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Robbie Grossman
Birthdate: 9/16/1989 (27 y, 6 m, 13 d)     Bats/Throws: B/L     Height/Weight: 6-1/215     Position: OF
Drafted: 2008 June Amateur Draft - Round: 6, Pick: 2, Overall: 174, Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Contract: $0.5M / 1 Years (2014)
Extension: $0.5M / 1 Years (2015)
RotoWire News: Grossman is batting fifth and starting as the left fielder in Wednesday's Grapefruit League game. (3/29/2017)
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Profile: The switch-hitting Grossman signed with the Indians last offseason after being released by the Astros, but he never got a crack at the MLB roster, even with the injury to Michael Brantley and the suspension of Abraham Almonte. Grossman accepted his assignment to Triple-A Columbus at the end of spring training but exercised his mid-May opt out to sign a minor league deal with the Twins. Less than two days later, the Twins purchased his contract after demoting a slumping Eddie Rosario, and boom, in the span of about 48 hours, Grossman had gone from Triple-A afterthought to starting MLB left fielder. Grossman hit the ground running with the Twins, carrying a 1.000-plus OPS for his first 26 games before cooling down a bit. Still, he finished by hitting a stellar .280/.386/.443 while filling in for a Twins outfield that had issues all season long -- save for brief hot stretches from Byron Buxton and Max Kepler. Grossman was terrible defensively in left field at times, but he hit lefties well enough (.344/.418/.576) that he'll merit a look as a platoon option at DH and again in left with Rosario. He's not a starter but more of a really nice bench piece. (@Brandon_Warne)

The Quick Opinion: Grossman could have some utility in fantasy leagues that are easier to use platoons in — Scoresheet and deeper leagues — but his lack of a future as a starter makes him less useful in most formats.

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DateTeamOppBOPosWPA-WPA+WPARE24REWpLIphLIPHWPA/LIClutch
Total- - -- - -- - -- - --0.46-4.914.45-0.160.020.95 0-0.26-0.23
DateTeamOppBOPosWPA-WPA+WPARE24REWpLIphLIPHWPA/LIClutch
2013-09-03HOUMIN1DH0.00-0.070.070.220.020.87 00.01-0.01
2013-09-02HOUMIN1LF0.07-0.050.111.220.130.79 00.09-0.01
2013-09-01HOUSEA1LF-0.08-0.080.00-0.64-0.070.81 0-0.100.00
2013-08-31HOUSEA1LF-CF-0.09-0.130.05-0.71-0.071.31 0-0.05-0.01
2013-08-30HOUSEA1LF0.08-0.030.110.480.050.63 00.010.12
2013-08-29HOUSEA1LF-0.04-0.060.02-0.30-0.030.74 0-0.05-0.01
2013-08-28HOU@CHW1LF-0.16-0.160.00-1.34-0.141.19 0-0.140.00
2013-08-27HOU@CHW1LF0.10-0.060.160.440.051.17 00.080.01
2013-08-26HOU@CHW1LF-0.10-0.110.02-0.72-0.070.88 0-0.04-0.07
2013-08-25HOUTOR1LF-0.01-0.070.06-0.23-0.020.78 0-0.01-0.01
2013-08-24HOUTOR1LF-0.02-0.040.020.450.050.37 00.00-0.05
2013-08-23HOUTOR1LF-0.05-0.060.011.920.200.50 00.18-0.28
2013-08-21HOU@TEX1LF-CF-0.06-0.130.07-0.52-0.051.27 0-0.060.01
2013-08-20HOU@TEX1LF0.04-0.050.090.050.001.00 00.020.02
