Riley Greene

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Riley Greene

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Biographical Information[edit]

Outfielder Riley Greene was drafted 5th overall in the 2019 amateur draft, by the Detroit Tigers, out of a high school in Oviedo, FL. His high selection was not a surprise as he was considered maybe the best pure hitter among high schoolers that year. He was the Florida Gatorade Player of the Year as a senior, spent time with the United States junior national team and played in various national All-Star games. In 28 games as a senior, he hit .422 with 8 home runs. 38 runs scored and 27 RBIs.

His father Alan Greene played college baseball at Florida Tech and was a youth coach, counting his son among his pupils. Riley had a commitment to attend the University of Florida before being drafted but signed quickly with Detroit.

Further Reading[edit]

  • Anthony Fenech: "Detroit Tigers draft Riley Greene at 5th overall in 2019 MLB draft",, June 3, 2019. [1]
  • Stephen Ruiz: "Hagerty’s Riley Greene should go early in baseball draft. He’ll take years of playing with close friends in Oviedo with him", Orlando Sentinel, June 2, 2019. [2]

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