20-Year-Old Pitcher – Kansas City Royals
2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
Griffin spent 2015 with Low-A Lexington, where he had a pretty underwhelming season. The Royals' 2014 draft pick has the potential for three above average pitches but he has a long way to go before pr...
Foster Griffin Contract Information:
Signed with the Royals in June of 2014.
The Royals have selected Griffin with the 28th overall pick in the 2014 first-year player draft.
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Kansas City Royals Roster
MajorsButera, Drew (C)
AACalixte, Orlando (OF)
A+Arteaga , Humberto (SS)
ABlewett, Scott (P)
RookieAracena, Ricky (SS)
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
As a 6-foot-3 left-handed pitching prospect, Griffin showed the Royals enough upside for them to select him 28th overall in the 2014 first-year player draft. He went on to post a strong 3.21 ERA during 28 innings of rookie ball, but was helped out a bit by a 75.3% strand rate and uncharacteristically-low .210 BABIP. At just 19 years old, Griffin has plenty of time to develop his secondary pitches, and should be able to improve upon an upper-80s fastball as he moves through the ranks of the farm system. He projects as a strong lefty reliever at the big league level, with a chance to evolve into a mid-rotation option if he can display more consistency with his curveball.