A starters who could have been called up, but none of them were close to appealing. Even starting Greene was a stretch, but, Girardi said, he's got the most starts down there and could eat the most innings out of any of them.
A ringing endorsement
His stuff could play in Yankee Stadium: Armed with a 94 mph sinker, Greene might get a good amount of ground balls — a blessing for any pitcher in The Bronx. His fastball sits between 94 and 92 mph.
The Orioles seem to always struggle vs these mediocre guys making their first appearance against them. I wouldn't take a lot away from that outing.
The Indians also? Greene just put up a pretty damn solid two-start week on 90% of the WW's in FB. However...as Travis pointed out, his MILB stats indicate mediocrity or worse. I grabbed him because you never know, and I had the room. As a Yankee's fan, I'd love to see him continue to pitch like this.
"If it wasn't for luck, I'd win every hand" - Phil Helmuth
He's 6-4 with a fastball that can get up to 95-96 mph and a hard, good slider. His first couple of starts, while teams don't have much info on him, he could fare very well. I'm not sure about his long term success, but he's worth a shot.
I think he's worth speculating on (as a very very general statement). His stuff seems to be better than his results (in minors).
"He hears the crescendoing last chords of the national anthem and sees the great open horseshoe of the grandstand and that unfolding vision of the grass that always seems to mean he has stepped outside his life - the rubbed shine that sweeps and bends from the raked dirt of the infield out to the high green fences. It is the excitement of a revealed thing."