Greene, 18, hit .562 with 11 doubles, one triple, 19 home runs, 52 RBIs, 58 runs scored and 13 stolen bases this season for Berrien County High School in Nashville, Ga. Greene, who is 6-foot-1 and 225 pounds, earned a football scholarship to Alabama, but he will play baseball.
Greene has committed to Chipola Junior College in Marianna, Fla. The outfielder said he isn't sure if he would bypass pro ball for college, but he sounded like he wants to sign.
Greene is a talented athlete who had a difficult year. His mother, who was diabetic, died just after Christmas.
"It was pretty hard to go through, but me and my dad made it through," Greene said. "We made it this far. She's watching us now."
Baseball America ranked Greene its 75th overall prospect. The magazine compared Greene to Russell Branyan, but Wolever does not think that comparison fits because he believes Greene will make better contact. He also thinks Greene is much better than 75th overall. He got a strong recommendation from area scout Aaron Jersild, who saw Greene play extensively.
Greene projects as an average outfielder defensively.
"We thought he was the best option for us," Wolever said. "We did a lot of work and spent a lot of time this year watching him play."
Greene is a soft-spoken kid who admitted he wasn't sure he would be picked so high.
"I knew I was good, but I didn't think I was that good," Greene said.
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"I'm excited about [Tuesday]," Wolever said. "There are some good players out there yet. There are some attractive needs for the organization that are still out there."