If you've been following the nightly Prospect Watch, you've probably noticed two very long streaks by two Pittsburgh Pirates prospects.
Down Through the Quad
Robbie Grossman currently has a 35 game on-base streak for the Bradenton Marauders. The streak began on July 3rd, and is actually his second longest streak of the season. His longest streak lasted 37 games, spanning from May 21st to July 1st. Both of Grossman's streaks are broken up by one game, an 0-for-3 performance on July 2nd.
During his current streak, Grossman has gone without a hit in just six games. During the streak, he has a .301/.429/.474 line in 133 at-bats. Grossman has reached base safely in 104 of his 113 games this year in high-A. On the season he has a .287/.421/.426 lie in 523 plate appearances. He has 105 runs on the season, and with 94 walks, he's just six away from being the first minor leaguer with 100 runs and 100 walks since Nick Swisher in 2004.
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