Cincinnati Reds Select Hunter Greene Second Overall in MLB Draft

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Hunter Greene

A co-founder of GigSmart, Theodore “Ted” Catino is an award-winning entrepreneur as well as an interview and life transition coach. Outside of his professional endeavors, Ted Catino is a fan of Major League Baseball’s (MLB) Cincinnati Reds.

After finishing fifth in its division for a second consecutive year, the Reds were awarded the second overall pick in the 2017 MLB Amateur Draft. The team selected high school pitcher Hunter Greene, who was lauded as the top prospect in the draft for much of the past year.

A 6-foot-4-inch, 210-pound player for Sherman Oaks, California’s Notre Dame High School, Greene was drafted as a pitcher, but is an all-around player who can hit for average and power. At just 17, he hit batting-practice homeruns in San Diego’s Petco Park and Chicago’s Wrigley Field. He projects as an All-Star-caliber pitcher in the MLB, however, given his ability to throw the ball over 100 miles per hour and his command of three above-average pitches. On the mound, he has been compared to New York Mets’ ace Noah Syndergaard.


Cincinnati Bengals Sign Former Tennessee Wide Receiver

Cincinnati Bengals


Miami (of Ohio) University alumnus Theodore “Ted” Catino is a founding partner of the Boston-based company 625 Investments, LLC. As the current chief executive officer of this opportunistic fund, he is at the forefront of directing the strategy in generating attractive returns from venture, private equity, and real estate investments. During his free time, Ted Catino enjoys watching football, and is an avid fan of the Cincinnati Bengals.

In a recent report, the Cincinnati Bengals announced that they have signed Josh Malone, and that he will be joining the team to finally kickstart his National Football League (NFL) career. Malone is a fourth-round pick and was formerly a wide receiver at the University of Tennessee. He inked a four-year contract that is worth almost $3 million, supplemented with a signing bonus totaling to nearly $600,000. He joins 10 other picks for this round of the NFL draft.

Back in Tennessee, Malone pulled 104 catches in 39 games and 14 touchdowns across three seasons. He gained prominence with 50 catches for 972 yards and 11 touchdowns when still a junior.