Jim Grindle
Kansas City Royals (ML)
Jim Grindle
Birthdate:
March 2, 1999 (26 y, 8 m, 12 d)
Born In:
Tamarac, FL, USA
Nationality:
American
Position:
P
Bats/Throws:
S/R
Height/Weight:
6'0"/187
Entry:
2017 Draft - Round: 5, Overall: 128, Team: Kansas City Royals
Contract:
$750k / 1 year
ML Service Time:
3 years, 35 days

2025 Season Pitching Summary

Team G GS IP W-L SV SD MD BB K ERA FIP FIP- xFIP WAR
KC - MLB
11 0 14.2 0-1 1 4 2 6 12 3.068 3.240 84 3.996 0.19
Omaha - PCL
OMA - PCL
19 0 27.2 0-2 5 6 2 12 24 4.229 3.814 86 4.310 0.38
Current Status
MLB Service Time 3 years, 35 days
40-man Service Time 3 years, 121 days
Time as Pro 8 years
Roster Status Active Roster
Injury Status None
ML DL Days (season) 22 days
Options Used - This Year 3 - Yes
Personality
Leadership Low
Loyalty Very High
Desire for Win Normal
Greed Normal
Intelligence Very High
Work Ethic Very Low
Popularity
National Popular
Local Popular
Current Contract
2025 $750k ($0 left)
Additional Info
No-Trade No
IP / PA bonusNone
Batting Con Gap Pow Eye K's
Current 4 7 2 14 3
vs R 4 7 2 14 3
vs L 4 7 2 14 3
Potential 4 7 2 14 3
Fielding C IF OF
Range 3 1
Error 4 2
Arm 1 11 4
Turn DP 2
C Ability 1
Position
Pitcher 8
Run/Bunt
Speed 1
Stealing 1
Running 3
Sac Bunt 5
Bunt for Hit 1
Pitching Stuff Movement Control
Current 13 14 16
vs R 14 15 16
vs L 12 13 15
Potential 13 14 16
Pitch Ratings Cur Pot
Fastball 13 13
Slider 13 13
Changeup 15 15
Other Pitching
Velocity 93-95 mph
GB % 59%
Stamina 8
Hold 11
OSA Rating History
Ratings Changes
2025-11-14
Local Popularity decreased from Very Popular to Popular
National Popularity decreased from Very Popular to Popular
2025-10-07
Stuff vs R increased from 13 to 14
Control vs R decreased from 17 to 16
Changeup increased from 14 to 15
2025-09-15
Infield Range decreased from 4 to 3
P defense decreased from 9 to 8
Weight increased from 186 to 187
2025-08-25
Baserunning increased from 2 to 3
2025-08-11
GB% increased from 58% to 59%
Changeup increased from 13 to 14
2025-07-07
Role changed from CL to RP
2025-06-16
Role changed from RP to CL
2025-05-19
Weight increased from 185 to 186
2025-05-12
Baserunning decreased from 3 to 2
2025-04-21
Weight decreased from 186 to 185
2025-02-23
Eye increased from 13 to 14
Eye vs R increased from 13 to 14
2025-02-08
Stuff Potential increased from 12 to 13
Stuff increased from 11 to 13
Stuff vs R increased from 12 to 13
Stuff vs L increased from 10 to 12
Movement Potential decreased from 15 to 14
Movement decreased from 15 to 14
Movement vs R decreased from 16 to 15
Movement vs L decreased from 14 to 13
Role changed from SP to RP
Weight increased from 184 to 186
2024-11-10
Weight increased from 183 to 184
2024-11-01
Stuff Potential decreased from 13 to 12
Stuff decreased from 12 to 11
Stuff vs R decreased from 13 to 12
Stuff vs L decreased from 11 to 10
Role changed from RP to SP
Weight increased from 182 to 183
2024-09-16
Stuff Potential increased from 12 to 13
Stuff increased from 11 to 12
Stuff vs R increased from 12 to 13
Stuff vs L increased from 10 to 11
Role changed from SP to RP
2024-09-09
Baserunning increased from 2 to 3
2024-09-02
Stuff Potential decreased from 13 to 12
Stuff decreased from 12 to 11
Stuff vs R decreased from 13 to 12
Stuff vs L decreased from 11 to 10
Role changed from RP to SP
2024-08-19
Outfield Arm decreased from 5 to 4
Weight decreased from 183 to 182
2024-08-12
