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Randal Grichuk

26-Year-Old Outfielder – Toronto Blue Jays

2018 Stats

AVG

.106

HR

2

RBI

7

R

6

SB

1

2018 Preseason Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

The tools remain exciting, but the clock is ticking on Grichuk. He needs to learn to be more patient and selective at the plate. His strikeout rate has hovered around 30 percent in each of the past th...

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STATUS:  10-Day DL     INJURY TYPE:  Knee     EST. RETURN:  5/25/2018
LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 205   DOB: 8/13/1991
BORN: Rosenberg, TX   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Randal Grichuk Contract Information:

Signed a one-year, $2.6 million contract with the Cardinals in January of 2018, avoiding arbitration. Traded to the Blue Jays in January of 2018.

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Grichuk (knee) went 0-for-2 with a pair of walks and strikeouts Tuesday in a rehab game with High-A Dunedin.

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Randal Grichuk Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2009 17 R AZL 53 252 236 47 76 30 13 10 7 53 6 4 9 64 3 4 0 .322 .352 .551 .903
2010 18 R TEM 12 52 49 7 16 9 3 2 4 10 0 0 3 9 0 0 0 .327 .365 .714 1.079
2010 18 A CED 52 214 202 41 59 29 18 4 7 36 4 0 9 50 0 1 2 .292 .327 .525 .852
2011 19 R TEM 7 28 24 2 8 2 1 1 0 6 0 0 2 4 0 2 0 .333 .357 .458 .815
2011 19 A CED 32 131 122 12 28 13 7 4 2 13 0 1 6 29 0 2 1 .230 .267 .402 .669
2011 19 A+ INL 14 57 53 13 15 7 4 2 1 6 0 0 0 13 0 1 3 .283 .316 .491 .807
2012 20 A+ INL 135 575 537 79 160 57 30 9 18 71 16 6 23 92 2 4 9 .298 .335 .488 .823
2013 21 AA ARK 128 542 500 85 128 57 27 8 22 64 9 5 28 92 2 3 9 .256 .306 .474 .780
2014 22 AAA MEM 108 472 436 73 113 50 23 2 25 71 8 5 28 108 0 2 6 .259 .311 .493 .804
2014 22 MAJ STL 47 116 110 11 27 10 6 1 3 8 0 2 5 31 1 0 0 .245 .278 .400 .678
2015 23 MAJ STL 103 350 323 49 89 47 23 7 17 47 4 2 22 110 0 1 4 .276 .329 .548 .877
2016 24 AAA MEM 23 86 81 12 22 11 4 1 6 18 0 0 2 14 0 1 2 .272 .302 .568 .870
2016 24 MAJ STL 132 478 446 66 107 56 29 3 24 68 5 4 28 141 0 1 3 .240 .289 .480 .769
2017 25 A+ PAL 1 4 3 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 .333 .500 1.000 1.500
2017 25 AA SPR 1 4 4 1 1 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .250 .250 1.000 1.250
2017 25 AAA MEM 14 67 63 11 17 9 3 0 6 9 0 0 3 20 0 0 1 .270 .313 .603 .916
2017 25 MAJ STL 122 442 412 53 98 50 25 3 22 59 6 1 26 133 0 2 2 .238 .285 .473 .758
2018 26 A+ DUN 2 7 5 1 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 .200 .429 .800 1.229
2018 26 MAJ TOR 25 77 66 6 7 4 2 0 2 7 1 0 7 24 0 2 2 .106 .208 .227 .435
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3-Year Averages     119 422 393 56 98 50 25 4 21 58 5 2 25 128 0 1 3 .249 .299 .494 .792
Career  (View All)     429 1,463 1,357 185 328 167 85 14 68 189 16 9 88 439 1 6 11 .242 .292 .475 .767

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats      ▼ Games By Position

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Randal Grichuk Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Games To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
May. 23 LAA Did not play.
May. 22 LAA Did not play.
May. 20 Oak Did not play.
May. 19 Oak Did not play.
May. 18 Oak Did not play.
May. 17 Oak Did not play.
May. 16 @NYM Did not play.
May. 15 @NYM Did not play.
May. 13 Bos Did not play.
May. 12 Bos Did not play.
May. 11 Bos Did not play.
May. 10 Sea Did not play.
May. 9 Sea Did not play.
May. 8 Sea Did not play.
May. 6 @TB Did not play.
May. 5 @TB Did not play.
May. 4 @TB Did not play.
May. 3 @Cle Did not play.
May. 3 @Cle Did not play.
May. 2 @Min Did not play.
May. 1 @Min Did not play.
Apr. 30 @Min Did not play.
Apr. 29 Tex 3 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .106 .208 .227 .435
Apr. 28 Tex Did not play.
Apr. 27 Tex 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .079 .192 .206 .398
Apr. 26 Bos 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .079 .192 .206 .398
Apr. 25 Bos 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .085 .203 .220 .423
Apr. 24 Bos 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .086 .206 .224 .430
Apr. 22 @NYY Did not play.
Apr. 21 @NYY 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .086 .206 .224 .430
Last 7 Games 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 14 Games 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 30 Games 9 1 2 0 0 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 .222 .333 .222 .555
Randal Grichuk Minors Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF AVG OBP SLG OPS
May. 23 Florida 3 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 1.333 1.667
May. 22 Florida 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 .000 .500 .000 .500
Last 7 Days 5 1 1 0 0 1 2 2 3 0 0 0 0 .200 .429 .800 1.229
Last 14 Days 5 1 1 0 0 1 2 2 3 0 0 0 0 .200 .429 .800 1.229
Last 30 Days 5 1 1 0 0 1 2 2 3 0 0 0 0 .200 .429 .800 1.229

