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Robbie Grossman

27-Year-Old Outfielder – Minnesota Twins

2016 Stats

AVG

.280

HR

11

RBI

37

R

49

SB

2

2017 RotoWire Projections

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Grossman had the most productive offensive season of his big league career last year (.280/.386/.443), and while his .364 BABIP and 12.8 percent HR/FB are well above his career norms, his career-high ...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: B   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 215   DOB: 9/16/1989   BORN: San Diego, CA   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 6th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Robbie Grossman Contract Information:

Signed a minor league deal with the Indians in December 2015.

February 23, 2017  –  Robbie Grossman News

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Grossman is the leading candidate to win a reserve outfielder role this spring, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. He'll compete with Zach Granite, Daniel Palka, Drew Stubbs and J.B. Shuck.

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Robbie Grossman Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2008 18 R GCL 5 20 16 3 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 4 7 0 0 0 .188 .381 .250 .631
2009 19 A WES 116 533 451 83 120 28 21 2 5 42 35 12 75 164 7 0 0 .266 .373 .355 .728
2010 20 A+ BRA 125 562 470 84 115 36 29 3 4 50 15 8 66 118 12 6 8 .245 .344 .345 .689
2011 21 A+ BRA 134 616 491 127 144 49 34 2 13 56 24 10 104 111 8 7 6 .293 .418 .450 .868
2012 22 AA ALT 95 417 350 59 93 31 20 4 7 36 9 10 59 78 4 0 4 .266 .378 .406 .784
2012 22 AA COR 36 160 135 22 36 13 8 2 3 11 4 1 18 43 1 1 5 .267 .371 .422 .793
2013 23 AAA OKL 70 310 253 42 71 15 11 2 2 20 15 8 48 66 7 1 1 .281 .396 .364 .760
2013 23 MAJ HOU 63 288 257 29 69 18 14 0 4 21 6 7 23 70 5 1 2 .268 .332 .370 .702
2014 24 AAA OKL 44 199 175 30 59 20 16 0 4 15 10 8 22 38 0 0 2 .337 .417 .497 .914
2014 24 MAJ HOU 103 422 360 42 84 22 14 2 6 37 9 3 55 105 3 2 2 .233 .337 .333 .670
2015 25 R SUR 1 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 .000 .400 .000 .400
2015 25 AAA FRE 93 408 347 54 88 22 16 1 5 37 14 8 55 85 1 4 1 .254 .354 .349 .703
2015 25 MAJ HOU 24 54 49 7 7 3 2 0 1 5 0 0 5 17 0 0 0 .143 .222 .245 .467
2016 26 AAA COL 34 139 117 14 30 11 5 0 6 13 3 1 21 25 1 0 0 .256 .370 .453 .823
2016 26 AAA ROC 1 4 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500
2016 26 MAJ MIN 99 389 332 49 93 31 19 1 11 37 2 3 55 96 0 0 2 .280 .386 .443 .829
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3-Year Averages     75 287 247 32 61 18 11 1 6 26 3 2 38 72 1 0 1 .247 .350 .372 .722
Career  (View All)     289 1,153 998 127 253 74 49 3 22 100 17 13 138 288 8 3 6 .254 .347 .375 .721

