Sonny Gray

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  • B/T: R/R
  • 5' 11"/195
  • Age: 25


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Pitches: Strikes, Balls


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Sonny Gray Stats

14-7 2.73 208.0 169 1.08

Sonny Gray MLB Career Stats

33-20 2.88 491.0 419 1.13

Sonny Gray Bio

  • Full Name: Sonny Douglas Gray
  • Born: 11/7/1989 in Nashville, TN
  • Draft: 2011, Oakland Athletics, 1st rd. (18th overall)
  • College: Vanderbilt
  • Debut: July 10, 2013
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2015 Stats 14 7 2.73 31 31 0 208.0 169 1.08
MLB Career Stats 33 20 2.88 76 74 0 491.0 419 1.13
  • Status: Active

Sonny Gray Four-seam FB Statcast Averages

Year Team LG NP Pitch Type Avg Pitch Speed (mph) Avg Perceived Speed (mph) Avg Spin Rate (rpm) Avg Extension (feet) Avg Exit Velocity (mph)
2015 Athletics AL 1032 Four-seam FB 93.71 94.00 2345.43 6.17 89.00
MLB Avg - - - Four-seam FB 92.89 93.00 2212.21 6.16 90.00


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September 26, 2015 at 1:10 AM ET

Gray fires quality start for 14th win

A's right-hander Sonny Gray won after allowing two runs on five hits -- including a home run -- and two walks with seven strikeouts in six innings vs. the Giants on Friday.

September 20, 2015 at 12:01 AM ET

Gray struggles, walks four as A's come up short

A's right-hander Sonny Gray took a no-decision after allowing five runs on eight hits and four walks with two strikeouts in 5 1/3 innings on Saturday against the Astros.


Sonny Gray Awards

AL All-Star

Year Team League
2015 Oakland AL

AL Pitcher of the Month

Month Team League
04/2014 Oakland AL
07/2014 Oakland AL

AL Player of the Week

Week Team League
09/29/2014 Oakland AL

PCL Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2013 Sacramento PCL

Sonny Gray Leaderboards

Earned Run Average

Season ERA Rank
2014 3.08 8th in AL


Season W Rank
2014 14 15th in AL


Season SO Rank
2014 183 9th in AL


Season WHIP Rank
2014 1.19 15th in AL

Batting Average Against

Season AVG Rank
2014 .232 5th in AL

Games Started

Season GS Rank
2014 33 8th in AL

Complete Games

Season CG Rank
2014 2 6th in AL


Season SHO Rank
2014 2 2nd in AL

Innings Pitched

Season IP Rank
2014 219.0 7th in AL

Strikeouts per Nine Innings

Season K/9 Rank
2014 7.52 20th in AL

Strikeout/Walk Ratio

Season K/BB Rank
2014 2.47 14th in AL

Bases on Balls

Season BB Rank
2014 74 3rd in AL


Season H Rank
2014 187 21st in AL

Sonny Gray Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
October 2, 2014 Oakland Athletics activated RHP Sonny Gray.
September 30, 2014 Oakland Athletics reassigned RHP Sonny Gray to the minor leagues.
August 10, 2013 Oakland Athletics recalled RHP Sonny Gray from Sacramento River Cats.
July 20, 2013 Oakland Athletics optioned Sonny Gray to Sacramento River Cats.
July 16, 2013 RHP Sonny Gray assigned to Pacific Coast League All-Stars.
July 10, 2013 Oakland Athletics selected the contract of Sonny Gray from Sacramento River Cats.
January 9, 2013 Oakland Athletics invited non-roster RHP Sonny Gray to spring training.
August 31, 2012 Sonny Gray assigned to Sacramento River Cats from Midland RockHounds.
December 28, 2011 Oakland Athletics invited non-roster RHP Sonny Gray to spring training.
August 12, 2011 Sonny Gray assigned to Midland RockHounds from AZL Athletics.
July 25, 2011 Oakland Athletics signed RHP Sonny Gray.

