Rockies' Triple A pitcher Gray improving as season progresses
With the third overall pick in this year’s MLB Draft, the Rockies selected a high school player, Brendan Rodgers. When they drafted third overall in 2013, the team selected pitcher Jon Gray. Might he be poised to make his debut this season? Rockies blog Purple Row thinks the “whispers are about to become screams.”
Since four shaky starts to begin his season with Triple-A Albuquerque, Gray seems to have settled in. He gave up at least four earned runs in each of those first four and didn’t last longer than five innings. In his eight starts since then he’s pitched at least five innings and posted an ERA of 2.68 according to Purple Row. On Thursday he lasted a season-best eight innings while giving up two earned runs.
One of the reasons for Gray’s improvement may be a new mental approach. With the traditionally precarious nature of Rockies pitching, perhaps it wouldn’t be surprising to see this reinforcement later this season.
(h/t Purple Row)
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