2013 preseason No. 17 NCAA senior (Perfect Game) 2013 preseason eighth-best NCAA senior (Baseball America) 26th round draft pick in the 2012 MLB Draft (Twins) SEC Academic Honor Roll (2012) 42nd round draft pick in the 2011 MLB Draft (Marlins) 46th round draft pick in the 2009 MLB Draft (Rangers)
Outlook One of the top seniors in the NCAA, elected to return to UK for his final season after the Twins picked him in the 26th round of the MLB Draft, his third career draft selection ... A transfer from Miami (Fla.) and Heartland CC, had a strong junior season in his UK debut, including owning a 2.88 ERA over his final seven starts ... Without a four-start stretch in the middle of the year, had a 6-2 record and a 2.41 ERA ... UK was 12-4 in his starts ... Was 2-0 with a 1.50 ERA in his two postseason starts, wins over No. 21 Mississippi State in the SEC Tournament and Valpo in the NCAA Tournament ... Highly competitive and a great athlete on the mound with good arm strength ... Was recruited to UK out of high school, before selecting Miami and later transferring to Lexington.
Summer Played with the Orleans Firebirds in the Cape Cod League ... Appeared in seven games with five starts, owning a 1-2 record and a 4.45 ERA ... Tossed 30.1 innings, walking nine and allowing 27 hits, striking out 32 ... Had a dominating start vs. Wareham on June 24, tossing five shutout, one-hit innings in a win ... Worked out of the bullpen for the final two outings of the summer, both extended appearances ... In his first relief outing of the summer, went three shutout, one-hit innings, striking out six ... Opponents hit .235 during the summer.
2012 Was a force for UK during the year as the Saturday starter, making 16 starts and owning a 6-3 record with a 3.78 ERA ... Tossed 85.2 innings, allowing 79 hits and 36 walks, striking out 63 ... Held opponents to a .245 average ...In SEC play, owned a 1-3 record and a 5.07 ERA in 10 starts, tossing 49.2 innings, allowing 54 hits and 23 walks, striking out 25 ... Was a team-leading 5-0, 2.00 ERA in six starts in non-conference play, tossing 36 innings, surrendering 25 hits and 13 walks, striking out 38 ... In eight starts at home, had a 3-2 record and a 3.64 ERA, hurling 47 innings and allowing 45 hits and 15 walks, striking out 32 ... In five road starts, has a 0-1 mark with a 6.43 ERA, hurling 21 innings with 22 hits and 12 walks allowed, striking out 12 ... Made three neutral site starts, going 3-0 with a 1.02 ERA, allowing two runs and 12 hits in 17.1 innings, with 19 strikeouts ... UK won 12 of Grundy's 16 starts (12-4), with a 6-0 record and a 2.98 ERA in those outings, tossing 63.1 innings with 27 walks and 53 strikeouts ... In UK's loses, Grundy was 0-3 with a 6.04 ERA in 22.1 innings ... Was 2-0 with a 2.96 ERA in five March starts ... Made 11 starts against SEC opponents, going 2-3 with a 4.69 ERA in 55.2 innings, walking 25 and striking out 34 ... Without a four-start span in the middle of the year (at UT, at UGA, at Arkansas, vs. Ole Miss), owned a 6-2 record with a 2.41 ERA, hurling 71 innings with 58 hits and 25 walks allowed, striking out 52 ... Over his last seven starts, owned a 3-2 record and a 2.88 ERA, hurling 40.2 innings, allowing 38 hits and 16 walks, striking out 27 ... Was dominating in his two postseason starts, going 2-0 with a 1.50 ERA in 12 innings, allowing nine hits and two runs, walking six and striking out 15 ... Made season debut vs. EMU, tossing 5.2 shutout innings with three walks and four strikeouts ... First home start came vs. Buffalo, allowing five runs on seven hits in four innings ... Rebounded vs. UIC with seven innings, allowing one earned run and striking out a career-high tying nine ... Hurled 7.1 shutout innings, allowing three hits and two walks, striking out seven ... In his SEC debut, tossed 5.2 innings vs. No. 2 South Carolina, allowing three runs ... Tossed 4.2 innings with two runs allowed in his SEC road debut at Tennessee ... Hurled 2.2 innings at No. 18 Georgia, allowing seven hits and three runs ... Surrendered six runs in 4.2 innings vs. No. 10 Ole Miss and four runs in 3.1 innings at No. 9 Arkansas, making his defensive player of the year against the Razorbacks, a glove-flip on a squeeze bunt at the plate ... Rebounded to start his seven-start stretch to end the year against No. 1 LSU, with six innings, allowing six hits and one run ... Went 5.2 innings at Vanderbilt, allowing three runs ... Was dominating against No. 5 Florida, with 7.1 innings and two runs surrendered in a hard-luck loss ... Worked five innings against Alabama, not allowing run before taking a line drive off the forearm, with that run scoring off the UK bullpen ... Worked 4.2 innings at MSU, allowing four hits and four runs, striking out five ... Next start came against No. 21 MSU in the SEC Tournament, tossing six innings and allowing four hits and one run, walking two and striking out a career-high tying nine ... NCAA Tournament debut was a win over Valpo, with six innings, allowing five hits and one run, walking four and striking out six.
