Tigers take Florida OF Riley Greene in MLB.com mock draft

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Riley Greene

Riley Greene, an outfielder from Hagerty High School in Oviedo, Fla., is MLB.com’s pick for the Detroit Tigers in its latest mock draft.

The Tigers have the No. 5 pick in the first round of the draft, which runs June 3-5.

Greene (6-2, 190 pounds) hit .422 with eight home runs and 27 RBI this season for Hagerty. He has signed with Florida.

Greene is ranked the No. 6 prospect in the 2019 draft by Keith Law of ESPN and the No. 3 player in the nation by Baseball America on its list of 2019 high school seniors.

“He's a future left fielder who needs to work on his reads on fly balls, so the hope is that his hit and power tools both end up above-average to plus, leaving him as at least a regular in a corner,” Law says of Greene.

Greene is one of three finalists for Gatorade national prep baseball player of the year, along with shortstop Bobby Witt Jr. of Colleyville, Texas (Oklahoma signee), and outfielder Corbin Carroll of Seattle (UCLA signee).

MLB.com has Oregon State catcher Adley Rutschman going to the Orioles with the No. 1 pick in the draft.

The Tigers had the No. 1 pick last year and selected Auburn pitcher Casey Mize.