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.

Robbie Grossman
LF/RF/DH MIN
1 year ago

Grossman is out of the lineup Tuesday against the Rangers, Mike Berardino of the Pioneer Press reports.

EDGE Analysis

Grossman has started five consecutive games, during which he's gone just 3-for-16 (.188). He'll get the night off as the Twins opt to have Kennys Vargas fill the DH spot.

Robbie Grossman
LF/RF/DH MIN
1 year ago

Grossman will serve as the Twins' DH and bat ninth in the order Wednesday against the Royals.

EDGE Analysis

The switch-hitting Grossman occupied the No. 2 spot in the order in the Opening Day lineup Monday against southpaw Danny Duffy, but it looks like he'll hit in the bottom half of the order when a right-hander takes the hill for the opposition. Max The lefty-hitting Kepler, who batted eighth Monday, will move up to the second spot as the Twins take on right-hander Ian Kennedy on Wednesday.

Robbie Grossman
LF/RF/DH MIN
1 year ago

Grossman started at DH and hit second in the batting order in Monday's win over Kansas City. He went 0-for-3 with two walks.

EDGE Analysis

Grossman was a surprise winner of the spring training battle for the starting DH job. It looks like his on-base skills will keep him near the top of the order if he gets on base like he did Monday.