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Trent Grisham

Born: 11/01/1996 (Age: 20)
Bats: Left Throws: Left
Height: 5' 11" Weight: 224
Primary Position: RF
Big arms; athletic, projectability remaining.
Evaluator Greg Goldstein
Report Date 07/20/2017
Dates Seen 3x in June
Affiliate Carolina Mudcats (High A, Braves)
MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Video
2019 Moderate 50 No
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 45 Short stride, off balance, max effort; above-average bat speed, lots of noise, leans on back foot often, throws hands at ball, loud contact potential, ball jumps off bat when he connects, wild mechanics make him late on plus velo, questionable bat-to-ball ability, pulls head too easily, lacked an approach, athletic stroke leaves potential to improve tool; physical tools allow for a fringe average utility projection.
Power 50 Strength in frame creates plus raw power, flashes ability to improve mild leverage, game power lags due to contact issues, power comes with decent loft; projects potential mid-teens power.
Baserunning/Speed 55 Clocked at 4.14, maintains speed from station to station; shows burst out of the box.
Glove 50 Choppy mover, above-average range for right field, athletic for a corner spot, covers ground quickly, careless on routine plays, profiles better in right than in center field.
Arm 45 Fringe-average arm strength; short arms a bit, throws with enough velo to efficiently hit cut off men.

Clark’s potential lies above what his realistic impact will be at the major league level. While he’s still young in High-A, his mechanics and approach are still too wild to let his natural hitting ability play the way it should. He has the capability to play center, but I question his ability to lead an outfield. His raw tools are evident, but there’s just too many holes in his game to project him as a likely major-league caliber starter.

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