Greene may see extended playing time early in spring training with the likes of Jonathan Schoop, Renato Nunez and Nomar Mazara arriving late to camp, Cody Stavenhagen of The Athletic reports. Greene and Spencer Torkelson are the Tigers' most promising offensive prospects, and both could see plenty of at-bats out of the gate in Grapefruit League action. Greene popped with two home runs and a 1.528 OPS in seven spring training games last season, and he'll get the chance to impress again in 2021, but the Tigers are unlikely to rush the 20-year-old to the majors. He's likely to begin the year at High-A West Michigan or possibly Double-A Erie.
Greene was reassigned to the Tigers' alternate training site Monday. Greene made some splash plays in summer camp, but the Tigers won't rush their highly touted 19-year-old. He'll now get to work on his game in Toledo and aim to debut in the majors in his early 20s.
Greene will be a part of the Tigers' 60-man player pool this season. Greene finished 2019 with Low-A West Michigan, so it would seem he's still a ways off from his MLB debut. However, the highly touted 19-year-old will now be able to train with major-league players this year as he continues his development.
Greene went 1-for-1 with two walks, a solo home run and two runs scored in Sunday's Grapefruit League win over the Pirates. The fifth overall pick in the 2019 draft, Greene made an immediate impact in his first spring training game. The Tigers are sure to give the 19-year-old more seasoning in the minors, but he's certainly a player to track over the next few seasons.
Greene was promoted to Low-A West Michigan on Wednesday, Emily Waldon of The Athletic reports. Green was drafted with the fifth overall pick by the Tigers in June and has spent the last month at short-season Connecticut, slashing .295/.380/.386 in 24 games. The 18-year-old was viewed as the top prep hitter in the class and has illustrated those skills in his first taste of professional baseball.