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July 23, 2010

MLBBB predicts the Sox will sign 4th rounder RHP Matthew Grimes

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ July 23, 2010 1:49 pm


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:

Pick Round Player School Pos B/T Ht Wt DOB Class
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.


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