MLB Draft 2013: Rockies sign No. 3 pick RHP Jonathan Gray

Doug Pensinger

The Colorado Rockies wasted little time after selecting Jonathan Gray last week, inking him to a deal on Wednesday.

The Colorado Rockies have signed right-handed pitcher Jonathan Gray on Wednesday. Terms were not announced at the time of the signing, but slot value for the No. 3 selection is about $5.6 million. UPDATE: Baseball America's Jim Callis reports that Gray signed for below-slot money at $4.8 million.

The Rockies drafted the Oklahoma Sooners product last week. Gray's team was still in the 2013 NCAA Baseball Tournament at the time, but the Sooners lost to LSU in the super regionals that weekend, ending their season.

The Denver Post's Troy Renck and Mile High Sports' Dan Mohrmann first reported on Wednesday of Gray's visit to the Rockies and the impending signing.

Gray will start his pro career with the Grand Junction Rockies, according to Renck. That seems a bit too conservative, but, hey, a lot of you can take a ride out to GJ to see him pitch this summer ... for however long he lasts there.

During his junior season at Oklahoma, Gray went 10-3 with a 1.64 ERA. He averaged more than one strikeout per inning, mowing down 147 in 126⅓ innings, and limited batters to 83 hit and allowed just one gopher ball. Baseball America recently named him to its College All-America first team. He'll bring with him to the pros the 100 mph fastball and a wipeout slider that made him a star this spring.

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