• Full name Riley Greene
  • Born 09/28/2000 in Orlando, FL
  • Profile Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 200 / Bats: L / Throws: L
  • School Hagerty
  • Debut 06/18/2022
  • Drafted in the 1st round (5th overall) by the Detroit Tigers in 2019 (signed for $6,180,700).
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    The best pure hitter in the prep class, Greene entered the 2019 draft cycle as one of the most highly regarded bats and he has done nothing to dispel those notions during high-profile events throughout the summer and into the fall. He’s hit top-level pitching so consistently that some teams have pegged him as a future 70-grade hitter, which is rare for prep bats. Greene has a slightly wide stance and a small hitch in is swing, but he has plenty of bat speed—more than enough to prevent it from being a potential red flag. He has a patient approach, and while there is some swing-and-miss in his game, Greene does a good job of working the count until he gets a pitch he can drive. Greene currently has solid power, but that should turn into plus power in the future as he continues to add strength to a still-lanky, 6-foot-2, 190-pound frame. While Greene has perhaps the most complete hitting package of the entire high school class, his supplemental tools leave something to be desired. He plays center field for his Florida high school team, but he is a below-average runner and will quickly move to a corner outfield position at the next level. Greene gets solid jumps on fly balls, but he lacks the closing speed necessary to make the in-between plays that major league center fielders are expected to handle. He should be able to play either left or right field, however, thanks to his average arm strength. In total, Greene doesn’t project to add much defensive value, but a team drafting Greene is taking him for his bat, which should allow him to become a middle-of-the-order threat. Greene is committed to Florida.

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  • Rated Best Power Hitter in the Detroit Tigers in 2020
  • Rated Best Hitter for Average in the Detroit Tigers in 2020

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Career Transactions

  • Detroit Tigers activated OF Riley Greene from the 10-day injured list.
  • Detroit Tigers sent OF Riley Greene on a rehab assignment to Toledo Mud Hens.
  • Detroit Tigers placed OF Riley Greene on the 10-day injured list. Left fibula stress fracture.

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