Detroit Tigers prospects Riley Greene and Parker Meadows take batting practice before the exhibition game in Bradenton, Florida, on Feb. 23, 2020. Detroit Free Press
BRADENTON, Fla. — Fifteen years ago, Freddie Engel volunteered to help coach a T-ball team, although anybody who has coached that level knows it’s more like herding cats than coaching.
The team was made up of a bunch of 4-year-olds. One of them was Riley Greene, who would become the Tigers' first selection of the 2019 MLB draft.
“Riley has been special since he was 4,” Engel said. “On a baseball field, he was ridiculous.