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Portrait of Robbie Grossman

Robbie Grossman CFAstros

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Regular Season Totals
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
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Birth Date9-16-1989
Height6' 0"
Weight195 lbs
Age25 years, 2 months, 12 days
BatsB
ThrowsL
2010
2011
2012
0.22013
0.02014
WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2013 HOU 23 63 288 257 29 69 14 0 4 95 23 70 2 1 5 21 6 7 .268 .332 .370 .259 6.0 -4.3 0.2
2014 HOU 24 103 422 360 42 84 14 2 6 120 55 105 2 2 3 37 9 3 .233 .337 .333 .258 3.1 -2.9 0.0
Career166710617711532821021578175438581510.248.335.348.2589.0-7.20.2

Advanced

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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2008 PIR Rk 5 21 .268 .266 .338 .360 .265 .333 97 0.2 0.8 0 -0.6 0.6 2.0 0.1 2.0 0.1
2009 WVA A 116 535 .281 .257 .328 .372 .266 .398 100 12 15.3 -0.3 -12.5 3.0 29.3 1.8 29.3 1.8
2010 BRD A+ 125 562 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .308 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2011 BRD A+ 134 616 .301 .263 .331 .389 .258 .351 105 28.6 18.5 -6 -11.2 7.5 52.4 4.1 52.4 4.1
2012 ALT AA 95 417 .285 .260 .330 .393 .263 .325 100 10.6 11.5 1 -12.1 0.4 24.7 1.3 24.7 1.3
2012 CCH AA 36 160 .286 .272 .335 .405 .273 .367 99 4.4 4.4 0.1 -0.8 1.2 10.1 1.0 10.1 1.0
2013 HOU MLB 63 288 .259 .251 .310 .394 .259 .353 100 -0.2 7.6 -0.9 -4.3 2.0 6.0 0.2 6.0 0.2
2013 OKL AAA 70 310 .277 .268 .335 .401 .268 .371 96 5.8 8.9 -1 -5.2 -0.2 13.7 0.9 13.7 0.9
2014 HOU MLB 103 422 .258 .249 .310 .387 .260 .311 100 -0.8 10.9 -2.9 -2.9 -2.0 3.1 0.0 3.1 0.0
2014 OKL AAA 44 199 .316 .267 .329 .407 .261 .414 96 12.6 6.0 0 -0.4 0.9 18.0 1.8 18.0 1.8

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2008 PIR Rk 21 3 3 1 0 0 1 4 7 1 0 .188 .381 .250 .062 .268 2.0 -0.6 0.1
2009 WVA A 535 83 120 21 2 5 42 75 164 35 12 .266 .368 .355 .089 .281 29.3 -12.5 1.8
2010 BRD A+ 562 84 115 29 3 4 50 66 118 15 8 .245 .340 .345 .100 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2011 BRD A+ 616 127 144 34 2 13 56 104 111 24 10 .294 .418 .451 .157 .301 52.4 -11.2 4.1
2012 ALT AA 417 59 93 20 4 7 36 59 78 9 10 .266 .378 .406 .140 .285 24.7 -12.1 1.3
2012 CCH AA 160 22 36 8 2 3 11 18 43 4 1 .267 .371 .422 .156 .286 10.1 -0.8 1.0
2013 OKL AAA 310 42 71 11 2 2 20 48 66 15 8 .281 .396 .364 .083 .277 13.7 -5.2 0.9
2013 HOU MLB 288 29 69 14 0 4 21 23 70 6 7 .268 .332 .370 .101 .259 6.0 -4.3 0.2
2014 OKL AAA 199 30 59 16 0 4 15 22 38 10 8 .337 .417 .497 .160 .316 18.0 -0.4 1.8
2014 HOU MLB 422 42 84 14 2 6 37 55 105 9 3 .233 .337 .333 .100 .258 3.1 -2.9 0.0

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2013 1073 0.5452 0.4076 0.7803 0.5590 0.2254 0.8685 0.5182 0.2174
2014 1777 0.5149 0.3855 0.7985 0.5596 0.2007 0.8594 0.6185 0.2000
Career28500.52630.39380.79160.55940.210.86280.58070.2066

