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Jonathon Crawford | Starting Pitcher

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Age / DOB:  (23) / 11/1/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 190
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Reds acquired RHP Jonathon Crawford and INF Eugenio Suarez from the Tigers for RHP Alfredo Simon.
Crawford was the 20th overall pick in the 2013 MLB Amateur Draft and has registered a promising 2.73 ERA and 1.176 WHIP in 142 career minor league innings (all below Double-A). The 23-year-old right-hander was probably the highest-upside arm in the Tigers' farm system. It's a nice get for the rebuilding Reds. Dec 11 - 11:42 AM

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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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Devin Mesoraco
2Brayan Peña
3Tucker Barnhart
1B1Joey Votto
2Donald Lutz
2B1Brandon Phillips
SS1Zack Cozart
2Eugenio Suarez
3B1Todd Frazier
2Kristopher Negron
LF1Brennan Boesch
CF1Billy Hamilton
2Skip Schumaker
3Jason Bourgeois
RF1Jay Bruce
2Yorman Rodriguez
3Kyle Waldrop
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Johnny Cueto
2Homer Bailey
3Mike Leake
4Tony Cingrani
5Anthony DeSclafani
6Dylan Axelrod
7David Holmberg
8Amir Garrett
9Daniel Corcino
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Aroldis Chapman
2Manny Parra
3Sam LeCure
4Jumbo Diaz
5Sean Marshall
6Pedro Villarreal
7JJ Hoover
8Carlos Contreras
9Ryan Dennick
10Jose Mijares