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Birth Date8-13-1991
Height6' 1"
Weight195 lbs
Age23 years, 11 months, 18 days
BatsR
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2011
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WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2014 SLN 22 47 116 110 11 27 6 1 3 44 5 31 0 0 1 8 0 2 .245 .278 .400 .245 0.3 0.3 0.1
2015 SLN 23 70 251 231 35 65 18 6 11 128 16 77 3 1 36 4 1 .281 .335 .554 .324 21.5 -1.3 2.2
Career117367341469224714172211083114443.270.317.504.29921.8-1.02.3

Advanced

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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2009 ANG Rk 53 256 .286 .258 .343 .373 .270 .411 96 6.6 7.0 -1.1 -2.0 1.1 13.4 1.1 13.4 1.1
2010 CDR A 52 214 .303 .254 .337 .382 .260 .359 107 9.8 6.3 -2.4 -0.2 0.9 14.7 1.5 14.7 1.5
2010 ANG Rk 12 52 .422 .247 .305 .351 .269 .333 93 8.1 1.8 -0.8 -0.4 -0.9 8.1 0.7 8.1 0.7
2011 CDR A 32 131 .247 .254 .325 .382 .269 .280 97 -1.9 3.8 -1.4 1.9 -1.2 -0.7 0.1 -0.7 0.1
2011 SBR A+ 14 57 .284 .271 .326 .433 .268 .350 93 1.6 1.7 -0.6 -1.9 1.8 5.1 0.3 5.1 0.3
2011 ANG Rk 7 28 .322 .270 .353 .411 .270 .364 98 2.1 0.9 -0.4 0.0 -0.2 2.0 0.2 2.0 0.2
2012 SBR A+ 135 575 .300 .276 .337 .437 .276 .329 91 25.4 17.2 -4.2 2.0 3.2 44.2 4.6 44.2 4.6
2012 SCO Wnt 16 64 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .289 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 ARK AA 128 542 .285 .255 .320 .397 .260 .272 97 14 14.7 -4.5 12.3 3.0 27.4 4.3 27.4 4.3
2014 SLN MLB 47 116 .245 .253 .319 .395 .265 .316 102 -1.6 3.0 -0.7 0.3 -1.5 0.3 0.1 0.3 0.1
2014 MEM AAA 108 472 .278 .273 .337 .420 .267 .289 93 9.5 14.1 -2.5 -5.9 -0.9 18.5 1.3 18.5 1.3
2015 SLN MLB 70 251 .324 .256 .316 .400 .264 .375 98 15.2 6.6 -1 -1.3 -0.3 21.5 2.2 21.5 2.2

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2009 ANG Rk 256 47 76 13 10 7 53 9 64 6 4 .322 .353 .551 .229 .286 13.4 -2.0 1.1
2010 ANG Rk 52 7 16 3 2 4 10 3 9 0 0 .327 .365 .714 .388 .422 8.1 -0.4 0.7
2010 CDR A 214 41 59 19 4 7 36 9 50 4 0 .292 .329 .530 .238 .303 14.7 -0.2 1.5
2011 SBR A+ 57 13 15 4 2 1 6 0 13 0 0 .283 .316 .491 .208 .284 5.1 -1.9 0.3
2011 CDR A 131 12 28 7 4 2 13 6 29 0 1 .230 .267 .402 .172 .247 -0.7 1.9 0.1
2011 ANG Rk 28 2 8 1 1 0 6 2 4 0 0 .333 .357 .458 .125 .322 2.0 0.0 0.2
2012 SBR A+ 575 79 160 30 9 18 71 23 92 16 6 .298 .335 .488 .190 .300 44.2 2.0 4.6
2012 SCO Wnt 64 9 13 1 0 2 5 4 18 2 0 .228 .297 .351 .123 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 ARK AA 542 85 128 27 8 22 64 28 92 9 5 .256 .306 .474 .218 .285 27.4 12.3 4.3
2014 MEM AAA 472 73 113 23 2 25 71 28 108 8 5 .259 .311 .493 .234 .278 18.5 -5.9 1.3
2014 SLN MLB 116 11 27 6 1 3 8 5 31 0 2 .245 .278 .400 .155 .245 0.3 0.3 0.1
2015 SLN MLB 251 35 65 18 6 11 36 16 77 4 1 .281 .335 .554 .273 .324 21.5 -1.3 2.2

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2014 454 0.4692 0.5110 0.7069 0.6995 0.3444 0.7718 0.5904 0.2931
2015 983 0.4781 0.5209 0.6953 0.7000 0.3567 0.8267 0.4590 0.3047
Career14370.47530.51780.6990.69980.35280.80940.50050.301306.604-0.0022

