Affiliate: Northwest Arkansas Naturals
League: Texas League
Born: 07/27/1995 (Age: 27)
B/T: Right / Left
Acquired: 1st Rd. (#28 overall), 2014 MLB First-Year Player Draft (KCR)
The 28th overall pick in 2014 from the prep ranks, Griffin has struggled to get over the hump at Double-A. His projectable 6-foot-3 frame never grew into that much more velocity and Griffin hasn’t been able to put better hitters away with fringy stuff. He’s able to throw strikes with numerous pitches but is vulnerable to hard contact, allowing a .311 average-against despite a solid six-percent walk rate. Griffin’s prospect star has faded some, and he now looks like a long reliever at best that might wind up stalling in the upper-minors.