Biographical

Portrait of Robbie Grossman

Robbie Grossman LFAthletics

Athletics Player Cards | Athletics Team Audit | Athletics Depth Chart

2019 Projections (Rest of Season Projections - seasonal age 29)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB DRC+ WARP
Login or Subscribe today for access to projections!
Birth Date9-16-1989
Height6' 0"
Weight215 lbs
Age30 years, 0 months, 29 days
BatsB
ThrowsL
-0.32015
1.12016
0.32017
0.62018
0.02019
proj
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA H 2B 3B HR BB SO HBP SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ DRAA BRR FRAA BWARP
2013 HOU 23 63 288 69 14 0 4 23 70 2 6 7 .268 .332 .370 89 -3.3 2.0 -8.1 -0.3
2014 HOU 24 103 422 84 14 2 6 55 105 2 9 3 .233 .337 .333 94 -2.8 -2.0 -5.6 -0.3
2015 HOU 25 24 54 7 2 0 1 5 17 0 0 0 .143 .222 .245 67 -1.9 0.4 -2.4 -0.3
2016 MIN 26 99 389 93 19 1 11 55 96 2 2 3 .280 .386 .443 118 9.0 -0.2 -5.4 1.1
2017 MIN 27 119 456 94 22 1 9 67 79 3 3 1 .246 .361 .380 99 1.0 -1.9 -2.8 0.3
2018 MIN 28 129 465 108 27 1 5 60 83 2 0 1 .273 .367 .384 105 4.4 -4.9 -1.5 0.6
2019 OAK 29 138 482 101 21 3 6 59 86 1 9 4 .240 .334 .348 97 0.1 -4.3 2.1 0.9
Career6752556556119842324536122919.253.351.3721006.7-10.9-23.72.1

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
Minor league stats are currently shownClick to hide.
YEAR Team Lg LG G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
2008 PIR Rk GCL 5 21 .266 .338 .360 .333 97 0.2 0.8 0 94 0 -0.4 0.6 -2.1 -0.1
2009 WVA A SAL 116 535 .257 .328 .372 .398 100 12 15.3 -0.3 118 0 -14.8 3.0 10.4 1.4
2010 BRD A+ FSL 125 562 .000 .000 .000 .308 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2011 BRD A+ FSL 134 616 .263 .331 .389 .351 105 28.5 18.5 -6 155 0 -6.7 7.5 32.6 4.5
2012 ALT AA EAS 95 417 .260 .330 .393 .325 100 10.8 11.5 1 120 0 -14.2 0.4 8.6 0.8
2012 CCH AA TEX 36 160 .272 .335 .405 .367 99 4.4 4.4 0.1 98 0 -2.1 1.2 -0.1 0.4
2013 HOU MLB AL 63 288 .251 .310 .394 .353 101 -0.6 7.6 -0.9 89 8 -8.1 2.0 -3.3 -0.3
2013 OKL AAA PCL 70 310 .268 .335 .401 .371 95 6.2 8.9 -1 105 0 -4.8 -0.2 -1.0 0.2
2014 HOU MLB AL 103 422 .249 .310 .387 .311 99 0.5 10.9 -2.9 94 11 -5.6 -2.0 -2.8 -0.3
2014 OKL AAA PCL 44 199 .267 .329 .407 .414 93 13.8 6.0 0 144 0 -3.9 0.9 9.1 1.2
2015 HOU MLB AL 24 54 .252 .323 .397 .194 104 -4.2 1.5 -0.3 67 14 -2.4 0.4 -1.9 -0.3
2015 FRE AAA PCL 93 408 .275 .339 .419 .318 106 -3.9 11.3 -2.7 94 0 4.3 -1.3 -9.3 0.2
2016 MIN MLB AL 99 389 .256 .319 .420 .364 112 9.6 11.0 -3.4 118 10 -5.4 -0.2 9.0 1.1
2016 COH AAA INT 34 139 .250 .321 .376 .279 110 2.8 3.9 -0.4 119 0 0.5 -1.6 1.2 0.4
2016 ROC AAA INT 1 4 .297 .357 .451 .333 117 -0.4 0.1 0 122 0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0
2017 MIN MLB AL 119 456 .262 .329 .444 .287 109 0.6 13.3 -6.6 99 9 -2.8 -1.9 1.0 0.3
2017 ROC AAA INT 2 9 .264 .314 .449 .200 94 0.3 0.3 -0.2 87 0 0.0 0.0 -0.1 0.0
2018 MIN MLB AL 129 465 .251 .321 .412 .329 104 9.9 13.0 -5.3 105 9 -1.5 -4.9 4.4 0.6
2018 ROC AAA INT 3 13 .333 .366 .597 .455 90 2 0.4 -0.2 134 0 -0.2 0.0 0.4 0.0
2019 OAK MLB AL 138 482 .252 .321 .440 .288 98 -7.2 14.6 -3.5 97 8 2.1 -4.3 0.1 0.9

