Originally written on BaySportsNet  |  Last updated 11/19/14
The Oakland Athletics organization has always been known for having a great farm system. Despite having the fourth-lowest payroll in baseball, the A’s are able to compete with the big budget teams by drafting well. When they lose a big-name player to a bigger contract with another team, Oakland can simply bring up a young prospect to take their place. And should a need arise for them at second base, the A’s have a great option in their triple-A team – Grant Green. After playing baseball at USC, Green was taken by the A’s in the first round (13th overall) of the 2009 draft. He spent his first two professional seasons with Oakland’s single-A team, the Stockton Ports, and jumped up to double-A in 2011. In the middle of his 2011 season, Green was selected to play in the All-Star Futures game and was named MVP for team USA after going 2-for-2 with two doubles and an RBI. He’s been playing for their triple-A team, the Sacramento River Cats, for the last two seasons, and Green is definitel...
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