Jonathan Gray

Position: RHSP
Level: High A
Affiliate: Modesto Nuts
Age: 24
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 235
B/T: Right / Right
Acquired: 1st Rd., (#3 overall), 2013 MLB First-Year Player Draft (COL)

Prospect Spotlight

Gray made his first rehab start at High A in Stockton on April 10, and things looked clean for him. His fastball was in the 92-to-97 mph range, sitting at 94. The delivery looked free and easy and he showed some late hop in the strike zone. While the four-seam stayed straight, he showed solid-average command. He also made a concerted effort to work his two-seamer to both sides of the plate, but the offering was far less effective command-wise. Gray was locating a 12-to-6 curveball with some snap. He has feel for spin, and this looked to be his top secondary pitch. He mixed in a few sliders and changeups, with the slider showing some depth, but fringe-average bite, and the changeup coming out hard and lacking any real bottom or dive. All in all, this was a rehab start, and he was likely only running at about 80%, but he seemed healthy and is rumored to be rejoining the Rockies sometime in the next week or so. However, with the nature of his injury (abdominal strain) and the cold weather locations coming up for the Rockies, they could opt for a one more rehab start in the warmer Cal League. — Dave DeFreitas