The following list is my guess of which contracts will be approved and signed next week.
… Matthew Grimes, RHP, White Sox
MLB drafttracker’s entry (including scouting video) for Grimes:
|128||4||Grimes, Matthew||Mill Creek HS (GA)||RHP||R/R||6’05″||185||1991-09-04||HS||Video|
And some scouting reports:
Matt Grimes is a tall, projectable right-handed pitcher from Mill Creek High School in Hoschton, Georgia, a far northeast suburb of Atlanta. Grimes carries a projectable pro body that makes scouts drool, but he still has a ways to go to reach his potential, which makes him a riskier draft prospect. However, he could explode once he really focuses on pitching at the pro level, though, that doesn’t mean his current stuff isn’t up to snuff. He throws a two-seam and four-seam fastball, the latter sitting 90-92 and touching 95, with room for a tick or two more in the coming years. …
Grimes throws a four-seam fastball in the 90-92 mph range and it has been clocked as high as 95 mph. It currently grades out as his best pitch. Grimes’ two-seam fastball is not as strong as his four-seamer, but it is a usable pitch for him and he throws it in the upper 80’s. Grimes also features a power curveball that projects as a plus pitch for him in the future, and a changeup that gets average future grades.