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Grant Desme

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Grant Desme
Name: Gregory Grant Desme
Born: Apr 4, 1986 in Bakersfield, Calif. USA
College: Cal Poly
Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 205 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
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Drafted in the 2nd round (74th overall) by the Oakland Athletics in 2007 (signed for $432,000)
After flying up draft boards early in the spring due to a power display and a lack of college bats elsewhere in the nation, Desme broke a bone in his wrist late in the season. He played shortstop in high school and went to San Diego State as a freshman but transferred after one year to Cal Poly, which tried him in the infield but moved him to an outfield corner. He's athletic enough for either corner and has an adequate arm for right; he has also played some first base. Desme's a solid athlete, average runner and defender who could still fly off the board early because of his above-average raw power and excellent bat speed. He had a streaky season en route to leading the Big West in the triple crown categories, surprising to scouts because he has a tendency to swing and miss, particularly at breaking balls.
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