22-Year-Old Pitcher – Kansas City Royals
2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
There was no outlook written for Foster Griffin in 2017. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
Foster Griffin Contract Information:
Signed with the Royals in June of 2014.
Griffin went 15-7 with a 3.35 ERA and 1.27 WHIP over 28 combined starts with High-A Wilmington and Double-A Northwest Arkansas in 2017.
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Kansas City Royals Roster
MajorsAlexander, Scott (P)
AAAAnna, Dean (SS)
AAArteaga , Humberto (SS)
A+Blewett, Scott (P)
AAracena, Ricky (SS)
RookieBrickhouse, Bryan (P)
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
There was no outlook written for Foster Griffin.
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 projection intersects with reality. The 19-year-old should head to High-A for most of 2016, meaning he is probably three or four years away from the big leagues. In dynasty leagues that roster fewer than 250 prospects, Griffin is simply a player to follow for now.
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.