The Book on Robbie Grossman
Prospect Info and Scouting Report
Robbie Grossman / OF, HOU
Cypress, TX, USA
176 | 2/2/2013
ScoutingBook Combine Ranking (5/23/2013): #361
MiLB.com Season Preview: Unranked or n/a
Scout.com/FOX Sports: Unranked or n/a
ESPN: Unranked or n/a
Minor League Ball (Sickels): Unranked or n/a
Baseball America 2013: Unranked or n/a
Baseball Prospectus: Unranked or n/a
Total professional at-bats: .
Total professional innings pitched: .
A sturdy outfielder who can nonetheless patrol center with skill, ex-Pirate prospect Robbie Grossman vaulted onto the top half of the sheet thanks to an impressive full season at high-A Bradenton in 2011. The switch-hitting Grossman became the first minor leaguer at any level to score 100 runs and walk 100 times in a season since Nick Swisher did so in 2004. After moving to the Houston system, he put up acceptable but uninspiring numbers in Corpus Cristi, completing his second full year of AA with a .267/.371/.422 batting line, showing his usual patience at the plate along with his (also usual) ineptness on the basepaths. He could be a basestealing threat one day, but only if he learns to choose his spots. He's far too easy to pick off today.
On a team feeling out its own future, he'll probably get a long look, which means he could be contributing meaningful numbers in Houston sometime this season, either as an injury fill-in or fourth outfielder. But if the Astros can show some patience, he'd be a better player in 2014 after a full season of everyday AAA ball.
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News and Notes
7/24/2012 by KDaddy
According to ESPN, outfielder Robbie Grossman has been traded to the Astros as part of a three-player package for veteran lefthander Wandy Rodriguez.