Statistics For All Levels

Minor league stats are currently shownClick to hide.
Year Team lvl LG PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
2008 PIR Rk GCL 21 16 3 3 1 0 0 4 1 4 7 1 0 .188 .381 .250 .063 0 0
2009 WVA A SAL 535 451 83 120 21 2 5 160 42 75 164 35 12 .266 .368 .355 .089 7 7
2010 BRD A+ FSL 562 470 84 115 29 3 4 162 50 66 118 15 8 .245 .340 .345 .100 12 12
2011 BRD A+ FSL 616 490 127 144 34 2 13 221 56 104 111 24 10 .294 .418 .451 .157 7 9
2012 ALT AA EAS 417 350 59 93 20 4 7 142 36 59 78 9 10 .266 .378 .406 .140 0 4
2012 CCH AA TEX 160 135 22 36 8 2 3 57 11 18 43 4 1 .267 .371 .422 .156 1 1
2013 HOU MLB AL 288 257 29 69 14 0 4 95 21 23 70 6 7 .268 .332 .370 .101 1 5
2013 OKL AAA PCL 310 253 42 71 11 2 2 92 20 48 66 15 8 .281 .396 .364 .083 1 7
2014 HOU MLB AL 422 360 42 84 14 2 6 120 37 55 105 9 3 .233 .337 .333 .100 2
2014 OKL AAA PCL 199 175 30 59 16 0 4 87 15 22 38 10 8 .337 .417 .497 .160 0
2015 HOU MLB AL 54 49 7 7 2 0 1 12 5 5 17 0 0 .143 .222 .245 .102 0 0
2015 FRE AAA PCL 408 347 54 88 16 1 5 121 37 55 85 14 8 .254 .354 .349 .095 4 1
2016 MIN MLB AL 389 332 49 93 19 1 11 147 37 55 96 2 3 .280 .386 .443 .163 0 0
2016 COH AAA INT 139 117 14 30 5 0 6 53 13 21 25 3 1 .256 .370 .453 .197 0 1
2016 ROC AAA INT 4 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 .250 .250 .250 .000 0 0
2017 MIN MLB AL 456 382 62 94 22 1 9 145 45 67 79 3 1 .246 .361 .380 .134 2 2
2017 ROC AAA INT 9 7 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 0 0 .143 .333 .143 .000 0 0
2018 ROC AAA INT 13 11 1 5 1 0 0 6 3 1 1 0 0 .455 .462 .545 .091 1 0
2018 MIN MLB AL 465 396 50 108 27 1 5 152 48 60 83 0 1 .273 .367 .384 .111 5 2
2019 OAK MLB AL 482 420 57 101 21 3 6 146 38 59 86 9 4 .240 .334 .348 .107 2 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2013 1070 0.5215 0.3925 0.7619 0.5538 0.2168 0.8479 0.5225 0.2381 0.0038
2014 1766 0.4972 0.3771 0.7793 0.5467 0.2095 0.8458 0.6075 0.2207 0.0140
2015 216 0.4676 0.3241 0.8286 0.4950 0.1739 0.9200 0.6000 0.1714 0.0014
2016 1621 0.4855 0.3732 0.7554 0.5388 0.2170 0.8325 0.5746 0.2446 0.0000
2017 1811 0.4771 0.3805 0.8258 0.5579 0.2186 0.8817 0.6957 0.1742 0.0000
2018 1867 0.5099 0.3894 0.8391 0.5725 0.1989 0.9193 0.5989 0.1609 0.0000
2019 1869 0.5104 0.3810 0.8441 0.5660 0.1880 0.9167 0.6163 0.1559 0.0000
Career102200.49840.38050.80570.55530.20640.87820.60890.19430.0028

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-08-28 2014-08-30 DTD 2 2 Left Ankle Sprain -
2013-09-04 2013-09-30 DTD 26 24 Right Abdomen Strain Oblique - -
2011-11-09 2011-11-09 WIN 0 0 - Wrist Fracture Hamate - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2019 OAK $2,000,000
2018 MIN $2,000,000
2017 MIN $552,500
2016 CLE $
2015 HOU $515,000
2014 HOU $504,500
2013 HOU $
YearsDescriptionSalary
4 yrPrevious$3,572,000
2019Current$2,000,000
5 yrPvs + Cur$5,572,000
5 yrTotal$5,572,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
4 y 60 dLagardere Sports1 year/$2M (2019)

Details
  • 1 year/$2M (2019). Signed by Oakland as a free agent 2/15/19. Performance bonuses: $0.1M each for 500, 550 plate appearances.
  • 1 year/$2M (2018). Re-signed by Minnesota 1/12/18 (avoided arbitration). Non-tendered by Minnesota 11/30/18.
  • 1 year (2017). Re-signed by Minnesota 3/17.
  • 1 year (2016). Signed by Cleveland as a free agent 12/11/15 (minor-league contract). Grossman exercised right to opt out of contract 5/15/16. Signed by Minnesota as a free agent 5/17/16 (minor-league contract with 6/15/16 opt-out date). Contract selected by Minnesota 5/19/16.
  • 1 year/$0.515M (2015). Re-signed by Houston 3/15. Released by Houston 11/19/15.
  • 1 year/$0.5045M (2014). Re-signed by Houston 3/6/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Contract purchased by Houston 11/20/12. Re-signed by Houston 3/13.
  • Acquired by Houston in trade from Pittsburgh 7/24/12 (Wandy Rodriguez deal).
  • Drafted by Pittsburgh 2008 (6-174) (Cypress-Fairbanks HS, Cypress, Texas). $1M signing bonus.