Sonny Douglas Gray Bio Info

Sonny Douglas Gray was originally signed by A's scout Matt Ranson…graduated from Smyrna (TN) High School in 2008…originally drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the 27th round that year…did not sign and attended Vanderbilt University…left the Commodores ranking second on the school's all-time win list (27) and fourth in strikeouts (317) … went 12-4 with a 2.43 ERA in 2011 to lead Vanderbilt to its first-ever College World Series appearance…was named second-team All-SEC in 2010 and 2011…was a Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American in 2009…pitched for the USA National Team in 2009 and 2010 … was named Baseball America Summer Player of the Year in 2010.

Spent the entire season in the starting rotation in his first full season with the A's and went 14-10 with a 3.08 ERA in 33 starts…tied for second in the American League in shutouts (2), ranked fifth in opponents batting average (.232) and slugging percentage (.327), tied for sixth in complete games (2), seventh in innings pitched (219.0), eighth in ERA, tied for eighth in games started and ninth in strikeouts (183)…led the A's in strikeouts, games started, innings pitched, losses, hits (187), runs (84) and walks (74) andtied for the lead in earned runs (75)…his 183 strikeouts were the 10th highest single season total in Oakland history…they were third most in Oakland history by a pitcher 24-years old or younger behind Vida Blue (301 strikeouts in 1971 at age 21) and Barry Zito (205 strikeouts in 2001 at age 23)…his219.0 innings pitched were third most by an Oakland pitcher 24-years old or younger since 1981 (Zito,229.1 in 2002 at age 24; Mulder 229.1 in 2001 at age 23)…they were the most by any A's pitcher since Joe Blanton tossed 230.0 innings in 2007…also ranked third in the AL in wild pitches (15), tied forthird in walks and tied for seventh in opponents grounded into double plays (21)…the wild pitches tied for sixth most in Oakland history…was 10-3 with a 2.79 ERA in 19 starts before the All-Star Break…ranked seventh in the AL in ERA and tied for seventh in wins at the break…then went 4-7 with a 3.47ERA in 14 starts after the break…tied for third in the AL in post-break losses…his .232 opponents batting average included a .221 (96-for-434) mark against left-handed hitters compared to .245 (91-for-371) against right-handers…allowed 10 of his 15 home runs to left-handers…13 were solo shots and 14 of his 19 career home runs have come with the bases empty…held the opponents clean-up hitterto a .169 batting average and .270 slugging percentage, both of which ranked second lowest in the ALamong qualiers for the ERA title…the batting average and slugging percentage were fourth lowest inOakland history…now has a .181 (21-for-116) batting average and .284 slugging percentage against the clean-up hitter in his career…yielded a .215 average to batters leading off an inning, which wasninth lowest in the AL…had the sixth lowest slugging percentage in that situation (.317)…has a .210 (56-for-267) career average against batters leading off an inning and a .292 slugging percentage…was6-3 with a 2.51 ERA and .212 opponents batting average in 15 starts on the road compared to 8-7 witha 3.60 ERA and .250 opponents average in 18 starts in Oakland…allowed just five home runs in 104.0innings on the road…had the third-lowest road opponents batting average in the AL and the fifth lowest ERA…his road ERA was fourth lowest in Oakland history and the lowest since Mike Torrez logged a 2.50 ERA in 1976…compiled a 3.45 ERA over the rst ve innings of the game compared to a 1.98ERA from the sixth inning on…now has a 3.45 career ERA (82 er in 213.2 ip) over the rst ve inningsof the game compared to 1.56 (12 er in 69.1 ip) from the sixth inning on…was 10-4 with a 2.64 ERA in16 starts against AL West competition compared to 4-6 with a 3.54 ERA in 17 starts against everyone else…is now 12-5 with a 2.31 ERA (38 er in 148.1 ip) in 22 career appearances against AL West teams compared to 7-8 with a 3.74 ERA (56 er in 134.2 ip) in 23 games against everyone else…received two runs of support or fewer in 16 of his 33 starts and was 1-10 in those games…was 13-0 with support of three runs or more…his career numbers are 2-12 with two runs or fewer, 17-1 with three or more…the A's were shut out 11 times in 2014, including five times in games he started…averaged 15.0 pitches perinning, which was seventh lowest in the AL…opponents had eight sacrice hits, which were the most inthe AL…ranked second among AL pitchers in assists (41) and total chances (62) and tied for fourth in putouts (18)…the total chances tied for ninth most in Oakland history by a pitcher…the A's were 18-15 (.545) in his starting assignments and are 24-19 (.558) when he starts in his career.

