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Matt Green

RHP | DiamondbacksARI
Matt Green
Name: Matthew M. Green
Born: Jan 5, 1982 in Shreveport, La. USA
High School: Ouachita Parish HS, Monroe, La.
College: Louisiana-Monroe
Ht.: 6'4" / Wt.: 200 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
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Career398.14.841.573.397.34
Drafted in the 2nd round (49th overall) by the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2005 (signed for $500,000)
Green's career at Louisiana-Monroe took a while to get started. He missed what would have been his freshman year in 2002 when he was hit in the head by a line drive during offseason workouts and spent most of 2003 in the bullpen. He was eligible but went undrafted the last two years, though he started to come on in 2004. His $150,000 price tag was too rich for clubs in the draft, but he generated free-agent interest during the summer, when he was rated the top prospect in the Jayhawk League and starred at the National Baseball Congress World Series. This spring, his first as a full-time starter, Green led NCAA Division I with 135 strikeouts in 97 innings through mid-May. His fastball has sat at 91-93 mph all year, and scouts saw it hit 97 mph last summer when he pitched in relief. He backs up his heat with a tight, low-80s slider. He has the makings of a good changeup, but rarely uses it because it's the pitch he threw when he got drilled during batting practice three years ago. There's a split camp on whether he'll be a starter or reliever as a pro, but there's a universal appreciation for his arm and pitcher's body.
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