Hunter Greene is good enough to have been featured on the cover of SI a few weeks ago, but he may not be good enough to convince the Minnesota Twins to select him with the No. 1 overall pick in next month’s MLB draft. Fan Rag Sports’ Jon Heyman reports that the Twins are expected to pass on Greene with the top pick in the draft. Instead, he says Minnesota is deciding between Louisville two-way phenom Brendan McKay, Vandy pitcher Kyle Wright, and California high school shortstop Royce Lewis. Some believe Wright could be the most likely pick by the Twins. If Minnesota goes with Wright, the Cincinnati Reds, picking second, could decide between McKay and Greene. The Padres, picking third, are said to be big fans of Greene. No right-handed high school pitcher has ever been picked No. 1 overall in the MLB draft, as they’re typically viewed as somewhat risky. Josh Beckett, who went No. 2 overall to the Marlins in 1999, was about the closest to going first overall, but the Rays took Josh Hamilton instead.
Twins reportedly expected to pass on Hunter Greene at No. 1
Larry Brown Sports | May 26