Jonathan Gray may be the guy we’ve all been waiting for. The guy who tames Coors Field on a regular basis. Sure, some pitchers have fared well in Coors, Ubaldo Jimenez comes to mind pretty quickly, but the spacious high altitude field ultimately always seems to win. Gray’s power arsenal seemingly should help domesticate the Rockies’ unfriendly home.
Gray, considered the best pitching prospect available last June, is armed with a fastball that touches triple digits, a wipeout slider, and a quickly improving change-up. According to scouting reports, Gray didn’t have much use for a third pitch in college because his main two – fastball and slider – were so dominant. But, two pitches will not get you by as a starter in the major leagues for very long, and both Gray and the Rockies know that. To combat that reality, he began working on a change-up soon after being drafted, and the strides that were made are phenomenal.
Gray – FB
Gray – Slider
Gray – Change-up
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