- Full name Shane Greene
- Born 11/17/1988 in Clermont, FL
- Profile Ht.: 6'4" / Wt.: 200 / Bats: R / Throws: R
- School Daytona State
- Debut 04/24/2014
- Drafted in the 15th round (465th overall) by the New York Yankees in 2009 (signed for $100,000).
Organization Prospect Rankings
The system's biggest jump on the mound in 2013 came from Greene, who's trying to become the first big leaguer out of Florida's Daytona Beach JC (now Daytona State JC). He had Tommy John surgery as a freshman at Division II West Florida in 2008 and transferred to the junior college, where the Yankees scouted him, drafted him and signed him for $100,000 in 2009. Greene had his first real pro success in 2013, a year after being sent back to extended spring training. He has made mechanical adjustments that got him more on-line to the plate, and mental adjustments to pitch more to the middle of the plate and let his stuff take over. Those changes made a world of difference and helped Greene lower his walk rate from 5.1 per nine innings in 2012 to 1.7 across two levels in 2013. He features a three-pitch mix that includes a 90-94 mph fastball with good angle from his crossfire delivery, a plus slider that ranges between 82-88 and a developing changeup. He's a quick worker with some inherent deception in his delivery that makes it difficult for hitters to pick up the ball. Added to the 40-man roster following the 2013 season, Greene projects as a reliever in the eyes of many scouts due to his fastball/slider combo. He could contend for such a role in New York in 2014, or move up a level as a starter at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.