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Sonny Gray

27-Year-Old Pitcher – Oakland Athletics

2016 Stats

W-L

5-11

ERA

5.69

WHIP

1.50

K

94

SV

0

2017 RotoWire Projections

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

The A's really screwed the pooch by not trading Gray last offseason, as the team has few assets and Gray's value had nowhere to go but down. Now coming off a disaster campaign and becoming increasingl...

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2017 ADP:  207.1

Rank (Overall): Hidden

Rank (SP): Hidden

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 10"   WT: 190   DOB: 11/7/1989   BORN: Nashville, TN   COLLEGE: Vanderbilt   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Sonny Gray Contract Information:

Agreed to a one-year, $3.575 million contract with the A's in January of 2017, avoiding arbitration.

February 21, 2017  –  Sonny Gray News

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Gray, projected to be the A's' No. 1 starter this season, will see his first Cactus League action Monday against the Giants, Susan Slusser of San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Sonny Gray Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2011 21 R PHO 5 1 0 2.0 4 1 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 4.50 2.00
2011 21 AA MID 5 5 0 20.0 15 1 0 18 6 1 0 0 0 0 0.45 1.05
2012 22 AA MID 1 26 1 148.0 148 68 8 97 57 6 9 0 0 0 4.14 1.39
2012 22 AAA SAC 1 1 0 4.0 10 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 9.00 2.75
2013 23 AAA SAC 20 20 0 118.1 117 45 5 118 39 10 7 0 0 0 3.42 1.32
2013 23 MAJ OAK 12 10 0 64.0 51 19 4 67 20 5 3 0 0 0 2.67 1.11
2014 24 MAJ OAK 33 33 2 219.0 187 75 15 183 74 14 10 0 0 0 3.08 1.19
2015 25 MAJ OAK 31 31 2 208.0 166 63 17 169 59 14 7 0 0 0 2.73 1.08
2016 26 MAJ OAK 22 22 0 117.0 133 74 18 94 42 5 11 0 0 0 5.69 1.50
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3-Year Averages     28 28 1 181.3 162 70 16 148 58 11 9 0 0 0 3.47 1.21
Career  (View All)     98 96 4 608.0 537 231 54 513 195 38 31 0 3.42 1.20

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Sonny Gray Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Sep. 28 @LAA 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.69 1.50
Aug. 6 ChC 5.0 5 2 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 5.74 1.50
Jul. 31 @Cle 3.3 8 7 7 1 2 3 0 1 0 L 0 0 0 5.84 1.52
Last 14 Games (Team)
1 Games Pitched:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 1.00
Last 30 Games (Team)
1 Games Pitched:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 1.00
Last 60 Games (Team)
3 Games Pitched:  Avg. 3.1 IP/G
9.3 14 9 9 1 2 6 0 1 0 0-2 0 0 0 8.68 1.71

Sonny Gray Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20162564916671506.286
20154259334811308.208
2014489101479619110.221

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201626145266615212.286
20154067625851019.226
2014410822791815.245

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201663.7360502095.801.49
2015105.36407125122.820.99
2014115.087010339103.601.28

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201653.3250442295.571.50
2015102.7830983452.631.18
2014104.0630803552.511.10
Sonny Gray Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2011 21 R PHO 5 1 2.0 9.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 75% 4.50 1.20 .524
2011 21 AA MID 5 5 20.0 8.10 2.70 3.00 0.00 95.2% 0.45 2.30 .281
2012 22 AA MID 1 26 148.0 5.90 3.47 1.70 0.49 69.5% 4.14 3.83 .304
2012 22 AAA SAC 1 1 4.0 4.50 2.25 2.00 0.00 63.6% 9.00 3.70 .519
2013 23 AAA SAC 20 20 118.1 8.99 2.97 3.03 0.38 73.5% 3.42 2.74 .342
2013 23 MAJ OAK 12 10 64.0 9.42 2.81 3.35 0.56 2.07 77.6% 93.1 MPH 2.67 2.86 .293
2014 24 MAJ OAK 33 33 219.0 7.52 3.04 2.47 0.62 2.49 75.6% 93.0 MPH 3.08 3.53 .284
2015 25 MAJ OAK 31 31 208.0 7.31 2.55 2.86 0.74 2.03 77.9% 93.0 MPH 2.73 3.52 .263
2016 26 MAJ OAK 22 22 117.0 7.23 3.23 2.24 1.38 2.37 64.3% 92.7 MPH 5.69 4.72 .328
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3-Year Averages     28 28 181.3 7.35 2.88 2.55 0.79 73.5% 3.47 3.67 .287
Career     98 96 608.0 7.59 2.89 2.63 0.80 73.9% 3.42 3.66 .287

