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Birth Date3-22-1996
Height6' 1"
Weight215 lbs
Age21 years, 6 months, 28 days
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
2014 DOD Rk 7 6 30.0 1 2 0 20 7 33 2 .000 6.0 2.1 0.6 9.9 0% .243 .000 0.90 3.58 3.00 83 2.56 85.8
2014 OGD Rk 4 4 18.3 1 1 0 19 6 25 1 .000 9.3 2.9 0.5 12.3 0% .400 .000 1.36 3.13 4.91 67 1.48 75.5
2015 GRL A 24 24 103.3 6 4 0 86 54 117 6 .259 100 7.5 4.7 0.5 10.2 44% .307 .250 1.35 3.47 3.14 96 3.26 97.2
2016 RCU A+ 20 18 105.3 8 4 1 103 43 100 6 .268 97 8.8 3.7 0.5 8.5 53% .316 .267 1.39 3.83 4.02 93 3.00 96.7
2016 STO A+ 6 5 28.7 3 3 0 44 10 24 4 .269 93 13.8 3.1 1.3 7.5 60% .408 .345 1.88 4.99 6.91 93 3.08 97.3
2017 MID AA 29 24 148.3 11 12 0 149 61 150 15 .259 109 9.0 3.7 0.9 9.1 46% .328 .260 1.42 4.02 4.49 90 3.97 89.1

