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.
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.
Tim is the owner and editor in chief of Pirates Prospects. He started the site in January 2009, and turned it into his full time job during the 2011 season. Prior to starting Pirates Prospects, Tim worked with AccuScore.com, providing MLB, NHL, and NFL coverage to various national media outlets, including ESPN Insider, USA Today, Yahoo Sports, and the Wall Street Journal. He also writes the annual Prospect Guide, which is sold through the site. Tim lives in Bradenton, where he provides live coverage all year of Spring Training, mini camp, instructs, the Bradenton Marauders, and the GCL Pirates.