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Sonny Gray
P | B/T: R/R | 5' 10" 195LBS | Age: 31

Draft: 2011 | Rd: 1, #18, Oakland Athletics | Vanderbilt
Poor Avg Great

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2020 5 3 3.70 11 11 0 56.0 72 1.21
8 Seasons 75 63 3.54 197 188 0 1132.0 1066 1.22
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2020 11 5-3 3.70 56.0 72 1.21
8 Seasons 197 75-63 3.54 1132.0 1066 1.22

Statcast Statistics

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB % ERA xERA
2015 3078 601 27 4.5 88.9 7.6 27.6 .238 .368 .262 .296 .340 34.6 20.3 7.1 2.73 3.44
2016 1947 378 24 6.3 90.3 6.2 29.1 .273 .441 .349 .341 .386 43.9 18.2 8.1 5.69 4.76
2017 2664 465 29 6.2 87.4 5.4 29.5 .249 .414 .290 .319 .378 38.6 22.6 8.4 3.55 4.18
2018 2249 394 25 6.3 88.6 7.9 30.2 .254 .391 .336 .329 .372 39.5 21.1 9.8 4.90 4.44
2019 2909 428 29 6.8 88.1 9 31.3 .214 .362 .265 .290 .361 33.3 29.0 9.6 2.87 3.52
2020 968 135 5 3.7 86.8 6.8 37.0 .237 .348 .271 .297 .373 32.6 30.6 11.1 3.70 4.01
ALL 13815 2401 139 5.8 88.5 7.2 29.8 .243 .389 .293 .311 .365 37.3 23.0 8.7
MLB 43640 6.4 88.3 11.9 32.8 .250 .414 .317 .321 .376 34.9 21.8 8.3

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Gray relies on 5 pitches.
Curveball
(27.6%) ,
Sinker
(26.1%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(25.8%) ,
Slider
(16.2%) ,
Changeup
(4.2%) ,


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Pitch Tracking

Year Pitch Type # # RHB # LHB % MPH PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Spin Whiff% PutAway%
2020 Curveball 267 43 224 27.6 80.8 54 47 10 7 3 0 0 13 34 .213 .292 .277 .400 .270 .341 88.6 10 2954 36.2 22.4
2020 Sinker 253 170 83 26.1 93.0 88 73 10 7 1 0 2 33 40 .137 .161 .233 .275 .245 .267 88.6 3 2420 27.3 29.5
2020 4-Seam Fastball 250 55 195 25.8 93.0 47 44 11 6 2 1 2 11 33 .250 .227 .477 .358 .322 .271 86.8 7 2521 15.2 21.2
2020 Slider 157 131 26 16.2 82.8 33 32 9 8 1 0 0 15 17 .281 .291 .313 .363 .269 .290 80.2 6 2824 47.2 25.0
2020 Changeup 41 13 28 4.2 90.0 13 11 2 1 1 0 0 0 11 .182 .383 .273 .520 .269 .428 85.2 8 2241 11.8 0.0
2019 4-Seam Fastball 803 300 503 28.6 93.3 176 141 45 29 7 2 7 28 118 .319 .285 .546 .525 .409 .398 90.5 18 2527 17.0 15.1
2019 Curveball 714 266 448 25.4 81.9 158 145 19 14 2 0 3 53 94 .131 .186 .207 .288 .179 .236 87.1 2 2988 30.6 26.4
2019 Slider 592 444 148 21.1 84.6 167 154 18 11 3 2 2 68 87 .117 .161 .201 .277 .170 .221 83.6 11 2868 40.4 23.7
2019 Sinker 550 480 70 19.6 93.1 140 122 29 20 6 0 3 43 81 .238 .225 .361 .352 .302 .297 90.7 5 2441 27.1 30.7
2019 Changeup 133 13 120 4.7 89.7 37 35 5 3 0 0 2 5 31 .143 .277 .314 .515 .199 .341 88.2 5 2047 26.2 31.3
2019 Cutter 15 14 1 0.5 89.3 4 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 .500 .299 .500 .336 .563 .481 100.5 6 2570 0.0 20.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Pitch Movement


