Jordan Groshans

Position: SS
Level: Rk
Affiliate: GCL Blue Jays
League: Gulf Coast League
Born: 11/10/1999 (Age: 19)
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 178
B/T: Right / Right
Acquired: 1st Rd., (#12th overall), 2018 MLB First-Year Player Draft (TOR)

Prospect Spotlight

Taken with the 12th overall pick in the 2018 MLB Draft, Groshans is a five-tool talent that needs polish, but the tools and ability are there to be a future impact player.

Groshans hits from a balanced stance with a patient approach at the plate. He shows both patience to work into hitter’s counts and the plate discipline to do some damage, using the whole field when necessary. With quality bat speed and present strength, Groshans works the gaps while also showing over-the-fence power to all fields. While he has struggled against better breaking pitches, he adjusts and tracks pitches in the zone well and can make consistent contact. Still lean and young, Groshans has the frame and body to add some muscle, and project a future-plus raw power tool to go with a projectable-plus hit tool. Defensively, Groshans has the arm to play short, but his actions are inconsistent at present, and he shows average footspeed and range. His game clock is almost too quick, which leads to poor decisions handling balls, but has the athleticism to make the necessary adjustments to hold down the 6-spot on an everyday basis. He has a build that could lose a step as he fills out, and if so, third base could also be a landing spot, where his plus arm and power bat profiles well.

Groshans is an advanced hitter – one that is making quick work of GCL pitching – but he still needs to work on his defense and add some strength. That said, he has a high ceiling and could be a FV 60 player in the best-case scenario.