Logan Grigsby – RH starting pitcher with a German passport. Team captain of his college team (SIGNED FOR 2018 SUMMER)
SIGNED TO PLAY IN GERMANY IN 2018.
Michael “Logan” Grigsby is a tall right handed starting pitcher out of Grace College (NAIA) where he was the team captain in his final two years of college. His standout year was in 2016 when Logan held down a 3.00 era in 63 innings pitched while striking out 61 and surrendering only 23 walks. However, his stats that were the most impressive that year were his hits allowed (43) and opponents batting average (.209), both of which he held a national ranking for.
Logan has a four pitch mix which a curveball, change-up and slider in addition to his fastball which sits 87-91 (unverified). He describes himself as having a live arm with strong command of his fastball and slider. He is a fierce competitor who likes to throw inside and command the zone.
Logan’s 2017 summer collegiate coach on his abilities:
“His arm works free and easy and velocity sits between 88-90. This past summer he topped out at 92 on the Dodgers scouts radar.”
Logan on why he wants to take his career overseas:
“My mom is German and I have been influenced by the culture and my family in Northern Germany. My family moved to California just before I was born, so I have always wanted to live in Germany or anywhere in Europe for an extended time. I have a desire to travel and experience the European continent more, but most importantly I want to continue my baseball career. I have a deep passion for this game. I am tall and slender and do not believe I have reached my potential yet. I work hard day in and day out and pride myself on being coachable.”
In the first two years of his four years with Grace, Logan was utilized as a two-way player, receiving some time in the outfield while also pitching in relief. In his junior year he became a starting pitcher but was still used on occasion to pinch run, stealing 7 of 9 bases in his junior year.
Any club interested in a hard throwing starting pitcher who pounds the zone and has a history of being a team leader is encouraged to reach out to Logan with expressions of interest.
Date of birth: 1995-07-11
Birthplace / Current Residence: Riverside, CA. / Lake Arrowhead, CA.
Passports held: United States, Germany
Dual Citizenship: Mother is German. Born and raised in Hamburg
Height and weight: 6’3″ / 175lbs.
Bats / Throws: Right/Right
Primary position(s): Starting pitcher, Relief pitcher / Closer
Secondary position(s): Center Field
Education: Business Administration
Hobbies and Interests: Snowboarding, rock climbing, hiking, camping, soccer
Post baseball career plans: Start his own business but still exploring his options. Would also like to coach.
Relationship status: Single and free to travel the world
Recent injuries or illnesses: None
2014-2017: Grace College, NAIA
2017: SoCal Bombers, Southern California Collegiate League
2015: IE Bucs, Orange County Collegiate League
2017: NCCAA Scholar Athlete (Article)
2016, 2017: Team Captain, Grace College
2016: All-Conference Team (Article)
2016: Ranking #16 in NAIA for hits allowed and #25 opponents batting average
2016: NCCAA National Pitcher of the Week (Article)
2016: Averaged nearly nine strikeouts per game
2016: 11 strikeouts in 7.0 innings of work against Indiana Wesleyan, giving up one earned run
2016: Earned a shutout against Trinity International with just four hits allowed
2016: Threw a one-hitter in 5.1 innings against Oakland City
2016: Tossed back-to-back complete game two-hitters against Marian and Spring Arbor
2016: Tallied nine strikeouts in 7.0 innings against Marian
2016: Stole two bases against Hiwassee
Minimal but enjoys coaching and would be open to an assistant coaching role with a youth team.
“Tall and slender…good ceiling. Sits between 86-91. VERY competitive. From California…pitched well there this summer. Sharp slider and will take the ball anytime you give it to him. Hates to loose. Logan values being in top shape and is both nutrition and health conscious.Smooth delivery and not afraid to pitch inside. When he gets mechanically “over rotational” he knows how to correct himself.Make up: A no excuses kind of guy…he plays very hard, trains very hard and accepts reponsibility. Non entitlement attitude.
Control: He can have moments, like any pitcher, but has learned how to correct and get back on track. He occasionally hits guys when he goes inside…but i like that about him 🙂
I am 68 with over 45 yrs of coaching at H.S. and college levels, associate scout for 3 teams in the past. I would hand the ball to this guy and never wonder if he could compete. Late bloomer, small school and was under the radar of next level teams.”
Tony Gonzalez – General Manager, SoCal Bombers. Email: email@example.com
“Logan is a great kid with a great future. He will do very well in the International baseball circuit. Logan is a tall lanky pitcher from Southern California. His arm works free and easy and velocity sits between 88-90. This past summer he topped out at 92 on the Dodgers scouts radar. He also throws a slider and change up as part of his repertoire.
Logan has a huge upside. As he puts weight onto his long frame he will also gain some more consistent velo. I project that he could sit 92-94 consistently once in professional shape.Logan’s character is off the charts. He is great Christian kid with a great attitude who comes from a supportive loving family. It’s also great to know that he graduated from a college seminary.”
If a club pays his flights and provides accommodations, Logan would be willing to work if the club can find him a job.
Phone/Whatsapp: +1 (951) 743-6887