02/17/2020 - College PREP - Beverly Hills (Detroit), MI
Grant continues to show as a prospect on the diamond with improvements in his baseball abilities. On the mound, arm strength has improved as he threw his top velocity to date at 83 mph. Breaking ball sits from 68-69 mph with 2/8 break. Changeup sits from 76-77 mph with tailing action. Off speed stuff show as outstanding pitches that will get outs. Control is well above average as he throws strikes with all his pitches. In the OF, he utilizes his feet well in taking proper routes / angles in tracking down balls. He works to get behind balls and plays through with momentum to his target. Glove action is clean and presents well out front. Range is a plus as he moves well laterally and covers a lot of ground. Throws are accurate with on line zip (86 mph velocity) to his target. At the plate, hitting abilities are now excellent with outstanding power potential through a squared setup. Hands are quick (84 mph exit velocity) and work to and through an aggressive swing path. He stays inside the ball, utilizing all fields with gap-to-gap pop. Barrel accuracy is a plus with baseball jumping off the bat when centered.
01/18/2019 - 2019 Under Armour All-America Pre-Season Tournament
Grant continues to show as a prospect on the diamond. At 1B, he displays proper footwork around the bag and is a quality receiver. Hands are soft / sure and he showed the ability to pick balls out of the dirt, saving throws. Feet / hands work well together as he gets rid of the baseball quickly with accuracy / carry on his throws. At the plate he shows a squared setup. Hands are quick, generating bat speed through an aggressive swing path. Barrel accuracy is a plus and he has strength in his swing with power showing best to the pull side. On the mound, fastball showed a range of 78-80 mph with arm side run. Breaking ball displays 1/7 shape with gradual break. He maintains arm speed on his changeup with arm side run. Control is well above average as he attacks hitters and throws strikes with all his pitches. With 2 years to further develop, Grant has a lot of potential and will get looks from the collegiate coaches with his baseball abilities, possibly as a two-way guy.
02/19/2018 - National Tryout Plus - Beverly Hills (Detroit), MI
Grant is a lanky built LHP/1B prospect who has a well-rounded game. On the mound, Grant has a balanced, on-time delivery throwing from a high 3/4 arm slot. He has a clean arm action and extends through his release. Grant keeps his eyes on his target and repeats his motion. He lands closed to home plate with a controlled landing. He finishes nicely with his chest over his front knee. Grant has tail movement on his fastball and sink action on his changeup. Offensively, Grant has a square, athletic stance with a centered balanced and firm front side. He has fluid rhythm with a good load and square stride. Grant shows fast bat speed with an on-plane swing path. He is a line drive type hitter who produces hard contact showing good power. In the field, Grant plays with active footwork and covers good ground. He fields the ball in a square position with a firm hands. Grant has a clean exchange leading into a loose arm action throwing from a high 3/4 arm slot. He plays with good momentum through the baseball. Overall, Grant is a versatile prospect who plays the game the right way.
07/23/2017 - Baseball Factory National World Series at Pirate City - Session 2 (Ages 12-14)
Grant continues to show improvements in his baseball abilities and has a promising future on the diamond. Foot speed has improved as he ran his best 60 time to date. At the plate, he continues to show as a switch hitter with similar abilities from both sides. Hands are quick and work through an aggressive swing path. He stays inside the ball, utilizing all fields through a line drive approach. At 1B, he displays proper footwork and moves well laterally. Hands are clean and presents well out front. Feet are aggressive as he attacks balls but will benefit by playing through with his body. Range will continue to increase as he increases foot quickness. On the mound, arm strength has improved as he threw his top velocity to date at 71 mph. Fastball showed a range of 69-71 mph. He maintains arm speed on his changeup, showing a solid feel for pitch with arm side run. Stock on the mound will continue to rise as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program. Mental makeup is a plus as he is makes adjustments and is a great team player.
02/20/2017 - Interactive Video Program - Beverly Hills (Detroit), MI
Grant is a LHP/1B who will graduate in 2021. At 1B, he works well on his feet taking solid angles to the baseball. He stays low/athletic when fielding GB's and comes up with a clean exchange to throw. On the hill, this lefty has a repeatable delivery, throwing from a hi 3/4 arm slot. His eyes are locked in to his target, delivering a 3-pitch mix with a clean arm action. Offensively at the plate, Grant displays a square setup and gets back into a load. He swings with rhythm and extends through contact, squaring up each pitch. Overall abilities in his game will improve with work on the following.
1. Quicker feet around bag
2. Develop softer hands
3. Smoother DP turns
1. Arm strength (long toss)
2. Throw more strikes
3. Lower 1/2 drive off of rubber
1. Improve bat speed
2. Level swing path
3. Develop more power