Cincinnati Reds: A look into Hunter Greene’s first taste of pro-ball

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The Cincinnati Red’s uber prospect

Hunter Greene is a special player and he is one of the Cincinnati Reds prospects. He can dominate on the mound, and hurt you at the plate. Furthermore, the young prospect is only 18 years old. His potential moving forward is as high as any player. Also, being a two-way player can do that. But, he still has a long way to go in his development.

The young right hander has the burden of being dubbed the Lebron James of baseball. But, he doesn’t want that. He wants to be more to people than that. Here is a quote from the great article by Joon Lee: “I definitely feel like an adult 24/7,” he says. “It’s hard to be in the moment because everything is happening so fast, and I’m so young. It’s hard to slow down because everything is moving so fast.”

Greene is constantly challenged with sponsors, fans, and publicity that it’s hard to stay in the moment. But, he has shown that he can keep his head down and be the best he can be. The youngster can block the noise out and can persevere to be a superstar. The young superstar has several huge burdens put on him.

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Hunter Greene has had comparisons to Babe Ruth and Dwight Gooden. He might just be the next African American trailblazer in the MLB. The flamethrower has the potential to inspire countless young African American children, and bring them back into America’s favorite pastime. But for now, let’s look into his first taste of Pro-ball.

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The young right hander pitched in 3 games in 2017. In that time, he tossed a 12.46 ERA in 41 innings pitched. But, a positive would be his strikeout total, which was 6. There should not be a red flag though, as he is still so young. Going beyond the numbers, he is a strong competitor. He showed off his potential by overpowering guys.

His heated fastball will get by the best of hitters, and the off speed is still a work in progress. He has utilized the pitch ahead in the count, and there looks to be more spin on it too.

Greene easily has the potential to become the ace of the staff, and was a perfect fit for the Reds among the abundance of young pitching. There hasn’t really been a clear favorite, other than Luis Castillo’s strong 2017 campaign.

In his last start in the Instructional League on October 8th, the righty showed his grit and dominance. The star pitcher was kicked around when he last faced the Kansas City Royals instructional team. But he got the better of them this time, striking out seven and giving up only one hit in three innings. He demonstrated that he can rebound from start to start.

This is what Hunter Greene said after the game according to Baseball America: “I faced these guys last time and they won that last time, and I wasn’t going to let them win again,” Greene said. “I just took it more personal and went out there and competed and trusted in all my pitches. The uber prospect goes out there every game and gives his all. His fortitude and dominance make him a special player.

The Cincinnati Reds’ future

The future looks bright for the Cincinnati Reds, as they have a plethora of young guns close to the Major League. This franchise looks primed for turnaround a year or two from now. They have made the fans suffer long enough, and to some avail.

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The Reds chose a clear direction and have abided by that. The fruits of labor will come soon enough. But for now, the rebuild is ongoing. Soon, the Reds will have several stars such as Nick Senzel, Hunter Greene, and more. They might have the potential to be the next great Reds’ team. Time will tell, along with Hunter Greene’s development.