Green tapped for All-Star Futures Game
Last year's 13th overall Draft pick to play on U.S. team
OAKLAND -- Grant Green, whom the A's selected with the No. 13 overall pick in the 2009 First-Year Player Draft, will represent the United States in the 2010 XM All-Star Futures Game on July 11 in Anaheim.
Green, a shortstop who played at Southern California, is batting .320 with five home runs and 30 RBIs for Class A Stockton this season. He has 20 walks and 62 strikeouts this year and has committed 18 errors in 67 games.
"He's got a good baseball body -- tall, lengthy, strong, athletic," said Oakland manager Bob Geren. "Obviously, our scouts thought very highly of him to make him our first-round pick. He's doing a great job and congratulations to him, that's quite an honor to make that team."
Geren, who has been selected as a coach for the All-Star Game on July 13, will get a chance to see Green in action.
Of the players who participated in the initial 11 Futures Games, 201 are currently on Major League active rosters or disabled lists. Sixty-two of those players have played in both the Futures Game and the MLB All-Star Game, including a record 30 All-Stars in 2009.
Green is listed at 6-feet-3, 180 pounds and batted .359 in 160 college games, along with 15 home runs and 102 RBIs.
The 12th annual Futures Game can be seen live on MLB.TV, ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD and followed live on MLB.com's Gameday. In addition, XM Radio will broadcast play-by-play coverage of the event live on XM 175. MLB.com will also provide complete coverage before, during and after the game.
Alex Espinoza is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.