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2015 TCB Astros March Madness: Robbie Grossman vs. Luis Valbuena

This could be close, who do you like; the local kid who has struggled, or the new toy?

Just a reminder; voting will stay open for 24 hours for each of these match-ups, and there will be two match-ups per day. For a complete breakdown, check out the introductory post if you haven't already. Get those votes in while you can!

Round One, Match Sixteen

Robbie Grossman, OF

Grossman once again showed flashes of potential, improving his OPS by exactly 100 points during the second half. He also raised his walk rate back up to the high level that he showed himself capable of maintaining in the minors. He'll need to prove he can hit a little better if he wants to stick as an everyday player, especially with the outfield picture crowded, but if he does well in Spring Training, he likely has the inside track on the Opening Day left field job. -- Brian Stevenson


Luis Valbuena, 3B

The pain of losing Dexter Fowler was lessened when it was learned that fan-favorite Valbuena was part of the return. A man squeezed out by the third base depth chart in Chicago, Valbuena will get the lion's share of the playing time in Houston, if not all of it, as his above-average glove, good walk rate, and double-digit home run power should provide a nice upgrade after Matt Dominguez posted the worst wRC+ of any full-time third sacker in 2014. -- Brian Stevenson