• Full name Robert Grayson Hitt
  • Born 12/11/2001 in Memphis, TN
  • Profile Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 195 / Bats: R / Throws: L
  • School Alabama
  • Drafted in the 4th round (112th overall) by the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2023 (signed for $1,200,000).
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    School: Alabama Source: 4YR

    Commit/Drafted: Never Drafted
    Age At Draft: 21.6
    BA Grade:50/Extreme
    Tools:Fastball: 55. Slider: 55. Curveball: 50. Changeup: 40. Cutter: 55. Control: 35.

    Hitt was a high school casualty of the Covid-shortened 2020 season. He was on a helium trajectory before the season was shut down thanks to upping his fastball velocity from the high 80s to the low 90s, but he wasn’t seen frequently enough to be selected in the five-round draft, and instead headed to Alabama. He earned a lot of scouting attention during the 2022 fall after a velocity jump, but struggled heavily with his control during the 2023 season. He posted a 4.19 ERA in eight starts and 38.2 innings with a 29% strikeout rate and 14.8% walk rate before an elbow injury and Tommy John surgery ended his season. Hitt has a lean frame at 6-foot-3, 195 pounds and throws with an easy arm action but finishes slightly closed off, which hurts his direction at times and creates a jarring fall-off to the third base side. He also had a tendency to have his hand in a less than optimal position at foot strike, which some scouts thought could add strain to his elbow. Pre-injury, Hitt pitched at 92 and touched 96 with his fastball, and mixed in a low-80s slider, mid-70s curveball and upper-80s cutter. He’s spun the baseball well dating back to high school and manipulates his breaking stuff well, and has also infrequently used a low-80s changeup. Hitt has impressive stuff, but has control and now health concerns.

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  • ACL D-backs Black placed LHP Grayson Hitt on the 60-day injured list.
  • Arizona Diamondbacks signed LHP Grayson Hitt.

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