Jonathan Gray’s college season and career at the University of Oklahoma ended in mid-June with an NCAA Super Regional loss at LSU, but the former OU ace starting pitcher’s year keeps getting better.
In June he was the third overall player selected in the 2013 Major League Baseball Draft, the first-round pick of the Colorado Rockies. And on Sunday, the OU All-American was named the National Pitcher of the Year by the College Baseball Hall of Fame. The power-throwing right-hander had a 10-3 record this season for OU and an especially stingy 1.63 ERA. His 147 strikeouts in 126 1/3 innings was the second best in the country in 2013.
Gray is scheduled to make his professional debut this week for the rookie league Grand Junction Rockies.