Ever since the Cincinnati Reds drafted right handed pitcher Hunter Greene with the #2 overall pick in the 2017 Major League Baseball Draft, the question has been when will we get to see him take the mound? After signing on the last day he was eligible to sign, it extended the time between when he last played, early April, and when he began his time in the organization, the second week of July. With that much time off, there was going to be a need to build up to getting back into games for the 17-year-old. After he signed it was also noted that the team was going to not only have him pitch, but let him be a designated hitter at times when he wasn’t pitching. He was also considered to be a mid-1st round draft pick as a shortstop – but everyone just preferred him as a pitcher.

On July 16th Hunter Greene was still “a couple of weeks away, at least” from playing according to Mustangs manager Rey Martinez. Greene has been with the team since then, but hasn’t played yet. And it will probably be another two weeks until he sees the field.

Hunter Greene reportedly told a local radio station that he would begin to DH on August 8th and pitch on August 27th.

Hunter Greene talked with The Big J Show in Billings this morning and shared the dates. But, a source told me that while those two dates may not be completely accurate, that they do follow the timeline that the organization is looking at for Hunter Greene stepping into the batters box and taking the mound.