Watching Oakland’s promising young arms rise all the way up to the big leagues has been quite the spectacle, however, many fans in the bay area are now growing impatient as they wait for some of the team’s big hitters to make their way to the majors.
Among them is one of Oakland’s top prospects (if not the top), SS Grant Green. Green, 23, is a guy most fans are excited about, as Oakland used their first round pick in the 2009 draft to land this former USC Trojan.
Green is a natural hitter, with a nice short and compact stroke. He’s not a big bulky guy, but rather a lean and athletic shortstop who also has a pretty decent throwing arm. Basically, Green plays the game the way it should be played. He’s definitely capable of making a name for himself once he reaches the majors.
Defensively, Green could still use some work, as evident by his 37 errors in 2010 with Stockton. Some will probably say that Green is a mere average defender at short, but with a little work, he could be a solid defender.
Last year, Green hit .318/.363/.520 with 20 HR and 87 RBIs with Stockton. So, it’s quite obvious that Green has done well on the offensive side of things. While and advanced hitter at this stage of his early career, Green still has some work to do, and so for the time being, Oakland fans will have to settle for watching him tear things up in spring training and in the minor leagues.