- Height / Weight
- 6' 4" / 235 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 11/5/1991 (27)
Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Jon Gray has burned a lot of bridges in the fantasy community over the last couple years, but hes once again showing why hes a tantalizing asset. So far this spring, Gray has posted an incredible 22/1 K/BB ratio in 17-plus innings, tying him with Max Scherzer for the spring training strikeout lead. Gray teased owners with stretches of utter dominance mixed with complete futility last season as he posted a strong 9.56 K/9, impressive 2.72 BB/9, and horrific 5.12 ERA over the course of the year. It included months like July, where he posted a 1.66 ERA over 21 2/3 innings, and September, where he sank fantasy battleships by racking up an amazing 7.20 ERA over 25 critical innings. Gray is once again pegged to be a member of Colorados initial starting rotation, but fantasy owners better make sure theyve got an iron stomach before investing in him. It remains to be seen which version will show up.
Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Jon Gray packed on the pounds in the offseason and now weighs 235 pounds after weighing 209 pounds at one point last season. His Weight Watchers program included "eating anything and everything" and dedicating himself to lifting heavy. "Im right where I need to be, said Gray, the third overall pick of the 2013 draft. Ive been through it all. Im ready to kick some (butt)." He went 12-9 with a rough 5.12 ERA and allowed 27 home runs. Pitching at hitter-friendly Coors Field is never easy, but the underlying numbers (4.08 FIP) show that Gray was pretty unlucky last year. If he can limit the home runs, he should be able to bounce back. He's a fine value pick in the late middle rounds.
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.