Evan Grills

#35 EVAN GRILLS – LHP
Height: 6-4 Weight: 210
Bats: Left Throws: Left
Born: Whitby, Ontario
Resides: St. Albert, Ontario
High School: Sinclair Secondary School (Whitby, Ontario)
Draft: 10th – HOU – 2010
Born: 6/13/92 Opening Night Age: 28
Classification: VETERAN

Career Highlights: 10th season of professional baseball and first with the Goldeyes…signed by the Goldeyes on 7/3/20…career 36-32 record with four saves and a 4.25 ERA in 165 games, 77 of them as a starting pitcher…30 career games finished…three career complete games, including one shutout…608.0 career innings pitched, allowing 678 hits, 134 walks, and 64 home runs…463 career strikeouts…has averaged just 2.0 walks per nine innings as a professional…has allowed three or fewer earned runs in 56 of 77 career starts…has walked two batters or less in 68 of 77 career starts, and has walked three batters or less in 76 of them…opposing base stealers have been thrown out 56 percent of the time while on the mound during career…Double-A Texas League All-Star in 2016 while pitching for the Corpus Christi Hooks…drafted by the Houston Astros in the 10th round in 2010…pitched in three Major League spring training games for the Colorado Rockies in 2019, striking out four in 5.0 innings…has played for the Canadian Junior National Team…played at Sinclair Secondary School in Whitby, Ontario

2019
Albuquerque (Pacific Coast/AAA/Colorado): 1-3 with a 5.70 ERA for the Isotopes in 14 games, 11 of them in relief…finished four games…42.2 innings pitched, allowing 57 hits, 15 walks, and three home runs…struck out 33…picked up relief win on 4/6 vs. Salt Lake, striking out one in 4.0 shutout innings…struck out two in 3.0 shutout relief innings on 5/12 at Fresno…struck out two in 2.1 shutout relief innings on 5/20 vs. El Paso…struck out four in 2.0 scoreless relief innings on 6/6 at Omaha…struck out four in 2.1 shutout relief innings on 6/13 vs. Oklahoma City

2018
Hartford (Eastern/AA/Colorado): 4-5 with a 3.90 ERA for the Yard Goats in 16 starts…85.1 innings pitched, allowing 89 hits, 16 walks, and eight home runs…struck out 81…allowed two or fewer earned runs in 12 of 16 starts…walked two batters or less in 14 of 16 starts, and walked three batters or less in all of them…started and won on 6/13 vs. Erie, striking out six in 5.0 shutout innings…started and won on 6/25 vs. Richmond, striking out three in 6.0 scoreless innings…started and took no-decision on 6/30 at Reading, allowing one earned run and striking out five over 6.0 innings…started and took the loss on 7/24 at Trenton, allowing one earned run in 6.0 innings with four strikeouts…started and took no-decision on 8/3 vs. Trenton, striking out four in 6.0 shutout innings…started and took no-decision on 8/9 at Harrisburg, striking out six in 6.0 shutout innings…started and took no-decision on 8/16 at Reading, allowing two earned runs and striking out nine over 6.0 innings…started and won on 8/21 at Trenton, allowing two earned runs and striking out six in 6.0 innings…started and won on 8/31 at New Hampshire, striking out six in 6.0 scoreless innings

2016
Fresno (Pacific Coast/AAA/Houston): 1-2 with a 2.55 ERA for the Grizzlies in three starts…17.2 innings pitched, allowing 21 hits, one walk, and three home runs…struck out 10…allowed three or fewer earned runs in all three starts…started and won on 8/27 vs. Sacramento, striking out eight in 6.2 shutout innings

Corpus Christi (Texas/AA/Houston): 5-5 with one save and a 3.99 ERA for the Hooks in 16 games, 13 of them as a starting pitcher…finished one game in relief…pitched one complete game, a shutout…94.2 innings pitched, allowing 94 hits, 16 walks, and 13 home runs…struck out 69…allowed three or fewer earned runs in nine of 13 starts…voted Texas League All-Star…pitched first career complete game shutout on 5/13 vs. Frisco in the second game of a double header, allowing one hit and striking out five in 7.0 innings (lone base hit came against first batter faced)…struck out two in 4.0 shutout relief innings on 5/18 at San Antonio…struck out two and allowed one earned run in 4.1 relief innings on 6/10 vs. Midland…started and won on 6/21 at San Antonio, allowing one earned run in 6.0 innings with four strikeouts…started and took the loss on 7/28 vs. Midland, allowing three earned runs in 8.1 innings with six strikeouts…started and won on 8/3 vs. San Antonio, striking out 12 and allowing two unearned runs in 7.2 innings…started and won on 8/16 at Northwest Arkansas, allowing two earned runs and striking out three in 7.0 innings…helped Hooks reach the Texas League playoffs

Lancaster (California/A+/Houston): 3-1 with a 3.47 ERA for the JetHawks in five games, three of them as a starting pitcher…finished two games…23.1 innings pitched, allowing 16 hits, six walks, and four home runs…struck out 21…started and won on 4/20 vs. Rancho Cucamonga, allowing one earned run in 5.0 innings with three strikeouts..started and won on 4/26 vs. Bakersfield, striking out four in 5.0 shutout innings…helped JetHawks reach the California League Championship Series

2015
Lancaster (California/A+/Houston): 3-5 with a 7.20 ERA for the JetHawks in 13 games, nine of them as a starting pitcher…finished two games…45.0 innings pitched, allowing 59 hits, 16 walks, and seven home runs…struck out 36…started and won on 4/17 at High Desert, striking out four in 5.0 shutout innings…started and won on 5/28 at Stockton, striking out two in 5.0 shutout innings…struck out six in 3.0 scoreless relief innings on 6/9 at Visalia…helped JetHawks reach the California League playoffs