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BP Articles

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This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of August 29Steve Givarz2017-08-30
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of July 24Steve Givarz2017-07-25
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This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of June 9th-11thMark Anderson2017-06-12
Looking Back on Tomorrow: Oakland AthleticsPatrick Dubuque2017-03-16
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty Dynamics: The Next 112Ben Carsley2017-03-15
BP Experts Prospect Mock Draft: Rounds 9-10BP Fantasy Staff2017-03-10
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty League Positional Rankings: The Top 175 Starting PitchersBret Sayre2017-03-02
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessGet to Know: Starting Pitcher Prospects for 2018 and BeyondBen Carsley2017-02-28
2017 Prospects: The Top 101 Dynasty League ProspectsBret Sayre2017-02-23
2017 Prospects: The Top 101 Dynasty League ProspectsBen Carsley2017-02-23
2017 Prospects: The Top 101 Prospects of 2017BP Prospect Staff2017-02-13
2017 Prospects: The Top 101 Prospects of 2017Jeffrey Paternostro2017-02-13
2017 Prospects: The Top 101 Prospects, Sliced and DicedRob McQuown2017-02-13
This article requires BP Premium access2017 Prospects: Seattle Mariners Top 10 ProspectsJeffrey Paternostro2016-12-15
This article requires BP Premium access2017 Prospects: Seattle Mariners Top 10 ProspectsBP Prospect Staff2016-12-15
This article requires BP Premium access2017 Prospects: Seattle Mariners Top 10 ProspectsBrendan Gawlowski2016-12-15
This article requires BP Premium access2017 Prospects: Oakland Athletics Top 10 ProspectsJeffrey Paternostro2016-12-13
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This article requires BP Premium accessNotes from the Field: Cal League Wrap: The PitchersWilson Karaman2016-10-05
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Monday, August 15thChristopher Crawford2016-08-16
Outta Left Field: Butterfly Effect-ing the LeftiesDustin Palmateer2016-08-10
This article requires BP Premium accessEyewitness Accounts: August 4, 2016BP Prospect Staff2016-08-04
Transaction Analysis: Richer Get RichSam Miller2016-08-02
Transaction Analysis: Richer Get RichPatrick Dubuque2016-08-02
Transaction Analysis: Richer Get RichWilson Karaman2016-08-02
Transaction Analysis: Richer Get RichChristopher Crawford2016-08-02
Transaction Analysis: Richer Get RichCraig Goldstein2016-08-02
The GM Trade Game!: Let's Trade For Julio TeheranBP Staff2016-07-28
The GM Trade Game!: Let's Trade For Julio TeheranBen Carsley2016-07-28
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This article requires BP Premium accessBP Top 50: Honorable MentionsCraig Goldstein2016-07-07
The 2014 Re-Draft: Two Years Is An EternityBaseball Prospectus2016-06-14
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Freestyle: Evaluating the California League All-StarsWilson Karaman2016-06-09
TDGX Transactions: Let's Trade Victor Robles AgainGeorge Bissell2016-06-08
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Monday Morning Ten Pack: Impressive StartsBP Prospect Staff2016-04-11
2016 Prospects: The Top 175 Players 25-and-UnderChristopher Crawford2016-04-04
2016 Prospects: The Top 175 Players 25-and-UnderBP Prospect Staff2016-04-04
2016 Prospects: The Top 175 Players 25-and-UnderBrendan Gawlowski2016-04-04
2016 Prospects: The Top 175 Players 25-and-UnderMark Anderson2016-04-04
Prospectus Feature: The Top 101 Prospects of 2016, With Write-UpsBP Prospect Staff2016-04-01
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2016 Prospects: 2016 Organizational RankingsWilson Karaman2016-03-30
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Dynasty Dynamics: A Different Dynasty Top 101Ben Carsley2016-03-23
2016 Prospects: Los Angeles Dodgers Top 10 ProspectsBP Prospect Staff2016-03-03
2016 Prospects: Los Angeles Dodgers Top 10 ProspectsChristopher Crawford2016-03-03
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty League Positional Rankings: The Top 175 Starting PitchersBret Sayre2016-03-03
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessGet to Know: Starting Pitcher Prospects for 2017 and BeyondBen Carsley2016-02-29
Fantasy Prospect Rankings: The Top 101 Dynasty League Prospects for 2016Bret Sayre2016-02-15
2016 Prospects: The Top 101 Prospects, Sliced and DicedRob McQuown2016-01-29
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Freestyle: Prospecting in the Dominican Winter LeagueGreg Wellemeyer2015-09-24
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Wednesday, September 2ndJeff Moore2015-09-03
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This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Episode 67Ben Murphy2015-08-07
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of July 31-August 2, 2015Jeff Moore2015-08-03
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Monday, July 13thJeff Moore2015-07-14
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of July 7-8, 2015Jeff Moore2015-07-09
This article requires BP Premium accessBP Top 50: The Best Midseason ProspectsBP Prospect Staff2015-07-06
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This article requires BP Premium accessThe 2014 Redraft: How Much Has Changed?Baseball Prospectus2015-06-15
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty Dynamics: 2015 U25 Rankings: National League WestCraig Goldstein2015-06-10
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty Dynamics: 2015 U25 Rankings: National League WestBen Carsley2015-06-10
This article requires BP Premium accessMonday Morning Ten Pack: April 20, 2015BP Prospect Staff2015-04-20
