The Colorado Rockies continue to look for a reliable starting pitcher after Eddie Butler's recent struggles. Now, it appears as though GM Jeff Bridich has made the decision to put the ball in the glove of another youngster and former Oklahoma Sooners RHP, Jonathan Gray. At Coors Field, Gray will face the Seattle Mariners lineup in his MLB debut.
In the month of July, the righty upped his production posting a 2.70 ERA alongside 43 strikeouts to just 13 walks in 30 innings of work for the Albuquerque Isotopes (Triple-A). The effort turned heads leading to the initial call up from the Rockies. On the season, Gray averaged 8.7 strikeouts per nine innings pitched in a the always hitter-friendly Pacific Coast League.
During Gray's collegiate career, the RHP helped the Sooners secure a spot in the Baton Rouge Super Regional against the LSU Tigers before exiting the NCAA Tournament. Regularly lighting up radars at 100+ MPH with his fastball, Gray was selected with the No. 3 Overall Pick in the 2013 MLB Draft.