Under the Radar
Grossman probably will not find his name in talks for any awards or All-Star berths regularly. However, he is a solid baseball player that can benefit any team.
In 2021, Grossman is hitting .226/.353/.403 with fifteen home runs, fifty-one runs, forty-six RBIs, twelve stolen bases, a .333 wOBA, 110 wRC+, 114 OPS+, and a 1.5 fWAR.
Grossman’s line may not pop off the screen, but he still finds a way to provide great value to a lineup. This is in large part due to his 15.3% walk rate (top 3% in league) that allows him to consistently get on base.
He may not provide the type of pop that a Joey Gallo would, but a .180 ISO grades out as above-average meaning he does provide a decent bit of power.
His metrics support his current season:
- xBA- .233
- xSLG- .411
- wOBA- .339
- xwOBA- .345
- xwOBAcon- .381
When it comes to base running, Grossman does have twelve stolen bases on the season but has a -0.1 BsR and a -1.3 UBR. Outside of stealing bases, Grossman’s base running can be seen as slightly below average.
What about defensively? Can Grossman provide value to the Braves in that area?
Overall, he has 761.1 innings in the outfield with a -1 DRS. However, if that is broken up to show his defensive value in left field and right field, it shows:
- 460 innings- 2 DRS
- 301.1 innings- -3 DRS
He has been far better in left field this year for the Tigers defensively. It is important to note that Grossman has a career -15 DRS in 3,722.1 innings which is bad, however, most of that comes from a disastrous 2016 where he had a -20 DRS.
Grossman has the ability to play an above-average left field, which is where he would most likely play if acquired by Atlanta.