Grant Thomas Green was originally signed by A's scout JT Stotts...graduated from Canyon (Anaheim Hills, CA) High School in 2006 where he earned All-CIF Division I honors as a senior...attended the University of Southern California where he was a two-time All-Pac-10 selection...had a .359 career batting average, 20 home runs and 102 RBI in 160 games and set a school record with 20 triples...was a member of the 2005 U.S. Junior National Team.
Split time throughout the year with Triple-A Salt Lake and Angels...Appeared in 43 games at big league level (three stints), batting .273 (27/99) with five doubles, a home run and 11 RBI...Appeared defensively in 17 games in left field, 10 at second base, five at third, one at first and one at shorstop...Halos were 17-6 in games he started...Logged first career walk-off hit July 20 vs. Seattle...Singled off Fernando Rodney with two outs in the bottom of the 9th inning to score Josh Hamilton...Missed 37 games from July 23 (retro to July 21) to Aug. 23 with a lumbar strain...Posted a .356 (16/46) clip vs. left-handed pitchers...Played in 48 games with Triple-A Salt Lake, hitting .333 (66/198) with 17 doubles, three triples, five home runs and 42 RBI...Despite limited time with the Bees, his 42 RBI ranked seventh on the club.
Acquired by the Angels on July 30 from the A's in exchange for Alberto Callaspo…After going 0-for-15 with an RBI in first five big league games with Oakland, went on to bat .280 (35/125) with eight doubles, a triple, a home run and 16 RBI in 36 games with the Angels...Overall, posted a .250 (35/140) clip across first 45 big league games... Made Major League debut on July 8 at Pittsburgh (with OAK)…Logged first two big league hits in first game with the Angels on Aug. 6 vs. Texas... Hit first career home run on Sept. 2…Entered the game in the 7th inning as a pinch hitter…Was first Angel with a pinch-hit home run as first big league homer since Brandon Wood in 2007... Drove in 14 RBI over last 20 games with an at-bat…Tallied two in first 20 games with the Angels... 40 games at second base were the second most in club history by a rookie (Sean Rodriguez - 51 G in 2008)... In six games with Triple-A Salt Lake before his call-up, went 8-for-24 (.333) with three RBI…Overall in the minors (includes 87 games with Oakland's Triple-A affiliate), hit .326 (131/402) with 28 doubles, three triples, 11 HR and 53 RBI.
Batted .296 with 15 home runs and 75 RBI in 125 games in his first season at Triple-A Sacramento...stole a career-high 13 bases and matched his career-high with six triples...his 75 strikeouts were the fewest of his three full seasons but his .338 on-base percentage was a career low...finished second in the A's farm system in batting, hits (155) and total bases (240), tied for third in RBI, fourth in extra base hits (49), sixth in slugging (.458), tied for sixth in home runs and triples, tied for seventh in doubles (28) and eighth in runs (73)...ranked third in the Pacific Coast League in at bats (524) and tied for fifth in hits and total bases...led the River Cats in games, at bats, hits, RBI and total bases...batted .311 (47-for-151) against left-handed pitching compared to .290 (108-for-373) against right-handers...hit .331 with 51 of his 75 RBI on the road compared to .254 at home...was 6-for-16 (.375) with the bases loaded...had 47 multiple hit games, including 16 games of three or more hits...had a .387 batting average over the first two innings of a game...however, batted .224 in the seventh inning or later...began the season in the outfield but spent most of post All-Star Break play in the infield...appeared in 49 games in left field, 30 in center field, 19 at second base, 19 at shortstop and 11 at third base...committed four errors in 79 games in the outfield (.974 fielding percentage)...also had five assists...made five errors as a second baseman (.957 fielding percentage), six at shortstop (.913) and one at third base (.968)...hit in every spot in the order...batted .353 in 39 games hitting second but had a .205 average in 27 games in the leadoff spot...played second base for Phoenix in the Arizona Fall League following the season and hit .273 with two home runs and 11 RBI in 17 games...added 10 walks for a .364 on-base percentage...was listed as the A's number eight prospect by Baseball America following the season.