Weight decreased from 184 to 183
2024-07-08
Weight increased from 183 to 184
2024-06-10
Movement vs L decreased from 15 to 14
GB% decreased from 60% to 58%
2024-05-20
Stuff Potential increased from 12 to 13
Stuff increased from 11 to 12
Stuff vs R increased from 12 to 13
Stuff vs L increased from 10 to 11
Role changed from SP to RP
2024-05-06
Stuff Potential decreased from 13 to 12
Stuff decreased from 12 to 11
Stuff vs R decreased from 13 to 12
Stuff vs L decreased from 11 to 10
Role changed from RP to SP
2024-04-15
GB% increased from 59% to 60%
2024-03-29
Weight decreased from 184 to 183
2024-03-20
Weight increased from 183 to 184
2024-02-09
Weight increased from 182 to 183
2024-02-03
Movement vs R increased from 15 to 16
Movement vs L increased from 14 to 15
GB% increased from 57% to 59%
2023-12-26
Weight increased from 181 to 182
2023-12-19
Stuff Potential increased from 12 to 13
Stuff increased from 11 to 12
Stuff vs R increased from 12 to 13
Stuff vs L increased from 10 to 11
Movement vs R decreased from 16 to 15
Movement vs L decreased from 15 to 14
GB% decreased from 59% to 57%
Role changed from SP to RP
2023-12-08
Eye increased from 12 to 13
Eye vs R increased from 12 to 13
Eye vs L increased from 13 to 14
Weight decreased from 182 to 181
2023-11-13
Local Popularity increased from Unknown to Very Popular
National Popularity increased from Unknown to Very Popular
2023-11-09
Avoid Ks Potential increased from 2 to 3
Avoid Ks increased from 2 to 3
Avoid Ks vs R increased from 2 to 3
Avoid Ks vs L increased from 2 to 3
Stuff Potential decreased from 13 to 12
Stuff decreased from 12 to 11
Stuff vs R decreased from 13 to 12
Stuff vs L decreased from 12 to 10
Changeup increased from 12 to 13
Role changed from RP to SP
2023-09-11
Movement vs L increased from 14 to 15
GB% increased from 58% to 59%
Stamina increased from 7 to 8
Changeup increased from 11 to 12
Weight decreased from 183 to 182
2023-07-17
P defense decreased from 10 to 9
Weight increased from 182 to 183
2023-05-29
Sac Bunt decreased from 6 to 5
Weight increased from 181 to 182
2023-02-26
Infield Range decreased from 5 to 4
Weight increased from 179 to 181
2022-10-14
Movement vs L decreased from 15 to 14
GB% decreased from 60% to 58%
2022-07-31
Stuff Potential increased from 12 to 13
Stuff increased from 11 to 12
Stuff vs R increased from 12 to 13
Stuff vs L increased from 10 to 12
Control vs L decreased from 16 to 15
Role changed from SP to RP
Weight increased from 178 to 179
2022-05-29
Contact increased from 2 to 4
Contact vs R increased from 2 to 4
Contact vs L increased from 3 to 4
Power Potential increased from 1 to 2
Power increased from 1 to 2
Power vs R increased from 1 to 2
Power vs L increased from 1 to 2
Eye increased from 10 to 12
Eye vs R increased from 10 to 12
Eye vs L increased from 11 to 13
Outfield Arm decreased from 6 to 5
P defense decreased from 11 to 10
Stuff increased from 10 to 11
Stuff vs R increased from 11 to 12
Movement Potential decreased from 16 to 15
Movement decreased from 16 to 15
Control Potential increased from 15 to 16
Control increased from 12 to 16
Control vs R increased from 12 to 17
Control vs L increased from 12 to 16
GB% decreased from 61% to 60%
Hold increased from 10 to 11
Slider increased from 12 to 13
Changeup increased from 10 to 11
Weight increased from 175 to 178
2021-04-10
Weight decreased from 176 to 175

