Trent Grisham’s Bat Is Woke | Don’t Sleep On This Uber Talented Black Knight

Trent Grisham’s Bat Is Woke | Don’t Sleep On This Uber Talented Black Knight

Trent Grisham continues to make a name for himself in his third MLB season with the San Diego Padres.

The Padres certainly benefited from acquiring him from the Milwaukee Brewers in 2019. 

Grisham is on the verge of having a career season and he’s been a key player for the Padres this season.

While he may be in the shadows of the superstars that the Padres have on their team, this brother can play with the best of them.

 

Our MLBbro has been scorching it up lately at the plate. In his last seven games, he’s hit a stealth .421 with five RBI and three runs scored.

Ever since Grisham made his Major League debut in 2019, he’s been determined to succeed and play at a high-level.

 

Meet Trent Grisham, The Padres Star No One Is Talking About


This season, he’s done just that. He has played his way into a Padres’ lineup that is one of the best in the league.

While he’s had success this season, there was a stretch where he struggled, especially at the plate.

From July 25 to August 1, Grisham was hitless at the plate. During that stretch he went 0-for-20. Now, that’s a slump right there, but hardly unusual in a sport of streaks and slumps like baseball. 

But Grisham did not let that stretch phase him one bit and on August 3, he ended his slump with a 2-for-5 performance against the Oakland Athletics.

Look, it’s not easy to hit in the majors and Grisham knows he has to constantly work on his game to become an above average hitter.

The last two or three years, that’s what I’ve been focusing on throughout the year,” Grisham told The San Diego Union-Tribune about his approach at the plate and making contact.

“When I stray from that, it’s usually when things go awry. It’s always a focal point for me. Make sure that I can go get the ball out front. But there’s other caveats with that.

“You can’t just go get everything out front if you can’t see the ball. You can’t just go get out front if your direction is not there. So there’s a lot of caveats. It’s all about mixing those together and making sure to stay on your swing.”

 

Grisham’s bat has been on fire during August. He went on a four-game hitting streak early in the month and had a two-hit performance in three straight games.

Going into August 13, he was riding a four-game hitting streak and he’s added more depth to the Padres’ lineup.

Not only can Grisham hit, he is a solid defender. When he’s in the outfield, his range is unlimited and he can absolutely go get them.

 


When you have a player like Grisham, it’s hard to keep a rare talent like him out of the lineup, especially when he’s playing well.

If he continues to play well, he certainly has the tools help the Padres battle for a playoff spot in the loaded NL West. 

These next few months will be big for our MLBbro, so make sure you keep taps on Grisham. He’s another young star that will make the Padres World Series contenders

#HIGHFIVE | Top 5 MLBbros (Week 13)

#HIGHFIVE | Top 5 MLBbros (Week 13)

Cedric Mullins of the Baltimore Orioles has been one of the most underrated players in the Majors this season, but during Week 13, he finally got the recognition he deserved.

Mullins was named an All Star finalist for the American League outfield and celebrated by posting a .444 average over his last seven games with a three game sweep of the first place Houston Astros.

For his accomplishments, the Orioles outfielder takes the top spot on this week’s #HighFive list.

1. Cedric “CM STORM”  Mullins

 

Cedric Mullins was one of six MLBbros to be named a finalist to start in the 2021 All Star game in Denver, Colorado.

Houston Astros outfielder Michael Brantley and NY Yankees slugger Aaron Judge were also finalists for the three American League spots as well as Byron Buxton who is injured.

 

 

After having back-to-back games with two home runs during Week 12, Mullins showed off the speed faze of his game this week.

He stole three bases, scored five runs and hit three doubles on his way to a .444 batting average and a .667 slugging percentage.

Mullins led off Tuesday’s game with a home run on the second pitch of the game.

That night he was 4-for-5 with a home run, double, two RBI and a walk as his Orioles crushed the Astros 13-3 on their way to sweeping the three-game set.

 

 

Mullins is fourth in the league in total hits and eighth in batting average.  He travels to the sunshine state this weekend for a series against J-Up and the Los Angeles Angels.

 

2. Trent Grisham

 

For bringing Slam Diego to the city of Cincinnati, Trent Grisham takes the No.2 spot on this week’s #HighFive.

