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sboyajian
08-23-2007, 03:08 PM
Age: 23
Born: August 10, 1984
Carabobo, VZ
Height: 5-10
Weight: 206
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: Not drafted
How Acquired: Rule 5 Draft, AAA phase (2004)
Scouting Report: Granadillo can play both second base and third base adequately. Despite Internet reports to the contrary, he does not play shortstop. Excellent plate discipline and above average power for a middle infielder. Hits lefties at a slightly better clip. Seems to have really taken to Boston's hitting philosophies, as he has improved his game every season with the organization.

Awards
California League All Star (2007)

MLB Comparison: Aaron Hill

sboyajian
08-23-2007, 03:12 PM
So far this season, Tony has played in 105 games. He has played very well giving himself a .329 AVG (.416 OBP/.494 SLG/.910 OPS), with 7 HR and 60 RBI.

Tony has racked up 35 doubles and 7 triples on the year. He's showing great vision and patience at the plate being walked 55 times.

sboyajian
08-23-2007, 03:15 PM
Boston signed Granadillo out of the Cardinals farm system two offseasons ago, during the triple-A phase of the Rule 5 draft. At the time, Cardinals vp of baseball development, Jeff Luhnow, was pretty down about the loss, saying Granadillo "would have been one of our top Latin prospects in the years to come." Here are his full remarks:


I was personally disappointed that we lost Granadillo, but there was not much more we could have done to protect him. He was protected at the Triple-A level and I think Boston just did a good job in scouting him. Probably watched him hit a monster home run for our team in Venezuela about a week before the draft. Our field down there, the fence is really far back and these are young kids, so you rarely see a home run. And he not only hit a ball over the fence, but it also went over the trees behind it. It was probably the biggest shot I had seen all year. I am sure they looked at him a little more than that. Hes a great kid and I wish him the best. It is really a shame to lose him as he would have been one of our top Latin prospects in the years to come.

sboyajian
08-23-2007, 03:20 PM
Tony currently has the highest avg. among active players in the California league.

3rd behind only former fellow teammates Bubba Belle and Aaron Bates (Both since having been promoted to Portland.

sboyajian
08-28-2007, 03:07 PM
Aug. 28 2007 (Today) Tony was promoted to AA Portland SeaDogs and has moved immediately into the starting 2B position.

sboyajian
08-30-2007, 12:54 PM
Since being promoted to Portland (AA), Tony has connected with 3 in 7 tries and has tallied 3 Runs, 2 RBI's and 2 Doubles.

His combined Average in both leagues (.326 LAN / .429) has landed him with .327 on the year.

Look for Tony to make a strong final week and be an early promotion next season to AAA.

sboyajian
04-07-2008, 09:41 AM
Tony posted his first 3 hits of the season yesterday going 3-6 and (3 for 11 so far this year).

If Tony can find the same groove he found last year, I expect to see him as the starting 3B in Pawtucket very soon to replace Ginter (who is at best an adequete fielder, and a below average hitter with slow speed).

The major point of focus this year will be to work on Tony's defensive abilities and range as a possible replacement for Lowell at the end of his contract.

sboyajian
04-15-2008, 10:14 AM
1. Can a mod rename my thread title to remove the Lancaster Jethawks at the end.

2. GODDAMNIT TONY HIT THE ****IN BALL!

sboyajian
06-17-2008, 08:39 AM
Tony has been struggling significantly at the plate this season. However has begun to turn it around. While his avg. is a low .214, this is mostly due to a slow start.

Tony lines so far this year:

April: .150/.292/.188
May: .247/.326/.329
June: .267/.358/.444

sboyajian
06-25-2008, 10:01 AM
Tony has increased his production in June to to a respectable line of .286/.397/.429, which has brought his season average up to .224.

sboyajian
07-08-2008, 02:45 PM
Tony has struggled over the past 10 games (batting .189) ...

if Tony was a horse, they would shot him on the track.. hopefully he can pull out of it and get that swing he had last year back.