Spent most of the season at Triple-A Sacramento where he was 10-7 with a 3.42 ERA in 20 starts…also had two stints with the A's…after making two relief appearances in his Major League debut in July, he returned to Oakland Aug. 10 and finished the season in the starting rotation…was 5-3 with a 2.67 ERA in 12 games, 10 starts, with the A's…also went 0-1 with a 2.08 ERA in two ALDS starts against Detroit…based upon a minimum of 60 innings pitched, he had the lowest opponents on-base percentage among American League rookies (.272), ranked second in opponents batting average (.214) and slugging percentage (.298) and third in ERA…struck out 67 batters in 64.0 innings and his average of 9.42 strikeouts per nine innings was second best (Allen, CLE 11.26) … allowed just four home runs,an average of 0.56 per nine innings…walked 20 for a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.35…yielded 20 of his 22 runs over the first three innings of a game … had a 5.10 ERA, .290 opponents batting average and four home runs allowed in innings one through three compared to a 0.53 ERA, .132 opponents average and no home runs from the fourth inning on…did not allow a run after the fifth inning (14.2 ip)…was 3-1 with a 1.99 ERA in six starts in Oakland compared to 2-2 with a 3.86 ERA in six games, four starts, on the road…his opponents batting average included a .198 (20-for-101) mark against right-handed hitters compared to .226 (31-for-137) against left-handers … issued 15 of his 20 walks to lefties…allowed a .194 opponents batting average to hitters leading off an inning … surrendered one double (.210 slugging percentage) and issued just four walks (.242 on-base percentage) … compiled a 5-3 record and a 2.85 ERA in his nine starts … did not allow a run in his two relief appearances (4.0 ip)…did not inherit a runner and retired both of his first batters faced in relief…was 2-1 with a 1.72 ERA in seven games at night compared to 3-2 with a 3.95 ERA in five starts during the day…had a 2-1 record and a 1.25 ERA in six games against AL West teams compared to 3-2 with a 4.50 ERA in six games against everyone else…was 3-1 with a 1.57 ERA in five starts on five days rest or more, 2-2 with a 4.02 ERA in five starts on four days rest…averaged 7.50 runs of support in his 10 starts…the A's were 6-4 (.600) in his starting assignments…tossed at least six innings in six of his 10 starts, allowed two runs or fewer six times and walked two batters or fewer seven times.

