Standout Braves rookie Vaughn Grissom is giving fans a reason to love him beyond his high-level play by taking shots at the Mets.
Vaughn Grissom is on a tear with the Braves this year, making good on his 11th-round selection in the 2019 MLB Draft.
If Atlanta didn’t make that pick, he could very well be wearing a Mets uniform right now.
Fortunately for Braves fans and Grissom himself, that didn’t come to pass.
Vaughn Grissom said being drafted by Mets over Braves would’ve been “terrible”
Grissom, who grew up in Florida, is extra happy to be with Atlanta because he definitely didn’t want to be in New York. And that’s a sentiment that should have Braves fans feeling even better about their rookie star.
“I thought I was going to be a Met, which would have been terrible,” Grissom said per Mark Bowman of MLB.com.
It would have been terrible for the Braves for sure. They already have their hands full this year trying to close the gap on the Mets at the top of the NL East.
Grissom got his call up in the second week of August and he’s helped Atlanta surge with 13 victories in his 15 appearances. He’s batting .382/.424/.600 with an OPS of 1.024.
If he was putting up those numbers with the Mets the race for the NL East could look quite different.
As it stands, New York came into Thursday with a 1.5-game lead having been swept by the Yankees. The Braves have won each of their series since they were humbled by the Mets in a five-game series earlier this month.