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Oakland A's Spring Q&A: Drew Granier, P

Granier had a strong first full season.

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.

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...

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