Casio Grider

May 6,2016, Winnipeg, MB.,  during game action Headshots at Shaw Park, Mandatory Credit

Career Highlights: Eighth season of professional baseball and second with the Goldeyes…re-signed by Goldeyes on 1/12/16…originally signed on 4/24/15…career .251 hitter in 534 games played with 24 home runs and 172 RBI…298 career runs scored with 80 doubles, 28 triples, 154 stolen bases, and 145 walks…has averaged 91 runs scored, 25 doubles, nine triples, 53 RBI, and 47 stolen bases per 162 games in career…lifetime 79% stolen base percentage…has committed just three errors in 115 career games in the outfield…career .958 fielding percentage at second base in 231 contests…drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 14th round in 2009…appeared in a Major League spring training game with the Dodgers in 2012 and doubled in lone at bat…played two seasons of college baseball at Newberry College…hit .292 for the Wolves from 2008-09 with 39 runs scored, 41 RBI, and 23 stolen bases in 93 games…became first Newberry alumnus since 1933 to reach the Triple-A level when he was called up to Albuquerque in 2014…also played at Darton College (Albany, Georgia – “Cavaliers”)…played at Hephzibah High School in Augusta, Georgia…full name is Casio Laquin Grider

Winnipeg (American Association/Ind.): Hit .303 with seven home runs and 38 RBI for the Goldeyes in 70 games played…scored 46 runs with 13 doubles, one triple, 23 stolen bases, and 12 walks…had a .428 slugging percentage…finished tied for 11th in the American Association in stolen bases and tied for fifth in fielding percentage among shortstops at .957 (minimum 50 games at position)…hit .324 when leading off an inning (68 AB)…hit .317 with runners in scoring position (82 AB) and .300 with runners in scoring position with two outs (40 AB)…hit safely in 52 of 70 games…went back-to-back games without a hit just three times all season…had 26 multi-hit games, including four 3-hit games and three 4-hit games…had 8-game hitting streak from 5/28-6/5 (14-for-35, .400)…had 9-game hitting streak from 6/7-7/18 (16-for-40, .400)…3-for-5 with run scored, two RBI, and two stolen bases on 7/17 vs. Gary SouthShore…3-for-5 with two runs and three RBI on 7/26 at Kansas City…4-for-6 with three runs, RBI, and three stolen bases on 8/14 vs. Fargo-Moorhead…4-for-6 with three runs scored, home run, and three RBI on 8/17 at Trois-Rivieres…4-for-5 with three runs scored, double, two home runs, four RBI, and stolen base on 9/7 vs. Lincoln

Albuquerque (Pacific Coast/AAA/Los Angeles): Appeared in five games for the Isotopes, going 4-for-14 (.286) with one home run and three RBI…scored three runs with two doubles, one triple, and two walks…hit safely in three of five games…had one multi-hit game…2-for-4 with run scored, double, triple, and RBI on 7/10 vs. El Paso

Chattanooga (Southern/AA/Los Angeles): Hit .195 with three home runs and 10 RBI for the Lookouts in 51 games…scored 17 runs with one double, one triple, nine stolen bases, and 12 walks…hit .379 with .438 on-base percentage when leading off an inning (29 AB)…hit safely in 19 of 51 games…had five multi-hit games, including one 3-hit game…3-for-4 with run scored, home run, and RBI on 6/10 at Huntsville…2-for-2 with two runs, double, and triple on 6/23 at Tennessee…had three RBI while going 1-for-5 with run scored and home run on 6/24 vs. Pensacola…2-for-4 with run, home run, and two RBI on 7/1 vs. Birmingham…helped Lookouts reach Southern League Championship Series

 Rancho Cucamonga (California/A+/Los Angeles): Hit .217 with two home runs and eight RBI in 29 games for the Quakes…scored 16 runs with five doubles, one triple, 10 stolen bases, and seven walks…hit safely in 18 of 29 games…had seven multi-hit games…had 7-game hitting streak from 7/21-7/29 (10-for-32, .313)

Chattanooga (Southern/AA/Los Angeles): Appeared in three games for the Lookouts, going 0-for-7 (.000)…drew one walk

Rancho Cucamonga (California/A+/Los Angeles): Hit .258 with one home run and 28 RBI for the Quakes in 94 games…scored 48 runs with 11 doubles, seven triples, 29 stolen bases, and 29 walks…had a .342 on-base percentage…hit safely in 53 of 94 games…had 16 multi-hit games, including five 3-hit games, and one 5-hit game…had 11-game hitting streak from 7/25-8/7 (20-for-44, .455)…had 10-game hitting streak from 8/15-8/25 (14-for-40, .350)…3-for-4 with run, two triples, two RBI, and stolen base on 5/5 at San Jose…3-for-3 with run scored and double on 7/5 at High Desert…5-for-5 with three runs and a double on 7/28 vs. Lancaster…scored three runs while going 3-for-7 with two RBI and a stolen base on 8/21 at High Desert…helped Quakes reach the California League playoffs…4-for-13 (.308) with two stolen bases in California League playoffs

