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Sunday, July 17, 2022

Antron Grier got drafted, played professionally; Later saw his son do the same

Taken by the Diamondbacks 39th overall in 2016, Anfernee Grier referenced his father, Antron Grier, to The Montgomery Advertiser.

Antron Grier had bene drafted and played as a pro himself, three decades earlier, The Advertiser wrote.

"He's just so proud and happy for me to get started in my pro ball career," the son told The Advertiser. "He's been supportive of me throughout my time playing baseball."

Anfernee Grier has gone on to play professionally over six seasons, 2021 and 2022 in independent ball. His father went on from his own draft selection to play as a pro over four seasons. Antron Grier topped out at high-A.

Antron Grier's career began in 1987, taken by the Cardinals in the sixth round of the draft out of Faulker University in Alabama.

Grier started with the Cardinals at short-season Erie. He hit .182 over 52 games. He scored on a single in an August game.

He moved to short-season Hamilton and single-A Savannah for and abbreviated 1988. He saw 37 games and hit .236.

Grier played 1989 between Savannah and single-A Springfield and saw 98 games between hem. He hit .243, with one home run and 18 stolen bases.

For 1990, he played at high-A St. Petersburg. The Tampa Bay Times noted Grier's speed and defensive skills at season's start. He went 3 for 3, with an RBI in a July game. Overall, he hit .244 in 98 games to end his career.

1990 Minor League Tally 
Players/Coaches Featured:3,967
Made the Majors:1,322-33.3%
Never Made Majors:2,645-66.7%-X
5+ Seasons in the Majors:541
10+ Seasons in the Minors:329

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