Randal Grichuk Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 2" / 216 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 8/13/1991 (30)
Randal Grichuk Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Randal Grichuk News
Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Randal Grichuk provided most of the team's offense on Saturday as his club defeated the Tigers 3-0. The 30-year-old took Wily Peralta to souvenir city for a two-run homer in the second inning to open up the scoring as he finished the afternoon going 1-for-3. Grichuk has slowed down offensively so far in the second half with a .196 BA and two homers in 16 August games. For the season he sits at a modest 21 HR, 51 runs, 74 RBI, and a .248 BA which is serviceable in most formats, but with his bat seemingly slowing down with every month that passes, there's likely better options for fantasy squads down the stretch run.
Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Randal Grichuk is not in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against Zach Plesac and the Cleveland Indians. Corey Dickerson (foot), who was activated from the injured list on Tuesday, is getting the start at designated hitter and batting sixth. This will be his debut with the team. Grichuk has had a great year overall. Through 101 games, he's slashing .253/.283/.454 with 19 home runs, 67 RBI and 44 runs. However, his contact numbers have been down over the last month or so. He hit .197 in July and he has gone just 1-for-7 through his first two games in August. The contact numbers may come and go for Grichuk, but he should remain a strong source of home runs and RBI throughout the rest of the year.
Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Randal Grichuk hit a crucial two-run home run on Wednesday to help his club defeat the Red Sox 4-1. His 408' shot to straight-away center broke a 1-1 tie in the fourth inning in the first game of a doubleheader as he finished the afternoon going 2-for-3 with three RBI. Grichuk's fantasy value has taken a small hit since George Springer's return to the lineup has forced him down lower in the batting order. He's still hitting enough to keep him relevant in deeper leagues as he's now up to a .259 BA with 19 HR, 42 runs, and 66 RBI on the season.
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.