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2011-04-10 2011-07-20 Minors 101 0 - Knee Fracture Patella - Foul Ball - -
2010-05-11 2010-08-07 Minors 88 0 Left Thumb Sprain -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2015 SLN $510,000
2014 SLN $
YearsDescriptionSalary
2011Current$510,000
1 yrTotal$510,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 61 dTom Little1 year/$0.51M (2015)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.51M (2015). Re-signed by St. Louis 3/15.
  • 1 year (2014). Contract selected by LA Angels 11/20/13. Acquired by St. Louis in trade from LA Angels 11/22/13. Signed by St. Louis 3/14.
  • Drafted by LA Angels 2009 (1-24) (Lamar Consolidated HS, Rosenberg, Texas). $1.242M signing bonus.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .242 .254 .435 .246
11 vs R (Multi) .250 .308 .354 .244
18 Split (Multi) .008 .054 -.081 -.002
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.016 -.025 -.039 -.021
30 vs L (2014) .242 .254 .435 .246
31 vs R (2014) .250 .308 .354 .244
38 Split (2014) .008 .054 -.081 -.002
39 LgAvg (2014) -.016 -.025 -.036 -.021

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2015-07-23 17:00:00 (link to chat)Can Randal Grichuk be a .260 30 HR hitter? He is hitting the ball very hard according to the batted ball data
(NightmareRec0n from Boston)
That's too much on the power. I think 20 is a more realistic ceiling, maybe 25 if everything broke right in a given year. (Mike Gianella)
2015-06-02 18:00:00 (link to chat)You and Mike Matheny switch roles, so that you fill out the major-league roster (and he does commentary, if anyone notices). Who gets the playing time with that crowded outfield situation? Holliday is obviously near 100%, but how do you apportion the rest between Jon Jay, Jason Heyward, Peter Bourjos and Randal Grichuk?
(Bill from New Mexico)
I'm completely compromised when it comes to Peter Bourjos. I'd go Grichuck, Bourjos and Heyward LF/CF/RF with Jay filling in the corners and never ever setting foot in center again. (Mauricio Rubio)
2015-01-05 15:00:00 (link to chat)Which of these K machines do you have high hopes for or do you see them all flaming out? Domingo Santana, Jake Lamb, Randal Grichuk, Steven Moya, Yorman Rodriguez. Will any of these guys have long careers as starters? Which has the highest upside and who will flame out?
(ColeWhittier from Pasadena, CA)
I can't say that I have high hopes for any of them because of the aforementioned strike out issues, but Lamb's are perhaps the most under control and he should be able to pop enough mistakes out of the park for third base. At least with a guy like Santana, he draws some walks to go with the strike outs. Can't say the same about Moya. Not sure that any of them end up being regulars for any extended period of time. (Jeff Moore)
2014-10-09 15:00:00 (link to chat)Shocked by how much the Cards are using Randal Grichuk in the playoffs. Do you peg him as an everyday contributor in the near future? Power upside?
(Jim Mora from Crankytown)
I'm also relatively surprised. I think he's probably a 45/50 OFP guy. I do believe that he's going to hit for some power, but the approach needs some seasoning, and it's awful hard to give that many PA's to a guy who OBPs in the .300 range. (Jordan Gorosh)
2014-09-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks Graig I pulled the trigger on the Myers for DeGrom trade. Which outfielder do you see producing more Randal Grichuk or Ender Inciarte next yearin a 12 team league they are at best back ups this year.
(OB1KENOBI from Tampa)
I guess I'd go with Grichuk there, but owning either in a 12-team league makes me nauseous. (Craig Goldstein)
2013-11-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Randal Grichuk: 1. How many Randal Grichuk questions do you expect to get? 2. Is he even worth someone talking about?
(Max from Springfield)
I've received a lot. He will play in the majors, most likely developing into a below-average major league regular. He can beat your mistakes and can handle a corner spot, so he's not without value. It's just not anything to get worked up about. (Jason Parks)
2013-09-11 13:00:00 (link to chat)Was the Hickory team for the Rangers the most star studded prospect team in recent memlryr
(Mark from Charlotte )
Give me the 2010 Cedar Rapids Kernels. Mike Trout, Pat Corbin, Tyler Skaggs, Johnny Hellweg, Garrett Richards, Ariel Pena, Fabio Martinez, Jean Segura, Randal Grichuk. Man, the Angles traded almost every single one of those guys away. And you wonder why their farm system is barren right now. (Jason Cole)
2011-06-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Welcome to BP! Would really love to hear more about how you got into Scout School and some tales of how it went. Could you possibly write an article on this?
(SaberTJ from Cleveland, OH)
Thanks! Iím very excited to be here. Unfortunately, if I recall correctly, they didnít want me to write too much about the inner workings of the program, so an article would probably be out of the question. I can tell you that I remember Billy Hamilton (Reds), Francisco Peguero (Giants), and Chris Withrow (Dodgers) being some of the more impressive guys I saw and thinking all three could be legit big-leaguers. I was kind of unimpressed with the small sample I saw of Randal Grichuk. Also, on the last day, there were some Arizona Fall Leaguers taking BP on the field across from where we were, and I remember watching Jason Heyward and thinking that he had awesome bat speed. At this point I donít need to tell you that Heyward is good, but given his slow (potentially injury-compromised) start to 2011 and now his DL stint, he might be a good guy to inquire on in fantasy leagues. (Derek Carty)


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