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Robbie Grossman Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Oct. 2 @CWS 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .280 .386 .443 .829
Oct. 1 @CWS Did not play.
Sep. 30 @CWS 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .281 .388 .446 .834
Sep. 29 @KC 5 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .281 .387 .448 .835
Sep. 28 @KC 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .279 .387 .448 .835
Sep. 27 @KC 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 .279 .388 .451 .839
Sep. 25 Sea 3 1 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .279 .385 .452 .837
Sep. 24 Sea 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .272 .378 .443 .821
Sep. 23 Sea 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 .275 .382 .448 .830
Sep. 22 Det 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .278 .386 .454 .840
Sep. 22 Det 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .279 .387 .456 .843
Sep. 21 Det Did not play.
Sep. 20 Det 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .280 .388 .459 .847
Sep. 18 @NYM 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .280 .387 .451 .838
Sep. 17 @NYM Did not play.
Sep. 16 @NYM 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .270 .379 .443 .822
Sep. 15 @Det Did not play.
Sep. 14 @Det 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .271 .381 .444 .825
Sep. 13 @Det 5 1 2 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .275 .385 .451 .836
Sep. 12 @Det 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .272 .385 .448 .833
Sep. 11 Cle 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .274 .388 .453 .841
Sep. 10 Cle Did not play.
Sep. 9 Cle Did not play.
Sep. 7 KC 4 1 3 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .275 .389 .454 .843
Sep. 6 KC 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .268 .384 .435 .819
Sep. 5 KC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .269 .386 .437 .823
Sep. 4 CWS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .269 .384 .437 .821
Sep. 3 CWS Did not play.
Sep. 2 CWS Did not play.
Sep. 1 CWS Did not play.
Last 7 Games 23 3 9 1 0 0 1 4 6 1 0 0 0 0 .391 .481 .435 .916
Last 14 Games 43 4 15 1 0 1 2 6 11 1 0 0 0 2 .349 .429 .442 .871
Last 30 Games 64 6 21 3 0 2 6 6 17 1 0 1 0 2 .328 .394 .469 .863

Robbie Grossman: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2016 75 75 1 18
2015 19 17 4 2
2014 102 67 6 32 1
2013 62 45 29 2 1

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Robbie Grossman: Minor League Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 84

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Robbie Grossman Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016125226180.344.576.994
2015222020.136.136.345
20148891103.216.273.566

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016207275192.242.362.729
2015275130.148.333.567
2014272335276.239.353.703

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016170288220.294.494.912
2015332130.121.242.437
2014171192162.199.287.610

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016162213152.265.389.739
2015165020.188.250.528
2014189234217.265.376.724
Robbie Grossman Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2008 18 R GCL 20 16 20% 35% 0.57 56% .333 .062
2009 19 A WES 533 451 14.1% 30.8% 0.46 64% .408 .089
2010 20 A+ BRA 562 470 11.7% 21% 0.56 75% .319 .100
2011 21 A+ BRA 616 491 16.9% 18% 0.94 77% .357 .157
2012 22 AA ALT 417 350 14.1% 18.7% 0.76 78% .325 .140
2012 22 AA COR 160 135 11.3% 26.9% 0.42 68% .371 .155
2013 23 AAA OKL 310 253 15.5% 21.3% 0.73 74% .373 .083
2013 23 MAJ HOU 288 257 8% 24.3% 0.33 73% .355 .102
2014 24 AAA OKL 199 175 11.1% 19.1% 0.58 78% .414 .160
2014 24 MAJ HOU 422 360 13% 24.9% 0.52 71% .313 .100
2015 25 R SUR 5 3 40% 20% 2.00 67% .000 .000
2015 25 AAA FRE 408 347 13.5% 20.8% 0.65 76% .323 .095
2015 25 MAJ HOU 54 49 9.3% 31.5% 0.29 65% .194 .102
2016 26 AAA COL 139 117 15.1% 18% 0.84 79% .279 .197
2016 26 AAA ROC 4 4 0% 25% 0.00 75% .333 .000
2016 26 MAJ MIN 389 332 14.1% 24.7% 0.57 71% .364 .163
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3-Year Averages     287 247 13.2% 25.1% 0.53 71% .325 .125
Career     1,153 998 12% 25% 0.48 71% .336 .121

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Robbie Grossman Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 LF 120 -3 18 -1 -3 86 -1 33 0
2015 RF 7 0 1 0 0 6 0 3 0
2016 LF 635.3 -27 138 -15 -27 369 -11 184 -3
2016 CF 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 LF 1 0 -2 0 0 0 0 -1 0 -1
2015 RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 LF -3 0 -12 0 0 -4 -3 -14 0 -21
2016 CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2016 Stat Review for Robbie Grossman    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2016 (min 410 PA)

Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.57 BB/K
GOOD
14.1% BB Rate
ELITE
24.7% K Rate
POOR
OPS/OBP

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.829 OPS
GOOD
.386 OBP
ELITE
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.280 AVG
GOOD
.364 BABIP
HIGH
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.443 SLG
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.163 ISO
WEAK

2017 Projected Stats Breakdown for Robbie Grossman

Overall Ratings

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Robbie Grossman: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Grossman is hitting third Tuesday and should serve as the Twins' everyday left fielder over the rest of the season.

