Hunter Greene’s introduction to Cincinnati was considered one of a downtown teeming with individuals, a few bratwursts and a cream puff he described as “superior.”
The No. 2 decide of June’s draft was on the town Saturday earlier than heading to Arizona for educational league play. He, his household and brokers arrived Friday night time and have been dropped into the center of Oktoberfest celebrations downtown . Then they went to the Reds’ City Youth Academy in Roselawn on Saturday morning earlier than making it to Nice American Ball Park to tour the Reds Corridor of Fame and Museum, converse to season ticket holders after which the Cincinnati media.
“It’s a crash course. I’ve loved it,” Greene stated. “It’s been superior, testing every thing that’s right here, with the ability to go right down to the town and absorb Oktoberfest and take within the tradition was actually cool.”
Greene educated on the Main League Baseball City Youth Academy in Compton, Calif., rising up, so the Saturday morning journey to speak to the youngsters on the Roselawn facility was notably necessary, he stated.
“You see it’s not just L.A. that people are given the right mentors and people to listen to and look up to,” Greene said. “People are getting it in other parts of the country, like Cincinnati. To see the kids grow on and off the field and understand they’re in a good place right now. That they’re able to have fun on the field and get the right coaching.”
Greene pitched in three games for Billings in the rookie-level Pioneer League and appeared in seven games as a designated hitter. The Mustangs’ season ended a week ago and now he’s off to continue his development in Goodyear, Ariz., at the Reds’ Player Development Complex there.
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“My performance part, it would be working on secondary pitches and my fastball command — and maintaining my health,” he said. “That’s the big thing I’m focusing on. To be able to go seven, eight innings, whatever the ball club wants me to do and come out of feeling good.”
For now, he said he was excited to be in Cincinnati and to get a glimpse of his future, just as many Reds fans got to see him, someone the team hopes is a big part of its future.
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