I've always had a certain approach when it came to evaluating prospects out of high school. Too often, you see them evaluated by fans with the same expectations you see given to college players. If a prospect isn't above the high-A level three years after he's drafted, it's seen as a disappointment. If the prospect struggles at all, people want to write him off. In rare cases, such as most first rounders, you'll see high school players move through the system quickly. However, in most cases, even late round over-slot guys, it can take five years to see a prospect reach the majors, maybe more.
Grossman is having a breakout year at the plate.
The Pittsburgh Pirates have been no stranger to selecting high school prospects in the draft over the last few years. They've also been no ...
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