It's time for @keithlaw's midpoint check-in on the best prospects in baseball — including a few who were drafted just two weeks ago.
— The Athletic MLB (@TheAthleticMLB) August 1, 2022
I highly recommend Keith’s rankings, but he has Grissom clocking in at 59 out of 60, just barely making the cut. Here’s what he had to say about Grissom:
Vaughn Grissom, SS, Atlanta
Previous ranking: Unranked
Atlanta’s 11th-round pick in 2019 — the year the organization went hog-wild after the 10th round and signed a bunch of promising high school players to above-slot bonuses in the $200,000 to $600,000 range — Grissom hit .312/.404/.487 in High A this year before a July promotion to Double A, where he’s continued to rake. He’s a plus runner and a great hitter for contact, but may not have a ton of pop and probably moves off shortstop. He doesn’t have a huge ceiling but has established himself as a likely regular who could be a borderline star. (He’s unrelated to Marquis, by the way.)
It’s clear Grissom is starting to get some attention around the league — I wouldn’t be shocked if he was a consensus Top 50 prospect in baseball when 2023 begins. When you have a farm system as bad as Atlanta’s, that’s huge.