Take a close look at the New York Yankees third-round draft pick from 2018 with a tremendous amount of potential, Ryder Green.
Ryder Green enters 2019 as the Yankees No. 16 ranked prospect, according to MLB Pipeline. Green ranks sixth overall among New York’s offensive prospects.
The 18-year-old was drafted out of high school by New York with the No. 97 overall pick of the 2018 MLB Draft. He is known for his quick bat speed and power hitting.
Level: (GCL Yankees East R)
6’0″ / 200lbs.
MLB Pipeline Scouting grades: Hit: 45 | Power : 55 | Run: 50 | Arm: 60 | Field: 50 | Overall: 45
The Yankees third-round draft choice of 2018 is one of New York’s youngest prospects to keep an eye on.
Only 18, Green played his first minor league baseball in 2018 with the rookie-level GCL Yankees. There he played 26 games and had 79 at-bats that saw him hit three home runs, drive in 10 runs and produce 16 hits.
MLB Pipeline sees Green’s bat as his biggest strength.
He is described to have above average bat speed, and strength which they see leads to Green having “raw power.”
MLB Pipeline believes if Green reaches his full potential he can be a 25-30 home run hitter at the big league level. This would play perfectly in the American Leauge East as having power in the east always results in high home run numbers.
Green isn’t projected to reach the big leagues until 2022, so it will be a while until he is seen in the Bronx. However, great potential awaits and he appears to be a name that fans should be excited about.