Rockies’ Jon Gray has fantasy baseball upside

The trading deadline is less than a week away, the rumor mill is reeling and a lot of movement for fantasy options is certainly to be expected.

We know Biggest rental names on the market including Kris Bryant, Trevor Story and Javier Baez. We know the biggest playable players out there include Jose Berrios, Craig Kimbrel, Joey Gallo and Kyle Gibson. The twins brought ageless Nelson Cruz to the Rays.

There are many more players can find themselves in new homes on weekends – and sometimes that change of scenery helps the player soar to new heights.

The Rockies’ Jon Gray has always been a compelling fantasy choice, but ultimately insane. He’s a guy who’s likely to beat a beater per round (9.1 out of nine for his career), but he’s also a guy who walks 7.8% of the strokes he takes. must face to face. He is frequently injured, making more than 30 starts in a single season and 25 or more in just three of his seven seasons. He’s also had an ERA below 3.80 just twice, one of which happened this year.

There are a lot of big names on the commercial market, but one of the pitchers who needs to keep an eye on the deadline is Jon Gray of the Rockies.
There are many big-name giants on the commercial market, but one likely to keep an eye on the deadline is Jon Gray of the Rockies.
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In his first 17 games, Gray is 6-6 with a 3.68 ERA (his lowest score since 2017) and 8.4 strikes per nine. He’s beating the worst 9.5% game time of his career (3.6/9 innings, 12th in the majors), but the rest of his numbers are pretty promising.

Opponents are hitting 0.217 on him, which is not only the best mark of his career, but also 18th in NL among pitchers who have thrown at least 90 innings. He is beating his opponents by 22.3 percent, has the lowest WHIP (1.22) of his career, his 11.2 percent swing rate and his 3.56 xERA prove for His 3.68 ERA.

If you look at the Gray Lobster’s on-field incident, he is humiliating the giants with his side throws. The opponent is hitting .141 with 55 shots (38.7% spin) and 17.5 swing rate for his slider, the pitch he’s using 36.6% of the time. He used the slider as his putaway 26.6% of the time.

The opponent is also hitting .182 with a 31.8% blow to his roll and a .194 with a 22.7 blow to his change, which he throws 10.7% of the time. time.

It’s his fast ball, he throws 47.4% of the time and has a top speed of 98 mph, which doesn’t fool anyone. Although Gray has a career-high 19.2% on-court hit rate, opponents are beating it .298 with six home players and a 9.7% walk rate. His 7.6% swing-to-court ratio is a career best mark, but he’s not short of enough strokes.

Many people often shy away from a pitcher who has historically not been able to throw his half-game at Coors Field, but that would be a mistake with the Gray Lobster. In the 10 games that started in Denver this year, he’s 5-2 with a 3.14 ERA, 8.3 strike per nine innings and 1.05 WHIP. He was much worse on the road, going 1-4 with a 4.54 ERA, 8.6 strikes per nine and 1.49 WHIP in seven starts.

Two (potential) of Grey’s starting ahead of the trade deadline will come on their way against the Dodgers and Padres. He will win the ball Sunday in Los Angeles, where he is 1-6 with a 6.82 ERA and 1.78 WHIP in seven career starts. He is 0-1 with an ERA of 3.38 in three starts against the Dodgers this year, including last Sunday’s undecided game in which he limited the defending champions to two runs in seven innings. He is then set to start in San Diego, where he is on a 6-4 run with a 2.89 ERA in 11 career starts, including a July 11 win, when he limit the Padres to a run of more than six innings.

Now is a good time to take on the Gray Lobster, even if he sits on your bench for the next two games instead of imposing offensive threats. He owns only 40% of ESPN’s leagues, but that number can add up quickly – especially if he lands in a pitcher-friendly ballpark.

Big hits

David Fletcher SS/2B, Angel

Had at least one hit on target in 29 of his 30 games since June 13, hitting 53–125 (.424) with two monarchs, 21 RBIs, 21 runs, two bases hit theft and 1,026 OPS.

Eric Lauer SP, Brewer

Allowed to run twice in his previous three starts while leading 2-1 with a 0.98 ERA, 13 strikes and an opponent’s 0.169 average. Landing only: 10 walks.

Matt Olson 1B, Athletics

In his first six games since halftime, he is 8 to 21 (.381) with two hosts, five RBIs and 1,271 OPS. He has reached .314 with five hosts since July 3.

Robbie Ray SP, Blue Jays

The score is 2-0 with 0.00 ERA, 19-3 hit rate and an opponent average of 0.109 in his past two games. He’s 6-2 with a 2.11 ERA, 78-14 hit rate and an opponent average of 0.196 over the past nine games.

Big Whiff

Trevor Story SS, Rockies

Entering Friday, hitting .143 without a monarch, two RBIs, 16 attacks and .444 OPS in his past nine games. Reached 0.160 in his first 13 games this month.

Chris Paddack SP, Padres

Since his last win on June 18, he is drawing 1-1 with a 10.31 ERA, an opponent average of 0.361 and one save in his past five appearances. .

Rockies slugger Trevor Story was unsuccessful for nine matches and moved on.
Rockies slugger Trevor Story was unsuccessful for nine matches and moved on.
AP Photo / David Zalubowski

Shohei Ohtani DH / SP, Angel

In the first six games of the second half, he won 4-24 (.167) with one homer, four RBIs, 14 attacks and 0.593 OPS.

Ross Stripling SP, Blue Jays

Takes two consecutive starts, allowing 10 runs in four sets (22.50 ERA). He hit 5 shots, walked 4, allowed 5 hosts and averaged 0.421 opponents in those games.

Check the swing xích

  • Mouse catcher Will Smith is 7-for-19 (.368) with three hosts, 12 RBIs, four runs, a stolen base and 1,373 OPS in his first six games since the Midsummer Classic. He has 16 RBIs in the past 13 games.
  • Juan Soto of the Nationals increased his average from 0.263 on June 18 to 0.301 after going 38-eat-102 (.373) with eight houses, 26 RBIs, 26 runs, 21 walks, four bases lost steals and 1,152 OPS in his last 28 games into Friday.
  • The Tigers’ Jonathan Schoop entered Friday with a 12-game streak, scoring 0.367 (18 for 49) with a homer, 10 RBI, eight runs and 0.842 OPS in that span.
  • Mitch Haniger had an 11-game winning streak recorded on Thursday after drawing 0 to 4 with three strikes against the Athletics. The Mariner is 15-for-41 (.366) with five home runs, 12 RBIs, 13 runs, five walks, and 1,205 OPS during that period.
  • In other Mariners news, Chris Flexen, who is featured in this space last week, was the most added pitcher in this week’s ESPN tournaments. The former Met man lost on Thursday, but is still 4-1 with an ERA of 1.94, 33 strikes and an opponent average of 0.219 in his past seven games.

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