Hunter Greene’s pro debut hours away; listen as he’ll bat sixth at DH

Hunter Greene, from Stevenson Ranch, Calif., is expected to make his professional debut tonight with the Reds' Pioneer League rookie team, batting sixth as the designated hitter. 
Cincinnati made him the No. 2 overall pick in the June draft. Here, he's seen talking to Dodgers' outfielder Yasiel Puig before a game against the Phillies on April 28 in Dodger Stadium.

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Hunter Greene, from Stevenson Ranch, Calif., is expected to make his professional debut tonight with the Reds' Pioneer League rookie team, batting sixth as the designated hitter. Cincinnati made him the No. 2 overall pick in the June draft. Here, he's seen talking to Dodgers' outfielder Yasiel Puig before a game against the Phillies on April 28 in Dodger Stadium.

Hunter Greene's long-awaited professional baseball debut is coming up, and if you want to listen on radio click this link (only active during the Pioneer Mustangs' Rookie League game, which begins at 9:05 p.m. Dayton time against Idaho Falls).

The Reds made the southern California pitcher/shortstop the No. overall pick of the draft in June, and he finally signed with the team on July 7, shortly before the signing deadline.

Considered by most to pitch the top pitching prospect in the draft, as he has threw over 100 mph in high school, Greene is expected to bat sixth as the designated hitter. His pitching debut may come Aug. 27 as the Reds organization has given him considerable time to get into baseball shape.

📸 Dean Hendrickson / @Mustangs) pic.twitter.com/GHcGIEehID— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) August 8, 2017

Greene, who received an MLB-record signing bonus of $7.23 million, turned 18 Sunday.

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