Vaughn Grissom Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 2" / 210 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 1/5/2001 (22)
Vaughn Grissom Season Stats
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Vaughn Grissom News
Atlanta Braves general manager Alex Anthopoulos confirmed at the GM meetings this week that moving infielder Vaughn Grissom to left field for next year is an option that the team has discussed. Grissom has only played on the infield so far in his professional career at shortstop, second base and third base, but the Braves could be looking to increase his versatility as he heads into his third MLB campaign in 2024. The 22-year-old was a popular breakout candidate in Year 2 in 2023, but that didn't end up happening and he spent the majority of his time in the minors. He hit an impressive .330/.419/.501 in 468 plate appearances for Triple-A Gwinnett. In 23 games for Atlanta, he batted .280 (21-for-75) with no home runs, three doubles, a triple, nine RBI and five runs scored in 80 plate appearances. Adding outfield eligibility would make Grissom a more intriguing post-hype sleeper in fantasy.
Atlanta Braves second baseman Vaughn Grissom will be on the team's roster for the National League Division Series against the division-rival Philadelphia Phillies, which starts on Saturday. In his second major-league season in 2023, Grissom hit .280/.313/.347 with no home runs, three doubles, a triple, nine RBI and five runs scored in just 23 games played. The 22-year-old was more productive at Triple-A Gwinnett, slashing .330/.419/.501 with a .921 OPS, eight home runs, 61 RBI, 13 stolen bases and 74 runs scored in 102 games. Grissom isn't going to be a starter in the best-of-five series against the Phillies, but he will be a useful pinch-runner late in games for his speed on the basepaths.
The Atlanta Braves called up infielder Vaughn Grissom from the minors on Tuesday to replace second baseman Ozzie Albies (hamstring) on the active roster after he was placed on the 10-day injured list with a strained left hamstring. Grissom began the year with Atlanta before being sent to the minors in May. In his 19 games with the Braves, he had gone 18-for-65 (.277) with no homers, two doubles, seven RBI and five runs scored. The 22-year-old is expected to share playing time at the keystone with Nicky Lopez on the short side of a platoon. At Triple-A Gwinnett, Grissom hit .327/.412/.494 with six homers, 50 RBI, 11 steals and 65 runs scored in 88 games. He's worth a short-term pickup in deep-mixed and NL-only leagues for as long as Albies is sidelined.
Infielder Vaughn Grissom is laying the foundations for the future of the Atlanta Braves. With the subtraction of Dansby Swanson, Grissom will compete for a job at shortstop. The 22-year-old was promoted to the majors in August and only made 156 plate appearances, but we saw enough perseverance to expect a step up in his sophomore season. Grissom posted a .291/.353/.440 triple line with a 121 OPS+ through 41 games. He laced just five HRs in 2022, but genuine power is generated through experience. The Florida native displayed a 21.8% strikeout rate and a 7.1% walk rate, which would require some investment to build plate discipline. Grissom is granted a 17.1% strikeout rate from Steamer in 2023, which is already a step in the right direction. If he can surpass Steamers' .731 OPS and amp up his home run count, the Braves should consider Grissom in the long run. However, his 180.28 ADP exemplifies his lack of experience in the pros to draft him earlier.