Back to the Future: Grayson Bailes

Trapped in the past on Junior Diamond Prospects...Grayson Bailes made a name for himself several times over the years as a member of the Laurens Lightning and the Greenville Giants on our site. 

Grayson Bailes

Year What Junior Diamond Prospects had to say about Grayson Bailes
2007  Bailes is one of those kids who is not overly flashy but just gets the job done. He displayed a quick catch-release turning the double play throws from his second base position. At the plate, Bailes handles...for more, click here. 

JrDP - Who is your favorite Major League player?

GB - I know this is wrong to say, but I love the Red Sox because of the Greenville Drive, but Derek Jeter is my favorite player.  He's the toughest player in the world to get out.  He'll make a pitcher throw 8 or 9 pitches in one bat....for more, click here. 

This kid is fluid period. He was constantly being tested on every kind of play possible; slow rollers, high choppers, backhands in the six hole, etc. Bailes displayed solid infield actions and a more...for more, click here.


Bailes' defensive prowess has been much documented byJrDP in the past and our description of his fielding skills probably don't do him justice. He is fundamentally sound, reads the ball off the bat, is...for more, click here.


Bailes, who we've seen playing up with the 13U Laurens Lightning team, is a VERY solid player. He hits well, with power and for average, and he has good speed to go along with...for more, click here.


The Lightning responded with two runs of their own in the first. Grayson Bailes and Thomas Jones scored for the Lightning, with an RBI going to Adam Asbill, but Stewart got out of a...for more, click here.


Grayson Bailes sacrificed Frick to third with a bunt and Graham Mitchell chalked up an RBI with a ground ball out, short to first...for more, click here.


Grayson was a solid lead-off hitter who battled in every at-bat. He started the game with a double over the centerfielder's head, and seemed to be...for more, click here.


This past fall, Laurens HS senior INF Grayson Bailes made a commitment to play baseball for Limestone. (Posted on on 11/3/2014)

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