Grovatt has a .289 average this year.

The Pittsburgh Pirates have taken a lot of risks financially in the draft the last few years.  When they signed Dan Grovatt as an 11th round pick in 2010, they took a risk of the injury variety.  Grovatt was coming off a down year at the University of Virginia, mostly due to a partially torn UCL.  He hit for a .291 average, along with an .870 OPS, down from his normal high average and high on-base percentage.  His injury wasn't severe enough to require surgery, and it allowed him to play.  He ended up signing to avoid further injuries, and in part because the Pirates agreed to allow him to finish his education at UVA.

Grovatt doesn't hit for a lot of power, but gets a lot of his value from great contact skills, great plate patience, and decent sp...

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