Astros Send George Springer to DL

Robbie Grossman will slide over to center field in Springers absence and L.H. Hoes with get time in right. The Astros are 42-58 and in fourth place in the American League West two game ahead of the Texas Rangers
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers doomed from start once again

ARLINGTON, Texas - Texas manager Ron Washington's answer to a postgame question could have also been a plea to his starting rotation. "We just need our starters to get a little deeper," Washington said following Tuesdays' 8-3 loss to Houston. The four innings pitched by rookie right-hander Phil Irwin in his Texas debut wasn't what Washington had in mind. Not...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Streaking Astros make it seven wins in a row VIdeo The Houston Astros defeated the Baltimore Orioles at home on Friday night with a final score of 2-1. The win extends their streak to seven straight games, the longest win streak for Houston since July 2010. Astros starting pitcher Brett Obelholtzer earned his second win of the season. He threw seven strong innings and allowed just four hits for one run. It was...
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May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Body Types by Lineup Position – Visualized

On April 2nd, 2014, just one day removed from April Fools’ Day, the Houston Astros turned in the lineup for their game against the New York Yankees. Dexter Fowler would bat leadoff, Matt Dominguez would hit second and Robbie Grossman would bat in the three hole. The cleanup spot would be filled by Jose Altuve. […]
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April 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Astros Roster News: Lucas Harrell, George Springer, Robbie Grossman, Scott Feldman

The Houston Astros made a lot of roster moves on Wednesday.  With an option, call-up, designation & activation, the Astros were busy.  The Astros are off to an awful 5-9 record, already five games back of the division leading Oakland Athletics.  Houston was never supposed to compete for the playoffs this year, it was a future building year....and by calling up George Springer...
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April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Astros hit 3 home runs, beat Blue Jays 6-4

TORONTO (AP) Robbie Grossman and Jonathan Villar homered off R.A. Dickey and the Houston Astros avoided a three-game sweep, beating the Toronto Blue Jays 6-4 Thursday night.
April 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Grossman’s plate discipline earns him No. 2 spot in Astros lineup

A sixth round selection in 2008 out of Cy-Fair high school, Astros left fielder Robbie Grossman was taught plate discipline early. He started his career with the Pirates, who traded him to the Astros in July 2012 as part of the Wandy Rodriguez deal. (The Astros are on the hook for $5.5 million of Rodriguez’s salary this season, so at least they’re getting a return on that investment...
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March 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Astros Rumors: Robbie Grossman, Jason Castro & Matt Dominguez talking extensions

The Houston Astros made headlines recently when they tried to sign their best prospect, George Springer, to a long term deal & got turned down.  Apparently they're trying to lock down more than just him.  Here are a couple tweets from Yahoo! Sports Jeff Passan: Astros have engaged OF Robbie Grossman and C Jason Castro on extensions too. @Ken_Rosenthal reported $23M offer...
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March 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Astros' Robbie Grossman has season cut short by oblique injury

Finding silver linings in a 100-loss season may not be the easiest thing to do, but the Houston Astros will be able to look back at Robbie Grossman's rookie campaign and have a reason to smile. Unfortunately, Grossman was robbed of a strong finish by an oblique injury suffered on September 3rd and will miss the remainder of the season. Since returning to the Astros for a second...
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September 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Astros injury updates: Robbie Grossman, Jason Castro, Matt Dominguez

The Houston Astros have faced multiple injuries of late, but it looks like they should be getting at least two of their regulars back in the near future, Matt Dominguez and Jason Castro. The same can not be said regarding outfielder Robbie Grossman, who told reporters -- including Jeff Kirshman of -- that he doesn't plan on rushing back from his oblique injury. Astros...
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September 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Astros' Robbie Grossman out with oblique injury

Houston Astros left fielder Robbie Grossman left Tuesday night's extra-inning loss to the Minnesota Twins in the 12th inning after straining his right oblique. Following the game, the extent of Grossman's injury wasn't clear, but manager Bo Porter told reporters -- including Brian McTaggart of -- that he's just hoping the outfielder won't be sidelined...
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September 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Astros 12, Blue Jays 4

Rookie Robbie Grossman homered and drove in four runs and Matt Dominguez had a solo shot and the Houston Astros used a big fourth inning and cruised to a 12-4 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday night. Houston led by one before adding five runs in the fourth inning behind a two RBI triple by Jonathan Villar and a run-scoring triple by Jason Castro to make it 8-2. Dominguez...
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August 24, 2013  |  Discuss

WATCH: Chris Young asks to see ball after being robbed of walk-off home run

Chris Young (and the Oakland A’s) had a rough week against the Major League Baseball worst Houston Astros.  For Young, two nights in a row, he was denied what was inches away from a walk-off home run.  On Tuesday night, his potential 2-run game winning home run was just foul (he struck out to end it).  Then on Wednesday night, Astros OF Robbie Grossman sized up the wall and...
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August 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Walk - Off Home Run DENIED!!!!!

