In Minor League Baseball, there are two kinds of success. First is the collective kind, that comes from the Biloxi Shuckers winning back-to-back Southern League South Division titles.
Then there’s the individual kind that comes from having a former first round pick like Trent Grisham finally live up to the hype right before our very eyes.
But his big league time with the Milwaukee Brewers was short-lived, culminating with a costly fielding error in the NL Wild Card Game that allowed the Washington Nationals to score the go-ahead run on their way to winning the 2019 World Series.
Now a fresh start for Grisham, heading into the 2020 season following a trade that sent him west to the San Diego Padres.
The Brewers Minor League Player of the Year will report to spring training next Monday with plenty of adoration from Shuckers Manager Mike Guerrero. “Me personally, I’m really happy for him. What he has accomplished, where he comes from, to what he is now. When he got to the big leagues and was able to do a lot of the things that we ask them to do here, and that’s one of the things is you actually feel happy. You feel that you accomplished something when you develop a Major League winning ball player. That’s our goal.”
Across 148 combined games between Double AA Biloxi, Triple AAA San Antonio, and the Brew Crew, Grisham smacked 39 home runs in his age 23 season.