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Grote Easing Into The Pros

Grote wants to get used to the bigger outfields

Eighth round pick Taylor Grote got his first taste of professional baseball last Friday, collecting his first two plate appearances with the GCL Yankees. While he hasn't played in a game since, he says there are a few things he would like to work on during Instructs next month.

"I was actually just looking for a pitch that I could hit hard up the middle, hit it somewhere where I could work a base hit," Taylor Grote said of his first professional at-bat, drawing a four-pitch walk in a pinch-hitting appearance. "I wasn't nervous or anything." "I got to see some live pitching in some simulated games on the side field and that really helped me prepare because I didn't...

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