Physical Description: Strong,
athletic build. Above-average athleticism for catcher.
Hit: Starts slightly open and utilizes a leg
kick. Has a tick better than average 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, especially when behind in the
Power: Average raw power. If he
fills out some and adds a little more loft into his swing could
eventually develop into a 10-15 home run type.
Run: Below-average runner, will not be a part of his
game, but not a base clogger.
Defense is a work in progress. Moves very well behind the plate,
but receiving skills are raw and really struggles blocking balls
in the dirt.
Arm: Solid-average arm strength, but fringy
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. Participated in Fall Instructional League in 2019.
Summation: Future potential depends on how
his glove develops. Has the raw tools you like to see in a
catching prospect, but still on the raw side for a catching
prospect. Defense has a ways to go and needs work. If everything
breaks right. could develop into an offensive minded back up
catcher with some hit and power ability.
State of the System 2020: Catchers (4.15.2020)