Was named to the Texas League Postseason All-Star Team as a utility player as he changed positionsfrom shortstop to center field in mid-July...batted .291 with nine home runs and 62 RBI in 127 gamesfor Double-A Midland...ranked second in the TL in hits (154), third in doubles (33), fifth in at bats (530)and 10th in batting...was also named to the Topps/Minor League Baseball Double-A All-Star team...tied for second in the A's farm system in hits, ranked third in doubles, tied for fifth in runs (76) andtotal bases (216), seventh in batting and 10th in extra base hits (43)...led the RockHounds in runs, hits,doubles and strikeouts (119)...each of his first 79 appearances came at shortstop...committed 21 errorsfor a .942 fielding percentage...made his professional debut in the outfield July 15, with each of his final47 defensive appearances coming in center field...made three errors for a .970 fielding percentage andhad one assist as an outfielder...his numbers improved offensively following the switch...hit .284 withfour home runs and 41 RBI as a shortstop but then batted .300 with five home runs and 21 RBI whileplaying center...batted .329 (56-for-170) against left-handed pitching compared to .272 (98-for-360)against right-handers...hit .310 with runners on base and .308 at home...had a .297 average with runnersin scoring position but that dropped to .237 with RISP and two outs...was 7-for-18 (.389) with the basesloaded...batted second 120 times and also made seven starts in the three spot in the order...hit .290 withfive home runs and 19 RBI in 26 games with Phoenix in the Arizona Fall League following the season...added nine doubles and two triples for a .551 slugging percentage and also scored 22 runs...tied for thirdin the AFL in extra base hits (16) and tied for fourth in doubles...was rated as the A's sixth-best prospectby Baseball America following the season.
MIDLAND: Got off to a slow start as he batted .176 over his first 16 games through April 24...thatincluded April 19 at Springfield when he had a grand slam and a season-high five RBI...the slam was hisonly hit in the game but he walked twice and scored a season-high four runs...would not homer againuntil June 20 at Frisco, a 48-game homerless streak...hit safely in 13 consecutive games from April 25to May 7...went 24-for-56 (.429) with seven doubles and eight runs scored during the streak to boost hisaverage over 100 points to .290...had a 13-game streak without an RBI from May 12 to June 3...was onthe disabled list from May 19 to 26 with an oblique muscle spasm...hit .325 in 20 games in May...went0 for 5 June 15 against Frisco and also committed four errors at shortstop...collected a season-high fourhits June 19 at San Antonio...was named to the Texas League Midseason All-Star team and went 0 for 2with a walk and a RBI in a start at shortstop for the Southern Division squad in the All-Star Game June29 at San Antonio...was also selected to the Futures Game for the second consecutive season...went 2for 2 with two doubles, a RBI and a run scored for the United States in the game July 10 at Chase Field...was named Futures Game MVP...his average at Midland slipped to .281 following the conclusion of play July 29...then had a season-best 15-game hitting streak from July 30 to Aug. 17 (27-for-62, .435)to lift his batting average over the .300 mark (.302)...was named TL Batter of the Week for the week ofAug. 8-14...went 12-for-24 (.500) with six runs, two doubles, a home run and four RBI in six games...batted .342 in 27 games in August...then went 5-for-22 (.227) in September to finish the year at .291...was transferred to Sacramento Sept. 6 and played in seven postseason games for the River Cats...went8-for-27 (.296) with two doubles and four RBI.
Was named to the California League Postseason All-Star Team after batting .318 with 20 home runsand 87 RBI in 131 games...ranked second in the league in hits (174), third in doubles (39), total bases(285) and at bats (548), tied for third in runs (107) and extra base hits (65), fifth in slugging (.520) andseventh in batting (.318)...tied for fifth in all of Minor League Baseball in hits...was rated as the thirdbest prospect in the CL by Baseball America following the season as was listed as the A's number oneprospect...was also named as the Best Hitter for Average in the A's organization in the magazine's BestTools survey for prospects...entered the season ranked 52nd on Baseball America's Top 100 ProspectsList...led the A's farm system in batting, runs, hits, doubles and total bases, tied for the lead in extrabase hits, ranked third in slugging, fifth in home runs and RBI and tied for sixth in triples (6)...led thePorts in batting, runs, hits, doubles and total bases...batted .373 (53 for 142) against left-handed pitchingand .298 (121 for 406) against right-handers...had 49 multiple hit games...hit 15 of his 20 home runsat home...had just two home runs over his first 56 games through June 6...then hit 18 home runs overhis final 75 games...batted .356 with eight of his 20 home runs in the first inning...his average slippedto .287 with runners in scoring position, including .169 with RISP and two outs...led CL shortstopswith 37 errors and had a .920 fielding percentage in 114 games...also appeared in one game at secondbase without accepting a chance...batted .324 in 17 games as the designated hitter...hit second in theorder 121 times and batted third 10 times...played for Phoenix in the Arizona Fall League following theseason and hit .200 with one triple and three RBI in 13 games.
Was the A's first round pick in the 2009 draft and signed at the deadline Aug. 17...was assigned toSingle-A Stockton and made his debut Sept. 2 against Bakersfield with a 1 for 4 performance in a startat designated hitter...appeared in five games for the Ports, all at designated hitter, and batted .316 witha double and three RBI...was named the A's third best prospect and the Best Defensive Infielder byBaseball America following the season.