• Full name Marquis Deon Grissom Jr.
  • Born 07/19/2001 in Los Angeles, CA
  • Profile Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 202 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Georgia Tech
  • Drafted in the 13th round (381st overall) by the Washington Nationals in 2022 (signed for $125,000).
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    The son of 17-year MLB outfielder Marquis Grissom and one of a number of prominent second-generation prospects in this year’s draft class, Grissom Jr. has shown solid arm strength in two years at Georgia Tech, but so far he’s been hit pretty hard as a Yellow Jacket. He posted a 5.75 ERA this year in 61 innings with 6.2 walks per nine innings compared to 7.6 strikeouts per nine. Grissom can touch 96 mph with his fastball and he sits 92-94, but the pitch has very average movement characteristics, which has meant it gets squared up too often. Grissom has a head whack in his energetic delivery. His above-average slider has solid power (84-85 mph) and plenty of depth. His slider could end up being an average pitch some day. It has 10 mph of separation from his fastball and modest depth, but he doesn’t show a lot of feel for locating it yet—too often he leaves it up, in and out of the zone. The sum of the parts hasn’t yet added up for Grissom, which may induce the draft-eligible sophomore to return to school to try to raise his stock.

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Career Transactions

  • RHP Marquis Grissom Jr. assigned to Harrisburg Senators from Wilmington Blue Rocks.
  • RHP Marquis Grissom Jr. assigned to Wilmington Blue Rocks from Fredericksburg Nationals.
  • RHP Marquis Grissom Jr. assigned to Washington Nationals.
  • Fredericksburg Nationals activated RHP Marquis Grissom Jr. from the 7-day injured list.
  • Fredericksburg Nationals placed RHP Marquis Grissom Jr. on the 7-day injured list.

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