How this works: Every pitch is affected by the forces of gravity, which means that every pitch drops on its way from the mound to the plate. These numbers are reported with gravity, which makes them larger and different than other pitch movement numbers you may have seen. Since gravity requires time, and slower pitches aren’t ‘better’ just because they have more time to move, the movement of a pitch is compared to ‘average’ movement by comparing it to other MLB pitch types within +/- 2 MPH and from within +/- 0.5 feet of extension and release.
Vertical Movement (inches) Horizontal Movement (inches)
Year Pitch Team Hand # MPH Inches of Drop vs Avg % vs Avg Inches of Break vs Avg % Break vs Avg
2020 Curveball CIN R 267 80.8 54.7 4.2 8 15.2 5.9 64
2020 Sinker CIN R 252 93 21.2 -0.4 -2 12.8 -1.8 -12
2020 4-Seamer CIN R 250 93 16.1 -0.4 -2 2 -5.4 -72
2020 Changeup CIN R 41 90 21.7 -6.4 -23 14.1 0 0
2020 Slider CIN R 157 82.8 45.4 5.8 15 16.8 10 146
2019 4-Seamer CIN R 803 93.3 16.1 -0.2 -1 1.9 -5.8 -75
2019 Slider CIN R 592 84.6 43 6.2 17 15.9 10.6 201
2019 Changeup CIN R 133 89.7 24.1 -3.9 -14 12.7 -1.9 -13
2019 Sinker CIN R 550 93.1 21.3 -0.7 -3 11.7 -3 -20
2019 Cutter CIN R 15 89.3 25 0.9 4 3.1 1.1 56
2019 Curveball CIN R 714 81.9 53.9 3.4 7 15.7 7.1 82
2018 Changeup NYY R 53 88.4 25.3 -4.3 -15 14.7 0.2 2
2018 Cutter NYY R 25 89.6 26.4 -0.9 -4 2.7 0.9 47
2018 Sinker NYY R 684 93 22 -0.1 0 12.2 -2.4 -17
2018 4-Seamer NYY R 596 93.3 17.4 -1.3 -8 1 -6.7 -87
2018 Curveball NYY R 558 82.2 53.5 3.7 7 16.1 7.4 86
2018 Slider NYY R 330 85 42.2 5.7 16 12.2 7.4 153
2017 Cutter NYY R 1 90.9 14.7 8.9 38 4.7 2.9 163
2017 Curveball NYY R 343 81 53.6 3.8 8 14 5.8 72
2017 Slider NYY R 454 85.1 43.4 8.4 24 7.2 3.2 82
2017 4-Seamer NYY R 766 93.5 16.5 -1.8 -13 2.8 -5.5 -67
2017 Changeup NYY R 249 89.5 26.2 -0.8 -3 11.7 -2.6 -18
2017 Sinker NYY R 847 92 22.7 1 5 12.3 -2.7 -18
2016 Changeup OAK R 188 88.7 26.8 -0.7 -2 10 -3.9 -28
2016 Cutter OAK R 85 90.5 26.7 -4 -17 4.2 4 1790
2016 Sinker OAK R 465 93.3 20.1 0.8 4 9.9 -4.8 -32
2016 4-Seamer OAK R 659 93.5 16 -1.7 -12 1.7 -7 -80
2016 Slider OAK R 220 85.3 40.4 6.8 20 9.9 7.4 297
2016 Curveball OAK R 286 81.1 51.6 3 6 15.6 8.4 116
2015 Curveball OAK R 405 81.7 50.4 1.7 4 14.5 7.4 104
2015 4-Seamer OAK R 1133 93.7 15.4 -1.2 -8 0.5 -8 -94
2015 Cutter OAK R 86 91.6 25 -3.5 -16 4.7 4.6 3379
2015 Sinker OAK R 699 93.5 18.2 -1.4 -7 10.1 -4.8 -32
2015 Changeup OAK R 219 88.1 25.2 -2.4 -9 9.7 -3.7 -28
2015 Slider OAK R 515 86.5 35.5 2.8 9 7.8 5.3 216
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2020 Changeup 0.3 0 41 4.2 13 .182 .273 .342 11.8 0.0 0.0 .383 .520 .427 45.5
2020 Slider 2.5 4 157 16.2 33 .281 .313 .305 47.2 45.5 25.0 .291 .363 .290 11.8
2020 4-Seamer -0.9 -2 250 25.8 47 .250 .477 .332 15.2 23.4 21.2 .227 .358 .271 30.3