OAKLAND: Was selected from Sacramento July 10 and made his Major League debut that day at Pittsburgh…entered the game in the fifth inning and tossed 2.0 scoreless innings…struck out the first batter he faced, Clint Barmes…also tossed 2.0 shutout innings July 19 at Los Angeles (AL) … had allowed two hits and a walk in 4.0 scoreless innings while striking out six in two relief appearances when he was optioned to Sacramento July 19…returned to Oakland Aug. 10 and spent the remainder of the season in the starting rotation…made his first ML start Aug. 10 at Toronto and allowed four runs, two earned, in 6.0 innings for the loss in a 5-4 decision…walked a career-high three batters (also Sept. 11 at Minnesota and Sept. 29 at Seattle)…then picked up his first big league win in his second start when he combined with Dan Otero on a five-hit shutout in a 5-0 win over Houston Aug. 15…tossed 8.0 innings and allowed four hits while striking out a career-high nine on a career-high 118 pitches…is the fourth pitcher in Oakland history to toss at least 8.0 shutout innings in one of the first four games of his career…the other three all had complete game shutouts, most recently John Henry Johnson in his third game on April 23, 1978 against Seattle…allowed just two hits in 7.0 innings in a no decision against Seattle Aug. 20…it was his third consecutive start with four hits or fewer… joins A.J. Griffin (June 24-July 4, 2012) as the only Athletics pitchers since 1916 to toss six or more innings and allow four hits or fewer in each of their first three career starts…allowed a career-high six runs on a careerhigh eight hits in 3.1 innings in a 10-3 loss at Baltimore Aug. 25 … then went 4-1 with a 2.27 ERA and .230 opponents batting average over his final six starts … matched his career-high by tossing 8.0 innings Sept. 5 against Houston but allowed three runs and took the loss in a 3-2 decision …won each of his final three decisions beginning Sept. 11, the first time he put together consecutive wins in his career … finished September with a 3-1 record and a 2.79 ERA in five starts…started Game 2 of the ALDS against Detroit and combined with Grant Balfour on a four-hit shutout in the A's 1-0 win (8.0 ip, 4 h, 2 bb, 9 so)…according to the Elias Sports Bureau, he became the third rookie to strikeout at least nine without allowing a run in a postseason game (Dave Righetti, Game 2 of 1981 ALDS; Mike Boddicker, Game 2 of 1983 ALCS)…is the fourth pitcher with 10 or fewer career regular seasons starts that has not allowed a run in a postseason start (Duster Mails, Game 6 of 1920 World Series; Brandon Backe, Game 5 of 2004 NLCS; Matt Moore, Game 1 of 2011 ALDS) … also started Game 5 and allowed three runs on six hits and four walks in 5.0 innings for the loss in a 3-0 decision…had surgery for a fractured left thumb following the season…the surgery, an internal fixation with a screw to repair the thumb fracture, was performed by Dr. Thomas Graham at the Cleveland Clinic Hospital Oct. 18.

SACRAMENTO: Won a career-high 10 games with the River Cats…also finished with a career-high 118 strikeouts…the wins tied for fifth in the Pacific Coast League and the strikeouts tied for seventh… was also fourth in ERA (3.42) and tied for fifth in complete games (1)…led the league in strikeouts per nine innings (8.97)…ranked fourth in the A's farm system in ERA, tied for fifth in wins and sixth in strikeouts…was named the A's organization Minor League Pitcher of the year and was also a Baseball America's Triple-A All-Star…surrendered just five home runs in 118.1 innings, an average of 0.38 per nine innings…four of the home runs came on the road and three were solo shots…allowed a .259 opponents batting average, including .244 (53-for-217) against left-handed hitters compared to .274 (64-for-234) against right-handers…issued 26 of his 39 walks to lefties…yielded a .223 batting average and .281 on-base percentage to batters leading off an inning…had a 4.74 ERA over the first three innings of a game, 1.54 from innings four through six and 6.23 from the seventh inning on…the River Cats were 12-8 (.600) in his starting assignments…tossed six or more innings in 15 of his 20 starts, allowed two runs or fewer 11 times and walked two batters or fewer 15 times…fired 6.0 shutout innings and allowed just two hits in his first start April 7 against Las Vegas but had a no decision in the River Cats 8-4 win…won back-to-back games April 25 against Salt Lake and May 1 at Fresno, one of two times he put together consecutive wins all year (July 4-24)…tossed a complete game four-hitter in the latter outing against the Grizzlies, a 4-1 win…walked two and struck out six…then faced just two batters in his next start May 6 against Las Vegas…walked each batter, both scored and he was charged with the loss…tossed a minor league season-high 109 pitches May 16 against Oklahoma City…struck out a seasonhigh 11 batters and did not issue a walk in 7.0 innings in a no decision against New Orleans May 21…allowed his first home run of the season in that game, snapping a season-opening eight-start, 47.2-inning homerless streak…logged a 2.38 ERA in seven starts in May but was just 3-3…struck out 46 batters in 41.2 innings…walked a season-high tying five batters June 6 at Tucson (also May 11 at Nashville) but picked up the win…that gave him a 6-4 record, a 2.69 ERA and a .245 opponents batting average over his first 12 starts … then went 4-3 with a 4.50 ERA and .280 opponents average over his final eight starts … was named to the Triple-A All-Star Game but did not pitch as he was promoted to Oakland July 10…was 8-6 with a 2.99 ERA and .249 opponents batting average in 17 starts at the time…was optioned back to Sacramento July 19 and went 2-1 with a 6.19 ERA and .318 opponents batting average over his final three starts…allowed a season-high seven runs on a season-high tying nine hits in just 4.2 innings in a loss in the second game of a doubleheader at Las Vegas July 29…was rated as having the best breaking ball and best control in the Pacific Coast League by Baseball America.

