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Justin Grimm

27-Year-Old Pitcher – Chicago Cubs

2016 Stats

W-L

2-1

ERA

4.10

WHIP

1.33

K

65

SV

0

2017 RotoWire Projections

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

On the surface, little changed with Grimm's skills from 2015 to 2016. The biggest difference, however, came with a surge in his hard-hit rate, which jumped from 30.9 percent in 2015 to 36.8 percent la...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 210   DOB: 8/16/1989   BORN: Bristol, TN   COLLEGE: Georgia   DRAFTED: 5th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Justin Grimm Contract Information:

Agreed to terms with the Cubs on a one-year, $1.825 million deal in January 2017, avoiding arbitration.

January 13, 2017  –  Justin Grimm News

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Grimm and the Cubs avoided arbitration Friday with a one-year, $1.825 million deal, Jon Heyman of Today's Knuckleball reports.

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Justin Grimm Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2011 21 A MYR 16 16 0 90.1 84 34 2 73 30 5 2 0 0 0 3.39 1.27
2011 21 A HIC 16 9 0 50.1 45 19 5 54 18 2 1 0 0 0 3.40 1.26
2012 22 AA FRI 9 14 0 83.2 70 16 3 73 14 9 3 0 0 0 1.72 1.01
2012 22 AAA ROU 9 8 0 51.0 53 26 2 30 16 2 3 0 0 0 4.59 1.35
2012 22 MAJ TEX 5 2 0 14.0 22 14 1 13 3 1 1 0 0 0 9.00 1.79
2013 23 AAA ROU 8 1 0 5.2 4 1 0 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 1.59 1.15
2013 23 AAA IOW 8 8 0 42.1 46 22 1 41 17 2 3 0 0 0 4.68 1.50
2013 23 MAJ CHC 10 0 0 9.0 4 2 0 8 3 0 2 0 0 3 2.00 0.78
2013 23 MAJ TEX 17 17 0 89.0 116 63 15 68 31 7 7 0 0 0 6.37 1.65
2013  (Multiple Teams) 23 MAJ CHC/TEX 27 17 0 98.0 120 65 15 76 34 7 9 0 0 3 5.97 1.57
2014 24 MAJ CHC 73 0 0 69.0 59 29 4 70 27 5 2 0 1 11 3.78 1.25
2015 25 AAA IOW 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.00
2015 25 MAJ CHC 62 0 0 49.7 31 11 4 67 26 3 5 3 3 15 1.99 1.15
2016 26 AAA IOW 1 0 0 1.0 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.00
2016 26 MAJ CHC 68 0 0 52.7 47 24 5 65 23 2 1 0 0 10 4.10 1.33
2017 Spring Training 27   CHC 6 0 0 5.3 1 0 0 8 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.38
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3-Year Averages     67 0 0 57.1 45 21 4 67 25 3 2 1 1 12 3.31 1.23
Career  (View All)     235 19 0 283.3 279 143 29 291 113 18 18 3 4.54 1.38

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Justin Grimm Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Team Games To Display:    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30    Show 60Show 60
DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Oct. 2 @Cin 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 4.10 1.33
Sep. 30 @Cin 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.13 1.34
Sep. 27 @Pit 0.3 3 3 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.21 1.36
Sep. 25 StL 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 3.71 1.27
Sep. 15 Mil 0.7 2 2 2 0 1 2 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 3.78 1.26
Sep. 13 @StL 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.47 1.22
Sep. 11 @Hou 0.7 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 - 0 0 0 3.49 1.22
Sep. 10 @Hou 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.54 1.22
Sep. 7 @Mil 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.61 1.20
Sep. 4 SF 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.61 1.18
Sep. 3 SF 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.69 1.17
Aug. 31 Pit 0.7 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 3.77 1.19
Aug. 29 Pit 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.83 1.19
Aug. 28 @LAD 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.92 1.21
Aug. 26 @LAD 2.0 2 1 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.01 1.22
Aug. 24 @SD 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 3.98 1.23
Aug. 22 @SD 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 - 0 0 0 4.02 1.24
Aug. 18 Mil 0.3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 4.12 1.27
Aug. 16 Mil 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.15 1.26
Aug. 14 StL 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 4.26 1.26
Aug. 12 StL 1.3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 - 0 0 0 4.30 1.27
Aug. 11 StL 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.46 1.32
Aug. 3 Mia 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 W 0 0 0 4.58 1.36
Last 14 Games (Team)
4 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.7 IP/G
2.7 5 3 3 0 2 4 0 0 0 1-0 0 0 1 10.13 2.63
Last 30 Games (Team)
11 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.7 IP/G
7.3 10 5 5 0 6 10 0 1 0 1-1 0 0 1 6.14 2.18
Last 60 Games (Team)
23 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.8 IP/G
18.3 16 6 6 1 8 27 0 4 0 2-1 0 0 5 2.95 1.31

Justin Grimm Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20169536823502.267
2015672598201.140

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2016130291524603.209
2015137421723503.197

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201627.3110321234.611.32
201525.0221351132.160.84

