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Randal Grichuk RFBlue Jays

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Birth Date8-13-1991
Height6' 1"
Weight205 lbs
Age27 years, 0 months, 3 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
0.02014
2.52015
2.62016
1.42017
1.52018
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2014 SLN 22 47 116 110 11 27 6 1 3 44 5 31 0 0 8 0 2 .245 .278 .400 .244 -1.0 1.2 0.0
2015 SLN 23 103 350 323 49 89 23 7 17 177 22 110 4 1 0 47 4 2 .276 .329 .548 .316 25.9 -2.2 2.5
2016 SLN 24 132 478 446 66 107 29 3 24 214 28 141 3 1 0 68 5 4 .240 .289 .480 .275 24.0 0.9 2.6
2017 SLN 25 122 442 412 53 98 25 3 22 195 26 133 2 2 0 59 6 1 .238 .285 .473 .260 11.4 2.1 1.4
2018 TOR 26 88 326 299 44 68 19 0 16 135 19 79 6 2 0 43 3 2 .227 .285 .452 .260 9.4 -0.0 1.0
Career49217121590223389102148276510049415602251811.245.295.481.27569.71.97.5

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2009 ANG Rk 53 256 .286 .258 .343 .373 .270 .411 96 6.6 7.0 -1.1 -1.9 1.1 13.6 1.2 13.6 1.2
2010 CDR A 52 214 .303 .254 .337 .382 .260 .359 107 9.8 6.3 -2.4 1.5 0.9 14.6 1.6 14.6 1.6
2010 ANG Rk 12 52 .422 .247 .305 .351 .269 .333 93 8.1 1.8 -0.8 -1.7 -0.9 8.2 0.6 8.2 0.6
2011 CDR A 32 131 .247 .254 .325 .382 .269 .280 97 -1.9 3.8 -1.4 2.3 -1.2 -0.7 0.2 -0.7 0.2
2011 SBR A+ 14 57 .284 .271 .326 .433 .268 .350 93 1.6 1.7 -0.6 -1.4 1.8 4.4 0.3 4.4 0.3
2011 ANG Rk 7 28 .322 .270 .353 .411 .270 .364 98 2.1 0.9 -0.4 -0.5 -0.2 2.3 0.2 2.3 0.2
2012 SBR A+ 135 575 .300 .276 .337 .437 .276 .329 91 25.4 17.2 -4.2 -2.8 3.2 41.6 3.9 41.6 3.9
2012 SCO Wnt 16 64 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .289 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 ARK AA 128 542 .285 .255 .320 .397 .260 .272 97 14 14.7 -4.5 15.5 3.0 27.2 4.6 27.2 4.6
2014 SLN MLB 47 116 .244 .253 .319 .395 .265 .316 102 -1.8 3.0 -0.7 1.2 -1.5 -1.0 0.0 -1.0 0.0
2014 MEM AAA 108 472 .280 .273 .337 .420 .267 .289 92 10.6 14.1 -2.5 -7.9 -0.9 21.3 1.3 21.3 1.3
2015 SLN MLB 103 350 .316 .257 .321 .409 .266 .365 98 19.1 9.4 -1.1 -2.2 -1.5 25.9 2.5 25.9 2.5
2016 SLN MLB 132 478 .275 .251 .320 .416 .267 .294 95 7.4 13.5 1 0.9 2.2 24.0 2.6 24.0 2.6
2016 MEM AAA 23 86 .301 .268 .342 .424 .281 .258 96 3.7 2.4 -0.1 -0.2 0.4 6.4 0.6 6.4 0.6
2017 SLN MLB 122 442 .260 .252 .322 .422 .264 .293 95 0.2 12.9 -3.6 2.1 1.9 11.4 1.4 11.4 1.4
2017 PMB A+ 1 4 .570 .211 .287 .327 .236 .500 82 1.3 0.1 -0.1 0.0 -0.0 1.3 0.1 1.3 0.1
2017 SFD AA 1 4 .400 .245 .295 .369 .242 .000 108 0.6 0.1 0 0.0 0.0 0.7 0.1 0.7 0.1
2017 MEM AAA 14 67 .310 .266 .340 .429 .264 .297 92 3.7 2.0 -0.7 3.4 -0.0 5.0 0.8 5.0 0.8
2018 TOR MLB 88 326 .260 .247 .320 .415 .263 .252 104 0 9.1 -2.3 -0.0 2.6 9.4 1.0 9.4 1.0
2018 DUN A+ 3 11 .456 .261 .317 .384 .253 .500 105 2.3 0.3 -0.1 -0.3 0.0 2.5 0.2 2.5 0.2
2018 NHP AA 2 8 .174 .253 .292 .406 .246 .200 108 -0.7 0.2 -0.1 -0.0 0.2 -0.4 -0.0 -0.4 -0.0
2018 BUF AAA 2 9 .312 .312 .368 .484 .285 .250 93 0.5 0.3 -0.1 0.1 0.0 0.6 0.1 0.6 0.1

