"It was an unbelievable feeling". He has little shot of reaching pick 23, but any team that takes him after the top three picks is getting a steal.
Detroit Tigers first-round picks this century have generally helped the team in one way or another.
Greene is the fifth player from the Santa Clarita Valley to be drafted in the MLB First-Year Player Draft's first round. In a surprise selection, Royce Lewis, from San Juan Capistrano JSerra, went No. 1 overall to the Twins.
He played third base and outfield until his senior year when he moved over to shortshop.
In the end, they selected California high school shortstop Royce Lewis, a compromise selection in some regard. "He checked all the boxes for us".
The Aliso Viejo, CA native was a member of the gold medal-winning USA Baseball 18U National Team in the fall of 2016 that defeated Cuba in October for the 2016 COPABE Pan American AAA Championship.
The only player on this list who is now in the Hall of Fame was the most electrifying player of the 1990s and his 630 home runs are sixth in baseball history. The Cincinnati Reds selected right-handed pitcher Hunter Greene of Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks, Calif.
Greene, chosen as a pitcher, also played shortstop at Notre Dame High School, but a fastball that can reach 100 miles per hour has the Reds projecting him as a future ace.
Yoenis Cespedes hit a grand slam in his return from a six-week stint on the disabled list and the New York Mets beat the Atlanta Braves 6-1 in the first game of a doubleheader. Heimlich asked to be excused from pitching in the Super Regionals this past weekend after last week's report surfaced.
Man, Im a monster, he said, chuckling. We'll go in reverse order.
The Reds announced Greene as a pitcher.
"I don't even know yet", he said, wearing a Cincinnati cap and jersey.
"We see this guy as an impact player on both sides of the ball", Mike Radcliff, Twins vice president of player personnel, said.
Falvey said the Twins' choice came down to the waning minutes and the decision to pass on Greene was "really tough".
"We're just so excited to have him". They also didn't decide to pick Lewis until right before the Draft.
His junior year he hit a.429 batting average with nine doubles and four home runs. As a senior, he was 3-0 with a 0.75 ERA over 5 appearances, collecting 43 strikeouts with just 4 walks over 28.0 innings pitched. If they wanted an arm then Hunter Greene or Brendan McKay would make the most sense, and early predictions show that the Twins would lean toward McKay.
It is unknown whether Oregon State was aware of Heimlich's guilty plea when he entered the school's baseball program. Houston Astros: RHP J.B. Bukauskas, North Carolina 16. Milwaukee Brewers: OF/2B Keston Hiura, UC Irvine 10.