Wednesday night’s game only lasted six innings after it was cut short due to rain,  yet Grisham still managed to hit two home runs including a grand slam in the 5th inning to give his Padres a 7-5 lead.

 

 

Over the past week, Grisham is batting .391 with a crazy .870 slugging percentage.

He also hit three doubles in Sunday’s 5-4 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Grisham has been an important piece in one of the most exciting lineups in baseball this season.

He is batting .281 with 10 home runs and 30 RBI.  This weekend he will look to bring Slam Diego to Philadelphia as he takes on Andrew McCuthen and the Phillies.

3. Tommy Pham

The other half of the MLB bro’s in San Diego takes the three spot on this week’s #HighFive.

Tommy Pham has become accustomed to wearing the Padres swag chain.

He launched a home run in back-to-back games on Monday and Tuesday as he ended the week with three bangers. 

 

This week Pham is batting .360 with three home runs, five RBI, eight runs, three steals and four walks.

His all-around game is exciting crowd-captivating.

 

Pham has batted in the leadoff spot in 34 games this season and has hit four home runs. That is tied for third in all of baseball. 

 

 

He will look to add on to his five-game hitting streak this weekend in Philadelphia.

4. Josh Bell


Josh Bell got off to a slow start during his first season in the Nation’s Capital, like a lot of his Nationals teammates did.

But he is starting to find his stride and it has shown at the plate in recent weeks.  Since June 16th he has 13 runs batted in and has hit three home runs, including a grand slam in a wild game last week against Philadelphia.

It came an inning after opposing MLBbro Andrew McCutchen hit a grand slam for the Phillies. 

Over his last seven games Bell has driven in 11 runs, hit two home runs and recorded four walks.  

 

 

He begins a four game set Thursday against All Star hopeful Mookie Betts and the Los Angeles Dodgers.

5. Jazz Chisolhm Jr.

 

Sweet Jazz Music was blasting in the Miami air this weekend after he led off Saturday and Sunday’s games with leadoff triples.

 

He was named our Home Boi Highlight after going 5-for-12 with a .417 average, four RBI and one home run over the weekend against the Washington Nationals.

Chisholm has hits in six straight games and is batting .280 with four runs, four RBI and a double during that span.

Chisholm and the Marlins will travel to Hotlanta this weekend for a series against their National League East rival, the Braves.

Trent Grisham’s Bat Is Woke | Don’t Sleep On This Uber Talented Black Knight

Grisham & Pham Are Ministers of Defense Leading Padres To First Place In The NL West

It is not “Angels in the Outfield” helping the San Diego Padres (29-17) to a first-place record in a loaded National League West Division. It’s two Brothas in the outfield, sorry Kevin Costner.

Those MLBbros are centerfielder Trent Grisham and left fielder Tommy Pham who are leading the Padres to the top of their division, making key contributions that might be going under the radar. 

The N.L West is one of the best divisions in baseball with three teams at the top of the entire league; the Padres, Giants, and 2020 World Season Champion Dodgers. The Padres are getting it done on the mound as well, ranking first in strikeouts per nine innings. If all three teams stay the course, they will have their sub-regional in the playoffs. 

“Offense wins games and defense wins championships” is one very popular expression. Trenton “Gresh” Grisham 24, from Burleson, TX is one of the leaders in defense for the Padres and in 2020 was one of the 12 best defenders in all of baseball, obtaining a Gold Glove for his defensive efforts. 

He has continued that trend into 2021 and combined with Tommy Pham and right-fielder Will Myers, the Padres outfield is another defensive lock. Grish is also batting .301 and is giving the Padres enough firepower offensively. 

 

Meet Trent Grisham, The Padres Star No One Is Talking About

 

Thomas “Phamtastic” Pham 33, from Las Vegas, NV is the other anchor in the Padres outfield and is playing well despite coming back from injuries suffered in 2020 that still somewhat hinder him to this day. In October, Pham was stabbed in the back after leaving a club. 

 

 

That injury coupled with a wrist injury might be impeding his ability to hit the ball well at this moment and his batting average is .195, but the MLB season is long and he has plenty of time to improve upon that statistic. His veteran leadership is going to be something that the young, ambitious Padres will need if they want to make a deeper postseason run this season. 

