Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Larry Greene Jr. Batting Practice Footage

Outfield prospect Larry Greene Jr. had plenty of ups and downs all throughout the 2013 season.  The six-foot 235-pounder began the year in extended spring training, with the Phillies citing his fitness level as the reason.  A short time later, Greene joined the Class A Lakewood BlueClaws' roster and proceeded to post a .178 average over his first 34 games.  Following that, in the month of June, the Georgia native tallied a .274 batting average in 23 games.  Then, in the final 54 games of the season, Greene sported a .205 average.

Additionally, the power that Greene was so highly touted for upon signing his first pro contract with the Phillies, after he was drafted 39th overall on 2011, has yet to be put on display in a convincing fashion.  In 181 minor league contests, the 20-year-old has slugged just six homers and has served up a .666 OPS.

Greene put forth a solid performance on defense, as his speed and range is great for a player his size.

Just prior to the season's end, I grabbed some batting practice footage of the youngster that entered this season as the Phillies' 18th ranked prospect and still has some promise.  Check that out in the video player below.


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