Cincinnati Reds prospect Hunter Greene shines with the fans

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Hunter Greene was part of the instruction team for a baseball camp, where he was representing the Cincinnati Reds.

The Cincinnati Reds called Hunter Greene part LeBron James, part Dwight Gooden when they drafted him.  The implication is that he is both an amazing prospect and an ambassador for the game of baseball.  He is already proving the Reds right.

As part of an MLB contingent Greene went to help at baseball camp in Southern California.  MLB’s 18th best ranked prospect is from Sherman Oaks.  Less than a year into his professional career and he is already standing out among his peers.

Greene travelled to Inglewood to play ball with younger fans of the game.  Greene was able to spend time with another member of the Reds’ family, Eric Davis.  Davis is also from the Los Angeles area.

Davis was impressed that someone so young would be so active.  The Reds’ Hall of Famer was the center fielder for the 1990 World Series championship team.  Davis hopes that Greene continues to go out into the community.

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The point of the camp was to bring baseball to inner city youth ages nine to fourteen.  All of the MLB players involved had a tie-in to the region.  There was also a leadership component focusing on compassion, courage, discipline, humility, and integrity.

Hunter Greene also showed his personality off at RedsFest prior to returning to his Southern California roots.

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When Greene went to RedsFest he signed 250 baseball for the fans in attendance.  Greene also went to the trouble to personalize each one.  This is the sort of professional that the Reds got when they drafted Greene.

In 2017 Greene only pitched in three games, yet the Reds fans came to RedsFest to support the latest first round pick.  He also took a few swings at the plate in 2017.  That just showed that Greene and his 102-mph fastball belonged on the mound.

Greene was at Great American Ballpark in September following his rookie ball season.  He was even interviewed on 700 WLW.  RedsFest, though, was his first official public appearance representing the Reds.

Coming from Los Angeles, Greene had never seen anything like RedsFest.  Other MLB teams don’t have the celebration of baseball that the Reds’ fans are so accustomed to.  With the Caravan and Opening Day around the corner, Greene has even more to look forward to.

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Greene has been a great representative of the  Reds so far.  His skill on the field looks great too.  Hopefully, he will find his way to the majors sooner than later.