We would like to welcome Larry Greene to the Phillies organization. Greene, an OF from Nashville, Georgia (the other Nashville), was taken in the supplemental portion of the first round (39th overall) last night. He has been compared to 2010 BlueClaws first baseman Jonathan Singleton.
“He’s a man amongst young men,” Phillies director of scouting Marti Wolever said of Greene. “He is really strong and powerful. He’s just a really good athlete. He might have a little bit more power [than Singleton]. He’s built like him. His stroke is comparable. The bat speed is comparable.”
Here is a good write-up from Ed Barkowitz in the Philadelphia Daily News.
Greene had the chance to play football at Alabama but is focusing on baseball. We look forward to seeing him in a BlueClaws uniform!
Barkowitz spent five minutes with Reading RHP JC Ramirez. These are always great to read. Ramirez’s dream dinner guests are his mom, Barack Obama, and Jorge Posada.