Hunter Greene is selected by the Cincinnati Reds
DENVER — The Reds could have a deal with the No. 2 overall selection from the 2017 MLB Draft, right-hander Hunter Greene, completed by Wednesday, a source told MLB.com on Tuesday.
Greene would have to pass a physical with Cincinnati’s medical staff before any signing becomes official. The slot value of the No. 2 pick is $7,193,200.
Greene, 17, is the only player picked in the top 10 to remain unsigned. Selected out of Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks, Calif., he was ranked as the No. 1 prospect in the Draft by MLBPipeline.com.
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Scouting reports have shown that Greene is able to throw 102 mph, and he has the potential to be a dynamic Major Leaguer.
Cincinnati has signed 22 of its 41 picks this year, with Greene the only one unsigned among the organization’s first 11 selections. On Tuesday the Reds signed their seventh-round pick, catcher Mark Kolozsvary from the University of Florida.
The deadline to sign 2017 Draft picks is Friday.
Mark Sheldon has covered the Reds for MLB.com since 2006, and previously covered the Twins from 2001-05. Follow him on Twitter @m_sheldon and Facebook and listen to his podcast.