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2009 ANG Rk 256 47 76 13 10 7 53 9 64 6 4 .322 .353 .551 .229 .286 13.6 -1.9 1.2
2010 CDR A 214 41 59 19 4 7 36 9 50 4 0 .292 .329 .530 .238 .303 14.6 1.5 1.6
2010 ANG Rk 52 7 16 3 2 4 10 3 9 0 0 .327 .365 .714 .388 .422 8.2 -1.7 0.6
2011 SBR A+ 57 13 15 4 2 1 6 0 13 0 0 .283 .316 .491 .208 .284 4.4 -1.4 0.3
2011 CDR A 131 12 28 7 4 2 13 6 29 0 1 .230 .267 .402 .172 .247 -0.7 2.3 0.2
2011 ANG Rk 28 2 8 1 1 0 6 2 4 0 0 .333 .357 .458 .125 .322 2.3 -0.5 0.2
2012 SBR A+ 575 79 160 30 9 18 71 23 92 16 6 .298 .335 .488 .190 .300 41.6 -2.8 3.9
2012 SCO Wnt 64 9 13 1 0 2 5 4 18 2 0 .228 .297 .351 .123 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 ARK AA 542 85 128 27 8 22 64 28 92 9 5 .256 .306 .474 .218 .285 27.2 15.5 4.6
2014 SLN MLB 116 11 27 6 1 3 8 5 31 0 2 .245 .278 .400 .155 .244 -1.0 1.2 0.0
2014 MEM AAA 472 73 113 23 2 25 71 28 108 8 5 .259 .311 .493 .234 .280 21.3 -7.9 1.3
2015 SLN MLB 350 49 89 23 7 17 47 22 110 4 2 .276 .329 .548 .272 .316 25.9 -2.2 2.5
2016 SLN MLB 478 66 107 29 3 24 68 28 141 5 4 .240 .289 .480 .240 .275 24.0 0.9 2.6
2016 MEM AAA 86 12 22 4 1 6 18 2 14 0 0 .272 .302 .568 .296 .301 6.4 -0.2 0.6
2017 SFD AA 4 1 1 0 0 1 3 0 2 0 0 .250 .250 1.000 .750 .400 0.7 0.0 0.1
2017 SLN MLB 442 53 98 25 3 22 59 26 133 6 1 .238 .285 .473 .235 .260 11.4 2.1 1.4
2017 MEM AAA 67 11 17 3 0 6 9 3 20 0 0 .270 .313 .603 .333 .310 5.0 3.4 0.8
2017 PMB A+ 4 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 .333 .500 1.000 .667 .570 1.3 0.0 0.1
2018 BUF AAA 9 1 2 0 0 1 2 1 3 0 0 .250 .333 .625 .375 .312 0.6 0.1 0.1
2018 NHP AA 8 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 .143 .250 .143 .000 .174 -0.4 -0.0 -0.0
2018 DUN A+ 11 2 2 0 0 1 2 5 3 0 0 .333 .636 .833 .500 .456 2.5 -0.3 0.2
2018 TOR MLB 326 44 68 19 0 16 43 19 79 3 2 .227 .285 .452 .224 .260 9.4 -0.0 1.0

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT CSAA_CHANCES CSAA_RT
2014 454 0.4626 0.5088 0.6970 0.6857 0.3566 0.7500 0.6092 0.3030 178 0.000714
2015 1380 0.4601 0.5181 0.6853 0.6976 0.3651 0.8014 0.4963 0.3147 543 -0.002121
2016 1828 0.4672 0.5399 0.6981 0.7096 0.3912 0.7706 0.5827 0.3019 0 0.000000
2017 1682 0.4643 0.5077 0.7084 0.6581 0.3774 0.7938 0.5794 0.2916 0 0.000000
2018 1217 0.4634 0.4979 0.7013 0.6684 0.3507 0.8196 0.5066 0.2987 0 0.000000
Career65610.46390.51710.69860.68460.37230.79070.55140.3014126.5283-0.0004

