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Robbie Grossman

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Robbie Grossman
Name: Robert Edward Grossman
Born: Sep 16, 1989 in San Diego, Calif. USA
High School: Cypress-Fairbanks HS, Cypress, Texas
Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 215 lbs
Bats: B / Throws: L
Drafted in the 6th round (174th overall) by the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2008 (signed for $1,000,000)
Grossman had an outstanding 2007, carrying Cy-Fair High to the Texas state 5-A title, tearing up the showcase circuit and leading the U.S. junior national team in hitting (.450). He further helped his cause by drilling three homers in a doubleheader while several national scouts were in the area to catch the Minute Maid Park Baseball Classic. But Grossman hasn't sustained that performance, sliding him out of the first round. Scouts have clocked the 6-foot-1, 200-pounder as an average runner this spring after he showed plus speed in the past, meaning they have to bet more on his bat. A Texas recruit, Grossman is a switch-hitter with raw power from both sides of the plate, but his below-average arm means he'll have to play left field if he can't handle center.
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