2020 Curveball -1.2 -3 267 27.6 54 .213 .277 .277 36.2 24.1 22.4 .292 .400 .341 35.3
2020 Sinker -2.0 -5 253 26.1 88 .137 .233 .253 27.3 37.5 29.5 .161 .275 .268 37.5
2019 Cutter 5.9 1 15 0.5 4 .500 .500 .575 0.0 25.0 20.0 .299 .336 .486 100.0
2019 Changeup -4.3 -6 133 4.6 37 .143 .314 .231 26.2 13.5 31.3 .277 .515 .341 25.8
2019 Sinker -1.1 -6 550 18.9 140 .238 .361 .316 27.1 30.7 30.7 .225 .352 .298 40.7
2019 Curveball -1.7 -12 714 24.5 158 .131 .207 .196 30.6 33.5 26.4 .186 .288 .236 27.7
2019 Slider -2.2 -13 592 20.4 167 .117 .201 .176 40.4 40.7 23.7 .161 .277 .222 24.1
2019 4-Seamer 1.0 8 803 27.6 176 .319 .546 .422 17.0 15.9 15.1 .285 .525 .400 40.7
2018 Cutter 1.5 0 25 1.1 1 .700 40.0 0.0 0.0 .700
2018 Changeup 8.2 4 53 2.4 13 .500 .917 .608 11.8 0.0 0.0 .388 .671 .472 41.7
2018 Slider 0.7 2 330 14.7 91 .185 .321 .253 39.1 41.8 23.3 .176 .295 .243 33.3
2018 4-Seamer 1.2 7 596 26.5 137 .339 .554 .431 20.4 10.2 14.3 .344 .550 .447 53.5
2018 Curveball -0.6 -3 558 24.8 148 .232 .341 .282 34.4 35.1 24.3 .206 .307 .255 30.2
2018 Sinker -0.8 -5 684 30.4 189 .273 .400 .347 14.9 10.1 15.8 .263 .382 .334 36.7
2017 Curveball -1.4 -5 343 12.9 52 .260 .320 .260 31.1 15.4 12.7 .309 .485 .352 35.7
2017 Changeup -0.4 -1 250 9.4 55 .275 .510 .356 34.6 16.4 32.1 .301 .583 .397 28.6
2017 Slider 0.2 1 454 17.0 146 .168 .280 .208 42.6 50.7 24.7 .172 .285 .205 36.2
2017 4-Seamer 1.0 8 766 28.8 187 .256 .425 .377 20.5 16.0 14.4 .272 .475 .370 42.0
2017 Sinker -1.4 -12 847 31.8 236 .224 .381 .317 20.8 13.6 16.0 .258 .401 .327 40.0
2017 N/A 0.0 0 1 0.0 0.0
2017 Cutter 3.2 0 1 0.0 0.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2020 Slider 139 82.7 63 19.2 7:30 8:15 -45
2020 Changeup 40 90.0 87 18.5 1:00 1:45 -45
2020 Sinker 243 93.0 74 16.5 12:45 1:45 -60
2020 4-Seam Fastball 210 93.0 79 14.9 12:45 12:15 30
2020 Curveball 243 80.8 82 22.1 7:15 7:30 -15
! Note: This table is showing data from the PITCHER perspective.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2016 502 1894 7 -4 11 5 18
2017 708 2803 -12 -20 14 8 -10
2018 573 2239 6 -17 10 8 7
2019 671 2787 -14 -38 13 10 -28
2020 233 964 -16 -2 7 4 -7
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Strike % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2015 3078 50.7 65.6 86.2 27.2 55.4 42.7 59.2 46.7 22.6 7.8 74.6
2016 1947 50.4 63.7 89.9 24.2 53.8 41.1 61.7 44.1 19.9 8.0 77.4
2017 2664 46.7 67.4 83.4 27.6 49.4 41.2 61.7 46.2 27.4 6.8 74.0
2018 2249 46.4 62.1 86.4 26.3 51.1 43.4 57.4 43.0 25.2 7.0 75.8
2019 2909 44.3 59.2 85.3 27.4 48.5 39.7 55.6 41.8 28.4 6.6 73.7
2020 968 45.4 58.1 81.6 24.6 48.5 39.7 54.9 39.8 29.6 8.3 75.0
ALL 13815 47.5 63.4 85.8 26.6 51.3 41.5 58.7 44.1 25.2 7.3 75.0
MLB 48.4 66.1 82.8 28.2 59.4 42.6 60.6 46.6 24.5 7.2 75.1

Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2015 52.9 16.6 23.8 6.7 39.1 37.1 23.8 1.7 42.8 22.6 22.1 4.8 4.5
2016 54.2 15.9 25.1 4.8 39.9 35.4 24.6 2.4 41.0 16.9 26.5 4.5 6.3
2017 54.0 17.0 24.7 4.3 34.0 44.7 21.1 5.8 38.1 17.2 26.2 4.7 6.2
2018 52.0 19.5 24.1 4.3 31.5 43.4 25.1 2.0 39.6 20.1 24.1 5.8 6.3
2019 52.6 20.3 21.3 5.8 37.9 38.1 24.1 1.9 40.0 22.9 21.7 4.7 6.8
2020 51.9 14.1 28.9 5.2 45.9 34.8 19.3 2.2 39.3 17.0 31.1 5.9 3.7
ALL 53.1 17.6 24.1 5.3 37.2 39.4 23.4 2.7 40.4 20.0 24.4 5.0 5.8
MLB 45.3 22.0 25.7 7.1 36.6 38.0 25.5 3.2 33.6 24.3 24.6 5.6 6.4

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2015 70 61 68 67 72 16 64 25 35 49 55 47 70 63 81 90
2016 25 19 30 39 31 30 40 6 1 29 44 22 25 56 84 93
2017 51 50 47 46 58 15 44 44 8 58 49 72 51 50 63 95
2018 32 34 53 68 21 28 51 40 16 43 25 52 32 56 83 93
2019 79 84 82 74 74 23 53 65 75 81 27 70 79 53 92 97
2020 56 54 74 84 41 56 89 77 78 83 24 69 56 51 88 93
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2019 22.3 17 16.4 0.6 8 17 3 17.6
2020 22.6 4 3.4 0.6 2 3 1 25.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 17 21 17 20 21 18 15 19 14 19 19 18 11 8 13 18 8 19 13 17 8 15 14 19 21 19 17 17 17 17 20
2020 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 4 3 4 4 4 1 2 3 4 2 4 2 3 2 4 4 3 4 4 4 4 3 3 4
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights and distances, but does not attempt to adjust for environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 93.5 93.2 -0.3 92.7 -0.5 93.1 0.4 93.2 0.1 93 -0.2
Offspeed Velocity 88.1 88.7 0.6 89.5 0.8 88.4 -1.1 89.7 1.3 90 0.3
Breaking Velocity 84.4 83 -1.4 83.3 0.3 83.2 -0.1 83.1 -0.1 81.6 -1.5
Exit Velocity 88.9 90.3 1.4 87.4 -2.9 88.6 1.2 88.1 -0.5 86.8 -1.3
Launch Angle 7.6 6.2 -1.4 5.4 -0.8 7.9 2.5 9 1.1 6.8 -2.2
Barrel % 4.5 6.3 1.8 6.2 -0.1 6.3 0.1 6.8 0.5 3.7 -3.1
Hard Hit % 34.6 43.9 9.3 38.6 -5.3 39.5 0.9 33.3 -6.2 32.6 -0.7
Sweet Spot % 27.6 29.1 1.5 29.5 0.4 30.2 0.7 31.3 1.1 37 5.7
xBA .238 .273 0.035 .249 -0.024 .254 0.005 .214 -0.04 .237 0.023
BA .217 .286 0.069 .226 -0.06 .27 0.044 .196 -0.074 .203 0.007
xwOBA .296 .341 0.045 .319 -0.022 .329 0.01 .29 -0.039 .297 0.007
wOBA .262 .349 0.087 .29 -0.059 .336 0.046 .265 -0.071 .271 0.006
xSLG .368 .441 0.073 .414 -0.027 .391 -0.023 .362 -0.029 .348 -0.014
SLG .316 .475 0.159 .374 -0.101 .419 0.045 .325 -0.094 .309 -0.016
K% 20.3 18.2 -2.1 22.6 4.4 21.1 -1.5 29 7.9 30.6 1.6
BB% 7.1 8.1 1 8.4 0.3 9.8 1.4 9.6 -0.2 11.1 1.5
Swing % 46.7 44.1 -2.6 46.2 2.1 43 -3.2 41.8 -1.2 39.8 -2
Whiff% 22.6 19.9 -2.7 27.4 7.5 25.2 -2.2 28.4 3.2 29.6 1.2
In Zone Swing % 50.7 50.4 -0.3 46.7 -3.7 46.4 -0.3 44.3 -2.1 45.4 1.1
Out of Zone Swing % 49.3 49.6 0.3 53.3 3.7 53.6 0.3 55.7 2.1 54.6 -1.1
First Pitch Swing % 27.6 29.6 2 29.1 -0.5 24.7 -4.4 22.6 -2.1 22.1 -0.5
First Pitch Strike % 59.2 61.7 2.5 61.7 0 57.4 -4.3 55.6 -1.8 54.9 -0.7
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2016 497 .351 249 13 5.2 248 73 29.4
2017 676 .290 365 8 2.2 311 93 29.9
2018 582 .336 306 24 7.8 276 145 52.5
2019 707 .265 386 30 7.8 321 184 57.3
2020 235 .271 99 7 7.1 136 105 77.2

Pitch Distribution