MESA, Ariz. – With a great deal of the emphasis early in the Cactus League time centering on young outfielders Corey Ray, Tyrone Taylor and Troy Stokes Jr., Trent Grisham has quietly been placing collectively a strong camp of his individual.
Grisham performed in his group-high-tying eighth video game on Saturday, and he arrived into the working day hitting .444 with an OPS of 1.278 right after slugging his 1st property operate of the spring in his only plate appearance a working day previously.
“He’s experienced a seriously good spring so significantly, for positive,” supervisor Craig Counsell claimed. “He’s performed really nicely. A minor bit of a down yr very last yr.
“This is a big time for Trent. He is kind of fallen powering these men a minor bit.”
Without a doubt, it’s been sluggish going for Grisham, who was greatly regarded as the finest high-college hitter offered when the Brewers took him with the 15th in general decide in 2015.
He hit a mixed .309 in 55 games right after signing for $2.7 million but has due to the fact battled inconsistency and injuries. His finest time due to the fact then arrived very last yr at Course AA Biloxi when he hit .233 in 107 games.
Grisham has exhibited a huge eye at the plate in his 3-as well as a long time in the organization, compiling a .367 on-base proportion, and his speed (38 stolen bases in 2017) tends to make him a applicant to hit leadoff.
On the flip aspect, he has not shown considerably energy (19 homers in 354 games) and very last yr experienced just 19 more-base hits in 335 at-bats.
Grisham turned 22 in November, so there’s still time to produce. But, as Counsell outlined, with Ray, Taylor and Stokes all pushing for their 1st taste of the key leagues, it would behoove the native Texan to put collectively a big time where ever he’s assigned.
“It’s an essential yr,” he claimed. “I’ve been listed here 5 a long time now, so it’s time to get started placing things collectively. I put a minor anything collectively every and each and every time, but not all at as soon as.
“It’s a big yr. I want to do nicely.”