Career Major League Stats

Team Year Age GS G IP W-L SV K BB K% BB% HR% LOB% GB% BABIP ERA FIP FIP- xFIP E-F WAR
KC - MLB
2025 26 0 11 14.2 0-1 1 12 6 19.67% 9.84% 1.64% 79.55% 53.33% 0.293 3.068 3.240 84 3.996 -0.17 0.19
KC - MLB
2024 25 0 26 20.2 2-1 1 14 3 14.89% 3.19% 1.06% 68.45% 55.56% 0.394 5.226 3.341 81 4.258 1.88 0.26
KC - MLB
2023 24 0 28 26.1 3-2 2 20 14 16.81% 11.76% 0.84% 64.77% 58.93% 0.282 4.101 3.781 93 4.707 0.32 0.20
KC - MLB
2022 23 0 42 24.0 2-0 5 21 7 22.58% 7.53% 1.08% 66.41% 53.33% 0.290 3.750 2.874 72 3.685 0.88 0.44
Total - MLB
MLB
0 107 85.2 7-4 9 67 30 18.26% 8.17% 1.09% 68.46% 55.68% 0.318 4.097 3.328 83 4.191 0.77 1.09

Career Minor League Stats

Team Year Age GS G IP W-L SV K BB K% BB% HR% LOB% GB% BABIP ERA FIP FIP- xFIP E-F WAR
Omaha - PCL
OMA - PCL
2025 26 0 19 27.2 0-2 5 24 12 19.35% 9.68% 1.61% 70.39% 49.09% 0.342 4.229 3.814 86 4.310 0.42 0.38
Omaha - PCL
OMA - PCL
2024 25 6 12 42.1 4-2 0 22 7 12.72% 4.05% 1.73% 62.76% 52.08% 0.288 4.039 4.137 86 4.969 -0.10 0.79
Omaha - PCL
OMA - PCL
2022 23 12 12 65.1 4-3 0 39 18 14.23% 6.57% 3.28% 76.92% 52.41% 0.283 3.995 5.185 107 5.037 -1.19 0.65
Omaha - PCL
OMA - PCL
2021 22 1 1 4.1 0-0 0 2 1 10.53% 5.26% 0.00% 66.67% 54.55% 0.313 4.154 3.526 71 5.185 0.63 0.13
NWA - TEX
2021 22 30 30 163.1 6-8 0 135 56 19.91% 8.26% 0.74% 70.00% 49.85% 0.297 3.361 3.610 73 4.299 -0.25 4.66
Omaha - PCL
OMA - PCL
2020 21 6 14 38.2 2-4 0 22 6 13.58% 3.70% 2.47% 64.66% 41.86% 0.313 4.190 4.386 88 5.217 -0.20 0.65
Lexington - SAL
LEX - SAL
2020 21 1 1 4.2 0-0 0 5 2 20.83% 8.33% 0.00% 60.00% 77.78% 0.471 7.714 2.929 73 3.287 4.79 0.13
Lexington - SAL
LEX - SAL
2019 20 16 16 86.0 4-8 0 75 28 21.19% 7.91% 0.85% 73.22% 50.00% 0.309 2.930 3.499 85 3.869 -0.57 1.81
Total - AAA
AAA
25 58 178.1 10-11 5 109 44 14.49% 5.85% 2.39% 69.65% 49.62% 0.300 4.088 4.510 94 4.951 -0.42 2.58
Total - AA
AA
30 30 163.1 6-8 0 135 56 19.91% 8.26% 0.74% 70.00% 49.85% 0.297 3.361 3.610 73 4.299 -0.25 4.66
Total - A
A
17 17 90.2 4-8 0 80 30 21.16% 7.94% 0.79% 72.06% 51.43% 0.319 3.177 3.469 85 3.840 -0.29 1.94

Career Major League Stats

Team Year Age G PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI R BB K SB CS AVG OBP OPS BABIP wOBA wRC+ WAR
KC - MLB
2022 23 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0 0.000 0 0.00
Total - MLB
MLB
5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0 0.000 0 0.00

Career Minor League Stats

Team Year Age G PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI R BB K SB CS AVG OBP OPS BABIP wOBA wRC+ WAR
None - None
None - None
2017 18 23 116 94 38 9 1 0 20 30 19 6 3 1 0.404 0.491 1.013 0.4176 0.441 185 1.55
Total - ??
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23 116 94 38 9 1 0 20 30 19 6 3 1 0.404 0.491 1.013 0.4176 0.441 185 1.55

Career Fielding Stats

Team Year Pos G IP PO A E Fld % RF Eff ZR
KC - MLB
2025 P 11 14.2 1 1 0 1.000 1.227 1.031 -0.47
KC - MLB
2024 P 20 20.2 2 1 1 0.750 1.307 0.999 -0.29
KC - MLB
2023 P 24 26.1 2 3 0 1.000 1.709 1.673 0.72
KC - MLB
2022 P 36 24.0 1 3 0 1.000 1.500 1.318 0.22
Total P 91 85.2 6 8 1 0.18

