Cadyn Grenier

Position: SS
Level: Class A
Affiliate: Delmarva Shorebirds
League: Florida State League
Born: 10/31/1996 (Age: 27)
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 188
B/T: Right / Right
Acquired: 1st Rd. (CBA, #37 Overall), 2018 MLB First-Year Player Draft (BAL)

Prospect Spotlight

2018 was a magical season for Grenier, as he hit .319/.408/.462 and helped Oregon State win the College World Series while winning the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year and the Brooks Wallace Award as the top shortstop in the country.  Now in the Sally League to finish 2018, Grenier is a sum-of-all-parts player who has the tools to stick at short as a pro, and has a chance to hit enough to be an average regular in the majors.

Grenier has a solid build, with little projection remaining.  Defensively he utilizes above-average speed and first-step quickness, along with an above-average arm to play a steady, consistent shortstop.  He has plus instincts, ranges well with either side, charges the ball well and shows accuracy throwing on the run.At the plate Grenier shows a mature approach and a keen eye for the strike zone.  He looked fatigued after a long college season and took several weeks to adjust to wood bats.  His stocky frame and average bat speed allows him to generate raw pull-side power during batting practice.  He recognizes spin, although quality sliders can give him trouble and make him expand the zone.  Grenier shows solid feel for the barrel and uses the entire field.  There is swing-and-miss in his game presently, some of which is attributable to fatigue and should correct itself long-term.

Grenier was an obvious Day 1 selection based on his impressive college resume and potential to play shortstop defensively at the major league level.  He will need to make refinements offensively, but the potential exists for him to be a future .250-.260 hitter who contributes double digit home runs annually.  He reminds me of Mike Bordick and has a ceiling as an everyday shortstop, with a more realistic ceiling of a FV 45 utility type who can play short and do the little things.