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Trent Grisham

Born: 11/01/1996 (Age: 19)
Bats: Left Throws: Left
Height: 5' 11" Weight: 224
Primary Position: CF
Secondary Position: RF
Physical body with broad shoulders and thick neck; Strength throughout with strong forearms and wrists; Limited flexibility in hips but work fine; Lacks physical projection going forward but will get stronger as he matures.
Evaluator James Fisher
Report Date 05/16/2016
Dates Seen DH 5/11, 5/14
Affiliate Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (Low A, Brewers)
MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Video
2019 High 60 Yes
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 60 Starts from a slightly open, upright stance with hands near his shoulder; Utilizes a short stride to get the bat going along with small load in hands; Grip on the bat is unorthodox, golf grip; Once you get over the way it looks, you realize it doesn't hinder his swing at all; Above average bat speed combined with level swing leaves the barrel in the zone for long time; Recognizes spin well for age and understands what he wants to do at the plate; Sprays the ball to all fields and isn't afraid to pull or go opposite field.
Power 50 Doubles power at present; Bat speed and strength for average power down the road; Combination of bat and approach will allow him to hit 15-18 HR annually.
Baserunning/Speed 50 4.18, 4.22, 4.16. Gets out of the box well with choppy steps to start; Better speed underway; Heads up on the base paths and will steal a bag if given the opportunity; In CF, has enough speed to run down balls he should; While not plus, instincts help it play up.
Glove 50 Instinctual defender with reliable glove and average routes; Good jumps allow him to cover more ground than you would think looking at his frame; If moved to right, would be an above-average defender.
Arm 60 Comes out easy with on-line carry through the bag; Good arm action; Can make all the throws from center and the arm would play fine in right.

Drafted in the first round of the 2015 draft out of Richland HS in Texas, Trent Clark is a physical center fielder with an advanced offensive skill set. He combines elite bat speed with an advanced batting eye to control the strike zone and stays within himself. Defensively he patrols center field with solid reads off the bat and a plus arm that plays up in center with carry through the bag. Profiles as an everyday CF with a bat that will keep him at the top of the lineup.

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