Draft profile: Hunter Greene

June 9th, 2017

With the 2017 Draft fast approaching (June 12-14 on MLB Network and MLB.com), we take a closer look at the top prospects in this year's class.

Name: Hunter Greene

Position: RHP/SS

School: Notre Dame (Calif.) HS

Rank on Draft Top 200: 1

DOB: 08/06/1999

Bats: R Throws: R

Height: 6'3" Weight: 195 lbs.

College commitment: UCLA

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Tools

(Future grades on 20-80 scouting scale)

Fastball: 70

Slider: 55

Changeup: 50

Control: 55

Overall: 60

Hit: 50

Power: 55

Run: 50

Arm: 65

Field: 50

Overall: 55

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Stats

Record:
3-0

Innings: 28

Strikeouts: 43

Walks: 4

Games: 30

Avg: .324

AB: 102

2B: 6

HR: 6

RBI: 28

OBP: .374

Scouting report

Hunter Greene has first round talent both as a shortstop and as a pitcher, although his future is on the mound. The 17-year-old made headlines early this year when he hit 102 mph with his fastball in a start, although he typically sits in the mid-to-upper 90s. Greene's arsenal also features a slider and a changeup that he doesn't use frequently, but is above-average. Greene also has good control, rarely issuing free passes. Since Greene is also a shortstop, he has tremendous athleticism, something that will help him in the future, both as he learns to repeat a delivery and in fielding his position. Greene is still very young, but has a tremendous work ethic and, despite all the hype and attention he has garnered, is aware that he still has plenty to learn.

MLB comp: From a stuff standpoint, he compares favorably to Gerrit Cole.

Fun fact: When Greene isn't on the field, he is an avid artist, an A student in his AP art class. Greene enjoys the creativity and freedom of expression that a blank canvas offers.

He said it: "Obviously I don't focus on lighting up the gun and doing all this crazy stuff, but being able to go out there effortlessly and hitting triple digits, I'm excited to see what I can do when I get under professional tutelage."

They said it: "The thing he's able to do is continue to improve. I really think that's what sets him apart. If you tracked him from freshman year to senior year and watched his growth in every area, it's steady in every area.'"

-- Notre Dame High School coach Tom Dill