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Justin Grimm

26-Year-Old Pitcher – Chicago Cubs

2015 Stats

W-L

3-5

ERA

1.99

WHIP

1.15

K

67

SV

3

2016 RotoWire Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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 ...

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2016 ADP:  630.81

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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, $1.3 million deal in January 2016, avoiding arbitration.

January 15, 2016  –  Justin Grimm News

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Grimm and the Cubs avoided arbitration Friday, agreeing to a one-year, $1.3 million deal, the Chicago Tribune 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 HIC 16 9 0 50.1 45 19 5 54 18 2 1 0 0 0 3.40 1.26
2011 21 A MYR 16 16 0 90.1 84 34 2 73 30 5 2 0 0 0 3.39 1.27
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 IOW 8 8 0 42.1 46 22 1 41 17 2 3 0 0 0 4.68 1.50
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 MAJ TEX 17 17 0 89.0 116 63 15 68 31 7 7 0 0 0 6.37 1.65
2013 23 MAJ CHC 10 0 0 9.0 4 2 0 8 3 0 2 0 0 3 2.00 0.78
2013  (Multiple Teams) 23 MAJ TEX/CHC 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
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3-Year Averages     54 5 0 72.2 70 35 7 71 29 5 5 1 1 9 4.36 1.37

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Justin Grimm Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days 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. 4 @Mil 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 1.99 1.15
Oct. 1 @Cin 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.03 1.15
Sep. 26 Pit 0.3 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.08 1.15
Sep. 23 Mil 0.7 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.09 1.14
Sep. 19 StL 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.12 1.09
Sep. 18 StL 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.14 1.10
Sep. 17 @Pit 0.7 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.18 1.13
Sep. 15 @Pit 1.0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 2.22 1.12
Sep. 12 @Phi 0.7 1 5 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 2.27 1.12
Sep. 11 @Phi 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.30 1.05
Sep. 8 @StL 0.3 1 2 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.36 1.05
Sep. 6 Ari 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 1.94 1.03
Sep. 4 Ari 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.99 1.03
Sep. 1 Cin 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.04 1.03
Aug. 31 Cin 0.3 3 4 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 L 0 1 0 2.09 1.06
Aug. 29 @LAD 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.17 0.97
Aug. 25 @SF 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.21 0.94
Aug. 21 Atl 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 1.24 0.94
Aug. 20 Atl 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.27 0.96
Aug. 18 Det 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.30 0.98
Aug. 15 @CWS 1.3 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 - 0 0 0 1.34 1.01
Aug. 14 @CWS 1.7 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 1.39 1.02
Aug. 11 Mil 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 1.47 1.08
Aug. 9 SF 0.3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 1.50 1.10
Aug. 8 SF 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 1.52 1.08
Aug. 6 SF 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 1.53 1.09
Aug. 4 @Pit 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.59 1.13
Last 14 Days
4 Games:  Avg. 0.7 IP/G
3.0 1 0 0 0 5 3 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 1 0.00 2.00
Last 30 Days
12 Games:  Avg. 0.7 IP/G
9.0 5 8 2 0 10 12 1 0 0 1-1 0 1 3 2.00 1.67
Last 60 Days
27 Games:  Avg. 0.8 IP/G
22.3 13 12 6 2 13 25 1 1 0 2-2 1 2 7 2.42 1.16

Justin Grimm Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2015672598201.140
2014100291216101.188
20132393718641519.298

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2015137421723503.197
2014192411543723.250
20132033916561406.303

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201525.0221351132.160.84
201435.0410301334.111.20
201350.0440371685.041.42

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201524.7132321511.821.46
201434.0110401413.441.29
201348.0350391876.941.73
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 HIC 16 9 50.1 9.70 3.23 3.00 0.90 75.9% 3.40 3.60 .314
2011 21 A MYR 16 16 90.1 7.29 3.00 2.43 0.20 71.4% 3.39 3.07 .312
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 IOW 8 8 42.1 8.76 3.63 2.41 0.21 66.1% 4.68 2.77 .367
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 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 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  (Multiple Teams) 23 MAJ TEX/CHC 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 RotoWire Projections     Subscribe now to see our 2016 projections for Justin Grimm
3-Year Averages     54 5 72.2 8.85 3.61 2.45 0.87 69.6% 4.36 3.70 .322

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2015 Stat Review for Justin Grimm    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2015 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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2.58 K/BB
WEAK
12.14 K/9
ELITE
4.71 BB/9
TERRIBLE
95.2 MPH Fastball
GOOD
0.7 HR/9
AVERAGE
1.52 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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1.99 ERA
GREAT
1.15 WHIP
GOOD
3.18 FIP
GOOD
BABIP/Strand

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

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.270 BABIP
BELOW AVERAGE
86.8% Strand Rate
HIGH

2016 Projected Stats Breakdown for Justin Grimm

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

Grimm gave up a pair of two-run homers in his brief appearance against the Reds on Monday, falling to 2-4 in the process.

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Grimm pitched 1.2 scoreless innings against the White Sox on Friday and earned his 11th hold of the season.

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Grimm recorded the final out of Saturday's 8-6 win over the Giants to pick up his third save of the season.

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Grimm took the loss Friday by failing to retire any of the four batters he faced in the 10th inning.

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Grimm gave up one run in one inning against the Nationals on Friday.

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Grimm (forearm) was activated from the DL on Wednesday, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

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The Cubs are deciding whether Grimm (forearm) will need another rehab appearance, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.

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Grimm (forearm) will begin a rehab assignment at Triple-A Iowa on Sunday, Bruce Miles of the Daily Herald reports.

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Grimm (forearm) threw a bullpen session Tuesday and is close to appearing in a minor league game, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.

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Grimm (forearm) threw a recent bullpen session in Arizona, but there is no timetable for his return, MLB.com's Carrie Muskat reports.

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Grimm (forearm) has begun rehabbing at extended spring training in Arizona, MLB.com's Carrie Muskat reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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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.