Tuesday, June 09, 2009

The Royals Choose Aaron Crow

The Royals selected RHP Aaron Crow with the 12th pick in the first round this afternoon.

His fastball tops out at 94-95 mph, but he stays around 91-92. He has a good slider and is said to be poised on the mound. He struggles with his command at times. He pitched for the Fort Worth Cats (in an independent league) most recently. He’s 23 years old and I’m guessing that, like with Luke Hochevar, the thought is, he should be ready to pitch at the major league level earlier than other pitchers.

Crow was drafted by the Nationals in the first round last year and he didn’t sign with them. He’ll come with a high price tag, but I’m guessing he’s not going to be willing to sit out two seasons in a row. You can read more about him at MLB.com.

Here's a video of him throwing in the bullpen for Missouri in 2008:

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