Jaxx Groshans Lowell Spinners Catcher

Age: 21
Born: July 20, 1998
Birthplace: Lafayette, LA
Height: 6-0
Weight: 210
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: 5th round, 2019 by BOS
How Acquired: Draft
College: Kansas
High School: Magnolia (TX)

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Pronunciation: Jacks GROW-shans
First Pro Contract: June 18, 2019 (BOS)
Signing Scout: -
Signing Bonus: $304,200
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2022
MLFA Eligible: November 2021
Pro Debut: June 18, 2019 (Lowell)
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut: -
Service Time (1/19): 0 days
Options Remaining: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2019): MiLB contract
Twitter: @Groshans_15
Instagram: @groshans_11

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  Physical Description: Strong, compact build. Above-average athleticism for catcher.

Hit: Starts slightly open and utilizes a leg kick. Has some bat speed. Front side has a tendency to bail early as he cheats to try and get around on fastballs. Fluid swing, has shown the ability to use all fields. Struggles recognizing breaking balls and has shown a tendency to expand the zone against them.

Power: Average power. 10-15 home run potential.

Run: Below-average runner, will not be a part of his game. 

Field: Defense is a work in progress. Receiving skills are raw. Struggles blocking balls in the dirt.

Arm: Average arm strength.
  Career Notes: Led high school squad to a district championship in 2016, was named league MVP. Started three seasons for Kansas. Older brother of Jordan Groshans, who was drafted first round in 2018 by Toronto. Signed for exactly slot value right after the 2019 draft.

Summation: Will rely heavily on his bat. Defense has a long way to go. Could devleop into a bat-first backstop with significant further development.

Note: This page will be updated with a complete scouting report after the scouting team has got an extended look at the player

    Hitting Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age g ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi tb bb so sb cs avg obp slg ops
2017 Kansas NCAA Coll --- 19 53 190 20 45 5 2 1 38 57 20 34 0 0 0.237 0.313 0.300 0.613
  2018 Kansas NCAA Coll --- 20 55 211 26 66 16 2 4 43 98 14 30 1 1 0.313 0.355 0.464 0.819
  2019 Kansas NCAA Coll --- 21 57 197 49 67 14 1 12 46 125 53 40 0 3 0.340 0.475 0.604 1.079
    2019 Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age g ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi tb bb so sb cs avg obp slg ops
2019 Lowell NYPL A- Bos 21     stats                            
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