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Sonny Gray Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 P 208 3 20 3 0 105 0 0 0
2016 P 117 0 12 0 0 64 -1 0 0
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 P 0 0 0 0 2 0 2
2016 P 0 -1 0 0 0 0 -1

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2016 Stat Review for Sonny Gray    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2016 (min 130 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

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2.24 K/BB
WEAK
7.23 K/9
WEAK
3.23 BB/9
WEAK
92.7 MPH Fastball
GOOD
1.4 HR/9
WEAK
2.37 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

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5.69 ERA
TERRIBLE
1.50 WHIP
TERRIBLE
4.72 FIP
POOR
BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

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.328 BABIP
HIGH
64.3% Strand Rate
LOW

2017 Projected Stats Breakdown for Sonny Gray

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Gray, who threw batting practice for the first time Monday, was impressive overall, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. "I didn't hold anything back and came away from it feeling good," he said. "I threw all my pitches; curveball, slider, changeup and my curveball was pretty good. I've been working on that, and to throw it for strikes was something I was happy with."

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Gray will serve as one of Team USA's designated pitchers in this year's WBC, Jane Lee of MLB.com reports.

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Gray agreed to a one-year, $3.575 million contract with the A's on Friday, avoiding arbitration, Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports.

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Gray (forearm) threw just a single inning despite making the start in his return from the DL on Wednesday, striking out a batter while allowing one hit and no runs.

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Gray (forearm) was reinstated from the 15-day DL in advance of Wednesday's start against the Angels.

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Gray (forearm) will likely be limited to one or two innings in his Wednesday start against the Angels, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Gray (forearm) threw to live hitters Saturday and said it went "great," Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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2016

Gray followed up his successful first full MLB season in 2014 with a 2.73 ERA and 14 wins over 31 starts in 2015. Gray was one of the Cy Young favorites into September, but a few late season blow-ups pushed his ERA up more than a half point in the last month of the season. Gray did not rediscover his strikeouts from his initial big league debut (9.4 K/9 in 2013), but he did manage to cut his walks down from 3.0 BB/9 in 2014 to 2.6 in 2015. Gray supplements his average strikeout rate by limiting line drives with his 16.6-percent line drive rate good for fourth best among all qualified starters in 2015. Gray now has two and a half fantastic seasons under his belt and while he will not get you the elite strikeouts of some of the top aces, he gets to pitch half his games in a spacious pitcher's park. It is possible that his struggles in September could push his ADP back a little bit as people may forget just how great he was for the first five months.

2015

After a great half-season in 2013 followed by a gem against the Tigers in the ALDS, the hype was high for Gray heading into 2014 and all he did was live up to it. In his first full season, Gray won 14 games and put up a 3.08 ERA over 219 innings. His K/9 rate fell from 9.5 in 2013 to 7.5 in 2014, but that was somewhat expected with the large uptick in innings as the strikeouts really dropped off in the second half. Gray appeared to be tiring late in the year after entering August with an ERA of 2.65, but he seemed to find a second wind with a 2.25 ERA and nearly a strikeout per inning over his last five starts. Gray also added to his reputation as a fantastic big-game pitcher, throwing a complete game shutout gem on the final day of the regular season to get the A's into the playoffs. The sky appears to be the limit for Gray and he should be drafted even higher in 2015, especially since he gets to pitch half his games in a spacious home park.

2014

Gray was the A's top pitching prospect coming into 2013, and he exceeded any and all expectations upon his call-up to the A's as a starter in August. He made 10 starts with the A's and won five games, while putting up a 2.85 ERA with a 9.2 K/9. He later capped off his season with an eight-inning shutout of the Tigers in Game 2 of the ALDS. Gray features a fastball that sits in the low 90s, but he also has an exceptional curveball that he uses to strike batters out. He has a rotation spot locked up in 2014, and his future appears to be quite sunny.

2013

Gray was selected 18th overall in the 2011 draft out of Vanderbilt. In his first full season in the minors, Gray had some growing pains compiling a 4.26 ERA in 27 starts, all but one of which were in Double-A. He has a live fastball and also possesses a curveball that was ranked as the best in the 2011 draft. Gray's strikeout rate fell way off from his six-start debut in 2011 as he only struck out 5.9 K/9 in 2012. Going into last season, it was assumed that Gray would be in the A's rotation at some point in 2013, but it looks like more seasoning is in order. For his development, 2013 will be a big year for Gray to put some results together to show he was worthy of his first-round selection.

2012

Gray was the A's first-round selection in the June draft and was immediately tasked with facing Double-A hitters following a collegiate career at Vanderbilt. His professional debut went well during a five-start stretch with Double-A Midland. He's not an imposing figure on the mound, but does a nice job of keeping the ball on the ground and figures to spend a good chunk of the season at Triple-A Sacramento after proving that he's solved Midland to begin the year.