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This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Freestyle: A Different Dynasty Top 101 ListBen Carsley2015-03-10
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty League Positional Rankings: Top 175 Starting PitchersBret Sayre2015-02-27
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This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessGet to Know: Starting Pitcher Prospects for 2016Craig Goldstein2015-02-24
2015 Prospects: 2015 Organizational RankingsMark Anderson2015-02-17
2015 Prospects: 2015 Organizational RankingsBP Prospect Staff2015-02-17
2015 Prospects: 2015 Organizational RankingsJeff Moore2015-02-17
The Top 101 Prospects of 2015: Sliced and DicedRob McQuown2015-02-16
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2016-09-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)Anyone for A's fans to be excited about besides Puk, Barreto, and (maybe) Chapman?
(Ford from Flying cross country)
Despite his struggles after the trade, Grant Holmes is someone to be excited about. If he can figure out how to throw strikes, Dakota Chalmers is someone to be excited about. Frankie Montas could be a high-leverage reliever. It's not a good system, but, there's some stuff. There's always some stuff. Even the Angels have some stuff. (Christopher Crawford)
2016-04-25 23:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Wilson. Are there any prospects who wasn't highly regarded entering this season who you are looking to buy stock on before they break out this season? Vice versa are there any prospects your looking to sell stocks on?
(Jerry from Earth)
I'm sure there are a million on both sides of the ledger, but honestly it's too early to really be making those calls far as I'm concerned. Haven't come away overly impressed from two Grant Holmes starts, what I saw didn't really match what I'd read. Those kinds of things will start to trickle out, but especially with hitter I'm not drawing any conclusions yet. (Wilson Karaman)
2016-03-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)I need 1 more player for my fantasy minor league team. The choice is a SP prospect (Kolby Allard, Amir Garrett, Josh Hader, Grant Holmes, Yadier Alvarez or Dylan Cease), position player (Dominic Smith or Trent Clark) or lottery ticket (Willie Calhoun). Which SP and position player would you choose and also your overall pick, taking into account not only ceiling/floor but also proximity to the bigs (the closer the better).
(paladin from philippines)
I really like a bunch of those dudes. Calhoun can be a special hitter, but he's a butcher defensively and loses value if (when) he moves to the OF. Allard and Garrett are two really high-upside arms, and Alvarez could turn into any pitcher you can think of (good or bad). I probably go Clark there, but you've got options depending on what you're into. (Wilson Karaman)
2015-12-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)If the Reds/Dodgers trade actually happens, what are some names the Reds fans should be hoping for? The top 3 are obviously out, but who else can should I be googling??
(@ScottSewellNYC from NYC)
Grant Holmes. I think he'll be the centerpiece, if it's true that none of Seager/Urias/De Leon are in there. And if it happens. Holmes shouldn't have slipped to 22 in the Draft, and would be a very nice headliner in a Chapman deal. If it happens. (Matthew Trueblood)
2015-09-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)What guys not on the top 20 could shoot up the lists to it next year? Guys I can grab before waivers closes in my dynasty league.
(Person from California)
I'd say Alford is one of those guys. Jose De Leon, Bradley Zimmer, Grant Holmes, Austin Meadows. There's a lot of good stuff. (Christopher Crawford)
2015-07-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Chris, I'm stuck in Chicago but love following prospects. Outside of Nick Gordon, Gleyber Torres, Grant Holmes, Kodi Modieros, am I missing anybody to watch in the MWL? Closest teams to me are Kane, then South Bend and Beloit. Thanks
(Will from Chicago)
Hi Will. Don't feel bad about being stuck in Chicago. It's a great city. I like how there's beautiful architecture and a beach. You don't get that from many other places. Of course the last time I went someone stole my laptop, so nuts to your stupid city now that I think about it. Also those are pretty much the guys. (Christopher Crawford)
2015-06-16 20:00:00 (link to chat)How would you rank Reynaldo Lopez, Jake Thompson, and Grant Holmes in dynasty?
(Grizz from Chi)
Jake Thompson > Grant Holmes > Reynaldo Lopez, imo. (Ben Carsley)
2015-05-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)Grant Holmes = top 30 prospect next year if he cuts his walk rate a wee bit?
(awg from bklyn)
It is possible. Loved what I saw from Holmes in Spring Training. Recent reports have him working primarily on FB command, which isn't surprising for a prospect in the lower minors. The ingredients are all there for a pitcher with three potential average or higher offerings, with the FB/CB both potentially plus offerings. He has the durability and frame I want in a SP. I am optimistic. (Tucker Blair)
2015-05-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)Would the Dodgers consider trading Grant Holmes for Dillon Gee?
(John from NY)
Seems a little steep (Tucker Blair)
2015-04-06 20:15:00 (link to chat)Everyone dogs the Brewers for having a weak system. Is it a case of bad depth, or not enough high-end talent? Seems some guys are emerging, like Taylor, Arcia, Harrison, Lara, Gatewood, etc
(Bart Bennison from The rivers)
I love this question. The answer is a little bit of column A and a little bit of column B.

