#31 – CF Chase Greene

# 31 – OF Chase Greene

Bats/Throws: R/R

Height/Weight: 5’11”/180 lbs

Acquired: 16th round 2009 (West Boca Raton HS)

Born: 4/22/1990

2009 Rank: NR

Why Ranked Here: Tools, tools and tools.  The Mets believed in Greene’s tools enough to buy him out a commitment to the University of South Florida with a $125,000 signing bonus, the sixth highest in the class.  Baseball America called Greene the best athlete from the Mets 2009 draft.  Greene is a plus runner with above average bat speed and an average outfield arm. You can watch Green’s body change and mature through this series of pictures from the Perfect Game website.  It’s pretty cool.

2009: A shortstop in HS, the Mets wasted no time moving Greene to CF in the GCL, where he performed well.  Greene hit .286/.361/.397 in 22 games in his professional debut in the GCL with two stolen bases without a CS.

Dr. Pangloss Says: Greene becomes an above average centerfielder defensively with a well-rounded offensive game with some speed, a little pop and some strike zone control.

Debbie Downer Says: He’s too short.  He’s a fourth outfielder or a AAA all-star.

Projected 2010 Start: Kingsport.