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2013 – Jonathan Gray RHP (3rd overall) University of Oklahoma
Gray received much hype coming out of college and entering the 2013 draft. Projected to be taken in the top-5, the Rockies snagged him at number three. He received a $4.8 million signing bonus and began his career with the Grand Junction Rockies in rookie ball.
He was later promoted to Single-A where he finished with a 0.75 ERA over 24.0 innings. Gray was invited to spring training in 2014 and later was assigned to Double-A. He posted a 10-5 record with a 3.91 ERA for Tulsa last season but missed the first round of the playoffs due to a sore shoulder.
Numbers with Rockies: (minor league numbers) 14-5, 3.45 ERA, 164 K, 161.2 IP
Where Are They Now? Gray spent the entire 2014 season in Double-A and had good numbers. Look for him to start the 2015 season in Triple-A and even make his Major League debut, barring any setbacks.
Grade: B+. Gray has looked good in the minor leagues thus far. He is a workhorse with a power arm and is built to withstand serious injury. We will get a better gauge on him next season and hopefully see him in purple and black come mid-to-late 2015.