The outfield superheroes were not affected by the recent Covid-19 outbreak that hit the Padres and they were spared from catching the virus. The only downside to the Padres defense is that they lead MLB with over 22 errors and they will need to shore that up if they want to make a serious run at a World Series title. 

In baseball, you need a strong infield and an even stronger outfield because you have more ground to cover and you have to turn on the jets with regularity. The Padres have some burners in the outfield. 

Manager Jayce Tingler noted that Pham is “special” and “competitive in everything that he does.” Pham is also always looking to improve at any opportunity. The steady veteran is looking for a shot at a title.

The second-year Grisham is not only an amazing defender, he’s a strong on-base weapon atop San Diego’s lineup. He’s clearly a long-term solution and future superstar of the Padres outfield. Together they make up an outfield that’s as stingy as Scrooge on Christmas. 

 Keep your eye out on these players because it’s going to be a shootout in the wild wild west come playoffs.

Meet Trent Grisham, The Padres Star No One Is Talking About

Meet Trent Grisham, The Padres Star No One Is Talking About

Baseball fans know the likes of Tatis Jr., Manny Machado and golden-armed Blake Snell — some of the San Diego Padres Padres top players.

With all that star power dripping from Petco Park, there’s a multi-faceted Black Knight that gets lost in the sauce. Having played just 110 games before this season, the 24-year-old centerfielder Trent Grisham is still a baby, but he is the party starter at the top of the lineup for the Padres and is having an All-Star season.

Grisham has quickly become a top player not only on his team but in the league. He’s hitting .348 through his last seven games. On the season he is hitting an impressive .306. He’s also tied for sixth in the league with six stolen bases.

Despite the challenges of the 2020 season, when Grisham joined the squad, he was eager and confident to put the work in and show people what he’s all about.

 

 

The 24-year-old takes pride in working hard and that is certainly paying off. In an article from The San Diego Union-Tribune which was published in 2020, Grisham talked about how he approaches the game and puts in the work.

“Essentially, for me, it’s all routine-based,” Grisham said. “I’m going to do the same thing every day because I know it translates. So that’s all I really do, is be the best at that routine every single day and have the right mentality … and let it translate.”

Grisham was a first-round draft pick in the 2015 MLB Draft, selected by the Milwaukee Brewers. He made his MLB debut during the 2019 season at the age of 22 and hit six homers in 51 games.

Let’s not beat around the bush here, the San Diego Padres are one of the most exciting teams to watch in baseball. They bring that youthful exuberance and a throwback combination of small ball, swag, timely blasts, and confidence that makes you want to watch them every time they are on TV.

 

 

From the plate to the mound, the Padres have the personnel to make a deep run in the postseason. The Padres have one of the top young players in the league in Fernando Tatis Jr., who quickly rose to stardom without ever playing a full season. They paired him with Manny Machado, who has already made quite a name for himself in the league.

Surrounded with young talent and experienced vets, the Padres will surely slug it out with the Dodgers and Giants for NL West supremacy until the very end.

That’s not happening without Grisham, who is challenging White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson and Blue Jays outfielder George Springer for best leadoff hitter in the game.

After spending his first year with the Brewers, he was traded to the Padres in November of 2019. Grisham took full advantage of the 2020 shortened season. The MLB Bro won the National League Gold Glove Award after leading NL outfielders with 134 putouts.

It was the first time since 2012, that a player from San Diego won the award. Now in 2021, Grisham is determined to keep rising to the top.

 

 

He’s quickly become a fan favorite and with him roaming the outfield, just know that if that ball is in the park, Grisham is going to find a way to make that catch.  He also knows his role as the leadoff hitter and understands he can change the momentum of the game at any time.

When you have hitters like Tatis Jr. and Machado in your lineup, you know that there’s a pretty strong chance you’re scoring when you’re on base. The Padres made the right move in 2019 acquiring Grisham and this season could be the year we see a World Series title come to San Diego.

Grisham is another player that opposing teams have to worry about. Let me tell y’all, our MLB bro can ball!!!