (arbitration)." Gray has allowed three runs on 11 hits and a walk while striking out nine in 13 innings so far this spring and has a chance to crack the Opening Day rotation following the release of Jhoulys Chacin and injuries to Jorge De La Rosa (groin) and David Hale (oblique). He's competing with Eddie Butler, Christian Bergman, Chad Bettis and John Lannan. The former No. 2 overall pick has loads of upside, though it's capped by him calling Coors Field home. Keep an eye on this camp battle as it comes down the stretch.
Source: Denver Post
Mar 27 - 11:50 AM

Jon Gray held the Brewers scoreless over four innings in Monday's Cactus League start.

The right-hander gave up only two hits while walking none and striking out two. Following the Rockies' release of Jhoulys Chacin, Gray now has a chance to make the club's starting rotation out of spring training. Gray has allowed three runs on 11 hits and a walk while striking out nine in 13 innings so far this spring.
Mar 23 - 7:27 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Nick Hundley
2Michael McKenry
1B1Justin Morneau
2Ben Paulsen
2B1D.J. LeMahieu
2Daniel Descalso
SS1Jose Reyes
3B1Nolan Arenado
LF1Corey Dickerson
CF1Charlie Blackmon
2Brandon Barnes
RF1Carlos Gonzalez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jorge De La Rosa
2Kyle Kendrick
3Chad Bettis
4Chris Rusin
5David Hale
6Eddie Butler
7Jon Gray
8Jordan Lyles
9Tyler Anderson
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1John Axford
2Boone Logan
3Rafael Betancourt
4Tommy Kahnle
5Brooks Brown
6Christian Friedrich
7Christian Bergman
8Yohan Flande
9Justin Miller
10Adam Ottavino