• Full name Caden Bradley Grice
  • Born 06/15/2002 in Greer, SC
  • Profile Ht.: 6'6" / Wt.: 240 / Bats: L / Throws: L
  • School Clemson
  • Drafted in the CB-B round (64th overall) by the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2023 (signed for $1,250,000).
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    School: Clemson Source: 4YR

    Commit/Drafted: Never Drafted
    Age At Draft: 21.1
    BA Grade:40/High
    Tools:Fastball: 50. Slider: 50. Changeup 50. Control: 45
    Hit: 30. Power: 60. Run: 40. Field: 45. Arm: 55.

    Grice showed intriguing two-way potential out of high school, but started drawing more interest as a hitter after showcasing massive lefthanded raw power during his senior season. He ranked as the No. 289 prospect in the 2020 class and made it to campus at Clemson, where he pitched only briefly in his first two seasons before playing like one of the best two-way players in the country in 2023. Grice hit .307/.411/.618 with 18 home runs, 15 doubles and a 26.9% strikeout rate and on the mound he posted a 3.30 ERA over 14 starts and 73.2 innings, with a 31.4% strikeout rate and 10.2% walk rate. Grice has a massive frame at 6-foot-6, 250 pounds, with massive 70-grade raw power to go with it, but he has always had contact issues and while he performed solidly during his junior season, most scouts seem to prefer his pro potential on the mound. Grice attacks from a three-quarter slot and throws a fastball that sits in the 90-93 mph range and has been up to 95. He also throws a slurvy slider with two-plane break in the 78-82 mph range and a mid-80s changeup. He generated plenty of whiffs with both secondaries this spring, though his fastball is more of a sinker that drives a high percentage of ground balls. Grice has the physical tools to be selected among the top five rounds as a hitter or pitcher, with more risk as a hitter, but potentially more upside as well.

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Career Transactions

  • LHP Caden Grice assigned to Visalia Rawhide from ACL D-backs.
  • ACL D-backs activated LHP Caden Grice.
  • Arizona Diamondbacks signed LHP Caden Grice.

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