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Re: Follow the Prospects: Wil Crowe, RHP
« Reply #75: June 06, 2019, 10:57:11 AM »
In what role? He started all season. Can't imagine using him out of the pen.

Outside of September callups, he's probably 8th on the depth chart.

Probably just September. I'd rather see him than guys like McGowin, Williams, or Voth in a spot-start role, but I'm biased. He's only a starter so probably September call-up. He's already 24 and an accomplished college pitcher so they should be aggressive with him.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Wil Crowe, RHP
« Reply #76: June 06, 2019, 11:00:46 AM »
In what role? He started all season. Can't imagine using him out of the pen.

Outside of September callups, he's probably 8th on the depth chart.

probably our next call-up if a starter goes down and Hellickson isn't ready to return, particularly since Voth hasn't been very good at Fresno (4.11 ERA in his last 10 starts).

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Wil Crowe, RHP
« Reply #77: June 06, 2019, 11:23:48 AM »
Probably just September. I'd rather see him than guys like McGowin, Williams, or Voth in a spot-start role, but I'm biased. He's only a starter so probably September call-up. He's already 24 and an accomplished college pitcher so they should be aggressive with him.
Fair enough

probably our next call-up if a starter goes down and Hellickson isn't ready to return, particularly since Voth hasn't been very good at Fresno (4.11 ERA in his last 10 starts).
Joe Ross is getting stretched out as a starter. Unless someone goes down in the next week or so, he's next up on the block. Also McGowin is probably going to get a start before Crowe.

Probably just September. I'd rather see him than guys like McGowin, Williams, or Voth in a spot-start role, but I'm biased. He's only a starter so probably September call-up. He's already 24 and an accomplished college pitcher so they should be aggressive with him.
Yea. I just don't think Crowe's game is going to translate well right away.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Wil Crowe, RHP
« Reply #78: July 12, 2019, 10:57:24 AM »
Promoted to Fresno.

AA stats -

95.1 IP, 3.87 ERA, 85 H, 22 BB, 2 HR, 22 BB, 89 K, .241 BAA, 1.20 GB/FB

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Wil Crowe, RHP
« Reply #79: July 12, 2019, 11:40:29 AM »
Promoted to Fresno.

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95.1 IP, 3.87 ERA, 85 H, 22 BB, 2 HR, 22 BB, 89 K, .241 BAA, 1.20 GB/FB

If he maintains those numbers in the PCL he's ready to come up.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Wil Crowe, RHP
« Reply #80: July 12, 2019, 11:47:00 AM »
If he maintains those numbers in the PCL he's ready to come up.
nobody has those numbers in the PCL :lol:

Seems like he was both lucky and unlucky in AA.  A WHIP of 1.12 and only 2 HRs over 95 innings, plus nearly a K per inning, would make you think his ERA should have been lower, but I can't believe the 2 HRs isn't lucky.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Wil Crowe, RHP
« Reply #81: July 12, 2019, 11:51:54 AM »
nobody has those numbers in the PCL :lol:

Seems like he was both lucky and unlucky in AA.  A WHIP of 1.12 and only 2 HRs over 95 innings, plus nearly a K per inning, would make you think his ERA should have been lower, but I can't believe the 2 HRs isn't lucky.

2 HR definitely seems extreme, but I believe he profiles as a classic #4/5 starter who pounds the ball into the dirt, and he's super experienced for a AA prospect, so maybe not that unlucky, but I'm just guessing.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Wil Crowe, RHP
« Reply #82: August 08, 2019, 09:22:03 AM »
he's been pretty awful as of late.  ERA is now at 5.10 for the season, and 5.16 over his last 10 starts, 61 IP, 61H, 20BBs, 56Ks, 35 ERs.

