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Apr 21, 2024 6.1 2 1 1.04 15
Apr 15, 2024 6.0 2 0 0.00 27
Apr 9, 2024 5.0 1 0 0.00 19.5

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Player Outlook
Sonny Gray was the runner up for the AL Cy Young award after posting a 2.69 ERA and 1.15 WHIP. He was largely the same pitcher as in 2022 (3.64 FIP compared to 3.66 FIP in 2022) with a similar strikeout rate (24.3% K%) and walk rate (7.3% BB%), but he was able to stay healthy and pitch more innings (32 starts compared to 24 in 2022) and more innings per outing (5.75 IP per game, compared to 4.96 IP per game in 2022). He may have been a bit luckier with a low 5.2% HR/FB, but he also had a low 9.4% HR/FB in 2022 as his home runs allowed numbers declined sharply in his move to Target Field from Great American Ball Park. His .295 BABIP was also his highest in five seasons, which shows his outstanding season wasn't all luck. At age 34, Gray has above-average control, limits hard contact (77th percentile in Barrel rate) and induces ground balls (47.3%) despite below average velocity (92.9 mph average fastball). He'll work at the top of the St. Louis rotation after signing a three-year, $70 free agent deal.

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Walks and Hits Allowed Per Inning
2024 61.520.5 17.3 2 1 23 1 1.04 0.87
2023 436.513.6 184.0 8 8 183 55 2.79 1.15
2022 293.512.2 119.7 8 5 117 36 3.08 1.13
3y Avg. 34112.6 146.3 8 7 152 47 3.32 1.16
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  • Cardinals' Sonny Gray: Fans 12 in loss

    Gray (2-1) struck out 12 and took the loss Sunday against Milwaukee after he allowed two runs on five hits and one walk over 6.1 innings. The veteran right-hander limited the Brewers to just two singles and a walk through six innings, but they rallied for two runs on three singles and a stolen base in the seventh. Gray appeared to be in midseason form and generated 19 swinging strikes, but he never had a chance at the victory since the Cardinals offense was blanked. He's been electric through three starts for St. Louis with a 1.04 ERA, 0.87 WHIP and 23:1 K:BB across 17.1 innings. Run support has been an issue early on, as the Cardinals have scored just six total runs in his three outings.
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  • Cardinals' Sonny Gray: Tosses six scoreless frames Monday

    Gray (2-0) earned the victory over Oakland on Monday, pitching six scoreless innings during which he allowed four hits and no walks while striking out six batters. Gray needed just 72 pitches (50 of which were strikes) to get through six frames but wasn't allowed to go deeper since he's still getting fully ramped up. After opening the campaign on the injured list due to a hamstring injury, the veteran hurler has dominated in his first two starts, pitching 11 scoreless frames while racking up an 11:0 K:BB. Gray has won both of those outings, getting off to a promising beginning in his quest for his first double-digit win season since 2019.
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  • Cardinals' Sonny Gray: Earns win in 2024 debut

    Gray (1-0) tossed five shutout innings in a win over the Phillies on Tuesday. He allowed five base hits and no walks while striking out five. Gray held a dangerous Phillies lineup in check and looked to be in complete control in his season debut. He faced one over the minimum through three frames and only had to deal with multiple baserunners in the fifth. Gray was efficient too, only needing 64 pitches to get through five innings and put himself in line for a win. The 34-year-old will continue to increase his pitch count with each start and has a golden opportunity ahead of him with a matchup against the Athletics.
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  • Cardinals' Sonny Gray: Activated ahead of season debut

    The Cardinals activated Gray (hamstring) from the 15-day injured list Tuesday. Gray will make his season and Cardinals debut Tuesday againt the Phillies after missing the first week-and-a-half of the season with a right hamstring strain. He did not make a rehab start, having most recently throwing 54 pitches in a simulated game. Gray will be limited to around 65 pitches in Tuesday's outing.
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  • Cardinals' Sonny Gray: Making season debut Tuesday

