Riley Greene Detroit Tigers

Age: 21 (September 28, 2000) | 6' 3" | 200lbs. | Bats: Left
DET R 2019 9 37 9 13 5 12 3 0 2 8 0 0 .351 .442 .595 12 28 .478 n/a
DET A- 2019 24 88 12 26 11 25 3 1 1 7 1 0 .295 .380 .386 11 25 .403 n/a
DET A 2019 24 96 13 21 6 26 2 2 2 13 4 0 .219 .278 .344 6 24 .268 n/a
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Heads to the Arizona Fall League as the #5 prospect in baseball.  He is also one of the 12 youngest in the AFL. Other top 10 prospects are his teammate #4 Spencer Torkelson, #6 CJ Abrams, and #8 Gabriel Moreno (up with a bullet).

Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Oct 6
Alex Patton Alex
Sep 8

Promoted to AAA with Spencer Torkelson.

Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Aug 16

Riley Greene, Double-A Erie (Tigers)—The Tigers No. 2 prospect tallied his third consecutive multi-hit game and walked once in a loss to Akron. The 20-year-old outfielder has walked 35 times in 67 games, but has shown some swing and miss as well, with 84 strikeouts. Still, he's hitting .277/.368/.469 with 10 homers and 36 RBIs as one of the youngest players in Double-A.

Alex Patton Alex
Jul 28

Surely that can't be right about the Tigers pitchers.

Alex Patton Alex
Mar 23

Riley Greene, OF, Tigers — Greene hasn’t gotten as much attention as Bobby Witt Jr. or C.J. Abrams this spring, but the Tigers have given him a significant amount of playing time and he’s rarely looked overmatched. Greene hit a 115.8 mph double off of Toronto’s Dany Jimenez on Monday. That kind of exit velocity is rarely seen, as there were only 20 balls hit that hard in all of the 2020 season.

That exit velocity was harder than any hit by any Tiger in any regular season game of the Statcast era (2015-2020). Not only that, there are few balls any Tigers’ hitter has smoked in the past six years that come close to matching it.

Miguel Cabrera hit a single in 2015 off Jered Weaver that had a 115.6 mph exit velocity. That’s the only ball a Tigers hitter had hit over 115 mph in the Statcast era. Tigers hitters had an additional 11 balls in that timeframe that were hit over 114 mph.

To give a little further context, the Tigers pitchers have only given up two harder hit balls than Greene’s double since 2015.

Alex Patton Alex
Mar 23