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Top MLB Draft prospect Jonathan Gray tests positive for Adderall

Jonathan Gray OklahomaJonathan Gray, a pitcher who might go first overall in this week’s MLB Draft, tested positive for Adderall in an MLB test administered to the top 200 draft prospects, according to various reports.

Gray, a 6-foot-4, 239-pound junior at Oklahoma, can throw 100 mph and is expected to be one of the first players taken in the draft. The positive test for Adderall is not expected to hurt his draft stock, per CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman, but future positive tests could result in a suspension.

Amateur players are not subject to MLB suspensions for failing a test. However, MLB players are suspended 25 games if they fail a test for the second time.

Adderall is a medication used to treat ADD, and MLB allows players to apply for a medical exemption. ESPN’s Keith Law says Gray did not have a prescription for the drug.

Gray was selected in the 10th round in 2010 and 13th round in 2011 (he played his freshman season at a community college). After going 8-4 with a 3.16 ERA last season, he has gone 10-2 with a 1.59 ERA in 16 starts this season. Gray has struck out 138 batters in 119 innings.

Below is a video of Gray pitching against UCLA in March. He dialed it up to 100 mph a few times, located well, and showed a disgusting tailing changeup and pretty nasty slider:

Photo: Sooner Sports



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