The Mesa Solar Sox won 6-3 today, with four Pirates prospects playing a big part in the win.
Robbie Grossman bounced back from his 0-for-4 performance yesterday, going 3-for-5 with a double and a walk today. Grossman got his hits in his first three at-bats, including two singles off of 2011 first rounder Danny Hultzen. On the season, Grossman has a .325 average with an .869 OPS. Keith Law held a chat today and was asked about Grossman, a guy Law said was on his short list of hitters to watch in the AFL. Law's response:
Looks good - great at bats, hard line drives, goes the other way really well. I do wish they'd promoted him to AA midyear, because full-year repeater stats are close to useless, but from a scouting POV he looks strong. I feel like Grossman actually is the player Brett Jackson is supposed to be.
Brett Jackson was the number two prospect in the Chicago Cubs system, coming in to the year, according to Baseball America (number one after they traded number one prospe...
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