Randal Grichuk: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2018 24 24 1
2017 107 58 5 55
2016 119 4 115 3
2015 85 49 37 13
2014 35 5 5 28

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Randal Grichuk: Minor League Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2017 11
2018

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Randal Grichuk Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018262010.192.269.560
20179810591.204.398.662
2016121187191.240.488.806

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018404261.050.200.352
20173144317505.248.497.788
20163254817494.240.477.754

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018425270.143.310.550
20172172713323.249.488.775
20162043312280.255.490.802

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018241001.042.083.231
2017195269273.226.456.739
20162423312405.227.471.740
Randal Grichuk vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Randal Grichuk Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2009 17 R AZL 252 236 3.6% 25.4% 0.14 73% .408 .229
2010 18 R TEM 52 49 5.8% 17.3% 0.33 82% .333 .387
2010 18 A CED 214 202 4.2% 23.4% 0.18 75% .356 .233
2011 19 R TEM 28 24 7.1% 14.3% 0.50 83% .364 .125
2011 19 A CED 131 122 4.6% 22.1% 0.21 76% .280 .172
2011 19 A+ INL 57 53 0% 22.8% 0.00 75% .350 .208
2012 20 A+ INL 575 537 4% 16% 0.25 83% .329 .190
2013 21 AA ARK 542 500 5.2% 17% 0.30 82% .272 .218
2014 22 AAA MEM 472 436 5.9% 22.9% 0.26 75% .289 .234
2014 22 MAJ STL 116 110 4.3% 26.7% 0.16 72% .316 .155
2015 23 MAJ STL 350 323 6.3% 31.4% 0.20 66% .365 .272
2016 24 AAA MEM 86 81 2.3% 16.3% 0.14 83% .258 .296
2016 24 MAJ STL 478 446 5.9% 29.5% 0.20 68% .294 .240
2017 25 A+ PAL 4 3 25% 25% 1.00 67% .500 .667
2017 25 AA SPR 4 4 0% 50% 0.00 50% .000 .750
2017 25 AAA MEM 67 63 4.5% 29.9% 0.15 68% .297 .333
2017 25 MAJ STL 442 412 5.9% 30.1% 0.20 68% .293 .235
2018 26 A+ DUN 7 5 28.6% 42.9% 0.67 40% .000 .600
2018 26 MAJ TOR 77 66 9.1% 31.2% 0.29 64% .119 .121
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3-Year Averages     422 393 5.9% 30.3% 0.20 67% .314 .245
Career     1,463 1,357 6% 30% 0.20 68% .304 .233

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Randal Grichuk Defensive Stats

DRS Breakdown
Pos Year Inn DRS (?) Pos Rank Range & Pos (?) OF Arm (?) GFP/DME (?) GDP (?) Bunts (?) Catcher SB (?) Pitcher SB (?) Adj ERA (?) Strike Zone(?)
LF 2015 344.3 4 - 7 -1 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 27 1 - 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 440.3 3 16 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
CF 2015 282 5 - 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 949.3 7 10 1 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 29 1 - 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
RF 2015 93.3 -2 - 0 -1 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 18 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 445.7 2 15 3 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018 178 2 14 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2018 Stat Review for Randal Grichuk    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2016 (min 410 PA)

Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.29 BB/K
WEAK
9.1% BB Rate
GOOD
31.2% K Rate
TERRIBLE
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.435 OPS
TERRIBLE
.208 OBP
TERRIBLE
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.106 AVG
TERRIBLE
.119 BABIP
LOW
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.227 SLG
TERRIBLE
.121 ISO
POOR

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Randal Grichuk: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Grichuk (knee) will begin his rehab assignment with High-A Dunedin on Tuesday, Keegan Matheson of Baseball Toronto reports.

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Grichuk (knee) will begin a rehab assignment next week, Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet.ca reports.

