Oakland Athletics: Sonny Gray (RHP, Vanderbilt)
Just 5-11-- that's listed, and might be generous -- Gray will almost certainly be the shortest pitcher drafted Monday, but Tim Hudson has showed everyone you don't have stand six feet tall to thrive in the major leagues. Like many shorter pitchers, he's a bulldog on the mound and it doesn't hurt that he routinely throws in the low 90s, occasionally touches 96, and also throws an outstanding curveball.
Because of his height, there will be questions about Gray until he actually reaches the majors and pitches well, and like most young pitchers he does still need to refine his changeup. So far this season, Gray's struck out 115 college hitters and walked 39 in 108 innings. As well as he's pitched, the A's will probably be tempted to shift him to the bullpen if he doesn't thrive as a starter in his first pro season or two. Scouts note that he thrives under pressure and could make a fine closer if the changeup doesn't come around.