Riley Greene

Age (Draft Day): 18.07
Bats: Left
Throws: Left
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 190
Primary Position: LF
Seconday Position: -
Acquisition Period: 2019 Draft Class
Entry Point: High School
School/Location: Hagerty, Oviedo, FL
Spotlight Report Info
Report Date: August 18th, 2018
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Draft Spotlight

Greene’s advanced physicality and left-handed raw power have long made him one of the more hyped prospects in the 2019 class, and coming from the Orlando area, he has been known to pro scouts for some time already. To his credit, that visibility and the pressure that comes with being a top prospect haven’t seemed to phase him on the showcase circuit this summer, where he has continued to rake. Greene did more of the same all week at the Area Code Games.

Built with a thick 6’2’’ and 190-pound frame, he’s fairly physically mature and only fits a corner profile defensively. Even though that puts more pressure on the bat, Greene shows enough offensive tools that it might not matter. There’s plus batspeed for a teenage hitter, and paired with the natural strength in his frame, Greene has significant power potential from the left-hand side. The ball explodes off his bat, and his plate appearances were disciplined and composed. He can put his pitch out of most parts of the ballpark, but stayed within himself during his game at-bats and showed he can work the count and use both fields. He only projects as a left fielder if he does remain in the outfield, though 40-grade range and a fringy arm had me wondering if Greene ultimately is going be landlocked at first base as a pro.

One of the top bats in this high school class, he will have every chance to prove he hits enough to lessen concerns about the long-term defensive profile. He will go into Jupiter this fall with Day 1 helium, checking all the boxes of an early-round pick.