On Wednesday, the Braves announced they had selected top inside prospect Vaughn Grissom from Double-A Mississippi and reactivated right-hander Kirby Yates from the 60-day disabled list. First baseman Mike Ford was restored from the 10-day IL, added to the 40-man roster, and designated to be assigned by Atlanta. Outfielder Adam Duvall was moved from the 10-day IL to the 60-day IL.
Following this, Vaughn’s friendship with Marquis, a former baseball player, is the main source of concern. Let’s learn more about the details.
Marquis Grissom has been a game legend since the early 1990s, but Vaughn Grissom has recently taken the baseball world by storm.
Vaughn, a 21-year-old rookie chosen in the 11th round of the 2019 draft, rose quickly through the minors, compiling a .363/.408/.516 slash in his first 98 Double-A plate appearances. His line of .312/.404/.487 in 344 High-A board appearances this year is also worth noting, despite the fact that he has never played above the A-ball.
It’s natural to assume that the huge success of Michael Harris II may have given forward management the confidence to start again, given that the Braves have aggressively promoted a top prospect straight from the Double-A twice this season.
Marquis, meanwhile, played both outfield and pitcher for the Florida A&M University baseball team. He played for the Rattlers for two seasons (1987 and 1988), batting .408.
In 1988, he led all Division I players in triples and points scored per game. He kept a .643 batting average while pitching two complete games, and that season the Middle East Athletic Conference baseball tournament chose him as its most outstanding player. He was inducted into the MEAC Hall of Fame in 2014.
Vaughn and Marquis don’t appear to be connected, but they do share a love of baseball. Upon revealing their surname, fans became puzzled.
Who is Vaughn Grissom’s father?
Everyone assumed that Vaughn Grissom and former baseball player Marquis Grissom were father and son due to their shared last name. Nothing, however, has yet been verified. Neither the players nor a reliable media source have spoken about this issue.
As of 2015, Marquis and Sharron lived in Sandy Springs and Fayetteville, both in Georgia. His five children are Micah, D’monte, Tiana, Marquis, Jr. and Gabriella. Marquis Jr. was selected by the Washington Nationals in the thirteenth round of the 2022 MLB Draft. Throughout his playing career, Grissom purchased homes for his parents and each of his 14 siblings.
Grissom founded the Marquis Grissom Baseball Association, a nonprofit organization that organizes baseball games for underprivileged children in the Atlanta area, a year after his retirement.
Antonio, Grissom’s younger brother, played in the Expos and Philadelphia Phillies farm systems.
Wikipedia Vaughn Grissom
Grissom started the year at High-A Rome before transferring to Mississippi. While it would be a stunning leap to the majors, the Braves’ need for a midfielder and his success in AA might well justify the early call-up.
With Mississippi, Grissom is batting an absurd .364 with three homers in 24 games, enough for a .924 OPS. Additionally, he hit .312 with 11 homers in 74 games for Rome. The 21-year-old shortstop can definitely hit, and if the Braves are going to keep it that way, he needs to be a capable second baseman as well.