A’s at Diamondbacks: 5 Players to Watch

By Thomas Lynch
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Aug 17, 2015; Baltimore, MD, USA; Oakland Athletics pitcher Sonny Gray (54) throws a pitch in the fifth inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. The Orioles won 4-2. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

1-Sonny Gray

Friday night’s starting pitcher for the A’s is a legitimate Cy Young candidate. The 25-year old Gray sports a 2.10 ERA which is the second lowest in baseball behind Zack Greinke‘s 1.61. The right-hander is 12-5 and has tossed two shutouts. In 175 1/3 innings pitched, Gray has allowed only 127 hits and 44 walks for a WHIP of .98, fifth best in the game. He is a legitimate ace that is having an amazing season considering how bad the A’s have been.

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