Jaxx Groshans, C

Cesar Crespo

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6'0, 200 pounds
Right Handed
7/20/98
2019 5th Round Pick, $304,200 signing bonus

Another one of my binkies and a player you won't find on any lists... yet. He'll probably be on some deeper lists later this season, or maybe he's already on some I'm not aware of. I don't see him shooting up the rankings like Bello, though.

Jaxx has decent bat speed, average power, and is a slow runner. Defensively, he moves well behind the plate but has a lot of work to do. His arm is decent but inaccurate. He probably won't be able to stick at catcher, but if he does, he should hit well for the position.

He's off to a hot start this year in Salem and with another few weeks to a month of solid play, could earn himself a promotion to Greenville. This year in 90 PA, he is slashing .314/.456/.514 with 19bb/17k, 5 doubles and 3 HRs albiet on a healthy .373 BAbip. A player having more bb than K is a really good sign that the player is too advanced for the league. He's 23 in July so Greenville might provide more of a challenge. He has no real splits L/R this year either.

In 2019, he had 23bb/34k in 174 PA in Lowell. He hit .216/.314/.345 on a .246 BAbip with 5 doubles, 1 triple and 4 HRs.
 

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Quick update: He now has 21bb/18k in 103 PA. Also hit his 4th HR of the year. .284/.427/.494 on a .317 BAbip. A 20.4% BB rate and 17.5% K rate.
 

Cesar Crespo

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FWIW, his younger brother Jordan Groshans was the 12th overall pick in the 2018 draft. He's currently in AA in the Toronto system.