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Grant Little

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Grant Little
Name: Grant Lee Little
Born: Jul 8, 1997 in Abilene, TX
College: Texas Tech
Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 185 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the supplemental 2nd round (74th overall) by the San Diego Padres in 2018 (signed for $800,000)
Little is a left fielder who most scouts grade as having below-average power. That would seem to be the kind of player teams would pass on, but, as a draft-eligible sophomore, Little is an athletic, versatile player with an outstanding ability to put the barrel on the ball. Even though he plays left field for the Red Raiders, there's enough athleticism that scouts believe he can play second or third base, as well as some center field, in pro ball. He makes good reads and takes solid routes to make the most of his average speed and he has even played some shortstop in fall ball. His fringe-average arm keeps him from projecting there, but he could play shortstop in an emergency. Little's swing is compact and generates plenty of contact. Scouts are particularly impressed with his pitch recognition and his ability to do damage when he gets into hitters' counts. He has hit 10 home runs this season as part of his .380/.478/.678 slash line, but scouts don't see average power during batting practice and several of his home runs are of the wind-blown variety.
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