Ryder Green

Position: CF
Level: Rk
Affiliate: GCL Yankees
League: Gulf Coast League
Born: 05/05/2000 (Age: 23)
Height: 6'0''
Weight: 200
B/T: Right / Right
Acquired: 3rd Rd., 2018 MLB First-Year Player Draft (NYY)

Prospect Spotlight

The Yankees nabbed Green with their third round pick in the 2018 First Year Player Draft, with the talented young outfielder securing a $997,500 signing bonus to buy him away from three years at Vanderbilt (which, incidentally, still managed to land the top recruiting class last year). Green has emerging power from the right side thanks to good strength, some bat speed and natural lift. Green is an athletic and physical defender with above-average speed and enough feel and instincts to give him a chance to stick in center field. long term. Though his limited exposure to advanced arms in high school will present a steep learning curve at the pro ranks, Green impressed with his approach at the plate and the ease with which he drove the ball in limited Gulf Coast action after signing, despite striking out in over one-third of his plate appearances.