John W. McDonough /Sports Illustrated
June 09, 2017

"I feel more confident predicting the @Reds take Greene at 2 than I do predicting any other pick in @MLBDraft 1st [round]," wrote MLB Pipeline's Jim Callis who's been covering drafts since 1988, 11 years before Greene, a recent SI cover subject, was born. Though he doubles as a shortstop with power potential, the 17-year-old, 6'4" 210 lb prep star's future is more likely on the mound than in the infield. Greene reached 102 with his fastball and generally works in the 95-98 range with an easy, loose-armed delivery that shows" little evidence of physical exertion," as ESPN's Keith Law wrote. His slider that projects to be at least above average; he can throw all four of his pitches, which also include a curve and two variants of a changeup—"one of which you'd like to bottle and stick in the 3-D printer to copy a whole bunch to use in the future," wrote Law—for strikes. 

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