Randal Grichuk Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 2" / 216 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 8/13/1991 (29)
Randal Grichuk Season Stats
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Randal Grichuk News
Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Randal Grichuk swatted his 13th homer of the season as his club went on to defeat the White Sox 6-2 on Wednesday. His solo shot off Lance Lynn in the second inning got the Jays on the board as he finished the game going 1-for-4. Grichuk has stayed fairly consistent with the bat this season after a solid showing in the 2020 shortened campaign. He's up to a .277 BA and 823 OPS, with 44 RBI and 29 runs scored through 59 games as the everyday fifth hitter behind some of the most formidable top of the order bats in the game.
Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Randal Grichuk slugged his 12th homer of the season during the team's 13-1 loss to the Astros on Friday. The 29-year-old broke the shutout in the bottom of the seventh by taking Zack Greinke deep for a mammoth 459-foot shot to center field, finishing the game going 1-for-3. Grichuk continues to put up stellar numbers in 2021 with a .287 BA, .844 OPS, 42 RBI, and 28 runs scored. After shining in the shortened 2020 season as well, there's no reason to believe his bat will slow down significantly as we enter the warmer summer months.
Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Randal Grichuk swatted a pair of long balls on Wednesday as his team went on to beat the Marlins 6-5. He finished the game going 2-for-5 with both of his solo shots coming off Pablo Lopez as he now sits with 11 homers and 41 RBI on the season. Grichuk is also batting a cool .286 as the fifth batter in the lineup, giving him all the ingredients for fantasy success. Owners should continue to ride the 29-year-old's bat since it's stayed consistent all season long.
Randal Grichuk enjoyed a career year for the Blue Jays in 2020, slashing .273/.312/.481 with 12 homers over 231 PAs. Sadly, his peripherals don't suggest that anything has changed. His batting average spike was largely the result of an improved 21.2 K% more than six points better than his career mark of 27.7%. His SwStr% improved (11.2 vs. 14% career), but nearly all of it was because of a career-best 70.2 O-Contact%. When it came to pitches in the strike zone, Grichuk's performance was in line with his career norms (84.3 Z-Contact% vs. 83.3 career). Worse, his newfound ability to make contact with bad pitches led to a career-worst chase rate of 37.3%. His FB% also fell from 42.1% in 2019 to 36.7% last year, a problem considering that fantasy managers want guys like this to hit as many flies as possible. Grichuk can work as a one-dimensional power guy in fantasy, as last season's 11.2% rate of Brls/BBE and 95.9 mph average airborne exit velocity can attest. However, he'll strike out too often and hurt your batting average. Toronto is also projected to have the 29-year-old hit seventh, a role that won't produce too many counting stats. The profile works at his ADP of 188 as long as you're realistic about what you're adding to your roster.