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Robbie Grossman Learning to Adjust at Double-A

Robbie Grossman Learning to Adjust at Double-A

Robbie Grossman

ALTOONA, Pa. -- Outfielder Robbie Grossman had a huge season with High-A Bradenton in 2011. The 22-year-old saw a break out year where he finished with a .294/.418/.451 line, with 34 doubles, 13 homers and 23 stolen bases over 134 games with the Marauders. Grossman became the first minor league player since Nick Swisher in 2004 to score at least 100 runs and walk at least 100 times in a single season. His 127 runs scored were the most by a minor leaguer since 2005. The outfielders huge season earned him Pittsburgh's Minor League Player-of-the-Year award.

If that list of accomplishments wasn't enough, Grossman was also named to the Arizona Fall League Top Prospects team in 2011, playing in the Rising Stars game. His AFL season was cut short due to fracturing his hamate bone in his right hand, but Grossman finished with a .375 clip, seven home runs and 22 RBI over the 26 games. Grossman also got the taste of his very first big league spring training camp this year, ...

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