BASEBALL – National Director Of Fielding
A native of Orange County, CA, Grant has enjoyed a decorated amateur and professional career, and is excited to bring his experience to the Area Scouts platform.
Starring for Canyon High School in Anaheim, CA, Grant hit over .450 in both his junior and senior seasons in one of the most competitive leagues in the country. He garnered 1st team all CIF honers and earned a spot on the 2005 U.S. Junior National Team, hitting .405 at the Pan-Am Junior Championships.
Grant was selected in the 14th round of the ’05 Draft by the San Diego Padres but opted to attend the University of Southern California to continue his career. Starting every game his freshman season, Grant earned Pac-10 Conference Co-Freshman of the Year. His sophomore year yielded 1st Team All-Pac 10 honors, as well as being named 3rd-Team All-American. Grant also played in the prestigious Cape Cod League after his freshman and sophomore seasons, and was honored as the league’s top prospect in 2008.
After his stellar career with the Trojans, the Oakland Athletics selected Grant in the 1st Round (13th overall) of the 2009 Draft. He played four seasons in the minor leagues, including appearances in the 2010 & 2011 Futures Games, earning MVP honors in the latter. He made his Major League debut in 2013, and later that season was traded to the Los Angeles Angels where he played through 2015. Grant closed out his career for a season each with the San Francisco Giants and Washington Nationals.
A Second Baseman by trade, Grant’s versatility as a defender made him an invaluable player for every team he played for. Over the course of his career, he saw time at every defensive position on the field except Pitcher and Catcher, committing just 7 errors over 5 seasons.