Michael Grove

Born: 12/18/1996 (Age: 22)
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Arm Slot: Over the top
Height: 6'3''
Weight: 200
Primary Position: RHSP
Seconday Position: RHRP
Acquisition Period: 2nd Rd. (#68 overall), 2018 MLB First-Year Player Draft (LAD)
Entry Point: 4 Yr College
Options Used: N/A
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: June 24th, 2019
Dates Seen: June 13, 2019
Level: High A
Affiliate: Rancho Cucamonga Quakes
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On 40-Man Roster: No
Physical Description
Medium frame w/ broad shoulders and lean lower half. Built like Ross Stripling (LAD). Missed all of 2018 w/ TJ surgery.
Mechanical Notes
FWU, overhead break; moderate effort at finish w/ mild recoil and head rattle; off-line arm-circle shows on backside w/ soft plunge.
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2022 P 40 Middle Relief Extreme
Pitch Present Future Sitting Range Comments
Fastball Value
Overall Fastball Value 40 50 Deep-projection FB could be avg in relief w/ velocity spike and improved command.
Deep-projection FB could be avg in relief w/ velocity spike and improved command.
Fastball Velocity 50 55 92 91-93 Holds low-90s consistently. Has shown more in the past and might get back to 95-96 range as he builds back mound time and/or moving to the 'pen.
Fastball Velocity
Fastball Movement
Fastball Movement 45 50 Inconsistent, gets flat over middle-third but flashes more life both up and down in the zone.
Inconsistent, gets flat over middle-third but flashes more life both up and down in the zone.
Fastball Command
Fastball Command 30 40 Sprayed the zone, little consistency to where he missed. Likely reliever command.
Sprayed the zone, little consistency to where he missed. Likely reliever command.
Curveball
Curveball 40 45 78 77-80 Flashes avg w/ occasional vertical action; inconsistent execution, rolls and stays up on him at times; chance to finish a playable pitch.
Flashes avg w/ occasional vertical action; inconsistent execution, rolls and stays up on him at times; chance to finish a playable pitch.
Slider
Slider 30 40 83 82-84 Loose SL, glider that lacks sharpness or depth. Below-avg pitch that will finish no better than a show-me, can see him dropping it to focus fully on CB.
Loose SL, glider that lacks sharpness or depth. Below-avg pitch that will finish no better than a show-me, can see him dropping it to focus fully on CB.
Control
Control 40 40 FB/CB two main pitches. Short arsenal that hints he'll move to the 'pen. Lack of CH will make it hard to turn over lineups.
FB/CB two main pitches. Short arsenal that hints he'll move to the 'pen. Lack of CH will make it hard to turn over lineups.
Attribute Present Future
Delivery Average Average
Athleticism Average Average
Pitchability Below Average Average
Mound Presence Average Average
Overall Summary
Still shaking off the rust after missing all of 2018 w/ TJ surgery. Might have a bit more in the tank than he showed, but troubling lack of control/command/changeup hints at a future move to the 'pen. Has a ways to go before he's a surefire prospect; giving some benefit of the doubt given what he showed in the past and time missed w/ injury.