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Top prospect's trick throw involves moving car

@m_sheldon
May 18, 2020

CINCINNATI -- If the fellas at Dude Perfect need a guest star, Reds pitching prospect Hunter Greene could be their guy. Greene was coveted in the 2017 MLB Draft -- and selected second overall -- for his triple-digit velocity. In a Sunday post across his multiple social media platforms, the

CINCINNATI -- If the fellas at Dude Perfect need a guest star, Reds pitching prospect Hunter Greene could be their guy.

Greene was coveted in the 2017 MLB Draft -- and selected second overall -- for his triple-digit velocity. In a Sunday post across his multiple social media platforms, the 20-year-old right-hander demonstrated surgical-like precision.

In a post titled, “Watch Ya Lips,” Greene successfully threw a baseball through a car that was moving between him and his catcher. Even better, the ball entered the white Tesla in the driver's-side front window and exited the passenger-side rear window and into the waiting glove.

Don’t try that at home, kids.

Greene was excited after making the successful throw. (No word on how many attempts it took.) He raised his arms as a small group of onlookers shouted with approval.

It has been a while since Greene has pitched competitively for the Reds. During the 2018 All-Star Futures Game in Washington, all 19 of his pitches registered at 100 mph or faster, and his top velocity was 103.1 mph. That might have contributed to him sustaining an ulnar collateral ligament strain a couple of weeks later while pitching for Class A Dayton.

Greene tore the ligament during Spring Training 2019 and underwent Tommy John surgery that April. He still ranks No. 2 in the Reds' organization and No. 53 overall by MLB Pipeline.

Greene’s rehab from surgery had been going well before the shutdown of baseball in March. Recent Instagram posts have showed him throwing off a makeshift mound in a backyard.

Mark Sheldon has covered the Reds for MLB.com since 2006, and previously covered the Twins from 2001-05. Follow him on Twitter @m_sheldon and Facebook.