Greene hits 102 mph in first Double-A win

May 6th, 2021

Reds No. 2 prospect Hunter Greene brought the heat Wednesday during his first start for the Double-A Chattanooga Lookouts. The second overall pick in the 2017 MLB Draft threw 37 of his 71 total pitches over 100 mph, topping out at 102 mph.

Greene, MLB Pipeline’s 61st-ranked prospect, allowed just one run on three hits and struck out eight in five strong innings against the Rocket City Trash Pandas, the Double-A affiliate for the Angels. He outdueled the 10th overall pick from the 2020 MLB Draft, Angels No. 2 prospect Reid Detmers, for his first Double-A win.

Not only did the 21-year-old righty light up the radar gun, he also showed great control of his pitches, throwing 51 of his 71 offerings for strikes. Greene did not walk a batter and all three hits recorded against him were singles.

Greene made the most of his first game action since July 26, 2018. He missed all of 2019 following Tommy John surgery and trained at the Reds’ alternate training site last summer after the 2020 Minor League season was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.