In the second half of our in-depth interview with Oakland A's Director of Player Personnel Billy Owens, we cover the development of Michael Ynoa, Billy McKinney, Chris Kohler, Bobby Wahl, Dustin Driver, Bruce Maxwell, B.J. Boyd, Max Muncy, Iolana Akau, Dylan Covey, Ronald Herrera, Drew Granier, as well as the departure of Todd Steverson, and more...
STOCKTON - It has been windy again this season at Banner Island Ballpark, and it isn't just because of the weather. Stockton Ports right-hander Drew Granier has been creating plenty of breezes around homeplate, as he has compiled a league-leading 80 strike-outs through 11 starts. Like former Ports' right-hander Dan Straily, Granier is quickly emerging into the ranks of top prospect.
In part two of our conversation with Oakland A's minor league pitching coordinator Scott Emerson, we discuss Sonny Gray, Pedro Figueroa, Andrew Werner, Sean Murphy, Drew Granier, Nolan Sanburn and others.
In 2012, right-hander Drew Granier was one of the Oakland A's top minor league pitchers. The former 32nd-round pick struck-out 167 batters in 162.2 innings while leading the Low-A Burlington Bees' staff. Chris Biderman spoke with Granier, who has been working out in Phoenix at the A's mini-camp the past few weeks.