Grossman is having a much improved 2011 season.

When the Pittsburgh Pirates paid Robbie Grossman a $1 M bonus as a sixth round pick, his 2011 season might not have been what they envisioned, but it certainly is something they would have taken.  Grossman has put up a .286/.422/.416 line in 339 at-bats this year, with seven homers and 19 stolen bases.  This follows a 2010 season in which Grossman had a .245/.344/.345 line in 470 at-bats, along with four homers and 15 stolen bases, all at the exact same level.

The thing that stands out the most this year about Grossman has been his walks.  He has walked 81 times this year, which is already a career high, despite having 100 fewer plate appearances than when he walked 75 times in 2009.  Grossman's 81 walks hold a big lead in the Florida S...

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