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Sonny Gray
Popularity: ↑ 33%
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 7.7 27.6 .234 .361 .263 .290 .330 34.7 20.3 7.1 2.73 3.58
2016 1947 378 24 6.3 90.2 6.1 28.6 .264 .428 .352 .331 .367 44.3 18.2 8.1 5.69 4.84
2017 2664 465 29 6.2 87.4 5.4 29.5 .243 .401 .292 .311 .361 38.6 22.6 8.4 3.55 4.21
2018 2249 394 25 6.3 88.9 7.9 30.5 .246 .378 .337 .319 .355 39.5 21.1 9.8 4.90 4.36
2019 2909 428 29 6.8 88.1 9.1 30.1 .203 .344 .265 .279 .342 33.3 29 9.6 2.88 3.45
2020 968 135 5 3.7 86.8 6.8 37 .235 .344 .275 .303 .382 32.6 30.6 11.1 3.70 3.90
13815 2401 139 5.8 88.6 7.2 29.6 .236 .377 .295 .303 .351 37.4 23 8.7
6.4 88.3 11.9 32.8 .243 .402 .318 .312 .362 35.1 21.8 8.3

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Gray relies on 5 pitches.
Curveball
(27.6%) ,
Sinker
(26.6%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(25.8%) ,
Slider
(16.2%) ,
Changeup
(3.8%) ,


