Is Oakland A’s Prospect Grant Desme More Than an AFL Wonder?

Posted: 27th October 2009 by Eric Stashin in MLB
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Drafted in the second round of the 2007 Draft by the Oakland AÆs, Grant Desme was a virtual unknown after collecting just 49 at bats through 2008 (due to injuries to his wrist and shoulder). Splitting time between two levels of Single-A in 2009, he began to make his presence felt before completely erupting in the Arizona Fall League, putting him on the prospect map. First, letÆs look at his 2009 statistics: 486 At Bats
.288 Batting Average (140 Hits)
31 Home Runs
89 RBI
98 Runs
40 Stolen Bases
.365 On Base Percentage
.568 Slugging Percentage
.355 Batting Average on Balls in Play If those numbers werenÆt impressive enough, heÆs been on fire in the Arizona Fall League, hitting .442 with eight HR (double anyone else) and 16 RBI in just 10 games (43 AB). Tha ...

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