Kyle Grieshaber- is putting up some unreal numbers during his time at Central Missouri. Grieshaber originally attended the University of Louisville to play baseball, but ended up transfering to Central Missouri where I would say he made a wise decision. Grieshaber now playing in his senior year could be someone who hears his name called in June’s draft.
Grieshaber is a local St. Louis product who attended Marquette High School in Chesterfield, Missouri. This season the 6’0 200 lb Senior has been playing well enough to keep himself in the draft conversation. Central Missouri is a power house for Division 2 baseball and on average will have a player playing at the upper level. Grieshaber hopes to be the next Mule playing high level baseball.
The 2012 Summer season Grieshaber stayed local, playing the Metro Collegiate Baseball League. He showed versatility and the ability to hit for power and for average. Grieshaber hit .322 with 7 doubles, 2 triples and a homerun.
This season for the Mules the senior hasn’t let off the gas peddle. Hitting .364 with 34 runs and 36 rbi’s through 30 games. He has 10 doubles on the season and 7 homeruns to help his 71 total bases.
Grieshaber is a guy who will be gap type hitter at any level that he plays. He is at his best when he takes the ball to right center. Grieshaber keeps his hands inside the ball and allows a big weight transfer in his lower half that gives the ball an extra jump off the bat.
He has quick speed on the base path and his baseball IQ is beginning to become much more high level the more he plays this season.
Grieshaber is a future Center Fielder or what I would like to see is him get some time at 2nd base. He emulates the build of a Dan Uggla at the next level without as many strikeouts and more line drive power.
I currently grade out Kyle Grieshaber as a OFP 48 with a potential if his numbers continue this season to be a 56 OFP.
Kyle should be drafted this coming June, just depends on where teams see him fit in the field that will determine how high he needs to be selected. He will hit at any level, defense will be his area of weakness that could stop him from seeing the next step.