It was a disappointing season in Stockton in 2012, as the Stockton Ports finished well below .500…
Oakland A's Spring Q&A: Drew Granier, P
Drafted in the 32nd-round of 2011, right-handed Drew Granier came to the Oakland A's with low expectations relative to his draft position. But in his first full season as a pro last year in the Midwest League, the Louisiana-Monroe alum fanned more hitters than anyone else in the league while posting a 3.21 ERA and a 1.24 WHIP. Granier didn't have great velocity in college, but he can bring his fastball to 92 on occasion with good command. His evolution as a true four-pitch pitcher has aided his accelerating development and should bode well for a promotion to High-A Stockton to start 2013. A major challenge, however, will be dealing with the scoring-heavy California League that contrasts with the pitching-friendly environment he had at Burlington. Granier has been in Phoenix for the past few weeks, participating in the A's minor league spring training mini-camp. Biderman caught-up...
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