2014
Lancaster (California/A+/Houston): 2-3 with two saves and a 4.70 ERA for the JetHawks in 10 games, six of them as a starting pitcher…finished two games…44.0 innings pitched, allowing 58 hits, four walks, and six home runs…struck out 26…allowed three or fewer earned runs in five of six starts…started and won on 7/14 at Rancho Cucamonga, allowing one earned run in 6.0 innings with three strikeouts…struck out two in 4.0 shutout relief innings on 8/4 at Modesto…helped JetHawks win California League championship…made two postseason relief appearances

Quad Cities (Midwest/A/Houston): 3-3 with one save and a 2.70 ERA for the River Bandits in 16 games, 10 of them as a starting pitcher…finished one game in relief…pitched two complete games…76.2 innings pitched, allowing 84 hits, 11 walks, and four home runs…struck out 47…allowed three or fewer earned runs in nine of 10 starts…started and took no-decision on 4/10 at Lancaster, allowing one earned run in 5.0 innings while striking out five…struck out two over 4.0 shutout relief innings on 5/19 vs. Burlington…started and took no-decision on 5/25 at Burlington, allowing one earned run in 6.0 innings with two strikeouts…struck out three in 3.0 shutout relief innings on 6/6 at Burlington…pitched first career complete game on 6/20 vs. Peoria in the second game of a double header, allowing one unearned run in 7.0 innings with two strikeouts while taking the loss…picked up first career save on 6/27 at Peoria, striking out six and allowing one earned run in 4.0 innings…pitched complete game victory on 7/2 at Beloit, allowing one earned run in 5.0 innings with two strikeouts

2013
Tri-City (New York-Penn/A-/Houston): 7-1 with a 3.34 ERA for the ValleyCats in 16 games, eight of them as a starting pitcher…finished three games…62.0 innings pitched, allowing 66 hits, 12 walks, and four home runs…struck out 54…tied for first in the New York-Penn League in wins…allowed three or fewer earned runs in seven of eight starts…pitched more than 1.0 inning in all eight relief appearances…picked up relief win on 7/15 at Batavia, striking out two in 4.1 shutout innings…started and won on 7/21 vs. Hudson Valley, allowing one earned run in 5.0 innings with three strikeouts…pitched 4.0 shutout relief innings with six strikeouts on 7/26 at Vermont…picked up relief win on 8/6 vs. Williamsport, striking out six in 4.0 scoreless innings…started and won on 8/24 vs. Staten Island, allowing one unearned run with six strikeouts…struck out four in 2.1 shutout relief innings on 8/31 at Lowell…started and won on 9/3 vs. Brooklyn, allowing two earned runs in 6.0 innings with eight strikeouts…helped ValleyCats win New York-Penn League championship…started and took no-decision in Game One of the New York-Penn League Championship Series on 9/10 vs. State College, allowing one earned run on two hits over 8.0 innings with six strikeouts

2012
Lexington (South Atlantic/A/Houston): 4-1 with a 4.92 ERA for the Legends in 37 games, all of them in relief…finished 11 games…71.1 innings pitched, allowing 81 hits, 23 walks, and 11 home runs…struck out 42…pitched more than 1.0 inning in 26 of 37 relief appearances…struck out two in 3.1 shutout relief innings on 4/6 at Greensboro…picked up relief win on 5/4 at Greenville, pitching 1.2 scoreless relief innings…earned relief win on 6/9 at Greensboro, striking out one over 4.0 shutout innings…struck out one in 2.2 scoreless relief innings on 6/13 vs. West Virginia…picked up win in relief on 7/27 vs. Hagerstown, striking out four in 4.0 scoreless innings…worked 2.0 shutout relief innings on 8/8 vs. West Virginia…pitched 2.0 scoreless relief innings on 8/11 vs. West Virginia

2011
Astros (Gulf Coast/R/Houston): 3-1 with a 3.00 ERA for the Astros’ Gulf Coast League affiliate in 13 games, 11 of them in relief…finished four games…33.0 innings pitched, allowing 33 hits, seven walks, and one home run…struck out 29…pitched 2.0 shutout relief innings with three strikeouts on 7/1 vs. the Cardinals’ Gulf Coast League affiliate…pitched 2.0 scoreless relief innings while striking out three on 7/5 vs. the Marlins’ Gulf Coast League affiliate…picked up first career win on 7/26 at the Cardinals’ Gulf Coast League affiliate, striking out one in 4.0 shutout relief innings…pitched 4.0 scoreless relief innings with two strikeouts while picking up the win on 8/9 at the Marlins’ Gulf Coast League affiliate…started and won on 8/19 at the Marlins’ Gulf Coast League affiliate, striking out four in 6.0 shutout innings

2010
Astros (Gulf Coast/R/Houston): 0-2 with an 8.76 ERA for the Astros’ Gulf Coast League affiliate in six games, four of them as a starting pitcher…12.1 innings pitched, allowing 20 hits, seven walks, and zero home runs…struck out 15…made professional debut on 7/13 at the Nationals’ Gulf Coast League affiliate, pitching 1.0 scoreless relief inning…made first career start and took no-decision on 8/11 vs. the Marlins’ Gulf Coast League affiliate, allowing one unearned run in 4.0 innings while striking out six

Rick Forney on Evan Grills: Evan has a Triple-A resume. He throws the ball downhill and stays on top of it, and he competes really well.