Rockies pitcher prospects have a particularly brutal track record, but last year, Colorado debuted its most hyped one yet, Jon Gray, whose fastball brushes the upper 90s. The Rockies kept the reins on him, limiting him to about 80 pitches every time out, and for the little they did turn him loose, he did ... yeah, about as poorly as expected. If we counted only the four road starts, where he had a 2.70 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 11.3 strikeouts per nine innings, we'd be salivating over his potential right about now, but it's those awful home starts that have brought down pitchers like him in the past, instilling bad habits that ultimately pass on to the road starts as well. Excluding him from sleeper lists would be selling his potential short, but the long odds make him easy to pass up in mixed leagues.
Rockies pitcher Jon Gray has been shut down for the remainder of the season, Nick Groke of The Denver Post reports. The hard-throwing right-hander has reached his team-imposed innings limited, having totaled 155 frames between Triple-A Albuquerque and Colorado this season. While the results for Gray in nine starts for the Rockies weren't great (5.53 ERA), the peripherals, namely his 40:14 K:BB, suggest he pitched better than the surface numbers indicate.
Rockies pitcher Jon Gray fell to 0-2 as he allowed five runs on nine hits in 4 2/3 innings Monday against Pittsburgh. He also struck out five and walked one. The Pirates were launching the ball off Gray, as he served up four extra-base hits, including a pair of home runs. The story with Gray continues to be his home and road splits, as he has now served up 19 earned runs on 36 hits in 20 2/3 home innings against just six runs on 16 hits in 20 road innings. He's shown he can get batters out, but can he contain them in Coors Field? It's the classic Rockies pitcher conundrum.
Rockies starting pitcher Jon Gray didn't enjoy a good outing on Friday against the Pirates. Gray lasted just 4 1/3 innings after giving up three runs on seven hits. He did manage to strike out six batters while also allowing two walks. Gray has a 6.00 ERA in 21 innings this year.
Rockies starter Jon Gray had the worst start of his short career, Friday against the Mets. In his fourth MLB start, Gray lasted just 1 2/3 innings. He gave up seven runs on eight hits. Gray's ERA jumped from 2.40 to 5.94. Remarkably, Gray salvaged a no-decision, as the Rockies tied the score at eight in the fifth inning.
Rockies starter Jon Gray barely had time to enjoy the fruits of his labor Saturday night against San Diego when his bullpen blew his victory for the second straight time. Still, it was an encouraging performance from the hard-throwing rookie, who was limited to five innings and 69 pitches. He gave up just one run on four hits with no walks and five strikeouts. The lone tally against Gray came on a Matt Kemp sacrifice fly that followed two hits to open the game. He retired 14 of the last 16 batters he faced. Gray has yielded only four runs in 15 innings pitched over three starts, but remains without a victory or defeat.