- Height / Weight
- 6' 4" / 235 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 11/5/1991 (27)
Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Jon Gray avoided salary arbitration on Friday by agreeing to an undisclosed one-year deal. It can be tough making a living as a pitcher at Coors Field, and Gray learned the hard way in 2018, going 12-9 with a 5.12 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 9.6 K/9 over 31 starts (172 1/3 innings). However, his FIP of 4.08 shows that he was noticeably unlucky, and the right-hander stands a good chance of bouncing back in 2019. He's a late-round sleeper with a lot of strikeout upside in the later rounds of drafts.
Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Jon Gray, who had a bad and unlucky 2018 campaign, was a popular request in trade talks at the winter meetings this week, according to multiple baseball sources with knowledge of the team's trade talks. Teams were also receptive to discussing first baseman/outfielder Ian Desmond, who is guaranteed $40 million. The right-handed Gray is a definite bounce-back candidate in 2019 if things go his way, and he'd be much more attractive as a value pick if he wasn't pitching in Colorado.
Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Jon Gray said he simply wasn't healthy in 2018. "I wasnt really healthy," Gray told the Denver Post, "My (velocity) was down this year. I was down about 20 pounds this year. I need to get back to 230-235." In an effort to bounce back after posting a disappointing 5.12 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 9.6 K/9 over 31 starts, Gray plans to hit the gym hard in the offseason and pack on some muscle. The right-hander had bad luck on his side all year and was hurt often by the long ball, allowing a career-high 1.4 homers per nine innings. The hard-throwing right-hander could easily bounce back in 2019 with better health and luck, making him a value target in fantasy drafts.