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.

 

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3 Comments on Nine who got away: #9, Tommy Greene

  1. If I remember correctly, Tommy Greene could also swing the bat. Didn’t he hit several homeruns?

  2. He hit 4 homers in about 240 MLB at-bats and had a .221 batting average. That’s about the same HR rate as Warren Spahn and Tony Cloninger, two Braves pitchers noted for their batting prowess (and who played in much smaller ballparks than Greene did), and the BA is significantly higher.

  3. pascualperezfan // February 22, 2013 at 11:04 pm //

    what a throw in to take dale of our hands, at least we got vatcher and rosario back. i respect we had a glut of kids coming up, but we were fortunate i guess he had inj woes. but he could have been the real deal. big strong kid and a power arm

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