Marquis Grissom’s son, Marquis Grissom Jr, followed in his father’s footsteps in the MLB and currently plays for Fredericksburg Nationals, a minor league affiliate of the Washington Nationals.
Grissom Jr., the second-youngest of 5 siblings, is the only child who took a professional route to baseball.
Without a denial, Grissom Jr.’s right-handed pitching is eye-captivating gameplay in the diamond.
But fans from the late 90s & early 2000s think more than that- they relate his presence as a new-era display of his father, Marquis, giving the shot.
His father, Marquis Deon Grissom (b. April 17, 1967), played as a baseball center fielder from 1989 to 2005.
A 76th overall pick of the 1988 MLB draft, the Florida A&M alum played for different MLB teams: Montreal Expos, Braves, Indians, Brewers, Dodgers, and Giants. In fact, donning the Braves jersey, he won the 1995 World Series.
Having retired after 17 MLB seasons in 2006, Grissom began working as a baseball coach. Also, he concurrently began his non-profit Marquis Grissom Baseball Association, Inc. (MGBA), founded in 2006, and now keeps himself busy on that.
Marquis Grissom Son: What Does Marquis Grissom Jr. Do?
At first, Grissom Jr. may have earned recognition as the son of former MLB player Marquis Grissom, but now, he has a reputation of his own in baseball.
Escaping the eclipse of his father’s fame, the Georgia Tech alum is vying for greater goals, i.e. to land in the major league baseball.
The 2023 minor league season was his 2nd season, where he averaged a 2.18 ERA and took 39 strikeouts from 31 games.
Although the terms of his contract are not out, he allegedly made a chunk in the 6-digit figure. In 2022, he had signed a deal of $125K for that season.
Growing up with a father with an MLB background, Grissom Jr. dipped his toes in baseball at a young age. But it wasn’t until he attended Counterpane School that he put his ability to the test.
While in high school, he was a two-time WWBA Champion (2017 and 2018) and received two-time honorable mentions of Perfect Game All-American.
MLB Draft Pick In Junior Year At College
In 2020, he committed to the NCAA team Yellow Jackets of the Georgia Institute of Technology. The baseball pitcher made his collegiate debut in a two-inning start against Auburn on April 11.
However, due to a preseason injury, his freshman-year appearances were limited to only 9 games. As a sophomore in 2021, Marquis played 18 games, striking out 57 and walking 42.
In his junior year, Marquis Jr. became the 13th round (381st overall pick) of the Washington Nationals in the 2022 MLB draft. The 6 feet 2 inches tall player was then assigned to the minor league team, Fredericksburg Nationals.
Marquis Grissom Jr. Wiki: What Is His Age In 2023?
Born on July 19, 2001, in Los Angeles, Grissom Jr. is an American by nationality and comes from a black ethnic background. As of December 2023, Marquis is 22 years old.
At the time of his birth, his father, Marquis Deon Grissom, was 34 years old. Now, he is 56.
The second-youngest of 5 siblings, the Fredericksburg player has an age gap of 10, 9, and 7 years, respectively, with his elder siblings: Micah, D’monte, and Tiana. He is 2 years older than his younger sister, Gabriella.
As of now, Marquis Jr. does not have a Wikipedia page like his retired MLB player father. But with progressive gameplay in the scene, it won’t be long before he has a Wikipedia page of his own.
Grissom Jr.’s Family: Parents And Siblings
Marquis Grissom Jr. is the son of Marquis Grissom (a former baseball star) and Daphne Clayton. His parents married on July 10, 2000, but divorced after nearly 6 years in January 2006.
Currently, his dad lives with his second wife, Sharron Hastie. They married in 2012.
The baseball pitcher’s mother, Daphne, is the owner of InShapeMD (2012- now), where she is a weight loss professional.
A 2009 graduate of Spelman College with a degree in Human Services/Psychology, she is also a real estate agent at her own firm, Daphne Grissom Realty (2010- now).
From his parents’ marriage, he has a younger sister, Gabriella Grissom (b. May 29, 2004). A track & field athlete, Gabriella became a two-time Georgia state champion (in 400m & 800m) while at Sandy Creek High School.
In 2023, she is in her sophomore year at the University of Miami.
Half-Siblings: What Do They Do?
Marquis has 3 older half-siblings: Micah (now 33), D’Monte (now 32), and Tiana (now 30).
His brother, D’Monte, and sister, Tiana, are from his father’s relationship with Tia Bolden, who works as an education assistant at KinderCare Education. However, the detail of his eldest brother, Micah’s biological mother, is not out.
According to D’Monte Grissom’s Instagram profile, he runs an apparel and clothing business, Young & Aged. The baseball player’s other brother, Micah, works as a baggage handler at Delta Air Lines.