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Rockies agree to terms with No. 3 overall pick Jonathan Gray

Jun 12, 2013, 9:52 PM EDT

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As first reported by Troy Renck of the Denver Post, the Rockies have agreed to terms with the third overall pick from last week’s 2013 MLB Amateur Draft, Oklahoma right-hander Jonathan Gray.

The financial terms have not been announced.

Gray holds maybe the highest upside of any pitcher in this year’s class. Featuring an upper-90s fastball, a deceptive changeup and a high quality slider, he posted a 1.64 ERA, 0.85 WHIP and 147/24 K/BB ratio in 126 1/3 innings this season for the Sooners. There was also that positive predraft Adderall test.

The 21-year-old is going to start his professional career with the rookie-level Grand Junction Rockies.


UPDATE, 10:18 PM ET: Jim Callis of Baseball America says Gray’s signing bonus is worth $4.8 million.

  1. stex52 - Jun 13, 2013 at 9:27 AM

    Just hope the Astros didn’t err with going on the more expensive “sure thing” with Appel. A lot of reporters thought Gray would be their choice.

    • jeffa43 - Jun 13, 2013 at 2:53 PM

      Hope you are right as well… Hometown kid, going back to Stanford and pitching better than his Jr year says a lot. Look fwd to seeing Appel in a couple months.

      Appel, Lyles, would be a couple nice 6’4″ front of the rotation starters… Harrell is going to be a star.
      Foltynewicz is also 6’4″ throwing 99 with a low 1 era for Corpus.

      Hats off to Dallas Keichel last 5 games… His new changeup is filthy. Looks like we slowly on the right path.

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