After spending most of his minor league career as a starter, Crow made the Royals’ roster as a reliever and has really found a home so far. In 7.2 innings, Crow hasn’t allowed a run while allowing just six hits and striking out nine.
The biggest reason for Crow’s success besides his 94 mph fastball, has been his ability to harness his control. Throughout his minor league career, Crow had a propensity to be a little wild.
Though it’s a small sample size, Crow has shown some nice control in 2011. He is throwing 72.4 percent first-pitch strikes and only has walked two in those 7.2 innings. Crow’s control will be the key to his continued success in 2011.
Here are some other things you need to know about Aaron Crow…
College: University of Missouri
Drafted: 12th pick of the first round of the 2009 draft
Minor League Stats:
|Ind (2 seasons)||Ind||1.00||4||18.0||2||2||17||0.944||6.0||0.0||2.5||8.5|
|AA (1 season)||AA||5.66||22||119.1||86||75||90||1.584||9.8||1.0||4.4||6.8|
|A+ (1 season)||A+||5.93||7||44.0||32||29||53||1.295||10.4||1.2||1.2||10.8|
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