Evan Crawford

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Evan Shane Crawford

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Evan Crawford pitched ten times for the Toronto Blue Jays in 2012.

Crawford was 9-2 with a 0.97 ERA as a junior at Prattville High School and 7-3 with a 1.17 ERA and 113 strikeouts in 71 innings as a senior while also hitting .415. He threw two no-hitters in high school. Baseball America rated him the 128th best high school player in the country his senior year. He had a 5-8, 4.35 record as an Auburn freshman, falling to 5-6, 5.91 as a sophomore. He was excellent in the Cape Cod League to boost his stock, saving five games with a 0.67 ERA for the Harwich Mariners. He went 3-0 with a 2.42 ERA as a junior, with the Toronto Blue Jays and Rob St. Julien picking him in the eighth round of the 2008 amateur draft.

Crawford went from Auburn University to the Auburn Doubledays, where he was 0-2 with a 3.03 ERA and .193 opponent average. Control was an issue as he walked 16 in 29 2/3 innings. Back with the Doubledays in 2009, he had a 1-5, 4.06 record and walked 31 in 57 2/3 innings. Evan began 2010 with the Lansing Lugnuts, going 3-2 with a 4.01 ERA in 16 games then moving up to the Dunedin Blue Jays, where he improved to 1-2, 2.04 with three saves in 23 games. He continued to rise up the Jays chain, going 3-5 with two saves and a 3.35 ERA for the 2011 New Hampshire Fisher Cats, whiffing 62 in 51 innings, his first time with more strikeouts than innings. In the Arizona Fall League, he went 0-1 with a save and a 3.18 ERA.

Evan began 2012 with the Fisher Cats, tossing four shutout innings. He was called up to the bigs when Sergio Santos went on the paternity list. In his debut, he relieved Luis Pérez in the 9th of a 9-2 loss to the O's. He retired Adam Jones on a grounder and Wilson Betemit on a strikeout, Chris Davis doubled, but Crawford recovered to get Ronny Paulino to end the game. In ten games, he had a 6.75 ERA over eight innings of work. Crawford was designated for assignment in 2013 and finished his career in the Chicago White Sox organization in 2014.


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