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Alright, so here’s the info.
Keith Law Rank: 57th
BA Rank: 75th
The scouting report is simple. He has the most power of any high school prospect in the draft. At 6’1/230, he’s already massive, and can hit a baseball a really long way. Defensively, he’s a LF guy at this point with scouts thinking he might have to move to 1B eventually. He hasn’t played against a ton of great competition, but hes coming from Georgia, so its not like he’s from Wyoming where they have no high school baseball. As you know by now, the Phillies generally look for elite tools, normally they go for all around tools packages, especially guys with speed. Greene is the complete opposite, as his value is basically tied to his power. But that power could be really special, like, 40 HR power special. The system lacks legit power prospects, and Greene certainly fits the bill there. The Phillies obviously believe he can play LF, and that he can make contact and make adjustments. Can he? We’ll see.
Not a crazy reach, and he helps fill the “power void” in the system. He wasn’t on my list of guys, or the list I was given, but I actually kind of like the pick. Even if he ends up just a big slugging LF, there’s tons of value there. He will likely sign for slot relatively soon and get some GCL time. If you want the Phillies to gamble, they can do that tomorrow.
In Keith Law’s first mock draft, he had Larry Greene going to STL at #22
Larry Greene, OF, Berrien County HS (Nashville, Ga.)
I’ve heard the Cardinals and the Nationals are all over Greene, who may have as much raw power as anyone in the draft.