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Robbie Grossman 2013 Outlook


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#1 JFS171

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 10:33 AM

Wouldn't be shocked if this guy surprised some people. He was one of the prospects acquired by the Astros last year in the Wandy Rodridguez deal with Pittsburgh, and while his future is likely as a 4th OF, the Astros are essentially rolling out a AAA lineup.

Think of Grossman as Adam Eaton-lite. He's got some pop (44 XBH, including 10 HRs, in 485 ABs last year in AA) and some speed (13 SBs last year in AA, though he was caught 11 times, indicating either he really needs to refine his approach, or his speed may not translate). But what really makes him valuable is his ability to get on base, driven by his high walk rate (121/77 K/BB rate in 2012). In fact, his OBPs by year (2009 - 2012) are .373, .344, .418, .376. It's also conceivable the power could play up in Houston's bandbox.

This year in AAA, he was hitting .324/.452/.353 with a couple of steals. With Maxwell's broken hand, Grossman has a legit shot at everyday playing time and locking down the leadoff spot, leading to solid run production.

He's not for everyone, but he's worth keeping an eye on..

#2 ryanmemperor

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 12:41 PM

From past experience, anyone with that last name in professional sports is bad.

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#3 spaghetti

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 12:55 PM

I didn't know the Sex Cannon played baseball too. He has a rifle for an arm. Uh oh, he's going deep.

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 01:01 PM

Wouldn't be shocked if this guy surprised some people. He was one of the prospects acquired by the Astros last year in the Wandy Rodridguez deal with Pittsburgh, and while his future is likely as a 4th OF, the Astros are essentially rolling out a AAA lineup.

Think of Grossman as Adam Eaton-lite. He's got some pop (44 XBH, including 10 HRs, in 485 ABs last year in AA) and some speed (13 SBs last year in AA, though he was caught 11 times, indicating either he really needs to refine his approach, or his speed may not translate). But what really makes him valuable is his ability to get on base, driven by his high walk rate (121/77 K/BB rate in 2012). In fact, his OBPs by year (2009 - 2012) are .373, .344, .418, .376. It's also conceivable the power could play up in Houston's bandbox.

This year in AAA, he was hitting .324/.452/.353 with a couple of steals. With Maxwell's broken hand, Grossman has a legit shot at everyday playing time and locking down the leadoff spot, leading to solid run production.

He's not for everyone, but he's worth keeping an eye on..


Eaton is a pretty strange comp. I don't see anything similar about them really. In 2011, Grossman was the 1st minor league since Nick Swisher to walk 100 times and score 100 runs. He has some speed but terrible instincts, and has what most would consider gap power. His main offensive skill is his batting eye, however I can see him hitting for a real low average as his contact rates remain far to low.

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 04:32 PM

last week he batted 320 with a few steals...i am in a real deep league and think he can stick around when everyone comes back. They can use him and altuve at the top of the lineup or is he just a stop-gap guy?

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Posted 06 August 2013 - 07:42 PM

Anyone have any interest in this guy. Has been on fire since his return.

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C: Yan Gomes 1B: Victor Martinez 2B: Jose Altuve (K) 3B: Miguel Cabrera (K) SS: Ben Zobrist OF: Andrew McCutchen (K), Chris Carter, Starling Marte, Util: Josh Donaldson B: Yoenis Cespedes

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#7 Choo on Wieters

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Posted 06 August 2013 - 08:18 PM

I picked him up on Sunday. Has a hit every game so far and I have loved him the last two days. Stealing bases, showed some power today. Very happy.

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#8 David Light

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Posted 06 August 2013 - 09:14 PM

I don't think he's going to provide much fantasy value. Numbers in the minors aren't impressive, and he's on the Astros.

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Posted 07 August 2013 - 10:35 AM

I picked him up since he's playing for the go go Astros. Lots of steal opps there.

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Posted 07 August 2013 - 08:11 PM

Legit? Another bomb tonight. Back to back nights!

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Posted 07 August 2013 - 08:12 PM

Man, getting hard to ignore this guy. Any SABER folks have insight? Is he legit?

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Posted 07 August 2013 - 08:18 PM

wow.

Edited by slainte, 07 August 2013 - 08:18 PM.


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Posted 07 August 2013 - 08:22 PM

I added him today since I had a free spot from doing a 2 for 1 trade. Hoping it pays off.

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 07:13 AM

Swiping bags and hitting dingers? Yeah I'm all aboard on this one. I might be a little late to the party but I'll be trotting him out there on Friday.

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 09:18 AM

Geeessshhh, this guy is seeing a beach ball right now, and running...ummmmm...what's not to like here? Him and Villar are making some noise on that Astros offense. Brett Wallace has also been hitting bombs.

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#16 supac720

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 08:25 AM

One or two more good games and this guy's ownership % will be up to 45/50% after the weekend.

#17 Mithrandir

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Posted 11 August 2013 - 04:34 PM

Over before it began....

C- Ramos $8
1b - Bautista $37
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3b - Miggy $71
SS - A. Escobar $1
OF - Rusney Castillo $1
OF - Revere $13
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Posted 11 August 2013 - 09:50 PM

Over before it began....


because of 1 or 2 bad days??

He's the #2 fantasy player in all of baseball over the past 14 days...and the #18 player over the past 7 days.

Was he going to keep that up? Obviously not, but with his patience at the plate, and the way he runs when he gets on base, he'll still have some value...I'm not dropping him till he puts a whole week of poor production together.

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WR: Antonio Brown
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Posted 12 August 2013 - 03:01 PM

first day on my team (weekly league), and we get a 0-3 with 3Ks start

granted, it's against Darvish and he's dealing right now...but I really hope I'm not too late to the party

12 Team Auction Draft. Yahoo 0.5 PPR scoring. 2 RB, 2 WR, 1 Flex. 

Bought Mccoy and AP, losing AP screwed me, and been trading nonstop to fill the holes.

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RB: Alfred Morris
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WR: Antonio Brown
WR: Mohamed Sanu
TE: Greg Olsen
Flex: Denard Robinson
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Def: Cleveland (streaming always)

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#20 Mithrandir

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Posted 12 August 2013 - 07:15 PM

first day on my team (weekly league), and we get a 0-3 with 3Ks start

granted, it's against Darvish and he's dealing right now...but I really hope I'm not too late to the party


Too late..party is over..not sure why anyone thinks he will continue to produce? Probably AAAA star.

C- Ramos $8
1b - Bautista $37
2b - Altuve $24
3b - Miggy $71
SS - A. Escobar $1
OF - Rusney Castillo $1
OF - Revere $13
OF - Cespedes $27

SP - Kershaw $60 Felix $48 Grienke $31 Zimmerman $30 Arrieta $1 Carrasco $1
RP - Cishek $11 Mejia $1 Giles $1