I’ve talked a lot about Bradenton Marauders outfielder Robbie Grossman this year, focusing on his increased walks, his consecutive on-base streak (currently at 39 games and counting), and his overall emergence as a potential top 10 prospect this year. We’re not the only ones who have noticed Grossman’s solid all around season.
The Bradenton Marauders have started the campaign for Grossman to be named the Florida State League MVP, setting up a Facebook page, and uploading a YouTube video for the campaign.
Grossman is having an impressive season. He’s been at the top of the FSL in on-base percentage, thanks to his enormous walk totals. He’s scored over 100 runs, and is on pace to be the first minor leaguer to score 100 and walk 100 times since Nick Swisher in 2004. He currently has a 39 game on-base streak, and had a 37 game on-base streak before that. The two streaks were broken up by one game, meaning Grossman has reached base safely in 76 of his last 77 games.
On the season, Grossman is hitting for a .291/.421/.433 line in 430 at-bats, with ten homers, 27 doubles, and 24 stolen bases in 33 attempts. Since the FSL All-Star break, Grossman has hit for a .312/.452/.508 line in 189 at-bats, with seven of his ten homers.
Check out the links above for Robbie’s MVP campaign. Tomorrow we will post our updated top 10 prospect lists, and there’s a good chance that Grossman could end up in the second half of those rankings.
Tim started Pirates Prospects in 2009 from his home in Virginia, which was 40 minutes from where Pedro Alvarez made his pro debut in Lynchburg. That year, the Lynchburg Hillcats won the Carolina League championship, and Pirates Prospects was born from Tim's reporting along the way. The site has grown over the years to include many more writers, and Tim has gone on to become a credentialed MLB reporter, producing Pirates Prospects each year, and will publish his 11th Prospect Guide this offseason. He has also served as the Pittsburgh Pirates correspondent for Baseball America since 2019. Behind the scenes, Tim is an avid music lover, and most of the money he gets paid to run this site goes to vinyl records.
I was excited when we signed Grossman in 2009 and it looks like he is starting to fulfill his promise. This was a great overslot signing by NH!!!! Grossman looks like a Nate McLouth type player in the majors to me. That would be the Nate Mclouth that had an allstar season with us prior to his trade to Atlanta…..
I’m hoping Robbie Grossman turns into the next Jacoby Ellsbury. I can see Grossman & Kyle McPherson being name Minor League Player & Pitcher of the Year, respectively.
I don’t see Grossman having Ellsbury type speed and you can’t teach that. I will stick with my Nate McLouth comparison. By the way, love the avatar….any time you can make a Derek Bell reference it’s classic….
Kids like this are what make following the Pirates improved system so fun. I’m absolutely excited to see him make the jump to AA next year.