Comments on: Robbie Grossman Versus the Ideal Corner Outfielder http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/02/robbie-grossman-versus-the-ideal-corner-outfielder.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:06:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 By: Matt Beam http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/02/robbie-grossman-versus-the-ideal-corner-outfielder.html#comment-12854 Thu, 01 Mar 2012 04:18:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=26216#comment-12854 not that he will turn out to be as good, but he reminds me of Johnny Damon, albeit with a better arm

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By: Ian Rothermund http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/02/robbie-grossman-versus-the-ideal-corner-outfielder.html#comment-12844 Wed, 29 Feb 2012 23:58:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=26216#comment-12844  But I think the point of that might be that, as a player, Matt Hague does not offer the same skill set outside of hitting for average.  I’d like to see him get a chance too, however.  With McGehee and Jones there, hopefully there’s no need, and he could be some kind of trade bait. 

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By: Nate http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/02/robbie-grossman-versus-the-ideal-corner-outfielder.html#comment-12843 Wed, 29 Feb 2012 21:23:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=26216#comment-12843 “Power doesn’t come just in home runs. That’s something we believe as an organization, that extra base hits are power,” Neal Huntington said in reference to the opinion that Grossman doesn’t have the power for a corner outfield spot. “You don’t have to hit 35 home runs to have power. Robbie has power, he’s got extra base hit power.

Funny…why doesn’t the same theory seem to apply to Matt Hague?

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By: michael http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/02/robbie-grossman-versus-the-ideal-corner-outfielder.html#comment-12840 Wed, 29 Feb 2012 20:33:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=26216#comment-12840 I hate the idea of labeling a position as a “power” position.  Does it matter ?   Give me 8 hitters like Rod Carew and I’ll beat your team of 8 Adam Dunnes every day of the week.

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By: Nate http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/02/robbie-grossman-versus-the-ideal-corner-outfielder.html#comment-12839 Wed, 29 Feb 2012 19:27:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=26216#comment-12839 As prospects move up to high-A and AA over the next two years, it’ll be an important time for the future (5-10 years) of the Pirates.  

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By: leadoff http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/02/robbie-grossman-versus-the-ideal-corner-outfielder.html#comment-12832 Wed, 29 Feb 2012 17:15:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=26216#comment-12832 That .418 is incredible, Grossman is a ballplayer, oh and he is not slow, he might not be a burner, but he does run well and he is a smart runner, he did have 24 stolen bases.
He might not of even been the best player at Brandenton:
Cabrera…………….343/410/471/881
Gonzalez……………322/374/467/841
Santos……………….314/392/476/868
Grossman…………..294/418/451/869

Cabrera is a catcher, but I think he is only about 5’7, that will usually get you non prospect status.

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By: ElGaupo77 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/02/robbie-grossman-versus-the-ideal-corner-outfielder.html#comment-12831 Wed, 29 Feb 2012 17:02:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=26216#comment-12831 Keith Law did have Grossman in his Top 100.   He’s a lot more credible than some of the clowns that give inputs to Baseball America.

Also, only 19 of the corner OFs had 20 or more HRs last year.  Grossman could end up being “league average” as far as HRs with much superior on-base skills. 

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