Vaughn Grissom checks in on Keith Law’s top prospect rankings

Drew Lugbauer

After moving into MLB Pipeline’s Top 100, Vaughn Grissom is getting even more love from one of the brightest minds in scouting — The Athletic’s Keith Law.

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:


  1. 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.


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