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2011-04-10 2011-07-20 Minors 101 0 - Knee Fracture Patella - Foul Ball - -
2010-05-11 2010-08-07 Minors 88 0 Left Thumb Sprain -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2018 TOR $2,800,000
2017 SLN $557,200
2016 SLN $520,000
2015 SLN $510,000
2014 SLN $
YearsDescriptionSalary
3 yrPrevious$1,587,200
2018Current$2,800,000
4 yrPvs + Cur$4,387,200
4 yrTotal$4,387,200

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
3 y 33 dExcel Sports1 year/$2.8M (2018)

Details
  • 1 year/$2.8M (2018). Re-signed by St. Louis 1/11/18 (avoided arbitration). Acquired by Toronto in trade from St. Louis 1/19/18.
  • 1 year/$0.5572M (2017). Re-signed by St. Louis 3/17.
  • 1 year/$0.52M (2016). Re-signed by St. Louis 3/16.
  • 1 year/$0.51M (2015). Re-signed by St. Louis 3/15.
  • 1 year (2014). Contract selected by LA Angels 11/20/13. Acquired by St. Louis in trade from LA Angels 11/22/13. Signed by St. Louis 3/14.
  • Drafted by LA Angels 2009 (1-24) (Lamar Consolidated HS, Rosenberg, Texas). $1.242M signing bonus.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .247 .308 .494 .295
11 vs R (Multi) .250 .294 .494 .280
18 Split (Multi) .003 -.013 .000 -.015
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.010 -.021 -.029 -.017
30 vs L (2016) .240 .319 .488 .300
31 vs R (2016) .240 .277 .477 .265
38 Split (2016) .000 -.042 -.011 -.035
39 LgAvg (2016) -.008 -.018 -.027 -.016

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2018-05-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Blue Jays have been revolving OFs all season. Barring injuries, who do you see them settling on for the 3 spots this year and next? Do you think they start a youth movement? Thanks...
(Jim from Kansas)
Ah, now here's a question that fits in my wheelhouse. I'm all aboard the Teoscar Hernandez hype train after getting a live look at him in Pawtucket last year after the trade. I think his power and athleticism will play, and he should be on the field every day. And while Kevin Pillar has his warts, I'd like to see him continue to get reps in center even though he's hitting way above his head right now.

For the third spot, I think this season should be a Curtis Granderson / Anthony Alford platoon. I'd like to see Alford continue to get big league reps, and Granderson is likely to be an amazing influence in the clubhouse who can also still hit a little ... sometimes. (Steve Pearce should play super-sub and Randal Grichuk should play golf.)

