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MLB Draft Reports: Part one: Sonny Gray

Posted on: April 9, 2008 6:19 pm
 
I'm starting a series on MLB draft reports today. I hope you enjoy them and reply with decent ideas to improve. Today's prospect:

Sonny Gray:
Pitcher
Smyrna High School Tennessee
Senior
D.O.B. 11/7/1989
6’1”
180 lbs
Right handed

Summary: Fastball is around 93 mph and hittable when left out in the open. A little movement is visible on the fastball. He has a breaking ball he can use to his advantage. Slider is almost a more powerful curveball. Changeup is hittable but well disguised in outings. Gray is a good competitor on the mound and is a good, but undersized right-hander. He has a quick arm with good command and two decent offerings he can throw for strikes. His only weakness is his size.

Projection: Top Ten pick.
Comments

Since: Apr 6, 2008
Posted on: May 8, 2008 7:53 pm
 

MLB Draft Reports: Part one: Sonny Gray

Great blog. 



Since: Apr 22, 2008
Posted on: April 22, 2008 1:23 am
 

Top Ten?

CG:  First, let me start by saying I'm very impressed with your insight on the projection of young prospects.  However, Sonny Gray will not be a top ten draft pick, maybe not even a top 20 pick.  He has four pitches and two of them are hittable, 93 and little movement is worst than 89 with a lot of movement, especially if he leaves it up in the zone or over the plate.  Think about how many young arms there are out there in HS, JC, and DI baseball.  In order to be a top ten pick you need stuff that is almost untouchable.  I have coached many kids that throw 90-93 and have gone undrafted simply because they have been hittable.  One of my ex-players who is now the top pitching prospect in the Indians organization was consistantly 94-95 and sometimes 97, with movement and an excellent slider, good change up was picked 29th.  However, well done you are one of the few women that I've seen with that kind of insight.  I'll follow your blog and look forward to your next prospect



Since: Feb 13, 2008
Posted on: April 9, 2008 9:47 pm
 

MLB Draft Reports: Part one: Sonny Gray

Bump.



Since: Feb 13, 2008
Posted on: April 9, 2008 9:47 pm
 

MLB Draft Reports: Part one: Sonny Gray

Thanks d2w for the ideas.



Since: Sep 21, 2006
Posted on: April 9, 2008 9:15 pm
 

MLB Draft Reports: Part one: Sonny Gray

Hi collegegrl Great scouting report and idea for your blog. When you start rating players after they are drafted, what would be cool idea is to try to put a value or suggestion of what you think their rookie card would worth - can't miss rookie, etc...




Since: Feb 13, 2008
Posted on: April 9, 2008 8:01 pm
 

MLB Draft Reports: Part one: Sonny Gray

You a scout, cg? Really, you're that good!



Since: Mar 13, 2007
Posted on: April 9, 2008 7:59 pm
 

MLB Draft Reports: Part one: Sonny Gray

Great scouting report, cg!



Since: Jan 3, 2008
Posted on: April 9, 2008 7:04 pm
 

MLB Draft Reports: Part one: Sonny Gray

COLLEGEGRL--

I am totaly impressed you have a grreat grasp on the whole thing...




Since: Feb 5, 2008
Posted on: April 9, 2008 6:49 pm
 

MLB Draft Reports: Part one: Sonny Gray

Pretty awesome!



Since: Feb 13, 2008
Posted on: April 9, 2008 6:40 pm
 

MLB Draft Reports: Part one: Sonny Gray

See: Projection.


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