Great Lakes (Midwest/A/Los Angeles): Appeared in two games for the Loons, going 1-for-7 (.143) with one RBI…scored one run with one stolen base and three walks…1-for-4 with run scored, RBI, two walks, and stolen base on 4/24 at South Bend…helped Loons reach Midwest League playoffs

Rancho Cucamonga (California/A+/Los Angeles): Hit .217 for the Quakes in 51 games with two home runs and 11 RBI…scored 23 runs with seven doubles, two triples, seven stolen bases, and nine walks…hit safely in 24 of 51 games…had seven multi-hit games, including two 3-hit games…had 7-game hitting streak from 6/24-7/2 (9-for-21, .429)…scored a run in five consecutive games from 8/12-8/17 (six total runs)…2-for-3 with run, double, home run, and three RBI on 4/10 vs. Lancaster…3-for-6 with two runs, two doubles, and RBI on 7/2 vs. High Desert…stole three bases while going 3-for-4 with a run on 8/17 at Lake Elsinore

Great Lakes (Midwest/A/Los Angeles): Hit .230 for the Loons in 120 games with two home runs and 25 RBI…scored 66 runs with 22 doubles, 10 triples, 31 stolen bases, and 45 walks…hit safely in 66 of 120 games…had 25 multi-hit games, including three 3-hit games, and one 4-hit game…hit .316 with a .407 on-base percentage when leading off an inning (117 AB)…finished third in Midwest League in triples…3-for-3 with three runs, two doubles, triple, and stolen base on 4/10 vs. Lake County…walked four times on 4/16 at Fort Wayne…4-for-5 with run scored, two doubles, and two RBI on 5/21 vs. South Bend…3-for-4 with three runs and a double on 7/10 vs. Fort Wayne…2-for-5 with run, two doubles, and three RBI on 7/30 at Fort Wayne

Ogden (Pioneer/R/Los Angeles): Hit .281 with four home runs and 33 RBI in 62 games for the Raptors…36 runs scored with 14 doubles, three triples, 22 stolen bases, and 10 walks…had a .407 slugging percentage…hit .351 with runners in scoring position (74 AB)…ranked third in the Pioneer League in stolen bases…hit safely in 44 of 62 games…had 22 multi-hit games, including five 3-hit games…3-for-5 with three runs, two doubles, and two stolen bases on 6/25 vs. Orem…2-for-4 with run, two doubles, and RBI on 7/11 vs. Idaho Falls…had three stolen bases on 7/18 at Missoula…3-for-6 with run, double, and RBI on 7/22 vs. Helena…2-for-4 with two runs, home run, and three RBI on 7/25 vs. Missoula…3-for-4 with two runs, two doubles, home run, and two RBI on 9/4 vs. Casper…helped Raptors reach Pioneer League Championship Series…1-for-3 with two runs in winner-take-all Game 3 of Pioneer League Division Series on 9/12 vs. Orem

Dodgers (Arizona/R/Los Angeles): Hit .263 with two home runs and 15 RBI in 47 games for the Dodgers’ Arizona League affiliate during rookie professional season…scored 42 runs with five doubles, two triples, 22 stolen bases, and 15 walks…had a .370 on-base percentage…ranked third in the Arizona League in stolen bases…first in Arizona League in HBP (14)…hit safely in 31 of 47 games…had 12 multi-hit games, including two 3-hit games…had 10-game hitting streak from 8/1-8/12 (13-for-44, .295)…scored a run in five consecutive games from 6/28-7/5 (six total runs)…made professional debut on 6/21 vs. Mariners’ Arizona League affiliate, going 1-for-2 with two runs and two RBI…collected first career stolen base on 6/23 at Padres’ Arizona League affiliate…walked three times and scored a run on 6/28 vs. Indians’ Arizona League affiliate…2-for-5 with three runs and an RBI on 7/10 vs. Padres’ Arizona League affiliate…2-for-4 with three runs scored and an RBI on 7/20 at Angels’ Arizona League affiliate…hit first career home run while going 3-for-4 with three runs, a triple, and an RBI on 7/21 vs. Royals’ Arizona League affiliate

Rick Forney on Casio Grider: Casio is a very important piece to our club this year.  I’m very happy that he chose to play again, because he was a real difference maker on the field for us.  Casio can play many positions defensively, and he can be a force at both the top and bottom of the order.  I love the speed and athletic presence Casio provides our club, and very much look forward to watching him play.