• Full name Harrison Grant Holmes
  • Born 03/22/1996 in Conway, SC
  • Profile Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 226 / Bats: L / Throws: R
  • School Conway
  • Drafted in the 1st round (22nd overall) by the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2014 (signed for $2,500,000).
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    For the fourth straight season, South Carolina will produce a prep righthander in the top two rounds of the draft. Before this streak started, just two Palmetto prep pitchers had been drafted in that range since the draft went to a single phase. Holmes could even outdo Taylor Guerrieri (No. 24 overall to the National in 2011) as the highest-drafted South Carolina prep pitcher in modern history. Holmes has some of the best present stuff in the class. He came out sitting 93-96 mph, touching 98 early in the season and then 91-94 in some later starts. His power curveball is one of the top breaking balls in the country, a plus pitch that flashes better. On the showcase circuit, Holmes was primarily a two-pitch pitcher with a seldom-used changeup. But the offering has become a legitimate above-average weapon that could become plus. The biggest knock against Holmes is his powerful, broad-shouldered and barrel-chested 6-foot, 216-pound body that offers limited physical projection. Scouts say his fastball can play true up in the zone when he fails to locate down, and he leaves too many high fastballs most games. His delivery with recoil and a long arm swing is unlikely to produce plus control. But he has present stuff and pitchability. Holmes, a Florida signee, is the younger brother of Colby Holmes, a two-time national champion at South Carolina.

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  • Rated Best Curveball in the Oakland Athletics in 2018

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Career Transactions

  • RHP Grant Holmes assigned to Gwinnett Stripers from Rome Braves.
  • RHP Grant Holmes assigned to Atlanta Braves.
  • RHP Grant Holmes roster status changed by Atlanta Braves.

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