Sonny Gray Stats
- Height / Weight
- 5' 10" / 195 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 11/7/1989 (33)
Sonny Gray Season Stats
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Sonny Gray News
The Minnesota Twins will pick up right-hander Sonny Gray's $12.5 million team option for the 2023 season. Gray injured his hamstring late in the season and finished on the injured list, but overall it was a very solid season for the 32-year-old starting pitcher in his first year in Minnesota. He finished with an 8-5 record, 3.08 ERA (3.41 FIP), a 1.13 WHIP, 117 strikeouts and 36 walks in 119 2/3 innings over his 24 starts. Gray's 24 percent strikeout rate was a bit of a disappointment and his lowest mark since 2018 with the New York Yankees, but the two-time All-Star should remain a solid fantasy arm in 2023 as the Twins' top rotation arm, barring an offseason acquisition.
The Minnesota Twins placed starting pitcher Sonny Gray (hamstring) on the 15-day injured list on Tuesday with a right hamstring strain and also reinstated right-hander Trevor Megill from the COVID injured list. The team also outrighted right-hander Dereck Rodriguez. Gray left his start early on Monday after just two innings and will now miss at least the next two weeks. He'll be eligible to return for the final game of the regular season on Oct. 5, so he's basically done for the year. The 32-year-old veteran right-hander has gone 8-5 for the Twins this year with a 3.08 ERA and a 1.13 WHIP with 36 walks and 117 strikeouts in 119 2/3 innings pitched.
Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Sonny Gray (hamstring) left his start early on Monday against the Cleveland Guardians with right hamstring tightness. Gray made it just two innings before being pulled, allowing four earned runs on five hits while walking one and striking out one. The 32-year-old right-hander will surely go for more tests on his injured leg, and until we know more, fantasy managers should consider him day-to-day. With time running out in the regular season and with Gray already dealing with a hamstring injury earlier this year, it's quite possible he'll be shut down the rest of the way. Heading into his start on Monday, Gray was 8-4 with a 2.83 ERA (3.29 FIP), a 1.09 WHIP and a 116:35 K:BB in 117 2/3 innings over 23 starts.
For the second straight season, Sonny Gray missed more than fifty days in total across multiple IL stints, but he was effective when healthy. Gray had an 8-5 W-L record, 3.08 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 117 Ks (119.2 IP) but interestingly, Gray's 3.66 xFIP was the same as it was in 2021 when he had a 4.19 ERA across 135.1 IP. Gray's average fastball velocity has been declining regularly since 2013 and last year's 92.1 MPH was a career-low, which contributed to his 24.0% K% being it's lowest since 2018. Gray also had a career-low 44.4% GB% and his 39.8% HardHit% (which was in the 30th percentile) was the highest it's been since 2016. The Twins' ballpark was one of the most pitcher friendliest which helped Gray keep a solid ERA but along with his 3.66 xFIP, Gray's 3.67 xERA and 3.73 SIERA suggest he'll need to make improvements to produce a sub-3.50 ERA again in 2023. All things considered, Gray's ~225 ADP is reasonable as his numbers should be solid even with some regression. But we shouldn't expect more than 150 innings and given Gray's numbers and health are trending in the wrong way, Gray only makes for a solid back-end starting pitcher in fantasy. Asking for anything more than that will lead to disappointment.