Jonathon Crawford

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Jonathon Crawford
Cincinnati Reds
Pitcher
Born: (1991-11-01) November 1, 1991 (age 23)
Okeechobee, Florida
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Jonathon Neal Crawford (born November 1, 1991) is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Cincinnati Reds organization.

Career[edit]

Crawford attended Okeechobee High School in Okeechobee, Florida. He then enrolled at the University of Florida, where he played college baseball for the Florida Gators.[1][2] On June 1, 2012 he threw a no-hitter against Bethune-Cookman.[3][4] In the summer of 2012, he played for the United States collegiate national team.[5] In his three years at Florida, he went 9–8 with a 3.51 earned run average (ERA) with 146 strikeouts.

The Detroit Tigers drafted Crawford in the first round of the 2013 Major League Baseball Draft.[6][7][8] He signed on June 14, 2013.[9] Crawford made his professional debut that season with the Connecticut Tigers of the Class A-Short Season New York-Penn League.[10] He finished the year with a 1.89 ERA over eight starts. In 2014, Crawford pitched for the West Michigan Whitecaps of the Class A Midwest League.[11] He started 23 games, going 8–3 with a 2.85 ERA with 85 strikeouts in 123 innings.

On December 11, 2014, the Tigers traded Crawford and Eugenio Suárez to the Cincinnati Reds for Alfredo Simón.[12][13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Florida Gators' Jonathon Crawford is a 'self-made' ace - college baseball - ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved December 11, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Jonathon Crawford adds to University of Florida Gators baseball pitching repertoire". Gainesville.com. Retrieved December 11, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Florida baseball: Okeechobee's Jonathon Crawford no-hits Bethune-Cookman in regional". Palmbeachpost.com. Retrieved December 2, 2013. 
  4. ^ Associated Press (June 2, 2012). "Jonathon Crawford No-Hitter: Florida Pitcher Throws Seventh No-No In NCAA Tournament History". Huffingtonpost.com. Retrieved December 2, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Tampa Bay, Florida news - Tampa Bay Times/St. Pete Times". tampabay.com. Retrieved December 11, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Tigers select Florida righty Crawford with 20th pick". Detroit.tigers.mlb.com. June 6, 2013. Retrieved November 4, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Gators pitcher Jonathon Crawford selected in first round of MLB Draft". Tampabay.com. June 6, 2013. Retrieved December 2, 2013. 
  8. ^ Thompson, Edgar (June 6, 2013). "Gators RHP Jonathan Crawford drafted No. 20 by Detroit Tigers". Orlandosentinel.com. Retrieved December 2, 2013. 
  9. ^ June 13, 2013 10:07 A.M. ET (June 13, 2013). "Tigers agree to terms with first round pick Jonathon Crawford". Detroit.tigers.mlb.com. Retrieved December 2, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Detroit Tigers happy with Okeechobee's Jonathan Crawford’s performance so far". newszap.com. Retrieved December 11, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Whitecaps pitcher Jonathon Crawford, Tigers No. 1 pick, 'a hard-nosed kid'". MLive.com. Retrieved December 11, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Tigers obtain Alfredo Simon from Reds". USA Today. Associated Press. December 11, 2014. Retrieved December 11, 2014. 
  13. ^ Beck, Jason (December 11, 2014). "In separate deals, Tigers land Cespedes, Simon". MLB.com. Retrieved December 11, 2014. 

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