Thu, 17 Jul 2014 15:18:38 -0700
Colorado Rockies SP Jon Gray threw 5 2/3 scoreless innings, with seven strikeouts, and he issued only two walks Wednesday, July 16, for Double-A Tulsa. It was Gray's ninth win for Tulsa, and he has a 3.54 ERA and 88 strikeouts on the season.
Fantasy Tip: Gray is the Rockies' best pitching prospect and could get his first taste of major-league competition later this season. His home ballpark will never provide many favors, but Gray would be worth a speculative add in all formats, if he gets called up.
Thu, 05 Jun 2014 05:20:27 -0700
The Colorado Rockies could look to call up SP Tyler Matzek from Triple-A Colorado Springs or SP Jon Gray from Double-A Tulsa with SP Jordan Lyles (hand) out. They could also insert P Franklin Morales back into the rotation.
Fantasy Tip: The latter two options seem to be a reach. Matzek is 5-3 with a 4.15 ERA and 52 K's in 60 2/3 innings. He'd be worth a look in NL-only formats with some matchup value in mixed leagues.
Thu, 06 Jun 2013 16:23:43 -0700
The Colorado Rockies selected Oklahoma SP Jonathan Gray with the third overall pick in the 2013 MLB Draft.
Mon, 03 Jun 2013 15:15:27 -0700
University of Oklahoma SP Jonathan Gray, a candidate widely considered to be a top pick in this week's draft, failed an MLB test for the stimulant Adderall. Gray won't be penalized for the failed test as a draft-eligible player. Gray is believed to be only one of 200 draft-eligible players to have failed for any drug. One general manager said he didn't think it was a big deal that Gray tested positive because he could have a medical condition that requires the use of Adderall. There's no indication that a failure of the test will affect Gray's draft stock or negotiating power.
Fantasy Tip: Expect Gray to be taken within the top-five picks of Thursday's draft. He was initially drafted by the New York Yankees out of high school but chose to attend college instead. The right-hander made mechanical adjustments last year and can now hit triple digits with his fastball.
Fri, 26 Apr 2013 07:02:35 -0700
The Chicago Cubs have narrowed their potential selections with the No. 2 overall draft pick in the First Year Player Draft to Stanford SP Mark Appel and Oklahoma P Jonathan Gray.