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Grichuk (knee) has resumed running and outfield work, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports.

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Grichuk (knee) progressed to swinging off a tee Thursday, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports.

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Grichuk was diagnosed with a Grade 1 strain of the posterior cruciate ligament in his right knee Monday, Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com reports.

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Grichuk was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a sprained knee Monday, Mike Wilner of Sportsnet 590 The Fan reports.

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Grichuk went 2-for-3 with two RBI in Sunday's 7-2 win against the Rangers.

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Grichuk is out of the lineup Sunday against the Yankees, Hazel Mae of Sportsnet reports.

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Grichuk is not in the lineup against the Yankees on Friday.

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Grichuk went 2-for-4 with a double and a three-run homer in Game 1 of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Royals.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2018

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2017

Grichuk's strong 2015 campaign had him in a very favorable position heading into 2016, with an everyday job, plus power and what many believed to be an average hit tool. However, things went south in a hurry for the 25-year-old, as he came out of the gate with just a .206 batting average and strikeouts in a quarter of his plate appearances through mid-June. This led the Cardinals to shock everyone and send him back to the minors on two occasions during the summer. His performance vastly improved after the second demotion, as he slashed .275/.303/.579 with 12 home runs and 33 RBI, although it came with an unsustainably-high 34.1 percent strikeout rate. He will open the season as the everyday left fielder, although he showed in 2016 that he can be incredibly streaky, so he should be treated as a volatile asset. Grichuk will need to make more consistent contact in order to stay in manager Mike Matheny's good graces.

2016

Grichuk came up to the big leagues for good on May 16th and clubbed nine extra-base hits in 13 starts over the rest of the month, enough to earn him a starting job for the rest of the season. He finished with a ridiculous 57 extra-base hits in just 103 games and 350 plate appearances, including 17 home runs. That's a huge power output for just over half a season's worth of at-bats, and it should be enough to earn Grichuk an Opening Day starting job despite a crowded outfield in St. Louis. Grichuk still has the same contact issues that kept him in the minor leagues to begin 2015, however, as he managed to strike out 110 times despite his limited action. He seems to have the power to succeed even with a high K-rate, but the .276 average Grichuk mustered will be his ceiling unless he can find a way to make more contact.

2015

Grichuk bounced back and forth between Triple-A Memphis and the major leagues for the Cardinals in 2014 after being acquired in the David Freese trade with Anaheim, totaling 110 at-bats in 47 games. He served as a defensive replacement and pinch-hitter in most cases. Grichuk does have some power as indicated by his 25 home runs in 436 at-bats for Memphis, but he appears to be headed for a similar role in 2014 after the Cardinals acquired Jason Heyward from Atlanta. Barring major injury to one of the regulars ahead of him, or a trade, Grichuk might be a full year away from getting an opportunity to handle a starting job.

2014

Grichuk was promoted to Double-A Arkansas after a reasonably strong year at High-A Inland Empire in 2012, and represented himself well, posting a slash line of .256/.306/.474 in 500 at-bats in 2013. While it's easy to get excited about his prodigious power potential (.218 ISO in 2013), Grichuk still needs to work on his plate discipline, as his 5.2% walk rate in 2013, though an improvement from his 2012 number, is still well below commonly accepted margins. Going into his age-22 season, Grichuk's plate discipline seems to be the final piece of the puzzle. The Cardinals acquired Grichuk as part of the David Freese-Peter Bourjos deal in November, which likely makes his path to big league at-bats even longer than it was in the crowded Anaheim outfield. Most likely, he'll start the season at Double-A Springfield, with the hope of earning a promotion to Triple-A Memphis at some point in 2014.

2013

Grichuk was drafted 24th overall in the 2009 draft and finally made it through a full season without any injuries in 2012. He spent all of last season with High-A Inland Empire and slashed .298/.335/.488 with 18 homers and 16 steals over 575 plate appearances. His talent is obvious, but 23 walks over that many trips to the plate probably won't cut it, and as is the case for a number of the Angels' top prospects, Grichuk needs to work on his plate discipline. That's easier said than done and his four percent walk rate in 1,313 minor league plate appearances indicates that he has a long ways to go.

2011

Grichuk will not turn 20 until mid-way through the 2011 season, but he already has two professional seasons under his belt. Last season, Grichuk hit .299 with 11 home runs and 46 RBI in 251 at-bats, but he still has to work on his plate discipline after posting a 12:59 BB:K ratio last season. Don't expect Grichuk to advance past High-A Rancho Cucamonga this season.

2010

The Angels' first pick in the 2009 draft is all hitter, an outfielder from a high school in Texas with excellent power. There's not much else to Grichuk, no speed or arm to speak of, making him a different sort of Angel. He's a long, long way from the majors, and the lack of defensive or positional value limits his long-term upside.