|Houston Astros – No. 19|
September 16, 1989 |
|Bats: Switch||Throws: Left|
|April 24, 2013 for the Houston Astros|
(through June 16, 2014)
|Runs batted in||32|
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. 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. Kevin Goldstein of Baseball Prospectus ranked Grossman as the 76th best prospect in baseball before the 2012 season. 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.
- Vukovcan, Mike (August 19, 2011). "Robbie Grossman: 100/100 Club".
- Career statistics and player information from MLB, or Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
- A Successful First Half to Grossman's Second Act