Justin Grimm, Relief Pitcher, Chicago Cubs, #52
Date of Birth: 8/16/1988
Birthplace: Bristol, Tennessee
College: University of Georgia
Current Salary: $1,825,000
Justin Grimm, relief pitcher for the Chicago Cubs, was first drafted in 2007 by the Boston Red Sox but he opted instead for the University of Georgia. Three years later, he was drafted by and signed with the Texas Rangers. He pitched as a starting pitcher in the Rangers' minor league system in 2011 and 2012.
Grimm pitched in five games with the Rangers in 2012. He had a 9.00 ERA in 14.0 innings. He spent the rest of the season in the minors.
Grimm was traded to the Cubs on July 22, 2013. He finished the season with a 5.97 ERA, 7 wins to 9 losses, and 76 strikeouts to 34 walks in 17 games as a starter with the Rangers and 10 games as a reliever with the Cubs.
In 2014, Grimm pitched in a career high 73 games. He finished the season with a 3.78 ERA in 69.0 games. The following season, he had a career low ERA of 1.99 in 62 games.
Grimm had a 4.10 ERA in 68 games with the Cubs in 2016. He finished the season with 2 wins and 1 loss and 65 strikeouts to 23 walks in 52.2 innnings. In the postseason, he pitched 4.1 innings in 6 games and he gave up 6 hits and 6 runs. He struck out 3 batters and walked 1 and he had a 12.46 ERA.
Career pitching statistics for Grimm through 2016 include:
- 235 games played
- 283.1 innings pitched
- 18-18 win-loss record
- 3 saves
- 291 strikeouts to 113 walks
- 4.54 ERA