Sonny Gray

HS Grad 2008
Age 27 and 4 mos
Age on 2008 Draft 18 and 6 mos
Position(s) RHP  IF
Ht/Wt 6-0, 185 lb
B/T R/R
School  Smyrna
Hometown  Smyrna, TN USA
Summer Team  Brentwood A's
Fall Team 
MLB Debut 
Athletics  7/10/2013
MLB Draft 
Round 1 by Athletics  in 2011
Round 27 by Cubs  in 2008
All Americans/All Regions
2008 Rawlings-Perfect Game 1st Team All-American
Southeast - All Region 1st Team
 
National Rank - Class of 2008 
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 04, 2008
Overall
14
Position - RHP
NA
Up to 96 and very good breaking ball at PG National, great at ECP and looked good at Aflac, hurt his ankle this spring
TN State Rank - Class of 2008 
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 04, 2008
Overall
NA
Position - RHP
NA
GPA
3.4
SAT
--
ACT
19

4 yr Commitment
Vanderbilt 

College(s) interested in
Louisiana State 
Kentucky 
Vanderbilt 
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PG Grades

Best PG Grade
10
6/15/2007
Latest Showcase Report
2007 National Showcase   Jun 15, 2007
PG Grade: 10
Sonny Gray is a 2008 RHP/IF with a 6'0'', 185 lb. frame from Smyrna, TN who attends Smyrna. He has a strong lower half and a looser, slimmer upper 1/2. Gray throws from a high 3/4's release point with some fall off to first base on release but his arm is very quick and the ball comes out of his hand very easily. He has a full delivery but it's fluid and easy and well balanced to release. Gray warmed up throwing 93 mph with little effort and he was consistently 93-95 mph in the game and didn't throw a pitch under 92 mph. Despite the 95's, his real eye opening pitch is a 84 mph curveball that has a had downer power bite with excellent depth. Some might be tempted to look at the velo and label it a slider, but it's a curveball with curveball rotation and depth. Gray also shows a nice feel for a young pitcher for a change up. Gray's raw stuff and build is similar to Kyle Drabek, the Phillies first round pick in 2006. Gray is also an outstanding athlete, a highly accomplished football player who can play shortstop and swing the bat with authority. He has a verbal commitment to Vanderbilt.

Best PG has recorded

Percentile Rank among grad class in the recorded year

FB 95 mph
8/8/2007
99.68% Rank
best 97  avg 83
 (2008 class in 2007)

best 97  avg 83
 (2008 class)
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