    Cardinals manager Oliver Marmol said Gray (hamstring) will be activated from the 15-day injured list to start Tuesday against the Phillies, John Denton of MLB.com reports. The organization originally planned for Gray to make a minor-league rehab start before joining St. Louis' rotation, but the veteran right-hander apparently made a strong argument to instead make his season debut. Gray threw 54 pitches in a simulated game Wednesday and is expected to be limited to about 65 pitches versus Philadelphia.
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  • Cardinals' Sonny Gray: Still slated for rehab start

    Gray (hamstring) is still expected to make a rehab start before rejoining the Cardinals' rotation, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports. Gray threw a 54-pitch simulated game Wednesday and expressed a desire Thursday for his next appearance to be a start with the big club. However, St. Louis is sticking with its plan to give the veteran right-hander a rehab start first, as Zack Thompson remains on schedule to face the Phillies on Tuesday. Assuming all goes well in Gray's rehab start, he is slated to join the Cards' rotation sometime next weekend in Arizona.
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  • Cardinals' Sonny Gray: Tosses 54 pitches in sim game

    Gray (hamstring) threw 54 pitches over his three-inning simulated game Wednesday, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. Gray relayed Thursday that he felt good coming out of the sim game and feels ready to rejoin the big-league rotation, but the Cardinals' coaching and medical staffs likely prefer for him to make a rehab start at Triple-A Memphis or Double-A Springfield before clearing him for his St. Louis debut. According to Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat, Gray is scheduled to meet with the Cardinals' brain trust later Thursday before a determination is made on his next step. Assuming he heads to an affiliate for a start early next week, Gray would likely be capped around 70-to-75 pitches.
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  • Cardinals' Sonny Gray: Shifts rehab start to sim game

    Gray (hamstring) will no longer make a rehab start Wednesday, instead opting to throw a simulated game, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. Gray was set to make a rehab start with Triple-A Memphis, but he'll now head to Missouri to throw a simulated game in Springfield on Wednesday. The right-hander will be in St. Louis for the team's home opener against the Marlins, but he is expected to make another rehab start with Memphis next week. The earliest that Gray will be able to pitch for the Cardinals is their upcoming series with the Diamondbacks beginning April 12.
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  • Cardinals' Sonny Gray: Set for rehab start Wednesday

    Gray (hamstring) will pitch for Triple-A Memphis on Wednesday, Lynn Worthy of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. Gray continues to ramp up his activity since being placed on the 15-day IL on Tuesday. He participated in a simulated game at the Cardinals' spring training complex Friday alongside Lars Nootbaar (ribs), and Gray is good to go for another minor-league rehab game. A strong showing for Triple-A Memphis on Wednesday would give Gray a good chance to return to the majors when first eligible or shortly thereafter.
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  • Cardinals' Sonny Gray: Slated for simulated game Friday

    Gray (hamstring) will throw a simulated game at the Cardinals' spring training complex Friday, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. It's the next step for the right-hander as he continues to work his way back from a right hamstring strain. Among the hitters Gray will face in the sim game will be fellow rehabber Lars Nootbaar (ribs). Gray might be ready for a minor-league rehab game next week if things go well Friday, although that has not been confirmed. The hope remains that he could need only a minimum stay on the injured list, which would mean a return April 9.
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  • Cardinals' Sonny Gray: IL move official

    The Cardinals placed Gray (hamstring) on the 15-day injured list Tuesday, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports. St. Louis already confirmed Gray would begin the season on the injured list, and that transaction is now official. The right-hander is scheduled to pitch in a minor-league game Thursday as he continues to ramp up his throwing program, and he could be ready to join the Cardinals' rotation in the second week of April when first eligible.
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  • Cardinals' Sonny Gray: Pitching in MiLB game Thursday

    Gray (hamstring) is scheduled to pitch in another minor-league game Thursday, Lynn Worthy of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. The Cardinals recently announced Gray will begin the season on the injured list, but he'll continue ramping up his throwing in minor-league action. The veteran right-hander could join St. Louis when first eligible during the second week of April.
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  • Cardinals' Sonny Gray: Opening on injured list

