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Randal Grichuk Avg .293 HR 15 2B 22 3B 6 OBP .328 SLG .475 SB 16 CS 2

Grichuk has been a completely different player since the beginning of May.

AB 213 Avg .248 HR 3 2B 10 3B 5 OBP .286 SLG .385 SB 5 CS 0 K% 18.8 BB% 3.8

That is his line over the first two months of the season. This his his line over the last two months (3 counting August)

AB 221 Avg .335 HR 12 2B 12 3B 1 OBP .385 SLG .561 SB 11 CS 2 K% 14.9 BB% 5.0

He has raised his average over 85 points. He has cut down on his strikeouts while improving his walk rate. He has improve his SLG% by over 175 points. There are still things he needs to work on, a 5% walk rate in Advanced Single-A isnt going to cut it. But Grichuk is still a very young player, he turns 21 in a week or so. Grichuk has kind of always been a slow starter I remember when he was first drafted he struggled for the first month or so and then went absolute crazy to finish the season. Grichuk missed a lot of time over the 2010 and 2011 seasons, he played in only 98 games (non rehab games) so maybe in the beginning of the year he was getting the cobwebs out of his system. Hopefully Grichuk can keep this up the rest of the season.