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Riley Greene

Born: 09/28/2000 (Age: 18)
Bats: Left Throws: Left
Height: 6' 3" Weight: 200
Primary Position: CF
Secondary Position: LF
Tall, long levers, room to fill out in the core but may not add a lot more bulk strength on a lean frame. Long strides as a runner, which doesn't make him overly quick, but good top-end speed. Plays within himself and has good body control.
Evaluator Keanan Lamb
Report Date 06/01/2019
Dates Seen 4/3-6/19
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MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Video
2024 High 55 Yes
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 60 Very good, level swing that can make regular, solid contact. Against lesser competition was adding more loft and hand movement at load, but typically has very good bat control and strike zone awareness. Can get overly aggressive, needs to tighten up the approach at times. Wide base at setup, could shorten up if necessary. A natural bat-to-ball hitter.
Power 55 Drives through the ball to all fields, plenty of raw power which is mostly pull at this point. Explosive hands and wrists allow for more power to come as his body matures and develops. He stays within his swing and seldom sells out, letting the pitch generate power rather than over-swinging. Won't be a natural home run slugger, but 20+ homer production per season should be realistic.
Baserunning/Speed 50 Of all his tools, maybe the one that takes a step back in the future. Decent runner at present, really glides in the outfield, but doesn't have great lateral quickness. Won't be a big base stealing threat as he fills out.
Glove 50 Played center field in high school, but didn't always get the best reads and direct pathways. Can start in CF as a pro and be moved to a corner outfield in the future where the profile plays more.
Arm 50 Arm strength is okay; maybe fringe-average. Accuracy is slightly above-average to even out the grade. May not be strong enough for right field, so perhaps left field may be his final landing spot positionally.

The best pure prep hitter in this year's draft class, Greene will use that as his carrying tool as a pro. Destined for a corner outfield spot, he is a middle-of-the-order type that will be a good run producer, although may not be a great on-base guy. If he is able to add some extra strength he could turn into a prodigious hitter.

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