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Grossman started in left field and went 4-for-4 in Sunday's loss to the Mets.

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Grossman went 3-for-4 with a double, a homer and two RBI against the Royals on Wednesday.

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Grossman (oblique) is back in the lineup Wednesday against the Royals.

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Grossman (oblique) is out of the lineup Monday against the Royals, MLB.com's Rhett Bollinger reports.

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Grossman (oblique) remains out of the lineup Sunday against the White Sox, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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Grossman (oblique) remains out of the lineup Saturday against the White Sox, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

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Grossman (oblique) is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the White Sox, according to Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

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Grossman is out of the lineup Thursday against the White Sox.

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Grossman (oblique) is available from the bench Wednesday against the Indians, Mike Berardino of the Pioneer Press reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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2016

Grossman endured his second straight brutal start to the season in 2015, hitting a mere .143 with a .222 OBP over 24 games for the Astros as the team's fourth outfielder. His poor performance earned him a ticket back to Triple-A in May, which is where he spent the rest of the year while Houston employed Preston Tucker in the role of fourth outfielder. Grossman's production was still below average for the Fresno Grizzlies, with a .325 wOBA and 93 wRC+ over 93 games. He was released by the Astros after the season and then signed to a minor league deal with the Indians. This is certainly a better opportunity for him to find playing time, as the Indians outfield is a mess. However, Grossman has not done anything of late to suggest that he would provide value if given a significant role.

2015

A strong second-half in 2013 (.322 batting average) and a hot spring (.360) had the Astros raving about Grossman's potential, but a brutal start to 2014, during which the 25-year-old hit .125 with 17 strikeouts in 48 at-bats, resulted in a quick demotion to Triple-A. The switch-hitting outfielder turned things around with a .337 batting average in 44 minor league games, but struggled yet again upon his eventual return to Houston. Overall, Grossman hit .233/.337/.333 in 360 big league at-bats (103 games). His elite walk rate (13%) is certainly a plus, but his speed and power are still below average. Coming off a down season offensively, Grossman will have to be a standout in Astros camp to beat out Jake Marisnick (among others) for the starting job in left field. Most likely, he'll open 2015 as the team's fourth or fifth outfielder.

2014

Early season injuries to Justin Maxwell and J.D. Martinez opened the door for Grossman to step in and contribute for the Astros, but the rookie struggled during his initial audition with the team. In 28 games as the starting center fielder, he hit .198/.310/.243 before he was sent back down to Triple-A to sort things out offensively. When Grossman returned to Houston in late July, he looked like a completely different player, immediately ripping off a 10-game hit streak en-route to a .322/.351/.466 line over his final 35 games. An oblique injury ended his season in September, but the switch-hitting outfielder likely proved himself enough to be considered for a starting role out of spring training.

2013

The Astros picked up Grossman from the Pirates as part of the Wandy Rodriguez deal. The 23-year-old outfielder has a knack for getting on base, posting a .266/.376/.410 line over his two Double-A stops. Grossman is most known for that exceptional plate discipline, and while he has subpar power potential, he runs well enough to partially offset the deficit. With Jordan Schafer back in Atlanta, Grossman should eventually get a chance to show what he can do in center field. For now, however, he will likely bide his time in Triple-A waiting for the call.

2012

Grossman provided the Arizona Fall League with one of its most electric performances (hitting .375/.472/.625 in 26 games) before breaking his hamate bone. During the 2011 campaign, the switch-hitting outfielder compiled a slash line of .293/.418/.450 in 134 games with High-A Bradenton. He scored 127 runs, strung together a 104:111 BB:K ratio and swiped 24 bases in 34 attempts. Grossman, who is expected to move up to Double-A for the first time, figures to be ready for spring training -- with the caveat that his power might initially suffer due to his hand injury. A strong start could push him to Pittsburgh by September, but he's still behind the likes of Starling Marte in the pecking order. His plate discipline alone gives him a chance to find regular work in the big leagues.