By now you have heard Robbie Grossman is tearing apart the Arizona Fall League. The scouts that have snubbed Grossman are beginning to realize that his dominance of Single-A pitching during his third year in the minors wasn’t a fluke. This week, Keith Law called him a top 100 prospect.
We took a quick look through his numbers this morning and discovered he is in the top seven of ten offensive categories.
Grossman leads the AFL in at-bats with 65, total bases with 43, homeruns with five, and hits with 25.
Grossman is second in walks with 12.
Grossman is third in average with a .385.
Grossman is fourth in on-base percentage with a .474 and runs batted in with 15.
Grossman is sixth in on-base plus slugging with 1.136.
Grossman is seventh in slugging with a .662.
Grossman just started switch hitting a few years ago, but it’s hard to tell from his splits this fall. He has hit .353 versus left-handers and .396 against right handed pitching.
He has hit .429 with runners in scoring position driving in eight of his Solar Sox teammates. Four of his five bombs have been solo shots a few coming to leadoff games like he did on Thursday. He has continued to show plate discipline and has struckout nine times against some of the best young arms in baseball.
In his last 38 at-bats, Grossman has worked those same talented arms for ten of his walks.
It’s hard to imagine the 6’1″ outfielder keeping up this lofty pace, but regardless how he finishes on the final AFL stats, the switch-hitting outfielder has opened some eyes around baseball.
And around Pittsburgh.