Originally posted on Pirates Prospects  |  Last updated 10/19/11

Robbie Grossman is getting a lot of attention in the Arizona Fall League, and for good reason.  The Pittsburgh Pirates’ outfield prospect went 2-for-4 today along with two walks.  It was the fifth multi-hit game in a row or Grossman, and the fifth game in a row with at least one walk.  On the season, Grossman has a .375/.462/.643 line in 56 at-bats.

When asked in the comments section whether Grossman would hit with enough power to be a starter, Keith Law had the following response:

I think he’s going to hit enough overall, including getting on base, to be a starter. One of the most exciting players out here.

It’s great to see Grossman hitting, but I don’t think any questions will be answered for sure until he makes the jump to the AA level.  The biggest test for hitters is that jump from high-A to AA, and while the AFL provides Grossman with some experience against upper level pitchers, the sample size isn’t enough to draw a definitive conclusion about what type of major league player he could become.  We’ll get better answers to those questions in Altoona next year.

Jarek Cunningham also had a multi-hit game, going 2-for-4 with a walk.  Cunningham is 8-for-19 in his last four games, after going 2-for-19 in his first six games of the season.  He now has a .263/.341/.579 line in 38 at-bats.


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