The Atlanta Braves, one of the teams that were among the trade candidates for San Diego Padres Kim Ha-seong (28), decided to use a shortstop. As teams in need of a shortstop utilize internal resources or seek other alternatives, trade demand for Kim Ha-seong is expected to decrease. At this rate, staying in San Diego is likely.
Atlanta, which lost key shortstop Dansby Swanson to the Chicago Cubs in the free agent market this winter, decided to give second-year prospect Vaughn Grissom (22) a chance. He forms a collaboration system with another infielder, Orlando Arcia. 스포츠토토
Atlanta coach Brian Snicker said in an interview with local media such as ‘MLB.com’ on the 22nd (Korean time), “We have two good shortstop options, Grissom and Arcia. It will make a good combination in forming a team.”
Grissom, a 190cm tall infielder, showed his potential with a batting average of 2.991, 41 hits, 5 home runs, 18 RBIs, and an OPS of .792 in 41 games after being promoted to the Major League last August. He played 40 games (39 starts) as a second baseman and 2 games (1 start) as a shortstop. With the return of starting second baseman Azi Albis from a left foot injury, Grissom moved to shortstop and formed a keystone duo with him.
Grissom has trained privately in New Orleans twice this offseason with coach Ron Washington. He has one more training schedule left before joining spring training in the middle of next month. Head coach Snicker said, “Taking time to train with Coach Washington in the winter will be of great help to Vaughn,” and expected his defense to improve.