• Full name Jaxx David Groshans
  • Born 07/20/1998 in Lafayette, LA
  • Profile Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 200 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Kansas
  • Drafted in the 5th round (167th overall) by the Boston Red Sox in 2019 (signed for $304,200).
    View Draft Report
    The older brother of Blue Jays’ 2018 first-round pick Jordan Groshans, Jaxx Groshans had a breakout season for Kansas in 2019 as he set career highs in nearly every offensive category with a .337/.471/.605 slash line that included 12 home runs. Groshans has shown an ability to control the strike zone and feast on hitters’ pitches. His power is still more of the gap-to-gap variety rather than true plus power, but he’s shown enough pop to project as a future 12-15 home run hitter, especially in today’s overheated power environment. With average power and solid plate discipline that gives him a shot at a fringe-average hit tool, Groshans has a bright future if he can continue to improve defensively behind the plate. He frequently played third base as a sophomore, but he’s shown improvement catching more regularly in 2019. He’s a little stiff and his hands can get a little hard at times, but he shows flashes of being a potential fringe-average defender with a similar arm. He has taken well to the challenge of catching, so there’s hope for him to continue to improve. Groshans’ bat fits best if he can catch regularly, but he’ll have work to do to stay there as a pro.

Top Rankings

Draft Prospects

Scouting Reports

Download our app

Read the newest magazine issue right on your phone