The Sooner State producing top talent
March, 18, 2013
By Christopher Crawford | ESPN.com
The more things change, the more they stay the same. College pitching continues to dominate the 2013 draft-season, although a new name has worked its way to near the top of the list. Meanwhile, a trio of talented right-handed arms in the SEC continues to struggle, and a prep catcher is making his case to do something that hasn't been done since 2008.
• He may have started the year as the second most talked about pitcher on his own staff, but Oklahoma's Jonathan Gray has usurped Dillon Overton -- and almost every other collegiate pitcher -- by putting up crazy numbers in 2013. The Sooner right-hander was once again dominant on Friday, giving up just five hits in a complete game shutout of Northwestern State, striking out 12 and walking none. With a fastball that's been clocked consistently in the high-90's and occasionally reaching triple digits and a slider that will flash plus, Gray has put himself into first-pick consideration for the upcoming draft.