Robbie Grossman

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Robbie Grossman
Robbie Grossman on July 30, 2013.jpg
Grossman with the Houston Astros
Houston Astros – No. 19
Born: (1989-09-16) September 16, 1989 (age 25)
Cypress, Texas
Bats: Switch Throws: Left
MLB debut
April 24, 2013 for the Houston Astros
Career statistics
(through 2014 season)
Batting average .248
Home runs 10
Runs batted in 58

Robert Edward Grossman (born September 16, 1989) is an American professional baseball outfielder for the Houston Astros of Major League Baseball.


Grossman attended Cy-Fair High School. Considered a possible first round pick, Grossman fell in the 2008 Major League Baseball Draft due to his commitment to attend the University of Texas. However, the Pirates selected Grossman in the sixth round of the draft and signed him for an above slot $1 million signing bonus.[1] In 2010, Grossman played for the Bradenton Marauders. In 2011, again playing for the Marauders, Grossman became the first minor league player since Nick Swisher in 2004 to score 100 runs and walk 100 times in a season; also becoming the first player in the Florida State League to do so since 1998.[2] Kevin Goldstein of Baseball Prospectus ranked Grossman as the 76th best prospect in baseball before the 2012 season.[3] The Pirates invited Grossman to spring training in 2012.

On July 24, 2012, the Pirates traded him to the Houston Astros along with Rudy Owens and Colton Cain for Wandy Rodríguez. The Astros promoted Grossman to the major leagues on April 24, 2013, he batted leadoff in his debut.[4]


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