Much has been written about Conner Greene’s friendship with Charlie Sheen, his experiences as a model and his appearances on the “Anger Management” television series.

But the local product just wants to be known as the beach boy who made it.

In baseball.

At the moment, as the Santa Monica High School alumnus prepares for another season in the professional ranks, it seems safe to say that he’s the beach boy who’s making it.

Greene has never thrown a pitch in a Major League Baseball game, but this year he’s taken part in spring training with the Toronto Blue Jays. He was expecting to be assigned to a minor-league roster to start the season, but he’s yearning to prove he’s capable of playing on the sport’s biggest stages.

“The road comes with a lot of hard work — it’s not just life on the beach and then you’re throwing in the big leagues,” he said in a phone interview March 21. “But it almost seems like it’s that way.”

Perhaps it seems that way because he’s listed as the top pitching prospect for the Blue Jays and the No. 2 overall prospect in the organization behind outfielder Anthony Alford. Maybe it’s because the 6-foot-3, 165-pound righty has impressed team manager John Gibbons with his arm strength and accuracy.

It could simply be because he’s only 20 years old.

“It’s amazing,” Greene said. “It’s exciting. Being a high prospect for the organization is a great feeling. I’m excited for the pressure that comes with it. I like it. It helps me perform. I’m just going to keep doing what I’ve been doing. Hopefully, the results will show and my work pays off.”

Greene was sure to take advantage of his time in Dunedin, Florida, where the Blue Jays met for camp. He’s been a sponge for the knowledge he’s gleaned from Troy Tulowitzki, Jose Bautista, R.A. Dickey and other players.

And he made the most of the opportunity he was given March 5 in a Grapefruit League spring training game against the Philadelphia Phillies, when he struck out three of the four batters he faced in a brief but promising debut.

It was an accomplishment he enjoyed just three years removed from his senior season at Samohi in 2013, when he posted a 7-1 record with a 1.63 earned-run average and 76 strikeouts.

Greene grew up playing baseball in Santa Monica, hitting his first home runs and recording his first strikeouts in games at Los Amigos Park. He later gained ample experience on travel teams with fellow prospects Lucas Giolito and J.P. Crawford. And he credited former Samohi assistant coach Tony Todd with helping him to catch the attention of scouts.

Drafted by the Blue Jays in 2013, Greene is currently climbing the minor-league ladder. He finished this past season by going 3-1 with 15 strikeouts in five starts for the Double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats.

When he has free time in Santa Monica, Greene enjoys surfing, working out on the rings near the pier, eating tacos at Gilbert’s El Indio and attending sporting events at Samohi.

Those activities help Greene keep his baseball ascent in perspective.

“We are from paradise, right? That’s the hometown energy that I base my career on,” he said. “But wherever I am, I’m happy. I need to get better no matter what. And when a spot opens up, I’ll be ready.”

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