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-08-28 2014-08-30 DTD 2 2 Left Ankle Sprain -
2013-09-04 2013-09-30 DTD 26 24 Right Abdomen Strain Oblique - -
2011-11-09 2011-11-09 WIN 0 0 - Wrist Fracture Hamate - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 HOU $504,500
2013 HOU $
YearsDescriptionSalary
2011Current$504,500
1 yrTotal$504,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 99 d1 year/$0.5045M (2014)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.5045M (2014). Re-signed by Houston 3/6/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Contract purchased by Houston 11/20/12. Re-signed by Houston 3/13.
  • Acquired by Houston in trade from Pittsburgh 7/24/12 (Wandy Rodriguez deal).
  • Drafted by Pittsburgh 2008 (6-174) (Cypress-Fairbanks HS, Cypress, Texas). $1M signing bonus.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .329 .347 .438 .281
11 vs R (Multi) .245 .327 .342 .243
18 Split (Multi) -.084 -.020 -.096 -.037
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.007 .000 .004 .002
30 vs L (2013) .329 .347 .438 .281
31 vs R (2013) .245 .327 .342 .243
38 Split (2013) -.084 -.020 -.096 -.037
39 LgAvg (2013) -.008 -.001 .005 .003

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-01-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who's the better bet for impact in 2014: Marisnick or Robbie Grossman?
(Rex Little from Big Bear CA)
Marisnick. I just think the tools are better to make an impact. (Craig Goldstein)
2013-05-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you think Robbie Grossman holds down a starting spot as part of the Astros future? I hated to lose him, although it was worth it to get Wandy. He doesn't do anything great except draw walks, but there may be room for growth.
(James from Morgantown)
Guys who have no power but do walk a lot really fascinate me. The Angels have a more extreme case in J.B. Shuck who became somewhat of a curiosity to me when he was coming up through the minors. If we think of it as a straight theoretical game theory problem where pitchers pick spots to throw to and hitters swing or don't swing, there's no reason ever to walk Shuck (or Grossman). They're not going to make you pay with home runs. Yet pitchers are imprecise enough and they're discerning enough that they make it work.

And no, I don't see much of a future for Grossman. (Zachary Levine)
2013-04-04 11:00:00 (link to chat)What are the chances Robbie Grossman makes it as an everyday CF/lead off hitter in the bigs?
(Alex from Houston)
Highly unlikely (Jason Parks)
2013-01-16 13:30:00 (link to chat)What would Robbie Grossman have to do to be a solid starting outfielder for the Astros (long-term that is; he'd only have to hit about .250 to be better than what they have currently)?
(Ashitaka1110 from Houston, TX)
Grossman can certainly play in the big leagues, I'm just not sure I see a regular. He lacks the ability to hang in the middle of the outfield and he doesn't fit the offensive profile most teams look for on a corner. He can help in Houston this year, but they will need to upgrade as they get closer to fielding a consistently competitive team. (Mark Anderson)
2012-04-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)What players do you receive the most questions about?
(John from Pittsburgh)
Jurickson Profar, Robbie Grossman, and Bryce Harper (Jason Parks)
2012-02-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Robbie Grossman really elevated his stock in the AFL. Do you still hear any concerns about his ability to play everyday? Have you heard any good comps for him?
(Chad from Buffalo Grove, IL)
The biggest issue with Grossman is that he's a corner outfielder without a classic corner profile, so does he do enough other things. (Kevin Goldstein)
2011-12-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who do you like better and why, Starling Marte or Robbie Grossman?
(jsdspud from My Desk)
Marte can play a premium defensive position with more skill. Grossman is a Texan and I like that, but he isn't on Marte's level as a prospect. (Jason Parks)
2011-10-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Lot's of conflicting reports from prospecting mavens recently on Robbie Grossman (BA Calis vs. Fangraphs and now minorleagueball.com). My gut says Starling Marte is the better prospect, but I have to disagree with BA that it's not particularly close. My gut is wrong?
(marjinwalker from DC)
Grossman is tough guy to wrap your head around. He does a lot of things, but has some real weaknesses, and has a weird profile as a corner outfielder. I do like him, however, and I think it's close. (Kevin Goldstein)
2011-08-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)I saw your twitter comment about Sterling Marte's ceiling. Do you think he will ever develop more plate discipline or will this keep him from reaching his ceiling? How does his ceiling compare to someone like Robbie Grossman who is a walking machine?
(Seth from Nanty Glo)
I think he will develop more discipline, but I doubt he approaches the heights of the suggested ceiling. That would be a superstar, and as much as I like Marte, and trust me, I do, I don't him becoming the best at his position in baseball. (Jason Parks)


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