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Oakland Athletics
Career W-L
7-3
 
Career ERA
2.28
Name  Sonny Gray
Born  11/7/1989
Height  5-11
Weight  200
Number  54
Position  SP
Bats  R
Throws  R
4/1/2014 7:50:00 PM
Description: Athletics Opening Day starter Sonny Gray took a comebacker off his ankle Monday, but manager Bob Melvin said the young hurler is fine, according to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle.
Insight: Gray struck out seven batters over six scoreless innings Monday against the Indians but took a no decision. He had a 2.67 ERA, a 1.11 WHIP and 67 Ks in 64 innings as a rookie last year.
 
4/1/2014 10:36:00 AM
Description: Athletics young right-hander Sonny Gray was solid on Opening Day, though he ended up with a no-decision.
Insight: Gray went six innings, yielding five hits and no runs while striking out seven. He inherited the start when A.J. Griffin and Jarrod Parker went down with injuries. A lot is on the 24-year-old's shoulders, but he has the talent to be a team ace. Hopefully the A's will back him with a few runs next time out.
 
3/23/2014 12:55:00 PM
Description: The Athletics will go with Sonny Gray on Opening Day, according to Jane Lee of mlb.com.
Insight: The Athletics really had no other choice but to throw Gray into that spot. They lost Jarrod Parker to Tommy John surgery and will start the year with A.J. Griffin on the DL as well. Gray had a 3.42 ERA and 118 strikeouts in 118 1/3 innings at Triple-A last season and then went 5-3 with a 2.67 ERA, a 1.11 WHIP and 67 Ks in 64 innings. The right-hander has a plus fastball, an excellent curveball and also gets a ton of grounders. He should easily outperform his ADP this season.
 
10/14/2013 3:23:00 PM
Description: Further testing on Sonny Gray's injured thumb revealed a torn UCL. SOURCE: Jane Lee, MLB.com
Insight: The injury will require surgery. Gray is righthanded and the torn UCL is on his left thumb, so he won't have to worry about the injury affecting his mechanics. Gray (5-3, 2.67 ERA) had a strong rookie season and should be a nice fantasy option in 2014.
 
10/11/2013 11:43:00 AM
Description: A's rookie pitcher Sonny Gray suffered a broken left thumb after he was hit by Prince Fielder in the fifth inning of Thursday's game with Detroit, according to a CSNBayArea.com report.
Insight: It's his non-throwing hand, so he should be fine when spring training rolls around. Gray pitched very well down the stretch, going 5-3 with a 2.67 ERA and 1.11 WHIP in 10 regular season starts.
 
Hot10/9/2013 7:24:00 PM
Description: The A's will give rookie Sonny Gray a chance to be the hero Thursday night against the Tigers.
Insight: He'll get the ball for the decisive Game 5 a mere five days after limiting Detroit to four hits in a Game 2 no-decision (the A's would later win on a walkoff single in the bottom of the ninth). Oakland's other option for Game 5 was Bartolo Colon, who will probably be available out of the bullpen should Gray get knocked out of the game early. The winner of Thursday's game will head to Fenway Park to play the Red Sox in the ALCS on Saturday.
 
10/1/2013 9:55:00 PM
Description: Athletics rookie pitcher Sonny Gray will start Game 2 of the ALDS against the Tigers.
Insight: The 23-year-old went 5-3 with a 2.67 ERA and 67 strikeouts in 64 innings this season. The A's have never been averse to throwing their young pitchers into the fire. Just last year, rookies Jarrod Parker, Tommy Milone and A.J. Griffin started for the team in the ALDS against Detroit. The Athletics will follow Bartolo Colon in Game 1 and Gray in Game 2 with Jarrod Parker in Game 3 and Dan Straily in Game 4.
 
9/1/2013 8:38:00 AM
Description: Oakland starter Sonny Gray struck out seven batters and scattered five hits over 6 2/3 scoreless innings to beat the Rays Saturday night.
Insight: The 23-year-old had his worst start of the month his last time out, allowing six runs over 3 1/3 innings. He's 2-2 with a 2.90 ERA and 31 K in 31 innings since joining the rotation on Aug. 10. The 2011 first-round pick should be added in all formats.
 
8/15/2013 8:38:00 PM
Description: Oakland starter Sonny Gray captured his first big league victory Thursday versus Houston.
Insight: In just his second career start, Gray allowed only four hits in eight scoreless innings. He fanned nine of the 29 batters he faced. The 23-year-old's next start is scheduled for Tuesday against Seattle.
 
8/10/2013 7:15:00 PM
Description: In his first major league start Saturday, Athletics prospect Sonny Gray gave up two earned runs (four total) on four hits in six innings versus Toronto. He struck out five and walked three.
Insight: Gray, the No. 18 overall pick in the 2011 MLB Draft, had a 3.42 ERA and a 118/39 K/BB in 118 1/3 innings with Triple-A Sacramento and is likely to remain in the rotation. The 23-year-old should be owned in all 12-team leagues.
 
7/9/2013 8:18:00 PM
Description: Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that the Athletics will call up pitching prospect Sonny Gray, but he's expected to pitch in relief.
Insight: Gray has a 2.81 ERA and a 107/34 K/BB in 102 1/3 innings with Triple-A Sacramento this season. The former first-round pick likely would be joining the rotation if Dan Straily didn't throw seven one-hit scoreless innings last week in a win over the Cubs. For now, Gray will have to wait for Straily's struggles to return or for someone to go down with an injury.
 
7/3/2013 7:49:00 PM
Description: The Athletics will leave Sonny Gray in the minors for now rather than calling him up for a spot start Thursday.
Insight: Dan Straily will get the start. Gray, the 18th overall pick in the 2011 MLB Draft, has gone 7-5 with a 3.02 ERA and a 98/32 K/BB in 95 1/3 innings with Triple-A Sacramento this season and needs to be monitored in all leagues.
 
6/16/2013 4:17:00 PM
Description: Oakland Athletics minor league pitcher Sonny Gray has a 2.48 ERA and a 77/26 K/BB in 76 1/3 innings with Triple-A Sacramento this season.
Insight: That's an impressive ERA for the heavy-hitting PCL. Gray, the 18th overall pick in the 2011 draft, is Oakland's No. 1 pitching prospect at the moment and No. 5 overall prospect, per MLB.com. The Athletics' minor league system has been successful in producing useful starters over the last few seasons, so Gray should be added if he earns a callup.