Vaughn Anthony Grissom, professionally known as Vaughn Grissom, is a renowned American professional baseball second baseman, currently playing for the Atlanta Braves in Major League Baseball (MLB). Born on January 5, 2001, in Oviedo, Florida, he has swiftly risen through the ranks to make his MLB debut in 2022. Let’s take a closer look at his early life, education, career highlights, and personal life.
Vaughn Grissom Early Life and Education:
Growing up in Oviedo, Florida, Vaughn Grissom attended Paul J. Hagerty High School, where he played alongside teammate Riley Greene on the school’s baseball team. In his senior year in 2019, he showcased impressive skills, boasting a 0.82 ERA as a pitcher and a batting average of .389. These performances caught the attention of the Atlanta Braves, who drafted him in the eleventh round of the 2019 MLB draft.
Vaughn Grissom Career Highlights:
After being drafted, Vaughn Grissom began his professional career with the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League Braves. In his debut season, he displayed remarkable talent, batting .288 with three home runs and 23 RBIs over 44 games. Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, the 2020 season saw the postponement of minor league games.