Christopher Crawford dives into the numbers of Colorado Rockies OF Randal Grichuk and ponders whether his production can lead to his best fantasy season.
- Randal Grichuk was traded to Colorado without much fanfare. But so far, he's taken advantage of his new surroundings and then some. Grichuk blasted a solo homer on Saturday against the Reds, and he ended the month of April with a slash of .338, .389, .523, with three homers and 14 RBI for the upstart Rockies.
His weighted on-base percentage of .409 ranks in the 91st percentile in the league. And he's ranked highly in key categories like hard hit percentage, expected batting average, expected slugging percentage, and in sprint speed.
Now we have seen flashes of this type of talent from the former first-round pick before. But for the most part, they've been followed by moments-- long spurts, to be more exact-- of disappointment. There is a lot of baseball to be played. But the metrics do suggest reason for excitement as to the fact that the outfielder is going to get to play his home games in the friendliest of friendly confines.
Expect some inconsistency from Grichuk based on everything he's done in his career. But don't be surprised is this is his best fantasy season. Everything is lined up for it to be just that.