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Justin Grimm

28-Year-Old Pitcher – Chicago Cubs

2017 Stats

W-L

1-2

ERA

5.53

WHIP

1.34

K

59

SV

1

2017 Preseason 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.

September 29, 2017  –  Justin Grimm News

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Grimm pitched a scoreless ninth inning to collect his first save of the season during Friday's win over Cincinnati.

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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 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 27 AAA IOW 10 0 0 11.2 10 5 2 18 5 0 1 3 0 0 3.86 1.34
2017 27 MAJ CHC 50 0 0 55.3 47 34 12 59 27 1 2 1 2 4 5.53 1.34
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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)     285 19 0 338.7 326 177 41 350 140 19 20 4 4.70 1.38

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

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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
Sep. 29 Cin 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 5.53 1.34
Sep. 28 @StL 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 - 0 1 0 5.63 1.36
Sep. 25 @StL 2.0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.57 1.35
Sep. 21 @Mil 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.79 1.38
Sep. 20 @TB 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.90 1.39
Sep. 15 StL 0.7 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.98 1.41
Sep. 13 NYM 1.0 3 3 3 1 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 6.06 1.39
Sep. 9 Mil 1.0 3 4 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.63 1.35
Sep. 7 @Pit 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.98 1.30
Sep. 4 @Pit 1.7 1 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.09 1.33
Sep. 3 Atl 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.28 1.33
Aug. 17 Cin 1.0 1 2 2 1 2 2 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 5.40 1.34
Aug. 14 Cin 1.3 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.10 1.30
Aug. 12 @Ari 1.0 2 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.27 1.29
Jul. 30 @Mil 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 5.18 1.28
Jul. 28 @Mil 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.31 1.31
Jul. 24 CWS 1.7 1 1 1 1 1 3 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 5.40 1.33
Last 14 Games (Team)
5 Games Pitched:  Avg. 1.1 IP/G
5.7 3 1 1 0 1 5 0 1 0 0-0 1 1 0 1.59 0.71
Last 30 Games (Team)
11 Games Pitched:  Avg. 1.1 IP/G
12.0 12 8 8 1 4 13 0 1 0 0-0 1 1 0 6.00 1.33
Last 60 Games (Team)
17 Games Pitched:  Avg. 1.1 IP/G
18.7 17 12 12 4 8 20 0 1 0 0-2 1 1 1 5.79 1.34

Justin Grimm Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20178726719106.238
20169536823502.267
2015672598201.140

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2017145332028406.230
2016130291524603.209
2015137421723503.197

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201729.7121351976.981.58
201627.3110321234.611.32
201525.0221351132.160.84

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201725.700024853.861.05
201625.3100331123.551.34
201524.7132321511.821.46
Justin Grimm vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

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 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
2017 27 AAA IOW 10 0 11.2 14.46 4.02 3.60 1.61 76.9% 3.86 3.65 .371
2017 27 MAJ CHC 50 0 55.3 9.60 4.39 2.19 1.95 1.29 64.5% 94.9 MPH 5.53 5.40 .265
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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     285 19 338.7 9.30 3.72 2.50 1.09 68% 4.70 3.99 .320

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▲ Basic Stats      ▲ Split Stats

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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
2017 P 55.3 1 4 1 0 30 0 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
2017 P -1 0 0 0 1 0 0

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2017 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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2.19 K/BB
WEAK
9.60 K/9
GOOD
4.39 BB/9
POOR
94.9 MPH Fastball
GOOD
2.0 HR/9
TERRIBLE
1.29 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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5.53 ERA
TERRIBLE
1.34 WHIP
WEAK
5.40 FIP
TERRIBLE
BABIP/Strand

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

Explain This

.265 BABIP
BELOW AVERAGE
64.5% Strand Rate
LOW

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

Grimm (finger) was activated from the 10-day DL prior to Friday's game against Atlanta, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

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Grimm (finger) will be activated from the 10-day disabled list Friday, Jesse Rogers of ESPN.com reports.

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Grimm (finger) allowed two hits and struck out two in a scoreless inning of work for Triple-A Iowa during a rehab appearance Wednesday.

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Grimm (finger) will make his second rehab appearance for Triple-A Iowa on Wednesday, Bruce Miles of the Chicago Daily Herald reports.

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Grimm (finger) is set to begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Iowa on Monday, Jesse Rogers of ESPN.com reports.

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Grimm (finger) will toss a bullpen session Saturday and could embark on a rehab assignment if all goes well, Mark Gonzales of The Chicago Tribune reports.

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Grimm will be placed on the 10-day DL prior to Friday's series opener against the Blue Jays due to a finger infection, Paul Sullivan of The Chicago Tribune reports.

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Grimm (1-2) was credited with the loss in Thursday's game against the Reds. In an inning of work, he allowed two earned runs on a hit and two walks, while striking out two.

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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.