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2011 Bradenton Marauders Preview: The Outfield

2011 Bradenton Marauders Preview: The Outfield

Yesterday I previewed the 2011 Bradenton Marauders infield, looking at players who could open the season with the Pittsburgh Pirates' high-A affiliate, and looking at players who could make the jump from the lower levels later in the season.  Today we'll look at the outfield, again looking at all of the possibile players who could play in Bradenton this season.

2010 Prospects

Grossman made some big improvements with his strikeout rate in 2010.

The Pirates will promote two of their top prospects from the 2010 Bradenton outfield to Altoona, as I noted last week.  Those prospects are Starling Marte and Quincy Latimore.  Those two will leave behind Robbie Grossman, who played in Bradenton all year in 2010, and should return to the high-A level for another season in 2011.  Grossman was signed out of high school in 2008, played full season ball in West Virginia in 2009, then got promoted to high-A in 2010, despite a high strikeout rate and average numbers in 2009.

Grossman did im...

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