Oakland's Chris Young thought he had won the game for the Athletics with a walk-off home run.  Robbie Grossman denied Young the mosh pit at home plate. Your browser does not support iframes. "He asked me to show him the ball when I got to second base,” Grossman said. “I just showed him the ball.” Damn right Groosman did. Here's more with Grossman...
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August 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Astros beat A's 2-1 in 11 innings

Stunned and somewhat upset A’s center fielder Chris Young waited for Robbie Grossman near second base late Wednesday night. The Bellaire High graduate wanted proof after the Astros’ rookie left fielder made a leaping grab at the wall to deny him a walk-off homer in the 10th inning. Grossman was more than happy to oblige. He opened up his glove showed Young the ball and smiled...
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August 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Pirates Notebook: Robbie Grossman Finally Comes To Pittsburgh

Grossman has started 20 of 21 games for Houston since being called up. Outfielder Robbie Grossman will make his PNC Park debut Friday night in the leadoff spot, five years after the Pirates drafted him in the sixth round. He won’t take the field in black and gold, but rather in blue and orange. Almost four years after he signed with the Pirates out of high school for $1 million...
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May 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Houston Astros Recall Outfielder Robbie Grossman

MLB News: The Houston Astros recalled outfielder Robbie Grossman on Wednesday from Triple-A Oklahoma City. He replaces Justin Maxwell who is on the disabled list with an injured hand. Fantasy Ramifications: Grossman has no fantasy value in full-league formats. While he can have some in AL only leagues, it isn’t enough to warrant dropping someone with promise. Keep Grossman on...
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April 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Pirates Lose the Scout Who Signed Josh Bell, Robbie Grossman

According to Rob Biertempfel, the Pittsburgh Pirates have lost top scout Mike Leuzinger, the man who signed Josh Bell in 2011. Leuzinger turned down a contract offer and left the organization. He noted that it stung when the Pirates refused the Yankees permission to interview him, and that the losing was wearing on him. I’m currently working on the 2013 Prospect Guide, which includes...
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November 12, 2012  |  Discuss

The Pirates Have Spent Big in the Draft, But Has it Paid Off?

Last week, during the round table discussion at Bucs Dugout, a question was raised about how each team’s draft results compare to their total spending. I’ve previously looked at the 2008 draft, noting the success stories from each round, and comparing that to what the Pirates got. Looking at the $/WAR for each team sounded interesting. It’s not a perfect method, but it would...
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October 30, 2012  |  Discuss

AFL Weekly Recap: Vic Black Getting Some Attention, Adds a New Pitch

Last year the Pirates sent two of their top prospects to the Arizona Fall League. Gerrit Cole was the best prospect in the system, and Robbie Grossman was one of the top ten prospects in the system, and the third best hitting prospect at the time. The combination gave something to look forward to with every AFL game recap. It’s not that the 2012 group doesn’t have interesting...
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October 22, 2012  |  Discuss

First Pitch: Instructs This Week

I’ve been on the road a lot the last two days, so no updates over the weekend. I’m in Florida right now, and will be reporting from instructs this week, while getting the final content needed for the 2013 Prospect Guide. The Pirates play at home tomorrow, which usually means one Triple-A game and one Double-A game. You can follow my Twitter feed (@timwilliamsP2) for updates from...
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October 09, 2012  |  Discuss

First Pitch: Did the Pirates Make a Mistake With the Wandy Rodriguez Trade?

After the Wandy Rodriguez trade was made, I wrote about how I wasn’t a fan of the deal. It wasn’t that I thought Rodriguez was a bad player. I think he can be a good pitcher for the Pirates down the stretch, and for the next few years. I didn’t like the deal for two reasons. First, I didn’t like that the Pirates gave up Robbie Grossman to get Rodriguez. I can live with dealing...
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August 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Pirates Push For Postseason, Acquire Wandy

Prior to the trade deadline, many expected the Pittsburgh Pirates to leverage their talented farm system to acquire an impact bat. After all, their offense has a combined .302 wOBA, and they penciled in a batting order on Tuesday evening that featured five players (not including the pitcher) with an on-base percentage below .300. That big bat may still be in the cards this week,...
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July 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Pirates pick up Left Hander Wandy Rodriguez from the Astros

The Pirates made a move yesterday to add depth to their pitching rotation.  In a four player deal the Pirates traded for Houston Left Hander Wandy Rodriguez.  Rodriguez is 7-9 this season with a 3.79 ERA.  The Pirates gave up three of their top 16 prospects in the deal.  Pitchers Rudy Owens and Cotton Cain are headed to Houston a long with the Pirates Outfielder Robbie Grossman...
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July 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Houston Adds More Prospect Depth in Wandy Deal

The Houston Astros continue to shed veteran players and General Manager Jeff Luhnow made one of his better trades in terms of prospect value, although none of the three players are A-level young stars. The additions of pitchers Rudy Owens and Colton Cain, as well as outfielder Robbie Grossman adds more depth to the rebuilding Astros and is more than a fair return for left-handed...
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July 25, 2012  |  Discuss
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