January 1, 2008
Age: 19 Height: 6'0" Weight: 185 Bats: Left Throws: Left
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Greenwell is a toolsy, high energy, leadoff type hitter, with good strike zone discipline and good hands. He has a passion for the game that, at least in part, must have come from his father. The Indians think he can be an above-average base stealer (he has 60 speed on the scouts' 20-80 rating system) and that he should be able to stay a centerfielder as he advances. His play has evoked comparisons to that of Johnny Damon. His dad is Mike Greenwell, the former Boston Red Sox star. Even with the blood lines there is a lot of projection in Greenwell who was drafted near the top of the range (6th-12th round) that he was projected to go and his first year numbers did not suggest that he was ahead of the development curve in any way. He likely will remain in extended spring training when spring camp breaks, and open the year with a short-season league team in June.