Career Minor League Fielding Stats

Team Year Pos G IP PO A E Fld % RF Eff ZR
Omaha - PCL
OMA - PCL
2025 P 19 27.2 0 3 0 1.000 0.976 1.047 -0.74
Total P 19 27.2 0 3 0 -0.74

TheShow Pitching Log

Date Opp Score GS IP H R ER HR BB K IBB HBP GB FB BF PI GSC WPA ERA FIP
Oct. 3, 2025
Oct 3
ARI 5 - 8 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 6 - 0.00
Sept. 28, 2025
Sep 28
@CHA 7 - 1 1.2 1 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 2 1 8 32 - 0.12
Sept. 18, 2025
Sep 18
@CLE 0 - 4 0.1 3 3 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 6 24 - -0.32
Sept. 16, 2025
Sep 16
CHA 4 - 6 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 7 - 0.00
Sept. 12, 2025
Sep 12
MIN 2 - 3 2.0 4 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 3 1 9 24 - -0.16
Sept. 9, 2025
Sep 9
@DET 3 - 5 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 2 6 26 - 0.03
Sept. 6, 2025
Sep 6
@MIN 1 - 2 2.1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 4 8 37 - 0.33
Sept. 3, 2025
Sep 3
TB 3 - 7 2.0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 4 2 8 33 - -0.01
April 20, 2025
Apr 20
LAA 4 - 1 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 3 13 - 0.02
April 18, 2025
Apr 18
LAA 9 - 3 2.1 1 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 2 1 8 42 - 0.07
April 16, 2025
Apr 16
OAK 3 - 2 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 5 - 0.10

Pacific Coast League Pitching Log

Date Opp Score GS IP H R ER HR BB K IBB HBP GB FB BF PI GSC WPA ERA FIP
Aug. 28, 2025
Aug 28
@RR 2 - 3 2.1 1 1 1 0 2 3 0 0 3 0 9 35 - -0.14
Aug. 24, 2025
Aug 24
NAS 1 - 3 3.1 3 0 0 0 1 5 0 0 1 3 13 55 - 0.10
Aug. 21, 2025
Aug 21
MEM 0 - 3 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 9 - 0.01
Aug. 20, 2025
Aug 20
MEM 7 - 10 1.1 3 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 1 2 8 34 - -0.19
Aug. 15, 2025
Aug 15
@ABQ 2 - 7 2.1 2 2 2 0 1 2 0 1 2 3 11 35 - 0.00
Aug. 10, 2025
Aug 10
SL 3 - 0 2.1 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 1 8 37 - 0.11
Aug. 1, 2025
Aug 1
@FRE 1 - 6 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 9 - -0.00
July 12, 2025
Jul 12
@OKL 1 - 3 2.0 4 1 1 0 1 2 0 0 3 1 11 43 - -0.04
July 10, 2025
Jul 10
IOW 3 - 6 0.1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 9 - 0.01
July 7, 2025
Jul 7
IOW 4 - 5 4.0 2 1 1 0 1 2 0 0 7 3 15 41 - 0.02
July 5, 2025
Jul 5
@IOW 4 - 2 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 6 - 0.03
June 29, 2025
Jun 29
ABQ 1 - 2 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 3 10 - 0.04
June 27, 2025
Jun 27
ABQ 5 - 4 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 4 11 - 0.16
June 26, 2025
Jun 26
ABQ 4 - 3 1.0 1 2 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 8 25 - 0.03
June 24, 2025
Jun 24
@MEM 6 - 4 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 3 10 - 0.09
June 17, 2025
Jun 17
@NAS 7 - 6 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 3 14 - 0.20
June 15, 2025
Jun 15
OKL 5 - 6 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 4 16 - 0.14
June 13, 2025
Jun 13
OKL 3 - 2 1.0 2 2 2 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 5 20 - 0.03
June 12, 2025
Jun 12
NRL 19 - 7 0.2 5 4 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 7 19 - 0.00
Player Awards
Award Year / Date Team
Pitcher of the Year 2021 Northwest Arkansas (TEX)
2020 Northwest Arkansas (TEX)
All-Star 2021 Northwest Arkansas (TEX)
2020 Northwest Arkansas (TEX)
Pitcher of the Month Jul 2020 Northwest Arkansas (TEX)
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