For 2019, I'd probably go out and get an outfielder unless all three of Alford, Hernandez, and Pillar have breakout years. Preferably, it'd be an upper-tier guy and I'd love to see them land Charlie Blackmon. (Bryan Grosnick)
2017-06-13 12:00:00 (link to chat)In February 2016, I was debating between Bradley Zimmer and Aaron Judge in a prospect draft. I went Zimmer. A few months later, I was feeling great, thinking it was becoming clear I made the right choice. This past offseason, Zimmer got exposed with his Ks. And now, I realized I passed up on a 40 HR hitter. All this to say prospects are fickle, man.
(Sam from Arizona)
Indeed. Of course Judge was exposed in the majors with his strikeout issue and now look at him (no, I'm not predicting an insane rebound for Zimmer). These things happen, and it is important to remember that neither of these guys are set in stone as they are now. They're going to be different guys over the next few years. Remember when Randal Grichuk was the next superstar in 2015? He got optioned to High-A this year. Things change. (Craig Goldstein)
2016-09-23 12:30:00 (link to chat)I would love to see this discussed further in an article or on the podcast but for once I'm actually sitting down to write this. I know in your book Ben and you lamented about how you provided all this data to your players with the hopes they would use it to their benefit and to your knowledge no one really did. Last month Derrick Goold wrote a column about Brandon Moss prepare to provide Randal Grichuk with some analytic data about his performance before a demotion. Baseball analytics have seemed to infiltrated the front office to analyze players worth but is there any evidence of this data being used to help develop or improve their players? Do you think things like this is what separates a major leaguer from a minor/independent league player?
(Brenden from Raleigh, NC)
I think analytic data is being used well in player development. But the truth is that most of us aren't great at incorporating performance data into our lives. I, for instance, have access to performance data on my writing--traffic, for every article I've ever written. Do I use it to become a better writer? Nope! It's hard to blame players for having a lot on their mind. (Sam Miller)
2016-01-14 20:00:00 (link to chat)What do you make of Randal Grichuk? WIll he be able to make enough contact to stay in the lineup and let his power play?
(Kingpin from Grinnell, IA)
I'm a fan of Grichuk's so I'm a little biased, but I think he will make enough contact to survive as an everyday player and perhaps be a regular 20-25 home run guy. That batting average from last year isn't going to hold, though. (Mike Gianella)
2015-07-23 17:00:00 (link to chat)Can Randal Grichuk be a .260 30 HR hitter? He is hitting the ball very hard according to the batted ball data
(NightmareRec0n from Boston)
That's too much on the power. I think 20 is a more realistic ceiling, maybe 25 if everything broke right in a given year. (Mike Gianella)
2015-06-02 18:00:00 (link to chat)You and Mike Matheny switch roles, so that you fill out the major-league roster (and he does commentary, if anyone notices). Who gets the playing time with that crowded outfield situation? Holliday is obviously near 100%, but how do you apportion the rest between Jon Jay, Jason Heyward, Peter Bourjos and Randal Grichuk?
(Bill from New Mexico)
I'm completely compromised when it comes to Peter Bourjos. I'd go Grichuck, Bourjos and Heyward LF/CF/RF with Jay filling in the corners and never ever setting foot in center again. (Mauricio Rubio)
2015-01-05 15:00:00 (link to chat)Which of these K machines do you have high hopes for or do you see them all flaming out? Domingo Santana, Jake Lamb, Randal Grichuk, Steven Moya, Yorman Rodriguez. Will any of these guys have long careers as starters? Which has the highest upside and who will flame out?
(ColeWhittier from Pasadena, CA)
I can't say that I have high hopes for any of them because of the aforementioned strike out issues, but Lamb's are perhaps the most under control and he should be able to pop enough mistakes out of the park for third base. At least with a guy like Santana, he draws some walks to go with the strike outs. Can't say the same about Moya. Not sure that any of them end up being regulars for any extended period of time. (Jeff Moore)
2014-10-09 15:00:00 (link to chat)Shocked by how much the Cards are using Randal Grichuk in the playoffs. Do you peg him as an everyday contributor in the near future? Power upside?
(Jim Mora from Crankytown)
I'm also relatively surprised. I think he's probably a 45/50 OFP guy. I do believe that he's going to hit for some power, but the approach needs some seasoning, and it's awful hard to give that many PA's to a guy who OBPs in the .300 range. (Jordan Gorosh)
2014-09-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks Graig I pulled the trigger on the Myers for DeGrom trade. Which outfielder do you see producing more Randal Grichuk or Ender Inciarte next yearin a 12 team league they are at best back ups this year.
(OB1KENOBI from Tampa)
I guess I'd go with Grichuk there, but owning either in a 12-team league makes me nauseous. (Craig Goldstein)
2013-11-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Randal Grichuk: 1. How many Randal Grichuk questions do you expect to get? 2. Is he even worth someone talking about?
(Max from Springfield)
I've received a lot. He will play in the majors, most likely developing into a below-average major league regular. He can beat your mistakes and can handle a corner spot, so he's not without value. It's just not anything to get worked up about. (Jason Parks)
2013-09-11 13:00:00 (link to chat)Was the Hickory team for the Rangers the most star studded prospect team in recent memlryr
(Mark from Charlotte )
Give me the 2010 Cedar Rapids Kernels. Mike Trout, Pat Corbin, Tyler Skaggs, Johnny Hellweg, Garrett Richards, Ariel Pena, Fabio Martinez, Jean Segura, Randal Grichuk. Man, the Angles traded almost every single one of those guys away. And you wonder why their farm system is barren right now. (Jason Cole)
2011-06-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Welcome to BP! Would really love to hear more about how you got into Scout School and some tales of how it went. Could you possibly write an article on this?
(SaberTJ from Cleveland, OH)
Thanks! I'm very excited to be here. Unfortunately, if I recall correctly, they didn't want me to write too much about the inner workings of the program, so an article would probably be out of the question. I can tell you that I remember Billy Hamilton (Reds), Francisco Peguero (Giants), and Chris Withrow (Dodgers) being some of the more impressive guys I saw and thinking all three could be legit big-leaguers. I was kind of unimpressed with the small sample I saw of Randal Grichuk. Also, on the last day, there were some Arizona Fall Leaguers taking BP on the field across from where we were, and I remember watching Jason Heyward and thinking that he had awesome bat speed. At this point I don't need to tell you that Heyward is good, but given his slow (potentially injury-compromised) start to 2011 and now his DL stint, he might be a good guy to inquire on in fantasy leagues. (Derek Carty)


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