Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Grant Green's role in Oakland
By Doug Mittler
Infielder Grant Green, the Oakland Athletics' top pick in the 2009 draft, earned a promotion to the majors Monday and was 0-for-3 with two strikeouts in a 2-1 win over the Pirates.
The 25-year-old Green, who was hitting .318 with 11 homers while playing second base at Triple-A Sacramento, will likely be used in a platoon with Eric Sogard. The odd-man out on the roster was Adam Rosales, who was designated for assignment.
ESPN.com's Eric Karabell gives his take on what to expect from Green:
Eric KarabellGreen’s fantasy impact
" Fantasy owners should expect occasional pop, but certainly less than a .300 batting average. The No. 8 Oakland prospect by colleague Keith Law from March, Green wasn’t drafted as a second baseman, but from what I saw of him in the Arizona Fall League and media reports, it’s clear he can handle the spot. It wouldn’t be asking too much for Green to deliver double-digit home runs and a .250 batting average the rest of this season, and he’s capable of stealing a handful of bases, even if he continues to bat at the bottom of what is a deep lineup."