I don't know what the curve is for pitching in the PCL, but it doesn't look like he's ready to take the next step.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Wil Crowe, RHP
« Reply #83: August 08, 2019, 09:27:12 AM »
K rate and  K:BB look good even in this tough stretch.  I think they'd have him at Harrisburg if they thought he was going to be needed this season.  If Voth can get healthy and Fedde and Ross can go good start, bad start, I don't see a huge need for him this year.  Figure he'll pitch the year in Fresno, then maybe hang out in DC for the stretch to get acclimated.  Not sure there's a 40 man spot for him and I don't think we need to add him this winter.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Wil Crowe, RHP
« Reply #84: August 08, 2019, 04:58:00 PM »
he's been pretty awful as of late.  ERA is now at 5.10 for the season, and 5.16 over his last 10 starts, 61 IP, 61H, 20BBs, 56Ks, 35 ERs.

I don't know what the curve is for pitching in the PCL, but it doesn't look like he's ready to take the next step.

That's not quite true. Hes not at 5.10 for the season. That's his AAA era. He was at 3.87 at AA, and now sits at 4.16 for the year.

He just blew up for 7 runs in 4 innings in his latest AAA start. His previous 4 AAA starts were 26ip, 24 H, 22/11 k/bb, 10 ER for a 3.46ERA.

Hes not pitching that bad.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Wil Crowe, RHP
« Reply #85: August 08, 2019, 04:59:52 PM »
That's not quite true. Hes not at 5.10 for the season. That's his AAA era. He was at 3.87 at AA, and now sits at 4.16 for the year.

He just blew up for 7 runs in 4 innings in his latest AAA start. His previous 4 AAA starts were 26ip, 24 H, 22/11 k/bb, 10 ER for a 3.46ERA.

Hes not pitching that bad.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Wil Crowe, RHP
« Reply #86: August 08, 2019, 05:10:35 PM »
That's not quite true. Hes not at 5.10 for the season. That's his AAA era. He was at 3.87 at AA, and now sits at 4.16 for the year.

He just blew up for 7 runs in 4 innings in his latest AAA start. His previous 4 AAA starts were 26ip, 24 H, 22/11 k/bb, 10 ER for a 3.46ERA.

Hes not pitching that bad.

My mistake. I meant 5.10 at AAA. Thanks for catching that.

Even if you factor out the 7 run game on 8/5, he's still posted a 4.42 ERA over the previous 9 starts.   Again, I don't know what the PCL curve would be.   His walk rate is pretty low (about 2.5/9) which is good.

Splits show lefties hitting .378 off of him.  We probably won't throw him against LA. :)

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Wil Crowe, RHP
« Reply #87: August 26, 2019, 11:58:22 PM »
Crowe is really struggling now.  In his last five starts: 22.2 IP, 27 ERs 14BBs, 18 Ks.  Over his last 10 starts his ERA is at 6.11.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Wil Crowe, RHP
« Reply #88: August 27, 2019, 12:30:17 AM »
He’s a bust.   Never liked that pick from jump.   

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Wil Crowe, RHP
« Reply #89: August 27, 2019, 07:02:22 AM »
It's a big jump to Triple A right now. Inflated numbers and a new baseball.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Wil Crowe, RHP
« Reply #90: August 27, 2019, 07:03:26 AM »
It's a big jump to Triple A right now. Inflated numbers and a new baseball.

The ERAs in Fresno are insane.  It has to be tough on a young pitcher's psyche to pitch in that league.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Wil Crowe, RHP
« Reply #91: August 28, 2019, 09:18:29 AM »
The ERAs in Fresno are insane.  It has to be tough on a young pitcher's psyche to pitch in that league.

For perspective, the PCL league average ERA is 5.52.  In MLB it's almost exactly a run lower.   In that vein, Crowe's about where a guy would be with a 5.75 after 9 starts in MLB, variance-wise.  It's not good, but it's not panic-worthy either.  He's 2 years younger than Fedde and so far seems to be on a broadly similar development path (sans the mistake of bringing him up too early).  That's also not great, but there are worse outcomes.