3. Trent Grisham
Did you know that not only is Trent Grisham still with the Milwaukee Brewers organization, but he’s only 22 years old? It’s true! Grisham was drafted out of high school in 2015. He’s been with the Brewers for four years, and he only just turned 22 years old.
Grisham spent the 2018 season in Double-A with the Biloxi Shuckers. He slashed .233/.356/.337 in 107 games. He hit seven homers, and stole 11 bases, while scoring 45 runs, and driving in 31.
It’s getting harder and harder to remember that Grisham was selected 15th overall in the 2015 amateur draft, but he was. He’s also still a toolsy athlete that has impressive raw power, tremendous speed, and great athleticism. However, the clock is ticking on his career. If his tools don’t start to show up in his statline soon, he may never make it to the Majors.
Also, the Milwaukee Brewers have a ton of outfield depth in the upper Minors, and at the Major League level. Grisham doesn’t have a spot on the 40-man roster, and a lot would have to occur for him to reach the Majors any time soon.
Grisham is likely to start 2019 by repeating Double-A, if he stays with the Brewers. A change of scenery may make sense for Grisham at this point in his career. New voices in a new organization may help Grisham unlock his tools, and he could make sense in a trade package to a rebuilding team that needs to improve organizational athleticism.
Grisham won’t provide much value in a one-for-one deal, unless the Brewers are taking on a massive salary. Adding him to a package in a deal for the positions that the Brewers are known to be shopping for will get the most in terms of a return.