Some of you may have heard that one of the top prospects of the Oakland A’s, Grant Desme, has retired from baseball. It’s not that Desme wasn’t good enough to play in the majors.
No… he was good all right.
In fact, this past year, Desme was the MVP of the Arizona Fall League, hitting .315 with 11 home runs and 27 RBIs in 27 games.
No, the reason the 23 year old outfielder is laying down his bat is because he’s being called up to an even bigger league than the “big leagues.”
Grant Desme is retiring from baseball to enter seminary school. That’s right… he’s going to become a priest.
Which, if that’s the case, I can’t help but wonder why the A’s wouldn’t trade him to the San Diego Padres?