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Tigers select OF Riley Greene with No. 5 pick in 2019 MLB draft

The Detroit Tigers have selected Riley Greene, an outfielder from Hagerty High School in Oviedo, Fla. with the No. 5 overall pick in the 2019 MLB draft. Greene, 18, is widely considered one of the best hitters in the draft class.

Greene landing with the Tigers is no surprise. Detroit was linked to the talented prep outfielder throughout the entire draft cycle, and most major draft publications had the two parties together in their latest mock drafts leading up to Monday’s selection. The Tigers were also linked to Cal first baseman Andrew Vaughn, who went No.