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Jun 6, 2013 10:43 PM by Jordan Mason

Rockies take RHP Jonathan Gray with No. 3 pick

DENVER (AP) - Jonathan Gray says being drafted by the Colorado Rockies with the No. 3 overall pick puts his mind at ease on the eve of pitching in the biggest game of his career.

With the draft out of the way, the hard-throwing University of Oklahoma right-hander can turn his attention toward taking the mound on Friday for an NCAA super regional opener against LSU. Gray has a chance to move the Sooners a step closer to the College World Series.

Gray is having a stellar season with the Sooners, going 10-2 with a 1.59 ERA. His fastball keeps gaining velocitiy, too, with some of his pitches hitting 100 mph.

That's what intrigued the Rockies, who believe his blazing fastball could one day be a good fit at hitter friendly Coors Field.

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