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Jonathon Crawford | Starting Pitcher

Team: Detroit Tigers
Age / DOB:  (22) / 11/1/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 190
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Tigers right-handed pitching prospect Jonathon Crawford struck out five over six one-run innings, scattering one hit, five walks, and one hit batsman for Low-A West Michigan on Monday.
Crawford kept the Lansing Lugnuts to just one single, but the 22-year old righty continues to struggle with his control as he has put up a 3.9 BB/9 rate. The Tigers have a history of turning big righties who throw hard and have control problems into frontline starters, but Crawford, who starred at the University of Florida, has not developed as quickly as they would have liked. If his control does not improve, he could turn into a potential closer. Aug 19 - 11:01 AM

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Tigers right-handed pitching prospect Jonathon Crawford went five innings for Low-A West Michigan on Friday.

Crawford scattered six hits and two walks, allowing three runs against the Fort Wayne TinCaps. Crawford has struck out eight batters in his last four starters over 22 2/3 innings. He came from a big college program (Florida), and has a mid-90s fastball and a promising slider, so it is somewhat surprising that he has not performed better in the Low-A Midwest League.
Jun 22 - 11:08 AM

Tigers agreed to terms with first-round pick RHP Jonathan Crawford.

Baseball America's Jim Callis reports that Crawford will receive $2.0017 million, matching the slot value for the No. 20 pick. Some feel Crawford might wind up in the bullpen, but he can run his fastball up to 96 mph and he has flashed promise with his slider.
Fri, Jun 14, 2013 01:06:00 PM

Tigers selected University of Florida right-hander Jonathan Crawford with the 20th pick.

Crawford is a little smaller than teams prefer their right-handers, but he's been durable so far and he has a nice fastball-slider combination. His changeup will determine whether he sticks as a starter. If it fails to come along, he might turn out to be a late-game reliever instead.
Thu, Jun 6, 2013 10:30:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Alex Avila
2Bryan Holaday
1B1Miguel Cabrera
2B1Ian Kinsler
SS1Eugenio Suarez
2Andrew Romine
3Jose Iglesias
3B1Nick Castellanos
LF1J.D. Martinez
2Andy Dirks
CF1Rajai Davis
2Ezequiel Carrera
RF1Torii Hunter
2Don Kelly
DH1Victor Martinez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Max Scherzer
2David Price
3Justin Verlander
4Anibal Sanchez
5Rick Porcello
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Joe Nathan
2Joakim Soria
3Joba Chamberlain
4Al Alburquerque
5Phil Coke
6Blaine Hardy
7Pat McCoy
8Jim Johnson
9Evan Reed
10Luke Putkonen
11Joel Hanrahan
12Bruce Rondon