Comments on: Pirates Notebook: Robbie Grossman Finally Comes To Pittsburgh Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 07:28:00 +0000 hourly 1 By: emjayinTN Sat, 18 May 2013 11:32:30 +0000 Starling Marte is having an excellent year on D and at the plate in the leadoff position in the order, but Robbie Grossman was my personal pick as the next leadoff hitter for the Bucs. A switchhitter who makes contact and knows the strike zone is what Grossman brings, but as it looks, he may never have gotten an opportunity in Pittsburgh. He would have been in AAA this year and looking in the rearview mirror at guys like Gregory Polanco, and Josh Bell. The Pirates gave him the best shot possible with the Astro’s, and Wandy has made that trade a winner