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Grossman and Marte

Obviously, we've had a decent amount of talk on here about the down year in the farm system (and I generally agree that it's been pretty mediocre). That said, I was looking over Robbie Grossman and Starling Marte's stats this morning, particularly month by month, and its pretty damn rewarding. I knew they were both having good years, but lately those good years are starting to turn ridiculous. Both have had essentially one outlier month at the plate (Grossman had a .670 ops in may, and Marte had a .719 ops in July), and outside those some pretty crazy numbers.

Marte's OPS by month: .816, .829, .899, 1.097

Marte's SLG by month: .453, .475, .522, .659

Grossman's OPS by month: .826, .995, .917, 1.068

Grossman's SLG by month: .400, .495, .467, .648

Of course, looking at a season as a whole you shouldn't remove a bad month. Bad month's happen. Its baseball. Regardless, I still think both players are not only starting to show off the talent that got them recognized, but also some very serious improvement during the year in their skill sets. I dont think either player's power is a fluke, and if they can each hit 15-20 home runs a year (which looks distinctly possible) we could have a ridiculously talented outfield in the near future, as well as a massive, wonderful headache regarding which outfielders to keep and which to trade. Should be fun to watch what they do in AA and AAA. Here's hoping they keep it up. 

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of the managing editor (Charlie) or SB Nation. FanPosts are written by Bucs Dugout readers.

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