2013-08-19HOU@TEX1CF-0.04-0.040.000.920.090.33 0-0.09-0.04
2013-08-18HOU@LAA1LF-0.01-0.090.080.200.021.01 00.01-0.02
2013-08-17HOU@LAA1LF0.09-0.090.180.940.111.27 00.050.02
2013-08-16HOU@LAA1LF0.07-0.080.150.540.061.08 00.000.06
2013-08-15HOU@OAK1LF-0.01-0.030.02-0.19-0.020.43 00.03-0.05
DateTeamOppBOPosWPA-WPA+WPARE24REWpLIphLIPHWPA/LIClutch
2013-08-14HOU@OAK1LF-0.18-0.220.04-0.93-0.101.55 0-0.08-0.03
2013-08-13HOU@OAK1LF-0.01-0.040.030.220.020.48 00.01-0.02
2013-08-12HOUTEX1LF-0.16-0.160.00-0.92-0.101.56 0-0.100.00
2013-08-11HOUTEX1LF-0.19-0.190.00-1.57-0.171.47 0-0.12-0.01
2013-08-10HOUTEX1LF0.03-0.090.12-0.22-0.021.34 00.000.03
2013-08-09HOUTEX1LF-CF-0.08-0.080.00-1.10-0.120.65 0-0.120.00
2013-08-07HOUBOS1LF0.31-0.030.342.060.221.18 00.180.08
2013-08-06HOUBOS1LF0.24-0.010.253.600.380.86 00.250.03
2013-08-05HOUBOS1LF0.08-0.100.180.250.031.51 0-0.020.08
2013-08-04HOU@MIN1LF-0.07-0.140.07-0.05-0.011.40 00.01-0.05
2013-08-03HOU@MIN7LF0.07-0.070.130.640.071.16 00.07-0.01
2013-08-02HOU@MIN9LF0.00-0.130.14-0.20-0.021.58 00.000.00
2013-08-01HOU@BAL9LF0.00-0.070.060.230.020.82 00.04-0.04
2013-07-31HOU@BAL9LF-RF0.150.000.151.380.140.27 00.200.35
2013-07-30HOU@BAL9LF-RF0.120.000.121.000.101.02 00.12-0.01
2013-07-28HOU@TOR2LF0.02-0.050.060.120.010.86 00.03-0.01
2013-05-27HOUCOL1LF-0.21-0.230.02-0.89-0.091.77 0-0.120.00
2013-05-25HOUOAK1CF-0.04-0.040.00-0.95-0.100.37 0-0.05-0.05
2013-05-24HOUOAK1LF-0.17-0.200.03-0.74-0.082.01 0-0.07-0.01
DateTeamOppBOPosWPA-WPA+WPARE24REWpLIphLIPHWPA/LIClutch
2013-05-22HOUKCR1CF-LF-0.01-0.040.03-0.10-0.010.61 0-0.030.02
2013-05-21HOUKCR1CF-LF-0.05-0.080.03-0.33-0.030.68 00.00-0.08
2013-05-20HOUKCR1CF-LF-0.02-0.050.03-0.020.000.74 0-0.01-0.02
2013-05-18HOU@PIT1CF-LF0.04-0.080.130.150.021.36 00.010.02
2013-05-17HOU@PIT1CF0.02-0.050.070.360.040.87 00.010.01
2013-05-15HOU@DET1CF-LF0.05-0.070.110.130.011.32 00.000.04
2013-05-14HOU@DET1CF-0.05-0.050.00-0.72-0.080.54 0-0.100.00
2013-05-13HOU@DET1CF0.14-0.010.150.990.100.73 00.070.12
2013-05-11HOUTEX1CF0.01-0.070.080.130.010.85 00.04-0.03
2013-05-10HOUTEX1CF-0.05-0.080.04-0.33-0.030.83 0-0.060.00
2013-05-09HOULAA1LF-CF-0.14-0.150.01-0.51-0.051.31 0-0.06-0.05
2013-05-08HOULAA1CF-LF-0.08-0.080.00-1.11-0.120.73 0-0.100.00
2013-05-07HOULAA1LF0.10-0.030.131.050.110.78 00.090.04
2013-05-05HOUDET1CF-0.03-0.030.00-0.43-0.050.31 0-0.06-0.04
2013-05-04HOUDET1CF-0.02-0.050.03-0.57-0.060.44 00.00-0.06
2013-05-03HOUDET1CF-LF0.20-0.050.250.790.081.62 00.070.06
2013-05-02HOUDET1LF-CF0.04-0.110.150.300.030.96 00.040.01
2013-05-01HOU@NYY1CF0.00-0.070.07-0.31-0.031.11 0-0.040.04
2013-04-30HOU@NYY1CF0.04-0.020.060.720.070.64 00.060.00
DateTeamOppBOPosWPA-WPA+WPARE24REWpLIphLIPHWPA/LIClutch
2013-04-29HOU@NYY9CF0.01-0.020.02-0.10-0.010.25 00.000.03
2013-04-28HOU@BOS1CF-0.09-0.090.00-1.37-0.140.67 0-0.140.01
2013-04-27HOU@BOS9CF-0.13-0.130.00-1.52-0.151.25 0-0.100.00
2013-04-26HOU@BOS1CF-0.04-0.080.04-0.68-0.071.04 0-0.040.00
2013-04-25HOU@BOS1CF-0.10-0.100.00-1.18-0.120.87 0-0.110.00
2013-04-24HOUSEA1CF0.03-0.020.05-0.13-0.010.34 00.070.01