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Brian O'Grady

Brian O'Grady

1B | B/T: L/R | 6' 2" 215 | Age: 27
Draft: 2014 (Rd: 8, #245, Cincinnati Reds) - Rutgers
Warminster, PA USA
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Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2019 38 33 3 5 1 2 0 .152 .263 .303 .566
1 Season 38 33 3 5 1 2 0 .152 .263 .303 .566
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2019 .152 1 2 0 .566
1 Season .152 1 2 0 .566

Standard MLB Batting Statistics

SeasonTmLGGPAABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSHBPAVGOBPSLGOPS
2019 CIN NL 23 38 33 3 5 0 1 1 2 4 14 0 0 1 .152 .263 .303 .566
*: All Star Season, Rankings AL/NL: Top 5 10 15 20      Click for Chart.

Advanced MLB Batting Statistics

SeasonTmLGPATBLOBSACSFBABIPXBHGIDPGIDPONPP/PAK/PAHR/PABB/KISOROEWO
2019 CIN NL 38 10 15 0 0 .222 2 0 2 160 4.21 .368 .026 .286 .152 .152 0

Scouting Report

Scouting grades: Hit: 40 | Power: 50 | Run: 50 | Arm: 50 | Field: 50 | Overall: 40

Since the bonus pool system was introduced for the MLB Draft, Day 2 has become well known for money-saving college senior signs. That's exactly what O'Grady was back in 2014, signing for just $10,000 in the eighth round out of Rutgers. While he's shown some glimpses as a corner outfielder and first baseman with a decent left-handed bat, it wasn't until 2019 that it really all came together and turned him into a legitimate big league prospect in Triple-A.

O'Grady has the ability to draw walks, but there's also a good amount of swing and miss to his game. The in-game power started to show up more in 2018, when he set career highs in home runs and slugging percentage. That pop has shown up even more in 2019 as he's been among the International League leaders in both of those categories, and he's shown the ability to hit the ball out to all fields. He's also proven to be a capable defender at both an outfield corner and first base. He runs better than you'd think given his size, and he's even filled in as a center fielder at times.

Now 27, O'Grady's ceiling is obviously limited to that of a role or platoon player. But because of his baseball IQ and plus makeup, he seems more certain to buck the odds of a senior money-saver making it to the big leagues at all.


Statcast - Batting

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB %
2019 160 19 2 10.5 86.7 27.0 .157 .339 .254 .271 .358 36.8 36.8 10.5
ALL 160 19 2 10.5 86.7 27.0 .157 .339 .254 .271 .358 36.8 36.8 10.5
MLB 40167 6.3 87.5 11.2 .251 .408 .318 .318 .371 34.5 21.6 8.3

Transactions

Team Date Transaction
09/03/2019 Cincinnati Reds recalled 1B Brian O'Grady from Louisville Bats.
08/24/2019 Cincinnati Reds optioned 1B Brian O'Grady to Louisville Bats.
08/18/2019 Cincinnati Reds recalled Brian O'Grady from Louisville Bats.
08/13/2019 Cincinnati Reds optioned 1B Brian O'Grady to Louisville Bats.
08/05/2019 Cincinnati Reds selected the contract of Brian O'Grady from Louisville Bats.
04/23/2019 Louisville Bats activated 1B Brian O'Grady from the 7-day injured list.
04/16/2019 Louisville Bats placed 1B Brian O'Grady on the 7-day injured list. Lower back spasms.
01/09/2019 Cincinnati Reds invited non-roster LF Brian O'Grady to spring training.
12/11/2018 Aguilas de Mexicali placed LF Brian O'Grady on the reserve list.
11/29/2018 LF Brian O'Grady assigned to Aguilas de Mexicali.
11/26/2018 Estrellas Orientales placed OF Brian O'Grady on the reserve list.
10/30/2018 OF Brian O'Grady assigned to Estrellas Orientales.
10/30/2018 Estrellas Orientales placed OF Brian O'Grady on the reserve list.
07/20/2018 1B Brian O'Grady assigned to Louisville Bats from Pensacola Blue Wahoos.
06/04/2018 Pensacola Blue Wahoos activated LF Brian O'Grady from the temporarily inactive list.
05/30/2018 Pensacola Blue Wahoos placed LF Brian O'Grady on the temporarily inactive list.
02/27/2018 OF Brian O'Grady assigned to Cincinnati Reds.
09/28/2017 Pensacola Blue Wahoos activated LF Brian O'Grady from the 7-day disabled list.
08/23/2017 Pensacola Blue Wahoos placed CF Brian O'Grady on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to August 21, 2017.
07/22/2017 LF Brian O'Grady assigned to Pensacola Blue Wahoos from Daytona Tortugas.
06/28/2017 LF Brian O'Grady assigned to Daytona Tortugas from Pensacola Blue Wahoos.
06/25/2017 Pensacola Blue Wahoos activated LF Brian O'Grady from the 7-day disabled list.
06/13/2017 Pensacola Blue Wahoos placed LF Brian O'Grady on the 7-day disabled list.
04/06/2017 LF Brian O'Grady assigned to Pensacola Blue Wahoos from Daytona Tortugas.
03/12/2017 LF Brian O'Grady assigned to Cincinnati Reds.
09/10/2016 1B Brian O'Grady assigned to Peoria Javelinas.
03/08/2016 OF Brian O'Grady assigned to Cincinnati Reds.
06/29/2015 LF Brian O'Grady assigned to Daytona Tortugas from Dayton Dragons.
04/08/2015 CF Brian O'Grady assigned to Dayton Dragons from Billings Mustangs.
03/05/2015 CF Brian O'Grady assigned to Cincinnati Reds.
06/14/2014 CF Brian O'Grady assigned to Billings Mustangs.
06/13/2014 Cincinnati Reds signed 1B Brian O'Grady.