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4/4/2013 12:40:26 PM

pebert
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I touched upon Jonathan Gray last week, and had the good fortune to watch last weekend's start as well. This time it was against Kansas, and the guy is just filthy. He went the full 9 innings, gave up 2 hits, one was a soft flare to RF, the other was on an infield single to the SS that could have been an out if played better (allowing the runner to go from first to third on the play, which should never happen). That runner scored on a DP ball to the next hitter.

He has great fastball velocity (mid to upper 90s) and command, and his mid-80s slider is probably his best pitch. It's really hard to identify out of the hand and breaks late, hard and away from RH batters. His low-80s changeup is also a very nice pitch that he uses perfectly to neutralize LH hitters. He has great temp on the mound, keeps his composure and really is the completely package you look for in a future staff ace.

I was actually talking to Kendall Rogers about this earlier today, but it is somewhat surprisingly that he hasn't gotten more pub early this season. He is a legitimate factor for the Astros and the No. 1 overall pick. While Appel has been dominant again this year and Manaea also offers the projected total package of a staff ace, Jonathan Gray is doing it week after week, and the weather has been rather cool this spring.
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