GRISHAM, TRENT

Position: Outfield

DOB: November 1, 1996

Height: 6’0″ / Weight: 205

Bats: Left / Throws: Left

40-man roster: No

How acquired: Drafted (1st round, 2015)

Profile: The Brewers first round selection in the 2015 draft, Milwaukee was able to lure Grisham away from an offer to Texas Tech, signing him for a reported $2.7 million. Following his signing, Grisham was sent to Maryvale to begin his pro career with the Brewers AZL affiliate before earning a call to Helena to finish out the season. He moved up to Single-A Wisconsin in 2016 but was limited to just 59 games due to a nagging hamstring injury that kept him in and out of the lineup. Grisham – who previously went by the name Trent Clark before changing his name in 2017 to honor his mother – moved up to High-A Carolina in 2017 and experienced mixed results with the Mudcats.  Having experimented with an unorthodox golf-style grip in the past, Grisham has a short stroke with plus bat speed and covers the strike zone well, putting the barrel on the ball. He has good vision and a patient approach at the plate with some power that should develop more as he develops. Defensively, he has the wheels to handle center field, but the Brewers have a ton of depth there so he could also wind up sliding to a corner as he gets closer to big league ready.

2015: After turning down and offer to Texas Tech to sign with Milwaukee, Grisham got his first taste of professional baseball with the Brewers affiliate in the AZL in 2015. Things got off to a rough start for the hard-nosed Texan as he ran into an outfield wall in his very first game, knocking him out of action for two weeks. He returned to the lineup in early July and put together a solid debut season, hitting .309 and stealing 20 bases in 43 games with Maryvale. That earned him a late-season bump to Helena where he finished out the year with the Brewers, hitting .310 in 12 Pioneer League contests.

2016: Grisham started the 2016 season in extended spring training, but in early May he was promoted to Class-A Wisconsin, where he would spend the rest of the year. Hampered by a pesky hamstring injury that knocked him out of the lineup on several different occasions, Grisham was limited to 59 games with the Timber Rattlers, and wound up hitting just .231 with a pair of home runs but continued to show a patient eye at the plate, drawing 37 walks in those 59 games.

2017: The Brewers moved Grisham up to High-A Carolina in 2017, where he experienced mixed results as one of the younger players in the Carolina League.  He saw action in 133 games there and wound up hitting .223 with 21 doubles, six triples and eight home runs, and he finished with an on base percentage of .360 due in large part to his team record 98 walks.

MPP Pre-Season Prospect Rankings
2017 (#6)
2016 (#4)