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.â†µ
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.â†µ
OUTFIELDERS: Bryce Harper (Washington), Michael Choice (Oakland), Robbie Grossman (Pittsburgh), Kevin Mattison (Miami), Adam Eaton (Arizona), Wil Myers (Kansas City)â†µ
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)â†µ
CATCHERS: Christian Bethancourt (Atlanta), Derek Norris (Washington)â†µ
DESIGNATED HITTERS: Jedd Gyorko (San Diego), Josh Vitters (Chicago Cubs)â†µ
PITCHERS: Danny Hultzen (Seattle), Terry Doyle (Chicago White Sox), Brad Boxberger (Cincinnati), Jacob Diekman (Philadelphia)â†µ
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