Vaughn Grissom has been catching eyes all over baseball, and Baseball America is no different:
Grissom is up to 78th in their Top 100; and for good reason. He has been one of the best players in the minors this season, and a promotion to AA Mississippi didn’t phase him. I mentioned a couple of weeks ago that he could be a guy that has a Michael Harris-esque rise through the minors, especially with the Braves needing some juice in their lineup. And just like Harris, he was called up in a pinch to the majors out of necessity, skipping AAA completely.
Here’s what Baseball America has had to say about Grissom’s ascent:
78. Vaughn Grissom, SS, Braves
After hitting .312/.404/.487 over 74 games for High-A Rome, Grissom was promoted to Mississippi in mid-July and has continued to impress at the plate. Grissom has been one of the more difficult players to strike out this season, striking out in just 12% of his plate appearances. He’s shown glimpses of above-average raw power but his approach is heavily geared toward putting the ball in play. At 21 in Double-A with an advanced hit tool and physical projection remaining, Grissom has time to grow into his power over the coming years.
If Grissom can develop some more pop in his bat — watch out. He’s going to be a fantastic young hitter.