Every year, MLB Pipeline, the premiere spot to find out about your team’s prospects, comes out with a team highlighting the best players in the minors. This season, Brewer prospect, Trent Grisham, made the First Team as the best left fielder in the minors. He joined elite prospects like Luis Robert, MacKenzie Gore, and Kenosha’s very own, Gavin Lux on the First Team.
This is a huge honor for Trent Grisham who seemed like a first round bust just last year. He was the 15th overall pick in 2015 and before this season, never lived up to expectations. That changed in 2019 when he dominated both Double-A and Triple-A. He combined for 26 homers, 71 RBIs, and 71 runs in 97 total minor league games. He registered a slash line of .300/.407/.603 which according to MLB Pipeline, Grisham was just one of seven qualified players to reach the .300/.400/.600 slash line mark. Grisham was the only player in the Brewers system to make the First or Second Team while the Padres and Diamondbacks had the most.
Once Grisham was called up to the majors on August 1st, he started out hot. In his first 11 games with the Brewers he was batting .314 with an OPS of .893. He also had 2 home runs, 8 RBIs and 6 runs scored. He has since cooled off in his last 21 games (12 of which he has started). In those games Grisham has hit .230 with an OPS of .702 with 2 home runs and only 5 RBIs. He has also struck out 20 times in that span.
With the playoff race heating up, it is important for every Brewer player to get hot. Grisham may very well be on his way. Last night, he tied the Brewers rookie record for hits in a game with 5 and was only a home run away from the cycle. If Grisham starts hitting like he did in the minors, the Brewers will have a deadly bat in the leadoff spot during the hunt for October.