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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 0.213 0.285 0.277 0.388 0.274 0.344 88.6 10 2954 36.2 22.4
2020 Sinker 258 174 84 26.6 93.0 91 75 10 7 1 0 2 33 42 0.133 0.158 0.227 0.269 0.248 0.274 88.2 2 2420 26.5 29.2
2020 4-Seam Fastball 250 55 195 25.8 93.0 47 44 11 6 2 1 2 11 33 0.250 0.226 0.477 0.357 0.327 0.277 86.8 7 2521 15.1 21.2
2020 Slider 157 131 26 16.2 82.8 33 32 9 8 1 0 0 15 17 0.281 0.293 0.313 0.364 0.273 0.300 80.2 6 2824 47.2 25.0
2020 Changeup 37 9 28 3.8 89.8 10 9 2 1 1 0 0 0 9 0.222 0.438 0.333 0.607 0.282 0.476 86.4 13 2220 13.3 0.0
2019 4-Seam Fastball 803 300 503 28.6 93.3 176 141 45 29 7 2 7 28 118 0.319 0.277 0.546 0.509 0.409 0.389 89.7 16 2527 16.8 15.1
2019 Curveball 714 266 448 25.4 81.9 158 145 19 14 2 0 3 53 94 0.131 0.182 0.207 0.281 0.179 0.232 87.1 2 2988 30.4 26.4
2019 Slider 592 444 148 21.1 84.6 167 154 18 11 3 2 2 68 87 0.117 0.156 0.201 0.267 0.170 0.214 83.6 11 2868 40.3 23.7
2019 Sinker 550 480 70 19.6 93.1 140 122 29 20 6 0 3 43 81 0.238 0.219 0.361 0.343 0.302 0.292 89.4 3 2441 26.6 30.7
2019 Changeup 133 13 120 4.7 89.7 37 35 5 3 0 0 2 5 31 0.143 0.274 0.314 0.510 0.199 0.336 88.2 5 2047 25.8 31.3
2019 Cutter 15 14 1 0.5 89.3 4 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0.500 0.300 0.500 0.340 0.563 0.482 100.5 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 257 93 21.2 -0.4 -2 12.8 -1.7 -12
2020 4-Seamer CIN R 250 93 16.1 -0.4 -2 2 -5.4 -72
2020 Slider CIN R 157 82.8 45.4 5.8 15 16.8 10 146
2020 Changeup CIN R 37 89.8 21.7 -6.7 -23 13.8 -0.2 -2
2019 Sinker CIN R 550 93.1 21.3 -0.7 -3 11.7 -3 -20
2019 Curveball CIN R 714 81.9 53.9 3.3 7 15.7 7.1 83
2019 Changeup CIN R 133 89.7 24.1 -3.9 -14 12.7 -1.9 -13
2019 4-Seamer CIN R 803 93.3 16.1 -0.2 -1 1.9 -5.7 -75
2019 Slider CIN R 592 84.6 43 6.3 17 15.9 10.6 201
2019 Cutter CIN R 15 89.3 25 0.9 4 3.1 1.1 55
2018 Slider NYY R 330 85 42.2 5.7 16 12.2 7.4 153
2018 Changeup NYY R 53 88.4 25.3 -4.3 -15 14.7 0.2 2
2018 4-Seamer NYY R 596 93.3 17.4 -1.4 -9 1 -6.6 -87
2018 Sinker NYY R 684 93 22 -0.1 0 12.2 -2.4 -17
2018 Curveball NYY R 558 82.2 53.5 3.7 7 16.1 7.5 86
2018 Cutter NYY R 25 89.6 26.4 -0.9 -4 2.7 0.9 47
2017 Curveball NYY R 343 81 53.6 3.7 7 14 5.9 74
2017 4-Seamer NYY R 766 93.5 16.5 -1.9 -13 2.8 -5.4 -66
2017 Changeup NYY R 249 89.5 26.2 -0.8 -3 11.7 -2.6 -18
2017 Slider NYY R 454 85.1 43.4 8.4 24 7.2 3.2 81
2017 Cutter NYY R 1 90.9 14.7 8.9 38 4.7 2.9 163
2017 Sinker NYY R 847 92 22.7 1 5 12.3 -2.6 -18
2016 Curveball OAK R 286 81.1 51.6 2.9 6 15.6 8.4 116
2016 Cutter OAK R 84 90.4 26.9 -4.1 -18 4.2 4 1902
2016 Sinker OAK R 464 93.3 20.1 0.8 4 9.9 -4.8 -32
2016 Slider OAK R 220 85.3 40.4 6.8 20 9.9 7.4 298
2016 Changeup OAK R 188 88.7 26.8 -0.7 -2 10 -3.9 -28
2016 4-Seamer OAK R 657 93.5 16 -1.7 -12 1.7 -7 -80
! 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 -0.5 0 36 3.7 10 0.222 0.333 0.285 13.3 0 0 0.438 0.607 0.476 44.4
2020 Slider 2.4 4 157 16.2 33 0.281 0.313 0.305 47.2 45.5 25 0.293 0.364 0.3 11.8
2020 4-Seamer -1 -3 250 25.8 47 0.25 0.477 0.332 15.1 23.4 21.2 0.226 0.357 0.277 30.3
2020 Curveball -1.2 -3 267 27.6 54 0.213 0.277 0.277 36.2 24.1 22.4 0.285 0.388 0.343 35.3
2020 Sinker -2 -5 258 26.7 91 0.133 0.227 0.26 26.5 36.3 29.2 0.158 0.269 0.274 38.1
2019 Cutter 5.5 1 15 0.5 4 0.5 0.5 0.575 0 25 20 0.3 0.34 0.486 100
2019 Changeup -4.5 -6 133 4.6 37 0.143 0.314 0.231 25.8 13.5 31.3 0.274 0.51 0.337 25.8
2019 Sinker -1.1 -6 550 18.9 140 0.238 0.361 0.316 26.6 30.7 30.7 0.219 0.343 0.292 40.7
2019 Curveball -1.8 -13 714 24.5 158 0.131 0.207 0.201 30.4 33.5 26.4 0.182 0.281 0.232 27.7
2019 Slider -2.3 -13 592 20.4 167 0.117 0.201 0.175 40.3 40.7 23.7 0.156 0.267 0.215 24.1
2019 4-Seamer 0.9 7 803 27.6 176 0.319 0.546 0.425 16.8 15.9 15.1 0.277 0.509 0.391 40.7
2018 Cutter 1.4 0 25 1.1 1 0.7 40 0 0 0.7
2018 Changeup 8.1 4 53 2.4 13 0.5 0.917 0.608 11.8 0 0 0.383 0.678 0.471 41.7
2018 Slider 0.6 2 330 14.7 91 0.185 0.321 0.253 39.1 41.8 23.3 0.171 0.285 0.236 33.3
2018 4-Seamer 1.2 7 596 26.5 137 0.339 0.554 0.428 20.3 10.2 14.3 0.339 0.539 0.436 53.5
2018 Curveball -0.4 -2 558 24.8 148 0.232 0.341 0.283 34.4 35.1 24.3 0.201 0.298 0.253 30.2
2018 Sinker -0.6 -4 684 30.4 189 0.273 0.4 0.344 14.9 10.1 15.8 0.249 0.364 0.319 36.7
2017 Curveball -1.4 -5 343 12.9 52 0.26 0.32 0.272 31.1 15.4 12.7 0.297 0.459 0.336 35.7
2017 Changeup -0.4 -1 250 9.4 55 0.275 0.51 0.359 34.3 16.4 32.1 0.285 0.543 0.371 28.6
2017 Slider 0.1 0 454 17 146 0.168 0.28 0.211 42.6 50.7 24.7 0.166 0.278 0.208 36.2
2017 4-Seamer 0.9 7 766 28.8 187 0.256 0.425 0.376 20.4 16 14.4 0.268 0.461 0.36 42
2017 Sinker -1.5 -13 847 31.8 236 0.224 0.381 0.314 20.4 13.6 16 0.255 0.394 0.318 40
2017 N/A 1 0 0
2017 Cutter 3.1 0 1 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 Changeup 33 89.9 88 18.7 1:00 1:45 -45
2020 Curveball 218 80.9 83 22.1 7:00 7:30 -30
2020 4-Seam Fastball 185 93 79 14.8 12:45 12:15 30
2020 Sinker 238 93 74 16.5 12:45 1:45 -60
2020 Slider 131 82.7 63 19.3 7:30 8:15 -45
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2016 503 1900 3 -5 13 5 15
2017 712 2818 -14 -22 14 9 -12
2018 580 2247 6 -17 11 9 9
2019 682 2807 -15 -39 12 11 -30
2020 235 968 -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 86.1 27.5 55.2 42.5 59.2 46.8 22.5 7.8 75.3
2016 1947 50.4 64.3 88.8 24.4 53.9 41.3 61.8 44.5 19.6 8 78.3
2017 2664 46.7 67.8 82.9 27.9 48.7 41.2 61.7 46.6 27.2 6.8 75.1
2018 2249 46.4 62.2 86.3 26.2 50.9 43.4 57.4 43 25.1 7 75.8
2019 2909 44.3 59.8 84.5 27.8 47.8 39.7 55.6 42.2 28.1 6.6 74.2
2020 968 45.6 58.3 80.9 24.7 48.5 39.7 54.9 40 29.5 8.3 75
13815 47.5 63.7 85.3 26.8 50.9 41.4 58.8 44.4 25 7.3 75.6
48.4 66.6 82.2 28.4 59 42.6 60.6 46.9 24.3 7.2 75.7

