Nine who got away: #9, Tommy Greene

The Braves have been judicious about which prospects they keep and which they trade (think Melvin Nieves). But there are exceptions.

This list includes players who still qualified as rookies after they left Atlanta.

9. Tommy Greene. Traded to Phils with Murph for Jeff Parrett. Trading Murph for scraps wasn’t the worst thing about Bobby’s last trade as GM. That would be including Greene in the deal. The former first round pick had two solid years in the Phils rotation before a spate of injuries ended his career at age 30. In 1991 and ’93 Greene was 29-11 with 9 CG, 4 SHO, an ERA in the low 3′s and a WHIP below 1.200.