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Robbie Grossman Joins Bryce Harper, Danny Hultzen, Others On AFL Top Prospects Team

Pirates outfield prospect Robbie Grossman has been named to the Arizona Fall League Top Prospects team. Despite its name, the team isn't really a list of the best prospects in the already-prospect-heavy AFL (Jenifer Langosch notes that Gerrit Cole, who would surely qualify as one of the best prospects in the league, didn't make the cut), but rather a list of guys who played well. Grossman clobbered the ball for several weeks, ultimately finishing second in the league in homers, before being shut down with a hamate injury.

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The rest of the team includes top prospects like the Nationals' Bryce Harper and the Mariners' Danny Hultzen. Also included is West Virginia University product Jedd Gyorko, now a prospect in the Padres system.

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OUTFIELDERS: Bryce Harper (Washington), Michael Choice (Oakland), Robbie Grossman (Pittsburgh), Kevin Mattison (Miami), Adam Eaton (Arizona), Wil Myers (Kansas City)

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INFIELDERS: Nolan Arenado (Colorado), Mike Olt (Texas), Junior Lake (Chicago Cubs), Brandon Crawford (San Francisco), Joe Panik (San Francisco), Brian Dozier (Minnesota), Joe Terdoslavich (Atlanta), Matt Adams (St. Louis)

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CATCHERS: Christian Bethancourt (Atlanta), Derek Norris (Washington)

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DESIGNATED HITTERS: Jedd Gyorko (San Diego), Josh Vitters (Chicago Cubs)

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PITCHERS: Danny Hultzen (Seattle), Terry Doyle (Chicago White Sox), Brad Boxberger (Cincinnati), Jacob Diekman (Philadelphia)

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Photographs by dizfunk used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.