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ VORP FRAA WARP
90o 43 10 2 0 1 6 8 0 0 .278 .381 .417 120 2.4 LF 0, RF 0 0.0
80o 29 6 1 0 1 4 5 0 0 .250 .357 .417 114 1.4 LF 0, RF 0 0.0
70o 19 4 1 0 0 2 4 0 0 .250 .333 .312 110 0.8 LF 0, RF 0 0.0
60o 10 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 .111 .200 .111 107 0.4 LF 0, RF 0 0.0
50o 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 104 0.1 LF 0, RF 0 0.0
Weighted Mean300000100.000.000.0001040.1LF 0, RF 00.0

The rest of this card is restricted to Baseball Prospectus Subscribers.

Not a subscriber? Click here for a free card so you can see what's missing.

Click here for more information on Baseball Prospectus subscriptions or to subscribe and get instant access to the best baseball content on the web.

BP Annual Player Comments

The rest of this card is restricted to Baseball Prospectus Subscribers.

Not a subscriber? Click here for a free card so you can see what's missing.

Click here for more information on Baseball Prospectus subscriptions or to subscribe and get instant access to the best baseball content on the web.

BP Articles

Click here to see articles tagged with Robbie Grossman

BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-01-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who's the better bet for impact in 2014: Marisnick or Robbie Grossman?
(Rex Little from Big Bear CA)
Marisnick. I just think the tools are better to make an impact. (Craig Goldstein)
2013-05-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you think Robbie Grossman holds down a starting spot as part of the Astros future? I hated to lose him, although it was worth it to get Wandy. He doesn't do anything great except draw walks, but there may be room for growth.
(James from Morgantown)
Guys who have no power but do walk a lot really fascinate me. The Angels have a more extreme case in J.B. Shuck who became somewhat of a curiosity to me when he was coming up through the minors. If we think of it as a straight theoretical game theory problem where pitchers pick spots to throw to and hitters swing or don't swing, there's no reason ever to walk Shuck (or Grossman). They're not going to make you pay with home runs. Yet pitchers are imprecise enough and they're discerning enough that they make it work.

And no, I don't see much of a future for Grossman. (Zachary Levine)
2013-04-04 11:00:00 (link to chat)What are the chances Robbie Grossman makes it as an everyday CF/lead off hitter in the bigs?
(Alex from Houston)
Highly unlikely (Jason Parks)
2013-01-16 13:30:00 (link to chat)What would Robbie Grossman have to do to be a solid starting outfielder for the Astros (long-term that is; he'd only have to hit about .250 to be better than what they have currently)?
(Ashitaka1110 from Houston, TX)
Grossman can certainly play in the big leagues, I'm just not sure I see a regular. He lacks the ability to hang in the middle of the outfield and he doesn't fit the offensive profile most teams look for on a corner. He can help in Houston this year, but they will need to upgrade as they get closer to fielding a consistently competitive team. (Mark Anderson)
2012-04-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)What players do you receive the most questions about?
(John from Pittsburgh)
Jurickson Profar, Robbie Grossman, and Bryce Harper (Jason Parks)
2012-02-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Robbie Grossman really elevated his stock in the AFL. Do you still hear any concerns about his ability to play everyday? Have you heard any good comps for him?
(Chad from Buffalo Grove, IL)
The biggest issue with Grossman is that he's a corner outfielder without a classic corner profile, so does he do enough other things. (Kevin Goldstein)
2011-12-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who do you like better and why, Starling Marte or Robbie Grossman?
(jsdspud from My Desk)
Marte can play a premium defensive position with more skill. Grossman is a Texan and I like that, but he isn't on Marte's level as a prospect. (Jason Parks)
2011-10-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Lot's of conflicting reports from prospecting mavens recently on Robbie Grossman (BA Calis vs. Fangraphs and now minorleagueball.com). My gut says Starling Marte is the better prospect, but I have to disagree with BA that it's not particularly close. My gut is wrong?
(marjinwalker from DC)
Grossman is tough guy to wrap your head around. He does a lot of things, but has some real weaknesses, and has a weird profile as a corner outfielder. I do like him, however, and I think it's close. (Kevin Goldstein)
2011-08-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)I saw your twitter comment about Sterling Marte's ceiling. Do you think he will ever develop more plate discipline or will this keep him from reaching his ceiling? How does his ceiling compare to someone like Robbie Grossman who is a walking machine?
(Seth from Nanty Glo)
I think he will develop more discipline, but I doubt he approaches the heights of the suggested ceiling. That would be a superstar, and as much as I like Marte, and trust me, I do, I don't him becoming the best at his position in baseball. (Jason Parks)


BP Roundtables

No BP Roundtables have mentioned this guy.

 

PITCHf/x Hitter Profile

A Collaboration between BrooksBaseball.net and Baseball Prospectus - Pitch classifications provided by Pitch Info LLC