Athlete on the mound, showed a calm demeanor; was emotional when warranted; ¾ delivery; hand stab; plus arm speed; min effort; no head whack; slight hitch in his delivery, doesn’t have smooth transitions; small leg kick; ends in a good fielding position, finishes well.
New Hampshire Fisher Cats (AA, Blue Jays)
55; No. 3/4 Starter
Electric heater; minimal effort in delivery; plus arm speed; held velocity; command faltered as he approached 100-pitch mark; lacks movement, still missed bats in this viewing. Athleticism should help command progress going forward.
Primary complement to fastball; flashed tumble and fade; excellent velo separation; struggled to command, often in zone but loose within it; can attain swings and misses at present but lack of command makes it play down; above-average potential with command refinement.
Sharp, 11/5 break; bad misses, missed up in the zone and got barreled; didn't repeat arm slot; potential average offering if he can locate down consistently.
Flashes tilt and late bite; missed inside frequently, hitters didn't chase; below-average offering.
Greene flashed during this outing as his fastball produced quite a pop in the catcher's mitt. His control/command issues weren’t a huge factor in the start because of his plus-plus heater and his ability to fool hitters with his consistent arm speed. There is concern that Greene only has two usable pitches and would be most effective as a late-inning reliever. He would be a potential closer at the big-league level, however, I’m buying into him as a starting pitcher. His fastball makes up for his inconsistent offspeed command and his change has the potential to be above average, especially with the problems it would give hitters when it works off of his fastball. The curveball-slider combo is just good enough to keep hitters honest and I believe he has the potential to be a more than capable number three starter in a first division rotation.