Zack Granite

Position: PH
Born: 09/17/92
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 175
B/T: L/L
Acquired: Selected in the 14th round of the 2013 MLB First-Year Player Draft (MIN).

Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
Slashing .361/.414/.498 with 18 stolen bases and a 22:27 BB:K rate in 64 games for Triple-A Rochester. Also had a five-game rehab stint with the High A Fort Myers earlier in the year, where he went 7-for-19.

Info & MLB Debut Date
Recalled from Rochester when the Twins optioned RHP Felix Jorge to Double-A.
MLB Debut Date: 07/08/17

Debut Details
July 8, in a 5-1 Twins' loss to the Baltimore Orioles. Granite didn’t get the start on his first day in the big leagues, but he made a pinch-hitting appearance in the eighth inning. Batting for shortstop Ehire Adrianza, Granite stepped in against Mychal Givens with a runner on first and no outs. Granite took the first two pitches for strikes and then proceeded to engage in an epic battle with Givens. He took a ball on the third pitch, then fouled off four straight before taking two more balls to get to a full count. After fouling off pitch number 10, Granite flew out to left field.

Player Notes
Granite joined the Twins as a 14th-round pick in 2013 out of Seton Hall. During his three seasons at SHU, Granite walked more than he struck out and he stole 67 bases in 156 games. Since turning pro, Granite has continued to show impressive plate discipline and steal his share of bases. Granite was an Appalachian League All-Star in his first pro season in 2013, but he played only 25 games in 2014 thanks to a shoulder injury, andthen later to a torn quadriceps. Granite began the 2015 season with Class A Cedar Rapids, but he earned a bump up to High A after batting .358 in 19 games for the Kernels. He hit only .249 the rest of the season with High A Fort Myers, but got to jump to Double-A at the start of 2016. In a full season with Double-A Chattanooga, Granite hit .295 and stole 56 bases in 70 chances, and he earned a spot on the Southern League post-season All-Star team. That November, the Twins added Granite to their 40-man roster to protect him from the MLB Rule 5 Draft. In 2017, he began the season on the D.L. with an oblique strain. He joined the Fort Myers club on April 30 for a rehab assignment and joined Triple-A Rochester a week later. Since then, he has torn up the International League with a .360 average and a .412 OBP. In June, Granite hit .470 and was named the International League Player of the Month. He has plus speed, excellent pitch recognition and the ability to hit for average.