The ultimate waiver wire pickup in just about every season of fantasy baseball I’ve ever played, Jon Gray is a great option if you need an arm, either in the fantasy realm or in reality.
A durable starter with double-digit win potential, Gray would be a low-cost option to bolster the Blue Jays’ staff this season.
Adding Gray comes with no long term commitment either, as the Shawnee, Okla. native is a free agent after 2021.
Gray took a circuitous route to the major leagues. He was drafted in the 13th round out of high school in 2010 by the Royals, but chose to attend junior college. In 2011, he was drafted in the 10th round by the Yankees, but decided to attend the University of Oklahoma. Finally, he was drafted for a third time by the Rockies in 2013, this time as the third overall pick.
While I can’t tell you that Gray is going to be the piece that takes the Blue Jays over the top, he is a solid depth option with a proven track record in the bigs. Never too high and never too low, every team needs a couple of Jon Grays.
If the Blue Jays are feeling a little more risky, however, Colorado has another pitcher with a higher ceiling, but a lower floor.