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Rockies SP Jon Gray biding his time in Triple-A
|by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer|
|(7/16/15) Rockies right-hander Jon Gray continues to build his case for a promotion to the big leagues. Gray, taken in the first round (3rd overall) by the Rockies in 2013, is 1-1 with a 4.35 ERA in his last seven starts for Triple-A Albuquerque.
But he also has 49 strikeouts (to 17 walks) in that span. And, if it weren't for a start in which he allowed six runs, that ERA would be down to 3.34.
Meanwhile, Rockies' starters have the second-highest ERA (5.00) and the fewest strikeouts (334) in the National League.
Report: Rockies pitching prospect Jon Gray could debut soon
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(7/8/15) Rockies premier pitching prospect Jon Gray could be promoted soon from Triple-A Albuquerque, according to MLB.com.
The 23-year-old Gray continued to shine Tuesday night when he held Las Vegas scoreless for six innings with eight strikeouts to lower his ERA to 2.87 over the last 10 starts. He has fanned 39 in his last 28 1/3 innings.
"The reports are good," Walt Weiss said. "He's working on some things that we felt he needed to work on, and he's made a lot of progress. He's had a good month or more, and he's startng to make some noise."
Rockies GM: We will continue to exercise patience with Jon Gray
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(7/6/15) With the Rockies in last place in the NL West and their chances of making the playoffs fading, calling up starting pitcher prospect Jon Gray could be an option to provide a spark and keep them in the playoff hunt. It seems Rockies manager Walt Weiss would be in favor of it.
"At some point, especially if we're in striking distance, yeah, you want to use all your weapons, absolutely," Weiss said of bringing up Gray, per The Denver Post. "No, I don't think it's early."
However, general manager Jeff Bridich isn't as eager to bring up the 2013 first-round pick, who has has logged 252 innings in the minors.
"Jon Gray is doing a great job right now of learning lessons and evolving at the Triple-A level," Bridich said. "So there are things that he needs to do and will continue to do. And we'll continue to exercise patience with him."
The top-100 prospect is 3-5 with a 4.88 ERA in 16 outings (15 starts) at Triple-A this season. He is 3-2 with a 3.47 ERA in his last 12 games.
Rockies don't appear on the verge of bringing up Jon Gray
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(6/17/15) After a rough start to the season, Rockies starting pitcher prospect Jon Gray has settled in with Triple-A Albuquerque. Gray is 3-2 with a 2.72 ERA and .233 opponents' batting average in his last nine starts after opening the season 0-3 with a 10.70 ERA and .400 opponents' average in his first four starts.
Despite his recent success, it doesn't sound as though the Rockies are on the verge of promoting the top-100 prospect.
"There's still a bit left in development for him," Rockies manager Walt Weiss told MLB Network Radio on Wednesday. "The consistency is starting to show up."
Rockies' Jon Gray on rough start: 'I'm not panicking'
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(5/10/15) Rockies pitcher Jon Gray has posted a 9.13 ERA and 19:9 K:BB ratio in 22 2/3 innings over his first five appearaces (four starts) with Triple-A Albuquerque, but the top prospect says he's not in panic mode, the Denver Post reports.
"I just want people to see, to know, that I'm not panicking," Gray said. "There is a bigger picture here. There is a reason I have to go through some things."
Gray was solid in spring training but has yet to find his groove in the Pacific Coast League.
"Yeah, I think it's a little tougher than I thought it would be," Gray said. "I was facing major-leaguers during spring training and I didn't have this many problems. So, yeah, it's caught me off guard a little bit. But I have to accept that I still have things to learn."
Gray doesn't appear close to joining the major-league team, but the Rockies remain confident in his long-term outlook.
"The numbers don't tell the whole story," said Zach Wilson, the Rockies' senior director of player development. "I focus on the process more than I do the results right now, because I think the results are going to come. Right now, it's about the process."
|2014 summary: Former first-round pick Jon Gray's first full season in the minors was spent at the Rockies' Double-A affiliate in Tulsa. In 24 starts, Gray went 10-5 with a 3.91 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and 113 strikeouts over 124 1/3 innings.
Playing time status: Gray is competing for a spot in the back of Colorado's rotation this spring.
2015 outlook: Even if Gray doesn't break camp with the big league team, he appears to be a strong candidate to make his major league debut sometime this season. His flyball tendencies are stronger than you would like to see from a Rockies pitcher, but he could be a bat-misser with good control. He is worth a late-round pick in NL-only redraft leagues, and he has mixed league appeal in dynasty formats.
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