The Book on Didi Gregorius
Prospect Info and Scouting Report
Didi Gregorius / SS, ARZ
100 | 4/22/2013
ScoutingBook Combine Ranking (5/20/2013): #79
MLB.com/MiLB.com Season Preview: #63
Scout.com/FOX Sports: Unranked or n/a
ESPN: Unranked or n/a
Minor League Ball (Sickels): #136
Baseball America 2013: #80
Baseball Prospectus: Unranked or n/a
Total professional at-bats: .
Total professional innings pitched: .
The proud owner of a name that's as much hiphop as shortstop, Arizona prospect Didi Gregorius looks to be the sort of long-term shortstop that Stephen Drew never quite became. Mariekson Julius Gregorius (okay, now we see why he prefers Didi) is a Netherlands native with a sweet lefthanded swing who can play all over the diamond, though he certainly does seem very much at home at shortstop. As a Reds prospect, he slashed .278/.344/.373 at AA Pensacola in 2012, proving that there wasn't much left between him and the big-league club, and attracting the eye of the DBacks, who snatched him up as the sexiest return from their trade of Trevor Bauer. In Arizona, he'll now compete with fellow arrival Nick Ahmed for Shortstop of the Future honors, and thanks to his MLB experience, he should get the chance to do so first.
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News and Notes
4/21/2013 by KDaddy
In case you missed it, recent callup Didi Gregorius, filling in for the DL'd Aaron Hill, homered on the first pitch he saw on Thursday. He added four more hits over the weekend. Gregorius is much more of a defensive shortstop than an offensive one, so don't expect anything resembling that .545/.583/1.182 line to last more than another few days. Still, he should be a solid contributor the rest of the way.
12/11/2012 by KDaddy
Well, he was traded for Shin Soo Choo, but not directly. As part of the three team, nine player deal that sent the lame duck slugger to Cincinnati, Didi Gregorius wound up in Arizona. He looks like a future infield anchor.
12/10/2012 by KDaddy
Didi Gregorius's name keeps coming up in trade talks this winter, most recently connected with Shin Soo Choo and the Cleveland Indians. While it would be hard to part with the always-underrated Choo, Gregorius could be a nice long-term and low-cost infield answer for the Indians. Stay tuned.