Hunter Greene Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 5" / 242 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 8/6/1999 (24)
Hunter Greene Season Stats
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Hunter Greene News
Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Hunter Greene did not have his best stuff in Tuesday's 11-7 win over the Guardians. Greene pitched just three innings, allowing seven runs on eight hits (including three home runs) and a walk with three strikeouts. The 24-year-old has been inconsistent this season through 21 starts, displaying his high strikeout upside with a 12.28 K/9 rate but also showing a lack of control with a 4.71 ERA and 3.95 BB/9 rate. He is currently slated to make one final start at the Cardinals, but fantasy managers may consider avoiding him with so much on the line in the final days of the season.
Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Hunter Greene pitched six innings giving up zero earned runs on Sunday as the Reds beat the St. Louis Cardinals 7-1. The young flamethrower struck out nine while giving up one hit and walking four, allowing an unearned run to score. Greene needed 109 pitches and threw 66 for strikes on his way to his fourth win, lowering his ERA to 4.43 in the process. He induced 17 swings and misses. The Reds continue to stay hot, so Greene could find himself with a couple more wins to close out the season if he is on his game.
Cincinnati Reds right-hander Hunter Greene (illness) will return to the starting rotation to face the visiting St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday. Greene went on the COVID injured list last Friday but is asymptomatic and has rejoined the team in Cincinnati. The 24-year-old recently returned from the 60-day injured list on Aug. 30 and has allowed 15 runs (13 earned) on 18 hits (five home runs) while walking nine and striking out 14 in 12 innings pitched in three starts. While the matchup is nice and the hard-throwing hurler has plenty of strikeout upside, Greene won't be without risk in his return this weekend. On the year, he's gone 3-6 with a 4.75 ERA (4.30 FIP), 1.48 WHIP, 40 walks and 114 strikeouts in 85 1/3 innings over 17 starts in his second-big league campaign.
It was a tale of two halves for Cincinnati Reds rookie starter Hunter Greene. Through his first 18 starts, his strikeout rate sat at 28.8% but was paired with a 10.2% walk rate and 2.29 HR/9, leading to an inflated 5.78 ERA. Greene turned things around during his final six starts, producing a 1.02 ERA after posting an unbelievable 36.7% strikeout rate, dropping his walk rate to 5.8%, and allowing just one home run. By the end, he accumulated five wins, a 4.44 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, and a 30.9% strikeout rate across 125.2 IP. Batters posted just a .292 xSLG and a .202 xBA off of Greene in the second half, helped by a 26.7% flyball rate that was nowhere close to his season rate of 36.2%. Further, batters swung and missed at 18.6% of his offerings after the break. It was possible with virtually a two-pitch arsenal. Greene's flamethrower-like fastball averaged 98.9 MPH and had a spin rate in the 81st percentile, and his slider got batters to whiff 38% of the time and produced a batting average against of .170. Fantasy managers might still be scared that the 23-year-old plays his home games at Great American Ballpark. However, Greene was a ground ball pitcher in the minors, so the drastic change in flyball rate is probably more legitimate than a fluke. Also, a 1.72 HR/9 is bloated even for a Reds pitcher and will deflate in 2023. The former second-overall pick proved he can post respectable rate stats while contributing huge punch out numbers. Greene can give a ton of value and upside at his ADP of 120, especially considering he has arguably more potential than pitchers such as Logan Gilbert (115 ADP) and Kyle Wright (113 ADP), who are going before him in drafts.