Greene is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds who was considered a possible first-round choice in the 2017 MLB draft. He was chosen second overall by the Cincinnati Reds as a pitcher.
Greene signed a professional contract with the Reds at the signing deadline, foregoing his commitment to UCLA, for a $7.23 million signing bonus, the largest bonus given out during the slotting system’s first year, and the largest bonus given out since Gerrit Cole received an $8 million bonus in 2011.
Greene was sent to the Billings Mustangs of the Pioneer League’s Rookie-level by the Reds. On days when he did not pitch, he batted as a pitcher and as a designated hitter.
He appeared in three games for Billings, totaling 4+13 innings thrown, and batted 7-for-30 (.233) as a designated hitter. Greene was assigned to the Dayton Dragons of the Class A Midwest League in 2018, where he appeared entirely as a pitcher.
He played in the 2018 All-Star Futures Game for the Reds. Greene played the whole 2018 season with Dayton, starting 18 games and amassing a 3–7 win-loss record, a 4.48 ERA, and 89 strikeouts in 68+13 innings thrown.
His season was cut short by a sprained ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) in his pitching elbow. Greene underwent Tommy John surgery in March 2019 after having a setback in his recovery that significantly injured the UCL.
How Old Is Hunter Greene?
Hunter Greene is currently 22 years old.