25-Year-Old Third Baseman – Oakland Athletics
2013 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
Green was a first-round pick for the A's in the 2009 draft and his slow development was especially evident last year as the player who went 12 picks after Green (Mike Trout) tore up American League. T...
Grant Green Contract Information:
Signed a $2.75 million signing bonus with Oakland in August of 2009.
Green has been hot recently for Triple-A Sacramento, picking up nine hits in his last four games to raise his batting average to .302.
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Oakland Athletics Roster
MajorsAnderson, Brett (P)
AAABanwart, Travis (P)
AABarfield, Jeremy (OF)
A+Granier, Drew (P)
AAlcantara, Raul (P)
RookieConsigli, Royce (OF)
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Green was moved to center field late in 2011 after it was determined he wasn't going to be able to handle shortstop duties in the majors. His season at Double-A Midland was largely a disappointment, as he slugged just .408 and fanned 119 times against 39 walks in 530 at-bats. One would expect a better approach at the plate given his pedigree (13th overall pick in 2009 out of USC), and it's easy to wonder if he was moved to center field as a form of a career reboot. His brief Arizona Fall League season was better, including 16 extra-base hits in 107 at-bats, but still featured an 8:26 BB:K ratio. He'll likely begin the year at Triple-A Sacramento, and is well-positioned to ascend to the majors if he ever figures things out, given the state of flux in the A's outfield.
Green was expected to see time at Double-A Midland, having been drafted last June out of USC, but instead spent the entire year at High-A Stockton hitting well (.318/.363/.520, 65 extra-base hits in 131 games). He did fan 117 times against just 38 walks, so perhaps the A's were being a bit cautious given the struggles of Michael Taylor, Chris Carter and Adrian Cardenas at the upper levels. His AFL campaign was poor, hitting just .200/.234/.244 in 45 at-bats with a lone extra-base hit and 14 strikeouts, but it would be a surprise if he doesn't start at year at Double-A Midland.
The A's selected Green with the 13th overall pick in the June draft and signed him in mid-August just before the deadline. He didn't get much playing time as a result, limited to just 19 at-bats at High-A Stockton. He played well in the Cape Cod league with wood bats back in 2008, so the adjustment period shouldn't take long. He could advance as high as Double-A Midland in 2010. There were questions about his strike zone judgment coming out of USC, so there could be some initial growing pains against advanced pitching.