Mets Pluck Cailfornia High School Centerfielder Isaiah Greene with 69th Overall Pick


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Isaiah Greene out of Corona High School in Corona, California.

With the 69th pick (compensation) in the 2020 MLB Amateur Draft, the Mets selected Isaiah Greene, a centerfielder out of Corona High School in Corona, CA.

The 6-foot-1, 178-pounder, with room to grow into his athletic frame, from Eastvale, CA, Green completed his four-year high school career with 87 hits, a .405 on-base percentage, and three consecutive Big VIII League titles.

Greene batted .389 with four triples and nine stolen bases as a sophomore in 2018.

His approach at the plate is considered top-notch by his high school coach Andy Wise, who said Greene has a nice stride to the ball, displays great bat control, and knows how to get the barrel of the bat on the ball. 

Greene is also known for good glove work, and his brother, Elijah, is a senior outfielder at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Therefore, baseball is in his genes. 

If New York is able to sign both first-round selection Pete Crow-Armstrong and Greene, who has a potential scholarship offer from Division I University of Missouri, they’ll have as interesting future decision to make, as both players man the centerfield position well. 

— Jerry Del Priore 

 

 

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