The guys you mentioned are mostly guys who are in the system just this past season, where they seemed to make investing in the farm a priority (Harrison, Lara, Gatewood, Medeiros). I think that's a great shift in strategy for them, but the question is whether it's a great concept with poor execution. For example - they signed Kodi Medeiros for $2.5M as the 12th overall pick, saving some slot money so they could spend on Harrison and Gatewood. Grant Holmes - once viewed as a possible top-10 selection slipped to 22nd-overall and *also* signed for $2.5M. Holmes is now viewed as a top-100 quality prospect while a lot of scouts view Medeiros as a LOOGY. Good idea, but was that executed ideally? I'll say no.

On top of that, Gatewood's consistency in selling out for power raised a lot of questions about his selection with that second 1st-rounder. It's too soon to tell whether that was a good selection or not (for most picks, anyway) and Gatewood looked good in BP in my viewing, but it raised some eyebrows at the time.

Harrison seems like a gem, at this point though!

Ultimately, they have some high-end talent but it's super far away and carries a lot of risk (Lara may not be an infielder), and the other talent just isn't very exciting (Taylor). Lot of good reports on Arcia though. (Craig Goldstein)
2015-04-06 20:15:00 (link to chat)You mentioned Grant Holmes as the 22nd pick signing for around what Kodi Medeiros signed for as a reason why the plan might not have been executed as expertly as it could have been. However Holmes signed for over slot and Medeiros signed for underslot. Who's to say Holmes would have signed for underslot had he gone 12th? People always rave about Monte Harrison while questioning Medeiros going so high. I just tell them to pretend their draft position was switched.
(Mokajige from Sheboygan, WI)
The point though is, they signed for the same amount of money. It's possible Holmes postured that he wouldn't sign for said amount and the Brewers believed him. I don't know that that's the case or not, but it would at least suggest that they didn't do enough homework then. Even so, it's possible they did their work and he just folded to LA where he wouldn't to MIL. Even if you want to play that game though, Brandon Finnegan (another possible LOOGY in the end) signed for even less than Medeiros ($2.206M), already reached the majors and might have a better shot at starting.

I'm not trying to take shots here, but hindsight being what it is, it looks like they could have come away with a better player at 12th overall, while still taking the shots they did on Harrison and Gatewood.

I don't think it's as simple as flipping their draft positions either. Harrison is a great prospect to have, but he's still extremely risky and even upon redraft, likely wouldn't go in the range you're talking about. (Craig Goldstein)
2014-11-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)What are the odds Grant Holmes launches himself into BPs top 10 prospect list end of next season?
(Bryan from Torrance, CA)
He's already going to make the cut very comfortably in this year's Dodgers top 10 list. As far as where he'll rank overall next year will depend heavily on the how well his stuff translates to the Midwest League and his changeup development. (Todd Gold)
2014-12-18 15:00:00 (link to chat)I'm in a pickle. 18 team league, 20 roster spots for prospects. I own 5 of the top 23 or so picks in our upcoming prospect draft, but my prospect list is very strong and I don't just want to drop anyone to roster one of my draft picks. Can you please rank these guys according to their trade value in my deep league. Hitters - Almora, Baretto, Devers, Frazier, Margot, Mondesi, Mejia, Phillips, Vogelbach. Pitchers - M Almonte, E Diaz, M Feliz, Gohara, Osuna, Hader, Lively. Which of these pitchers would you drop in order to roster someone like Tyler Beade, Grant Holmes, or other guys likely to be there in the 15-25 area of a draft?
(username49 from Ohio)
Another good question for the Bat Signal. I can't rank all of them without taking plenty of time, but the guys I'd drop in favor of Beede or Holmes are Hader and Lively. I'd probably dump Phillips for Holmes as well, but I like Phillips too. (Craig Goldstein)
2014-12-18 15:00:00 (link to chat)Is Kevin your evil twin? Orrr are you HIS? Also, could you name 3 or 4 rookieball guys who could break out in 2015? (Okay to cite guys we've all heard of, like Devers for instance.) Thanks!
(Evil Twin Spotter from secret lair)
Kevin and I aren't related but if we're going in this direction, I'm the fourth clone from Multiplicity who puts pizza in his wallet.

Devers is a good one, and I've already mentioned Molina. I like Barreto and Grant Holmes too. (Craig Goldstein)
2015-02-09 20:00:00 (link to chat)Considering the fact that most would argue that a #3/4 type starter is more valuable than a shutdown closer, what is the argument for Nick Burdi being on the list ahead of young arms like Joe Ross,Michael Feliz and Edwin Diaz? Is there a big difference between the arms I listed and pitchers like Kyle Freeland and Grant Holmes?
(Brandon from AZ)
Probability (though I'd maybe quibble with the statement that a #4 starter is more valuable with a true shutdown reliever). Burdi's likelihood of being a shutdown closer is much greater than the probability that Ross/Feliz/Diaz become mid-rotation arms. And he's closer, from a developmental standpoint, as well. Upside/probability combo favors both Freeland/Holmes over the trio you mentioned, and I'd be willing to bet Freeland/Holmes could both handle themselves in a big league pen right now, which I wouldn't necessarily say with the same conviction for Ross/Feliz/Diaz. (Top 101 Chat)
2014-11-04 18:00:00 (link to chat)What did you think of the Dodgers 1st two picks Grant Holmes and Alex Verdugo?
(Mike from Utica)
I don't have a lot of experience with Verdugo, so I'm not the best to ask there, but I love Holmes. I saw him quite a bit at the prep ranks and I love the profile and think he's pretty easily a mid-rotation starter and possibly as strong as a #2 type. (Mark Anderson)


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