Gray (back) threw a side session Saturday and manager David Bell said Gray is expected to start a game during the Reds' upcoming series against the Brewers, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports. And that his 2019 season could be a lot different.

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Much of the credit to Gray's improvement in 2019 goes to Reds pitching coach Derek Johnson, who previously coached him at Vanderbilt. Now we’re winning. His professional debut went well during a five-start stretch with Double-A Midland. He was 6-5 with a 3.43 E.R.A. Reds outright Davidson, Biddle, Bowman, Jankowski to Triple-A, Reds pitcher Trevor Bauer is an Outstanding Pitching Award finalist.

Please go look at the percentage of Sliders he has thrown the last 4 seasons, the Yankees made him throw it a whole 1% more than the previous seasons. Coach Johnson hasn’t banned the slider yet, but he did once before. And just like that, the 2020 season is over. When Johnson coached Gray at Vanderbilt, he told him not to throw the slider because it would change his curveball.

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The right-hander didn’t really move the needle for the team’s playoff hopes by posting a 3.72 ERA and surrendering 11 homers (including eight at Yankee Stadium) over 11 starts, but he at least provided the team with another dependable innings eater behind ace Luis Severino. 23 prospect by MLB Pipeline, Antone has appreciated the chance to learn at the big league level for the first time.

You can keep tabs with him on twitter @dougdirt24. He was moved to the bullpen shortly thereafter and finished the season with a 4.90 ERA, almost a run and a half higher than his 2017 mark, though the ERA estimators all say he deserved better (4.17 FIP, 4.10 xFIP, 4.28 SIERA). “He’s getting to a point where he’s not feeling anything. It also dives into some of the help he’s gotten from coaches Derek Johnson and Caleb Cotham. Rookie right-hander Tejay Antone has been a breakout prospect this season, with successful outings as both a starter and reliever. Sonny Gray issues four walks, yields two runs in no-decision Sunday. We’re playing together. For his development, 2013 will be a big year for Gray to put some results together to show he was worthy of his first-round selection. at Miley, who has been out with a strained left shoulder since Aug. 28, threw a three-inning sim game at Great American Ball Park on Saturday.

I felt really good out there, so it’s kind of nice to be able to face some hitters and get after it again.”.

“He’s thrown off a mound, and the other days he’s just played catch,” manager David Bell said on Saturday afternoon. But the spring didn’t start out on the right foot. Going into last season, it was assumed that Gray would be in the A's rotation at some point in 2013, but it looks like more seasoning is in order. See where he ranks in our postseason rankings. I think the hope might be that he is not far enough behind that he can just be slotted into the back of the rotation as technically the number 5 starter (which obviously becomes the #1 second time around).

Gray had command issues walking a season-high four batters in Sunday's win. It’s been fun. Todd Zola ranks the week's pitching as the season comes into the final stretch. is an independent news source and is not affiliated with the Cincinnati Reds, Major League Baseball, any of the Cincinnati Reds minor league affiliates or Minor League Baseball. That’s what he would like to have happen, but it’s unknown when that will actually happen. James Anderson releases his super early top 400 redraft rankings, which features a trio of Atlanta hitters in the top 20.

Where do arbitration estimates set the 2021 Reds payroll? It is possible that his struggles in September could push his ADP back a little bit as people may forget just how great he was for the first five months.

And then there was earlier today when he faced live hitters for the first time.

Disclosures. Gray features a fastball that sits in the low 90s, but he also has an exceptional curveball that he uses to strike batters out. Reds right-hander Sonny Gray underwent an arthroscopic procedure to remove loose bodies from his right elbow today, the team announced. Hopefully they can execute it.

There’s a whole lot to the article that dives into his pitch selection, and why some of them worked, didn’t work, and what he’s looking to do moving forward. Gray, Miley inch closer to returning to Reds.

The right-handed pitcher was acquired from the New York Yankees in the offseason. Cincinnati Reds Spring Training Profile: Jose Iglesias. It’s just on a little bit bigger stage, so it’s been a fun journey so far.”. Cincinnati is operating with urgency with the playoffs still within reach.

The bar represents the player's percentile rank. Follow him on Twitter @m_sheldon and Facebook. He has pitched out of the bullpen in the past, so we’ll just have to figure it out. “I’d face Luis Robert a few times in the Minor Leagues,” Antone said on Saturday. Since then he’s thrown some side sessions. The Yankees could have 4 starters down and they still would not have used Gray. All Rights Reserved. A couple of days ago, I threw a bullpen, and knock on wood, everything has felt good throughout the recovery process into today. Ranked as the Reds’ No. Nothing is real clear as to when he would get activated or what role he would pitch in, but it sure is nice to have him waiting in the wings if everything goes well today.”. Gray might start spring training behind after having loose bodies in his elbow removed at the end of the season, but he'll form a strong top-three with Luis Castillo and Trevor Bauer. Copyright Gray supplements his average strikeout rate by limiting line drives with his 16.6-percent line drive rate — good for fourth best among all qualified starters in 2015. NEW YORK -- Sonny Gray is receiving the change of scenery he coveted, shipped to the Reds on Monday afternoon as part of a three-way trade that resulted in the Yankees' acquisition of outfield prospect Josh Stowers from the Mariners. The right-hander is currently scheduled to start Friday against the Braves in Game 3 of the wild-card round. Please check the opt-in box to acknowledge that you would like to subscribe. While Gray threw more curveballs and sliders than in 2018, he said it was more a matter of fine-tuning each of his pitches rather than overhauling his pitch mix, generating more spin in the process. Thornburg, who had a 3.86 ERA in seven appearances this season, was injured during a Sept. 10 game vs. the Cubs. At this point it feels more like baseball to me. He returned from the injured list September 22nd and yielded three runs while striking out 12 over 10 1/3 innings. That's not to say that Gray's disastrous 2016 season was bound to happen, but as a pitcher with a very modest strikeout rate, his ultimate value was largely determined by results on balls in play, factors that are largely outside his control.

Gray followed up his successful first full MLB season in 2014 with a 2.73 ERA and 14 wins over 31 starts in 2015. After a great half-season in 2013 followed by a gem against the Tigers in the ALDS, the hype was high for Gray heading into 2014 and all he did was live up to it. How does Sonny Gray compare to other starting pitchers? While Gray threw more curveballs and sliders than in 2018, he said it was more a matter of fine-tuning each of his pitches rather than overhauling his pitch mix, generating more spin in the process. Now he and the Reds will wait to see how he recovers.

The Yankees have a rather specific pitching philosophy for their guys. What was the best Reds move of the Dick Williams era? It seems they’ve got a plan. In his first full season in the minors, Gray had some growing pains compiling a 4.26 ERA in 27 starts, all but one of which were in Double-A. Gray was one of the Cy Young favorites into September, but a few late season blow-ups pushed his ERA up more than a half point in the last month of the season. Both have taken positive steps in recent days. Gray was selected 18th overall in the 2011 draft out of Vanderbilt.

Latest on Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Sonny Gray including news, stats, videos, highlights and more on ESPN Gray allowed two runs on two hits and four walks while striking out four over 5.1 innings in a no-decision against the Twins on Sunday. The next step would seem to be that Sonny Gray will take the mound in a game. He has a live fastball and also possesses a curveball that was ranked as the best in the 2011 draft.

Gray's strikeout rate fell way off from his six-start debut in 2011 as he only struck out 5.9 K/9 in 2012.