Robbie Grossman
LF/RF/DH MIN
1 year ago

Grossman is not in the lineup Friday against the Rays.

EDGE Analysis

It's the second consecutive game that Grossman has sat out, a surprise considering his .348 average and two home runs over the last week. Eddie Rosario will be in left field and Max Kepler will be in right field as the team opens the home stand.

Robbie Grossman
LF/RF/DH MIN
1 year ago

Grossman is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Orioles, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Grossman has been a fixture in the two-hole for Minnesota in recent weeks and he's been hot at the plate, collecting multiple hits in four of his last five starts with two homers during that span. He will get a breather on getaway day, but expect his strong plate skills (25:21 BB:K this season) to keep Grossman near the top of the order moving forward.

Robbie Grossman
LF/RF/DH MIN
1 year ago

Grossman went 2-for-4 with a walk and a solo home run in Friday's extra-inning win over the Royals.

EDGE Analysis

He continues to get on base at an amazing rate. Grossman's hitting only .250 (7-for-28) over the last two weeks but has a .417 OBP over that stretch thanks to eight walks. Kennys Vargas has been getting more work lately and offered some ninth-inning heroics Friday, but given his lopsided .190/.186/.524 slash line during the same period, the Twins might be better off giving Grossman a larger share of the playing time at DH.

Robbie Grossman
LF/RF/DH MIN
1 year ago

Grossman went 2-for-4 with two hits, an RBI and a run scored in Thursday's 2-0 victory over Colorado.

EDGE Analysis

It was a productive game for the outfielder, who has seen his at-bats dwindle in the past week with the emergence of Kennys Vargas. The 27-year-old now has a .250/.400/.364 slash line with 14 RBI on the season since being recalled on April 23. While he's getting on base at a nice clip with a 20% walk rate, he offers limited fantasy value so long as he's part of a platoon in the Minnesota outfield.

Robbie Grossman
LF/RF/DH MIN
1 year ago

Grossman is out of the lineup Sunday against the Indians, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

EDGE Analysis

Grossman has maintained an impressive .400 on-base percentage over 100 plate appearances this season, but that hasn't been enough for him to hold down an everyday role with Kennys Vargas thriving since being promoted from Triple-A Rochester on April 23. Vargas has only gotten on base at a .280 clip, but with five extra-base hits -- including four homers -- in 50 plate appearances, he actually owns a higher OPS than Grossman, who hasn't displayed much pop. So long as Vargas curbs his strikeouts often enough to tap into his prodigious power, it looks like he'll enjoy the favorable end of a timeshare Grossman.

Robbie Grossman
LF/RF/DH MIN
1 year ago

Grossman is not in the lineup Tuesday against the White Sox, Mike Berardino of the Pioneer Press reports.

EDGE Analysis

After starting the last three games, Grossman will head to the bench as Kennys Vargas gets the nod as designated hitter Tuesday. The 27-year-old is sporting a .267/.402/.400 triple slash through 75 at-bats this season.

Robbie Grossman
LF/RF/DH MIN
1 year ago

Grossman went 2-for-4 with a solo homer in Saturday's loss to the Red Sox.

EDGE Analysis

Grossman's second blast of the season was the only run the twins could muster in a blowout loss. The homer accounted for his first extra-base hit since April 18, but overall, his numbers are starting to move toward the totals he posted in his breakout campaign in 2016, as he's slashing .278/.402/.417.

Robbie Grossman
LF/RF/DH MIN
1 year ago

Grossman is starting in right field and batting leadoff Saturday against the Red Sox, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer-Press reports.

EDGE Analysis

With Brian Dozier (ankle) out of the lineup, Grossman returns to the top of the order. The switch-hitter has made only one start from the No.1 spot this season and the opportunity could afford him more opportunities to improve upon his unimpressive .265/.398/.368 stat line.

Robbie Grossman
LF/RF/DH MIN
1 year ago

Grossman is out of Wednesday's lineup against the A's.

EDGE Analysis

The Twins' top two designated hitters both specialize in hitting lefties, so it will be interesting to see how they are deployed against righties over the next few weeks. Kennys Vargas draws the start and will hit fifth against righty Kendall Graveman. Grossman is in a 5-for-28 (.179) funk over his last eight games.

Robbie Grossman
LF/RF/DH MIN
1 year ago

Grossman is out of the lineup Sunday against the Royals, LaVelle Neal of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

With a 13:15 K:BB ratio over 75 plate appearances this season, Grossman has maintained an exceptional eye at the plate, but his batting average has caved a bit after a hot start to the season. He's gone just 4-for-24 (.167 average) over his last seven starts, prompting manager Paul Molitor to give him the day off Sunday in favor of Kennys Vargas, who will play DH and bat fifth in the order.