Grant Holmes

Born: 03/22/1996 (Age: 22)
Bats: Left
Throws: Right
Arm Slot: Over the top
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 215
Primary Position: RHSP
Seconday Position: -
Acquisition Period: 1st Rd. (#22 overall) 2014 MLB First-Year Player Draft (LAD)
Entry Point: High School
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: April 21st, 2016
Dates Seen: 04/19/2016
Level: High A
Affiliate: Rancho Cucamonga Quakes
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Physical Description
Strong build, big frame; thick lower half, present strength with some projection.
Mechanical Notes
Long arm in back; gets good extension out front; uses lower half well; some weakness in front side will lead to some misses middle/middle, but he's making an effort to correct.
MLB ETA Future Floor Future Ceiling Realistic Role Risk
2019 50 60 Role 60: #3 Starter Moderate
Pitch Present Future Sitting Max Comments
Fastball
Fastball 50 60 91-92 95 Jumps out of hand with late life in the zone. Gets some ride up in the zone. Small tail to both sides; shows ability to go glove side. Uses Cutter as well; holds velo; some feel using back door.
Jumps out of hand with late life in the zone. Gets some ride up in the zone. Small tail to both sides; shows ability to go glove side. Uses Cutter as well; holds velo; some feel using back door.
Curveball
Curveball 50 60 79-81 81 11-to-5 breaker; can throw for strikes, gets some hump, but will change shape; quick hand, shows some snap. Will use back door to LHH when ahead; not comfortable using when down in count.
11-to-5 breaker; can throw for strikes, gets some hump, but will change shape; quick hand, shows some snap. Will use back door to LHH when ahead; not comfortable using when down in count.
Slider
Slider 40 55 82-83 83 3/4 break, but will get loose; has some depth, but lacks consistent bite, feel. See improvement coming with the offering given how the arm works and how he spins the CB.
3/4 break, but will get loose; has some depth, but lacks consistent bite, feel. See improvement coming with the offering given how the arm works and how he spins the CB.
ChangeUp
ChangeUp 45 55 81-83 85 Circle action; shows some hard, late dive, but inconsistent; all middle to arm side. Very good arm action with it, feel and consistency should improve.
Circle action; shows some hard, late dive, but inconsistent; all middle to arm side. Very good arm action with it, feel and consistency should improve.
Player Video
Overall Summary
Big, strong, top-end #3 SP with a chance for three above average-to-plus pitches. Repeatable delivery, easy arm action, creates some angle; not at max effort and gets some late hop through the zone. Has some consistency issues with command, but shows a plan, awareness to pitch to both sides; changes eye level with the fastball. Learning how to throttle up and back; extra gear when he needs it. Would like to see him work inside more. Curveball is the better of two breaking balls now; can locate it for strikes and will use back-door to LHH, but feel comes and goes. Presently leans heavily on the fastball when down in count; gets predictable. Can lose the plate for stretches, but showed some poise, ability to battle out of it in this look. Will have to develop use of secondary at upper levels. Ingredients are there; has some weapons while still learning how to pitch. Could make a case for future Role 7 with more consistent command and use of secondary.