Larry Greene was selected with the 39th overall pick in the 2011 draft. The Phillies front office liked the big bodied kid out of Georgia, and saw him as a raw athlete who could bring considerable power to a big league lineup one day.

But less than four years later, Greene has informed the organization that's he through pursuing a professional baseball career.

Phillies player development director Joe Jordan said Greene informed him "three or four days ago" that he would not be reporting to minor league camp this week.

"He decided this isn't what he wanted to do," Jordan said Monday morning at the Carpenter Complex.


Greene, 22, hit .183 with two home runs in 60 games at Low-A Lakewood in 2014. In three minor league seasons, Greene hit .224 with a .638 OPS in 242 games; he had 8 home runs and struck out 304 times in 989 minor league plate appearances.

PhoulBallz.com, a Phillies minor-league centric website, first reported of Greene's absence on Sunday night. But Jordan said it was premature to say that Greene had retired from professional baseball.