Trent Grisham Stats
- Height / Weight
- 5' 11" / 224 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 11/1/1996 (26)
Trent Grisham Season Stats
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Trent Grisham News
The San Diego Padres and outfielder Trent Grisham avoided salary arbitration on Friday by agreeing to a one-year, $3.175 million deal. Grisham struggled to make contact regularly in his third year with the Friars in 2022, finishing with a .184/.284/.341 slash line, career-low .626 OPS, career-high 17 home runs, 53 RBI, 58 runs scored and seven stolen bases in 524 plate appearances over a career-high 152 games played. The 26-year-old was a liability at the plate, but he did show some signs of life in the postseason and also won his second Gold Glove award on defense. Needless to say, Grisham's fantasy value has dropped significantly heading into 2023, and there's a good chance he'll be benched this year if he doesn't improve.
The San Diego Padres have publicly downplayed the possibility of trading infielder Ha-Seong Kim or center fielder Trent Grisham this offseason in order to acquire more starting pitching. However, industry sources have indicated that the Padres are open to discussing either player -- Grisham, in particular. The Miami Marlins are a team that could make sense as a trade partner, and San Diego has expressed interest in right-hander Pablo Lopez. He's not eligible for free agency until after 2024. Yu Darvish, Blake Snell, Nick Martinez and Seth Lugo can all test free agency after 2023. Grisham's value plunged in 2022 after he hit .184, including .199 against fastballs. Kim showed improvement from his first MLB season, but he's always likely to be known as a glove-first player.
San Diego Padres outfielder Trent Grisham stayed hot in the Game 3 win over the New York Mets on Sunday in the National League Wild-Card Series, going 2-for-2 with an RBI, run scored and a walk in the 6-0 shutout win. Grisham hit an embarrassing .184/.284/.341 with 17 home runs, 53 RBI, 58 runs scored and seven stolen bases in 451 at-bats during the regular season, but he's been a different hitter so far in three postseason games in 2022. In the three games against the Mets over the weekend, he went 4-for-8 with two home runs, three RBI, two walks, two hit by pitches and five runs scored to help the Padres advance to the NL Division Series this week against the division-rival Los Angeles Dodgers. They'll need him to stay hot in order to take down the favored Dodgers.
Grisham turned heads with his .251/.352/.456 line with 10 each of HR and SB in 2020, but his sophomore campaign wasn't nearly as exciting: .242/.327/.413 with 15 HR and 13 SB in 527 PAs. The biggest culprit seems to be his rate of Brls/BBE, which fell from 11.1% in 2020 to just 5.2% in 2021. His HR/FB was nearly cut in half as a result, from 20% to 12%. Grisham's struggles at the plate also led to a demotion to the bottom third of the order, making it harder for him to compile counting stats as well. That said, there were some positives in the seemingly lost season. Grisham struck out less often with a 22.6 K% against a 25.4% mark in 2020 on the strength of a career-best 87.7 Z-Contact%. He also cut his IFFB% drastically, going from 16% in 2020 to 7.2% last year. His BB% appears poised for positive regression too, as his walk rate fell from 12.3% to 10.2% despite no change in his overall approach. If Grisham can regain some of his lost power while translating his 2021 peripherals into actual production, he should turn a nice profit on his ADP of 128.68.