Gray
2018 Stats
2018 Full Season Projections
W-L
9-8
ERA
5.43
WHIP
1.55
K
105
SV
0
 
 
 
 
 
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Gray rebounded from a nightmarish, injury-plagued 2016 campaign with the Athletics to rehabilitate his trade value and become arguably the top arm on the trade market before he was dealt to the Yankees on July 31. The right-hander didn’t really move the needle for the... read more
Gray rebounded from a nightmarish, injury-plagued 2016 campaign with the Athletics to rehabilitate his trade value and become arguably the top arm on the trade market before he was dealt to the Yankees on July 31. The right-hander didn’t really move the needle for the team’s playoff hopes by posting a 3.72 ERA and surrendering 11 homers (including eight at Yankee Stadium) over 11 starts, but he at least provided the team with another dependable innings eater behind ace Luis Severino. Along with enjoying better health, the key to Gray’s turnaround was making more use of his off-speed offerings, which aided him to an 8.4 K/9 rate, his best mark since his rookie year. With a full season in the Bronx awaiting him, Gray could struggle to curb the home-run problem that has plagued him the last two years, but it seems he has discovered a pitch mix that should allow him to avoid another disaster on the level of 2016.
LEAGUE: Majors    40 MAN: Yes    BATS: R    Throws: R    HT: 5'10"    WT: 192 lbs.    DOB: 11/7/1989    College: Vanderbilt    Drafted: 1st Rd in 2011Show Contract
$
Sonny Gray Contract Info:
Agreed to a one-year, $6.5 million deal with the Yankees in January of 2018, avoiding arbitration.
Passed over for spot start
PNew York Yankees
August 14, 2018
Gray will not make a spot start in place of CC Sabathia (knee), Anthony Rieber of Newsday reports.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Sonny Gray MLB Stats
Basic
Minors Stats
Advanced Stats
Split Stats
Defensive Stats
Loading Sonny Gray Stats...
Loading Sonny Gray Minor League Stats...
Loading Sonny Gray Games played by Position...
Loading Sonny Gray Advanced Stats...
Loading Sonny Gray Defensive Stats...
Loading Sonny Gray Split Stats...
Sonny Gray 2018 MLB Game Log
Loading Sonny Gray Game Log...
Vs. Today's Lineup - TOR
Sonny Gray Vs Batter Stats
Loading Sonny Gray Stats...
2018 Stat Review for Sonny Gray
2.10 K/BB
POOR
8.51 K/9
GOOD
4.05 BB/9
TERRIBLE
93.3 MPH Fastball
GOOD
1.1 HR/9
GOOD
1.92 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME GROUNDBALLER
5.43 ERA
TERRIBLE
1.55 WHIP
TERRIBLE
4.37 FIP
WEAK
0.344 BABIP
HIGH
66.0 % Strand Rate
LOW
New York Yankees Depth Chart
Get Instant Access To Our Full Depth Charts
Subscribe Today
Catcher
  1. X. GaryG. Sanchez (R) 10-Day DL
  2. X. AustinA. Romine (R) Day-To-Day
  3. 1. KyleK. Higashioka (R)
First Baseman
  1. 1. GregG. Bird (L)
  2. 2. NeilN. Walker (S)
  3. 3. MiguelM. Andujar (R)
  4. X. AustinA. Romine (R) Day-To-Day
Left Fielder
    This section of the depth chart is reserved for RotoWire subscribers.
Center Fielder
    This section of the depth chart is reserved for RotoWire subscribers.
Right Fielder
    This section of the depth chart is reserved for RotoWire subscribers.
Designated Hitter
    This section of the depth chart is reserved for RotoWire subscribers.
Starting Pitcher
    This section of the depth chart is reserved for RotoWire subscribers.
Bullpen
    This section of the depth chart is reserved for RotoWire subscribers.
Closer
    This section of the depth chart is reserved for RotoWire subscribers.
Top New York Yankees Prospects
    This section of the depth chart is reserved for RotoWire subscribers.
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
2018
2017
2016
2015
2014
2013
2012
  1. Sonny Gray 2018 Preseason Outlook
    Subscribe now to see our 2018 outlook for Sonny Gray
  2. Sonny Gray 2017 Preseason 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 increasingly expensive as the right-hander accrues service time, Gray's trade value is at an all-time low, and the A's find themselves in the unenviable position of having to either accept 50 cents on their trade dollar or to sit back and pay to see whether Gray can reestablish his market value. That's not to say that Gray's disastrous 2016 season was bound to happen, but as a pitcher with a very modest strikeout rate, his ultimate value was largely determined by results on balls in play, factors that are largely outside his control. He will look to resurrect his value in 2017 and the A's will give him every opportunity to do so, but he is a two-category pitcher as long as he's in Oakland and those two categories fell apart last season.
  3. Sonny Gray 2016 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  4. Sonny Gray 2015 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  5. Sonny Gray 2014 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  6. Sonny Gray 2013 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  7. Sonny Gray 2012 Preseason Outlook
    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.
More Fantasy News
Passed over for spot start
PNew York Yankees
August 14, 2018
Gray will not make a spot start in place of CC Sabathia (knee), Anthony Rieber of Newsday reports.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Shifts to bullpen role
PNew York Yankees
August 2, 2018
Gray will be deployed out of the bullpen moving forward, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic New York reports.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Surrenders seven runs in disastrous outing
PNew York Yankees
August 1, 2018
Gray (8-8) allowed seven runs on eight hits and two walks while striking out three across 2.2 innings as he was saddled with the loss Wednesday against Baltimore.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Takes hill against Orioles
PNew York Yankees
August 1, 2018
Gray (thumb) will toe the rubber versus Baltimore on Wednesday.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
X-rays reveal no damage
PNew York Yankees
Thumb
July 27, 2018
X-rays on Gray's thumb came back negative and he expects to make his next scheduled start, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic reports.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.