Among a flurry of roster moves today, it was announced that former first round pick, Outfielder Trent Grisham, was promoted from Triple A to the Milwaukee Brewers roster.
Who is Trent Grisham?
The Richland, Texas High School product was drafted 15th overall in the 2015 Amateur Draft by the Milwaukee Brewers.
After a strong showing in 55 games through Rookie Ball, Trent Grisham moved up to the Timber Rattlers in 2016.
After a quick rise up the prospect ranks, Grisham was considered to have plateaued and was slipping through the seasons 2016-2018. In 299 games between Single-A, High-A, and Double-A, Grisham was hitting just .223 with 17 home runs, 100 RBIs and seemed like he was struggling in the field with 31 errors.
He was invited to the Arizona Fall League and didn’t impress in 17 games with Peoria, going .150/.301/.233/.535 hitting just one home run on nine hits in 60 at bats.
Grisham’s 2019 season
After leaving Phoenix with the Shuckers , Grisham got off to a strong start in Biloxi. In 63 games he was hitting a strong .254/.371/.504 with a .875 OPS. He had a career high 13 home runs including 10 in June on his way to being named Milwaukee Brewers Minor League player of the month. That earned him a promotion to San Antonio.
While in Triple-A, Grisham continued his hot streak. In just 34 games he has arguably been the Missions best hitter. He has hit a stellar .304/.471/.776 with a Christian Yelich-like OPS of 1.247. He has 13 home runs, 30 RBIs, taken 23 walks, eight doubles, and three triples while stealing six bases. His 22 strike outs are even more impressive since he isn’t being impatient.
He was named the Milwaukee Brewers Minor League player of the month for July after hitting .412 this past month. It’s like every night Grisham is mentioned in the San Antonio news. Just Tuesday night he had a five hit day, including hitting for the cycle and crushing two home runs against the River Cats.
Time will tell what the Milwaukee Brewers can expect from Grisham. He has been a fast mover up the ranks, recently moving from 30th ranked prospect to 7th in the organization.