|Report Date:||May 7th, 2018|
At 6-foot-3 and 190 pounds, Groshans is athletically built, with a high-waisted lower half and physical, sloping shoulders. His set up in the box is a crouched stance with shoulder height hand placement, and he employs a significant leg kick, allowing the hands to tip the bat as a timing mechanism. Heavy on his front foot, Groshans hits with momentum into the swing. He is very a strong at contact, and it shows in the 60 raw power that many area scouts believe he possesses. Although the power is legitimate, there is some present swing and miss in Groshans’ game, which places the hit tool at below average.
Athletically, Groshans is adequate, although there is stiffness in his hips, limiting his range and making it unlikely that he’ll stick at shortstop long term. He has enough arm strength to stick on the left side, where he’s shown the hands to be an above-average defender at third base.
Groshans’ raw power profiles best at the hot corner as well, though he may have enough pop to slide over to first base if needed. The power plays in both in batting practice and in games, but he will have to improve his contact rate in order to become a true middle of the order bat. A Kansas commit, Groshans could come off the board late in day one of the draft.