Normal people don't have to worry about that."But right now, Hunter walks with a purpose past the luxury cars on the campus of Notre Dame High, holding doors open and trying to blend in, as one teacher puts it, as "a little nerdy." But even with the younger students whispering about the legend in their midst, even with educators gawking as they, too, ask for autographs, and even as, according to his father, stalkers keep asking for his attention, Hunter keeps a very, very tight circle.
"That's going to be one of the most challenging things when I move on," he says. Having people who actually care and are not in it for fame, money or just whatever they want."By design, Hunter's catcher, Justin Rorick, is his only close friend. They became friends when they were eight years old on the same baseball team.
There are African masks and sculptures all over, arcade versions of upstairs, and a painting of Jackie Robinson in the dining room.
On top of the kitchen cabinet, a sign: BE YOURSELF. Justice, the family cat, slinks from room to room before, as if programmed, appearing on the kitchen countertop.
This is the next Jose Fernandez, says a National League executive. At shortstop, this is "Cal Ripken, Carlos Correa, Alex Rodriguez," the executive declares.
This young man is also just 17 years old."He's like a mythical legend already, Hunter Greene," Marcus Stroman, the Blue Jays pitcher and World Baseball Classic MVP, tells B/R Mag.
2 pick by the Cincinnati Reds in the 2017 MLB draft.
""Yep."It's a production all right, bringing up a baseball prospect as senior spring gives way to becoming the No.Whenever there's not a team lunch, Hunter and Boogie eat together, alone, on a bench outside the baseball field. As for Facebook, well, that's where he posts photos for old people in his family.But with more money, more attention, more pressure, more…everything, Hunter is feeling more like one of the olds all of the time."I definitely feel like an adult 24/7," he says.Greene, moments after the Reds selected him at the MLB draft.“It’s hard to slow down because everything is moving so fast,” he says.