Prep Baseball Report

Q&A With Indiana Signee Grant Hollister

By: Diego Solares
Area Scout, Illinois & Missouri

For some time now, INF Grant Hollister (Blue Springs South) has been a top prospect in Missouri's 2024 class - the Kansas City native is currently slotted at seventh overall on our senior class rankings, and he's within the top-150 on a national scale, too. 

Hollister starred for Team Missouri at the PBR Future Games in 2022, raking against some of the top talent in the country and he nearly captured the event's Most Valuable Player award in the process. His sheer ability to hit has been his carrying tool throughout his prep career, and it's likely something that'll propel Hollister into the professional ranks at some point in the future. Aside from his bat, Hollister's an active and fluid glove on the infield dirt as well. 

Grant Hollister (6/29/23)

We recently had the opportunity to talk with Hollister on his recruiting process, why he chose Indiana,and what advice he would give to up-and-coming baseball players, among other things. You'll find our full discourse below.


PBR: What were your expectations about the recruiting process? What were you looking for out of a college program to continue your baseball career at?

Hollister: I wasn’t sure what to expect, I was just looking for a program who develops at the highest level, and gives their guys a chance to get on the field early while competing against the best. 

PBR: Did location or distance from home play a factor in your decision?

Hollister: Yes, I wanted to choose a school that was reasonably close to home.

PBR: When did the recruiting process really start to heat up for you? Where did the school you committed to first see you play?

Hollister: It started for me freshman spring, and Indiana first saw me my sophomore fall. 

PBR: What do you like most about the program you chose, and what were the key factors in making your decision?

Hollister: The coaches, the location and the player development. 

PBR: What other schools were on your short list before you made your final decision?

Hollister: Michigan, Nebraska, Tulane, Missouri, Oregon, Arkansas. 

PBR: Who is the best player you have faced in your state? What about them makes for a tough opponent?

Hollister: LHP Cole Gibler (Blue Springs, 2024; Arkansas signee). He knows more about me than I do. 

PBR: At what point in your career did you realize you were a college-caliber player and became serious about taking your game to the next level?

Hollister: I believe around my sophomore fall when I began to receive more and more interest from coaches. 

PBR: What advice would you give to young baseball players striving to get where you are?

Hollister: Always trust yourself, your ceiling is only as high as you make it. 

PBR: What is the most memorable moment in your baseball career to this point?

Hollister: Making the state championship in 2022. 

PBR: Preview your high school team's season for us. How do you feel your team will be?

Hollister: A lot of upperclassmen who have a lot of chemistry together.