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• Right-handers Eddie Butler and Jon Gray, recent top picks who are already on the Major League radar, threw fastballs and changeups during live batting practice Monday.

Butler, who hit triple figures on his fastball in his first and last Minor League starts last year, threw his fastball and changeup with two-seam and four-seam grips, which give him four pitches instead of two. Gray, who exceeded 100 mph regularly at the University of Oklahoma, earned high marks from hitters he faced with deceptive motion that enhances and already potent fastball.

• Right-handers Eddie Butler and Jon Gray, recent top picks who are already on the Major League radar, threw fastballs and changeups during live batting practice Monday.

Butler, who hit triple figures on his fastball in his first and last Minor League starts last year, threw his fastball and changeup with two-seam and four-seam grips, which give him four pitches instead of two. Gray, who exceeded 100 mph regularly at the University of Oklahoma, earned high marks from hitters he faced with deceptive motion that enhances and already potent fastball.

• Weiss discussed what he wants to see from the pair. "Pitchability -- they showed that last year at the Minor League level. For young power arms, it's a rarity. You don't see guys fill up the strike zone like they did. I know all about the power. The ability to pitch with it, and stay in good counts with it, that's the way they have to pitch at this level."

Thomas Harding is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @harding_at_mlb.

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