Junior College Was named one of the top 20 NJCAA prospects by Baseball America ... Teamed with current UK teammate Zac Zellers at Heartland Community College ... Appeared in 12 games for Heartland, tossing 62 innings, with 70 strikeouts, 34 walks, a 3.77 ERA and a 7-3 record ... Allowed only 50 hits in 62 frames.
2010 (Miami) Played his freshman season for coach Jim Morris at the University of Miami (Fla.) ... Appeared in nine games with two starts, posting a 2-0 record and a 3.57 ERA ... Tossed 17.2 innings, allowing six walks and striking out 13 ... Allowed one homer on the year, with opponents hitting .239 ... Miami posted a 43-20 overall record with a 20-11 mark in ACC play, advancing to the NCAA Tournament ... Had the worst outing of his two-year career in his collegiate debut, allowing three hits and five runs - three earned - with one walk, not getting an out vs. Rutgers ... Rebounded in his next outing, going two shutout innings with two hits and two strikeouts vs. Manhattan ... Turned in a shutout inning vs. Central Florida on March 9, walking one with two strikeouts ... Made his first career start against Fordham on March 17, going four innings, allowing five hits and three earned runs with no walks and four strikeouts ... Started in his next appearance and turned in the best outing of his Miami career, going six innings for his first NCAA win, allowing two hits and one run, not issuing a walk with two strikeouts in just 68 pitches ... Picked up his second career win in a 6-5 thriller with No. 6 Florida State, going 1.1 shutout innings with one walk ... The following day in the finale vs. No. 6 FSU, come on in relief of starter Eric Erickson, going 1.1 innings, allowing one run without surrendering a hit, walking two ... Appeared in a win over South Florida on April 28, tossing one inning, allowing three hits and one run, with one punchout ... In his final appearance of the year vs. Maryland on May 2 at Alex Rodriguez Park, tossed a shutout inning, allowing one hit, one walk with two strikeouts.
High School One of the more highly recruited players in the nation coming out of high school, was a member of the Baseball America draft top-100 listing ... A first-team all-state honoree as a senior in 2009, also earning all-conference and all-area three times ... Totaled a 0.43 ERA as a senior in 2009, with a 6-3 record and 109 strikeouts ... Set the school record as a sophomore with 18 strikeouts in a game ... Named the 2009 Male Student-Athlete of the Year ... Went 4-3 with a 1.14 ERA and 110 strikeouts as a sophomore and 5-3 with a 1.88 ERA as a junior ... Played on the White Sox Area Code team ... Played at Johnsburg High School for coach Dann Giesey ... Also played football as the three-year starting quarterback, earning all-conference accolades three years and all-area honors as a junior and senior.
Personal Full name is Jerad Scott Grundy ... Son of Randy and Linda Grundy ... Has four sisters, Ashley (26), Jordan (24), Avery (15) and Arden (10) ... Father played football at North Texas.