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201625.3100331123.551.34
201524.7132321511.821.46
Justin Grimm Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2011 21 A MYR 16 16 90.1 7.29 3.00 2.43 0.20 71.4% 3.39 3.07 .312
2011 21 A HIC 16 9 50.1 9.70 3.23 3.00 0.90 75.9% 3.40 3.60 .314
2012 22 AA FRI 9 14 83.2 7.90 1.51 5.21 0.32 84% 1.72 2.45 .293
2012 22 AAA ROU 9 8 51.0 5.29 2.82 1.88 0.35 64.2% 4.59 3.71 .309
2012 22 MAJ TEX 5 2 14.0 8.36 1.93 4.33 0.64 1.50 45.8% 92.4 MPH 9.00 2.91 .442
2013 23 AAA ROU 8 1 5.2 6.92 3.46 2.00 0.00 83.3% 1.59 2.82 .273
2013 23 AAA IOW 8 8 42.1 8.76 3.63 2.41 0.21 66.1% 4.68 2.77 .367
2013 23 MAJ CHC 10 0 9.0 8.00 3.00 2.67 0.00 0.64 71.4% 91.6 MPH 2.00 2.76 .187
2013 23 MAJ TEX 17 17 89.0 6.88 3.13 2.19 1.52 1.34 63.6% 91.6 MPH 6.37 4.94 .356
2013  (Multiple Teams) 23 MAJ CHC/TEX 27 17 98.0 6.98 3.12 2.24 1.38 1.27 64% 91.6 MPH 5.97 4.71 .344
2014 24 MAJ CHC 73 0 69.0 9.13 3.52 2.59 0.52 1.63 69.5% 94.0 MPH 3.78 3.27 .306
2015 25 AAA IOW 1 0 1.0 18.00 9.00 2.00 0.00 100% 0.00 2.20 .000
2015 25 MAJ CHC 62 0 49.7 12.14 4.71 2.58 0.72 1.52 86.8% 95.2 MPH 1.99 3.18 .270
2016 26 AAA IOW 1 0 1.0 27.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 -2.80 1.220
2016 26 MAJ CHC 68 0 52.7 11.11 3.93 2.83 0.85 1.39 70.8% 94.2 MPH 4.10 3.33 .335
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3-Year Averages     67 0 57.1 10.56 3.94 2.68 0.63 74.2% 3.31 3.08 .304
Career     235 19 283.3 9.24 3.59 2.58 0.92 68.6% 4.54 3.71 .330

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Justin Grimm Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 P 49.7 -1 1 -1 0 25 0 0 0
2016 P 52.7 0 4 0 0 27 -1 0 0
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 P -1 0 0 0 -1 0 -2
2016 P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1

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2016 Stat Review for Justin Grimm    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2016 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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2.83 K/BB
AVERAGE
11.11 K/9
GREAT
3.93 BB/9
WEAK
94.2 MPH Fastball
GOOD
0.9 HR/9
AVERAGE
1.39 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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4.10 ERA
WEAK
1.33 WHIP
WEAK
3.33 FIP
GOOD
BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

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.335 BABIP
HIGH
70.8% Strand Rate
LOW

2017 Projected Stats Breakdown for Justin Grimm

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Justin Grimm: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Grimm (illness) returned Saturday, tossing a scoreless seventh inning while allowing one hit and one walk and striking out one in a loss to Houston.

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Grimm departed Wednesday's game with an illness, not an injury, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

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Grimm departed Wednesday after facing just one batter in the sixth inning, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

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Grimm earned his eighth hold - and third in his last five appearances - Wednesday against the Padres.

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Grimm threw 1.1 scoreless innings against the Cardinals on Friday and has been used in both games since he was called back up from Triple-A Iowa.

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Grimm was called back up from Triple-A Iowa on Thursday, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.

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Grimm was optioned back to Triple-A Iowa on Tuesday, Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

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Grimm was recalled from Triple-A Iowa on Wednesday, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.

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Grimm was optioned to Triple-A Iowa on Saturday, Bruce Levine of 670 The Score reports.

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Grimm struck out the side in his final appearance of the first half Saturday, and went into the All-Star break on a streak of five consecutive scoreless appearances.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

Grimm was the forgotten man in the Matt Garza trade of 2013, but he's arguably been the best player involved in that deal and that includes Garza. Last season was the best yet, and he finished with 15 holds and three saves as one of the key players in the Cubs bullpen. He faltered down the stretch, however, giving up 12 runs and 12 walks in his last 15 appearances, though that came immediately after a near-perfect run (15 scoreless appearances in a row with a 16:1 K:BB). Something was definitely different about his game last year, as he's never had strikeout rates even in the minors close to his 12.1 rate of K/9, and his walks were up a bit as well. He'll likely have a similar role in the 2016 version of the Cubs, but don't break the bank betting on a repeat.

2015

After struggling with the Rangers, Grimm has found new life as a reliever for the Cubs. He gave up 15 home runs in 89 innings for the Rangers in 2013, but he kept the ball in the park for the Cubs last year. That he only had 11 holds in 73 appearances might indicate that the Cubs don't trust him yet in key situations, but it's also an indication that the Cubs didn't have a lot of key situations in 2014. Grimm struck out a batter per inning last season -- his first time accomplishing that feat since 2011 -- and he could be entrusted with more high-leverage spots by the Cubs if he can trim his walk rate (3.5 BB/9).

2014

Grimm's two years in Texas were no fairy tale, as he gave up 138 hits and 81 runs in just 103 innings. He began the year at Triple-A Round Rock, but was quickly thrust into the starting rotation when Matt Harrison got hurt. He came over to the Cubs in the Matt Garza deal and showed a little improvement, but still has some work to do. Grimm has shown some promise in the minors, most notably with Double-A Frisco in 2012 (73:14 K:BB ratio), so hope remains.

2013

Grimm made a few token appearances in the majors, but spent most of the 2012 season split between Double-A Frisco and Triple-A Round Rock. His control numbers and K/9 took a nose dive against more advanced hitters at Triple-A Round Rock, taking the shine off his start from a solid beginning to 2012 with Double-A Frisco. He doesn't project as much more than a groundball inducing swingman, similar in that regard to Scott Feldman.