Grady Sizemore

Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 205
Bat: L
Throw: L
College: None
Birth Place: Seattle, Washington
Draft: 2000 3rd round by the
  • Rays RF Souza 'not OK' with A's 'muddy' field

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  • Five MLB prospects who won't get traded
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    Five MLB prospects who won't get traded

    The trade deadline generates such hype and expectation every year that it’s easy to forget teams can often get just as big a boost from the midseason promotion of a prospect as they would from a new acquisition. That was the case last season when Andrew Benintendi came up from Class AA Portland (Maine) and earned a spot as the Boston Red Sox’s starting left fielder in the final two months of the season and the playoffs, and when catcher Willson Contreras became an integral part of the Chicago Cubs’ championship drive. Two things to note about prospects in this class: They are so advanced and integral to a club's future that they are more or less untouchable in trade talks. Yet they're also talented

  • What are the Dodgers and Astros looking to do at the deadline?

    What are the Dodgers and Astros looking to do at the deadline?

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