    Cardinals manager Oliver Marmol announced Friday that Gray (hamstring) will begin the season on the injured list, Lynn Worthy of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. The Cardinals have kept door open for Gray to make a start during the first week of the season since he went down with a hamstring strain in early March, but the right-hander will end up requiring a trip to the injured list. The 34-year-old was scheduled to pitch in a minor-league game Friday before being scratched due to a heavy forecast of rain, and that session has now been rescheduled for Saturday, per Worthy. Gray is poised to pitch three times in Florida, including Saturday, before joining the Cardinals, so he should be ready for his season debut by early April.
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  • Cardinals' Sonny Gray: Not pitching due to rain

    Gray (hamstring) won't pitch as scheduled in a minor-league game Friday due to heavy rain in the forecast, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. Considering that Gray is returning from a strained hamstring, it's not a surprise the Cardinals want to avoid him pitching in poor conditions. The 34-year-old was scheduled to cover two innings and will likely make up those reps against hitters sometime this weekend. Gray won't be starting Opening Day, but manager Oliver Marmol said Thursday it's still possible the right-hander avoids a trip to the injured list and makes a start during the first week of the season.
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  • Cardinals' Sonny Gray: Could make start on first road trip

    Cardinals manager Oliver Marmol said Thursday that Gray (hamstring) could make his season debut during the Cardinals' season-opening road trip, which runs from March 28 through April 3, John Denton of MLB.com reports. Gray will pitch two innings in a minor-league game Friday, and the Cardinals could have a better idea as to a potential timetable for the right-hander after that. While his hamstring injury will prevent him from being ready for the March 28 season opener in Los Angeles, Gray could avoid a stint on the injured list and make a start within the first week. After the Opening Day contest, the Cardinals play three more games against the Dodgers and then head to San Diego for a three-game set that kicks off April 1.
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  • Cardinals' Sonny Gray: Facing minor leaguers Friday

    Gray (hamstring) will throw a bullpen session Wednesday before facing minor leaguers in a game-like situation Friday, John Denton of MLB.com reports. Based on how things go during and after those sessions, the Cardinals will make a determination as to where they will slot Gray into their rotation. A backdated injured list stint remains possible, but Gray might be ready before then. He's coming back from a mild right hamstring strain which he suffered March 4.
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  • Cardinals' Sonny Gray: IL stint not guaranteed

    Cardinals manager Oliver Marmol said Sunday that Gray (hamstring) won't be an option to start Opening Day but may not require a stay on the injured list to begin the season, Katie Woo of The Athletic reports. The veteran right-hander quickly resumed throwing after he suffered a right hamstring strain March 4, and he's scheduled to face hitters in a simulated session Sunday. Miles Mikolas was named St. Louis' Opening Day starter, but Gray could still be an option to pitch later in the first week of the season if he continues to progress with no setbacks.
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  • Cardinals' Sonny Gray: Seeing hitters Sunday

    Gray (hamstring) will face hitters in a simulated session Sunday, John Denton of MLB.com reports. Gray will pitch to hitters before Sunday's Grapefruit League game as the next step in his rehab process, but the hitters will not be permitted to swing. If all goes well, the right-hander may move on to throwing batting practice or a full simulated game. Gray's status for Opening Day remains uncertain, though the Cardinals are optimistic the 34-year-old will be able to pitch in St. Louis' opening series against the Dodgers.
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  • Cardinals' Sonny Gray: Another bullpen session Thursday

    Gray (hamstring) will throw another bullpen session Thursday, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. Depending on how Gray comes out of the session, he's expected to then advance to either live batting practice or a game. The veteran right-hander has made a quick recovery from his mild right hamstring strain and might have an outside shot to be ready for his first start of the season, though a short stint on the injured list still seems more likely than not.
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  • Cardinals' Sonny Gray: Slated for longer bullpen session

    Gray (hamstring) completed a 20-pitch light bullpen session Monday with no issues and is slated for a longer bullpen session Wednesday or Thursday, Katie Woo of The Athletic reports. Gray didn't throw at full effort Monday, but he topped out at 92 miles per hour on his final pitch and said afterward of his recovery that "it's been a good week." While being ready for Opening Day would still appear to be a lofty goal, Gray won't need to do a full ramp-up since the longest he went without throwing was two days. If Gray does need a stint on the injured list to begin the season, it's shaping up to be a brief one.
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