3 Reds prospects who are comparable to Hunter Greene, Nick Lodolo, and Graham Ashcraft

Cincinnati Reds prospect Andrew Abbott at SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game
Cincinnati Reds prospect Andrew Abbott at SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game / Ronald Martinez/GettyImages
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3. Reds prospect Chase Petty is comparable to Hunter Greene.

Chase Petty is just 19 years old, but he has maturity beyond his years. The Cincinnati Reds traded Sonny Gray to the Twins prior to the 2022 season and in exchange received Minnesota's first-round pick from the 2021 MLB Draft.

Petty is in the infancy of his path to the major leagues, but has already shown great improvements in 2022. The flamethrowing right-hander has played at both Low-A Daytona and High-A Dayton this season and has posted very similar numbers at both stops. This would seem to suggest that bump in competition has not phased Petty in the least.

Hunter Greene had a quiet confidence during his time in the minor leagues. The former first-round draft pick knew his stuff was good and just went out every fifth day in order to prove it. Petty has a similar makeup.

Much like Greene did during the early part of his career, Petty relies on his pure stuff to get outs. When you can rare back on throw 100-plus, why wouldn't you? However, Petty also has a plus breaking ball and is working to develop a changeup. Sound like anyone you know?

Chase Petty has tremendous stuff, but he'll need to refine his repertoire before finding his way to the major leagues. Reds fans will need to remember to have patience with Petty, just like they're learning to do with Greene.

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