2012 Spent the entire season at Double-A Midland, with the exception of one start with Triple-A Sacramento in September...was 6-9 with a 4.14 ERA in 26 games, all starts, with the RockHounds...tied for the Texas League lead in shutouts (1), tied for second in complete games (1), ranked third in innings pitched (148.0) and tied for fourth in games started...also ranked second in wild pitches (16), tied for fourth in walks (57), seventh in hits allowed (148), tied for seventh in earned runs (68), tied for ninth in losses and 10th in runs (73)...led Midland in starts and innings pitched...had a no decision in his one regular season start with Sacramento, allowing four runs in 4.0 innings (9.00 ERA)...combined for a 4.26 ERA in 27 starts overall...tied for second in the A's farm system in complete games (1) and ranked third in innings pitched (152.0 ip)...surrendered just eight home runs in 152.0 innings (0.47 per nine innings)... allowed a .271 opponents batting average, including .250 (90-for-360) against right-handed hitters compared to .306 (68-for-222) against left-handers...had 31 walks and 34 strikeouts against lefties compared to 27 walks and 65 strikeouts against righties...his opponents average dropped slightly to .263 with runners in scoring position...was 2-6 with a 4.72 ERA in 14 starts before the TL All-Star Break... then went 4-3 with a 3.82 ERA in 13 starts after the break...compiled a 3.83 ERA over the first four innings of a game, 5.24 after that...allowed just two home runs in 69.0 innings at home with Midland... led TL pitchers in total chances (51) and errors (6)...had a .882 fielding percentage...his teams were 13-14 (.481) in his starting assignments...tossed six or more innings in 15 of his 27 starts, allowed two runs or fewer 13 times and walked two batters or fewer 16 times...was named the A's fifth best prospect by Baseball America following the season...was also tabbed as having the best curveball in the A's farm system by the magazine. 2011 The A's first round selection in the First-Year Player Draft signed July 25 and combined for a 1-1 record and 0.82 ERA in six starts with the A's affiliate in the Arizona Rookie League and Double-A Midland... did not surrender a home run in 22.0 innings...allowed a .241 opponents batting average, including .206 (7-for-34) against right-handed hitters compared to .267 (12-for-45) against left-handers...issued just one of his six walks to righties...opponents were 2-for-17 (.118) with runners in scoring position...made his professional debut Aug. 7 at the Rangers; Arizona Rookie League affiliate, absorbing the loss in a 6-3 decision...allowed a run on four hits in 2.0 innings and struck out two...was transferred to Midland Aug. 11 and went 1-0 with a 0.45 ERA in five starts...did not allow a run in his first four outings, giving him a 19.1-inning scoreless streak from Aug. 7 to Sept. 5...made his Double-A debut with 2.2 scoreless innings Aug. 12 against Tulsa and followed that with 3.2 innings at Tulsa Aug. 19...tossed 5.0 shutout innings and struck out a season-high six against Corpus Christi Aug. 26...recorded his first pro win Aug. 31 at San Antonio (5.0 ip, 1 h, 1 bb, 3 so)...allowed his only run in his final start Sept. 5 at Frisco... tossed 3.2 innings and had season-highs in hits (5) and walks (3)...was rated as the A's third-best prospect by Baseball America following the season.