Greene might be the most recognizable name in the draft, thanks to the Sports Illustrated cover story last month. He deserves the attention, too. Like McKay, he has the chance to be a star either as a position player (he’s a shortstop) or as a pitcher. And like McKay, his ceiling is probably higher as a pitcher. Unlike McKay, though, Greene has reportedly topped 100 mph with his fastball, which makes him pretty desirable. It’s hard to imagine he’d drop past the top three spots in this draft.
Baseball America has Wright at the No. 1 spot in its most recent mock draft, citing his combination of safety (relatively speaking) and upside. Padres fans have to love the idea of a guy like this — mid 90s fastball, hard curveball — pitching in a park like theirs. Of course, any fan base has to love the idea of Wright potentially joining their favorite team’s rotation.
Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper’s suspension for his involvement in Monday’s benches-clearing fight with Giants pitcher Hunter Strickland has been reduced to three games from four, according to multiple reports.
Both Harper and Strickland received an undisclosed fine for fighting. Harper was also knocked for charging the mound and throwing his helmet, MLB said.
The status of Strickland’s appeal remained unclear as of mid-afternoon Wednesday.
Harper’s suspension, delayed while he appealed, will take Baseball Jerseys Cheap effect Wednesday night, when the teams meet at 10:15 p.m. ET in San Francisco. He will be eligible to return Sunday in Oakland.