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 2.2 42.8 23 22.1 4.8 4.5
2016 54.2 15.9 25.1 4.8 39.9 35.4 24.6 3.2 41 16.9 26.2 4.2 6.3
2017 54 17 24.7 4.3 34 44.7 21.1 6.5 38.1 17.2 26.2 4.7 6.2
2018 52 19.5 24.1 4.3 31.5 43.4 25.1 2.5 39.3 19.8 24.1 5.8 6.3
2019 52.6 20.3 21.3 5.8 37.9 38.1 24.1 2.8 38.1 22.2 20.6 4.7 6.8
2020 51.9 14.1 28.9 5.2 45.9 34.8 19.3 2.2 39.3 17 31.1 5.9 3.7
53.1 17.6 24.1 5.3 37.2 39.4 23.4 3.3 40 19.9 24.1 4.9 5.8
45.3 22 25.7 7.1 36.6 37.9 25.5 3.5 33.5 24.3 24.5 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 65 53 62 63 66 16 64 24 40 49 55 48 65 63 82 91
2016 22 21 29 36 32 30 41 6 1 29 44 21 22 56 85 94
2017 50 51 48 47 59 15 44 43 8 58 49 73 50 50 63 96
2018 32 37 54 69 25 28 52 33 15 43 25 53 32 57 83 94
2019 81 86 85 74 77 23 53 65 75 81 27 68 81 54 93 97
2020 59 53 75 84 40 56 89 77 78 83 24 70 59 52 89 94
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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 17.2 0 8 18 3 17.6
2020 22.6 4 3.4 1 2 3 1 25

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 17 24 17 22 23 19 15 21 15 20 19 20 11 8 13 18 8 21 14 18 8 15 14 20 22 20 17 18 17 18 21
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 89.9 0.2
Breaking Velocity 84.4 82.9 -1.5 83.3 0.4 83.2 -0.1 83.1 -0.1 81.6 -1.5
Exit Velocity 88.9 90.2 1.3 87.4 -2.8 88.9 1.5 88.1 -0.8 86.8 -1.3
Launch Angle 7.7 6.1 -1.6 5.4 -0.7 7.9 2.5 9.1 1.2 6.8 -2.3
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 % 34.7 44.3 9.6 38.6 -5.7 39.5 0.9 33.3 -6.2 32.6 -0.7
Sweet Spot % 27.6 28.6 1 29.5 0.9 30.5 1 30.1 -0.4 37 6.9
xBA 0.234 0.264 0.03 0.243 -0.021 0.246 0.003 0.203 -0.043 0.235 0.032
BA 0.217 0.286 0.069 0.226 -0.06 0.27 0.044 0.196 -0.074 0.203 0.007
xwOBA 0.29 0.331 0.041 0.311 -0.02 0.319 0.008 0.279 -0.04 0.303 0.024
wOBA 0.263 0.352 0.089 0.292 -0.06 0.337 0.045 0.265 -0.072 0.275 0.01
xSLG 0.361 0.428 0.067 0.401 -0.027 0.378 -0.023 0.344 -0.034 0.344 0
SLG 0.316 0.475 0.159 0.374 -0.101 0.419 0.045 0.325 -0.094 0.309 -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 % 46.8 44.5 -2.3 46.6 2.1 43 -3.6 42.2 -0.8 40 -2.2
Whiff% 22.5 19.6 -2.9 27.2 7.6 25.1 -2.1 28.1 3 29.5 1.4
In Zone Swing % 50.7 50.4 -0.3 46.7 -3.7 46.4 -0.3 44.3 -2.1 45.6 1.3
Out of Zone Swing % 49.3 49.6 0.3 53.3 3.7 53.6 0.3 55.7 2.1 54.4 -1.3
First Pitch Swing % 27.9 29.8 1.9 30.1 0.3 24.7 -5.4 23 -1.7 22.1 -0.9
First Pitch Strike % 59.2 61.8 2.6 61.7 -0.1 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 495 .348 247 13 5.3 248 73 29.4
2017 676 .292 365 8 2.2 311 93 29.9
2018 582 .337 306 24 7.8 276 145 52.5
2019 707 .265 386 30 7.8 321 184 57.3
2020 235 .275 99 7 7.1 136 105 77.2

Pitch Distribution