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Cadyn Grenier

#15 | SS | OriolesBAL
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Cadyn Grenier
Name: Cadyn Thomas Grenier
Born: Oct 31, 1996 in Henderson, NV
High School: Bishop Gorman HS, Las Vegas
College: Oregon State
Ht.: 5'11" / Wt.: 188 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the supplemental 1st round (37th overall) by the Baltimore Orioles in 2018 (signed for $1,800,000)
Perhaps the best defensive shortstop in the class, Grenier took sole ownership of the position in 2017 with Oregon State after switching back and forth between shortstop and second base with Nick Madrigal. Grenier has no plus tools to speak of and is around average across the board, but he does more than enough to stick at shortstop with fantastic instincts, an above-average arm, solid-average range and some of the surest hands in college baseball. There are players who are flashier than Grenier, but no one makes the routine play with his consistency, as Grenier has a way of slowing the game down. Grenier could be a second- or third-round pick on his defensive strengths alone, but he has shown improvements in his offensive game this spring as well. After hitting sub-.300 during his first two seasons with the Beavers, Grenier hit .325/.418/.470 through his first 42 games this spring. While his strikeout and walk rates haven't changed much, Northwest-area scouts have noticed an increase in quality at-bats and have seen him work the counts more effectively and consistently. Grenier will never have the natural hitting ability of his double-play partner Madrigal, and he has more of a manufactured swing that will likely need to be regularly adjusted and tweaked as he progresses through pro baseball. There's no real wood bat track record with Grenier either, as he hit .190/.312/.276 in the Cape Cod League in 2016 and .158/.333/.283 with USA Baseball's College National Team last summer.
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