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Aaron Crow

27-Year-Old Pitcher – Kansas City Royals

2014 Stats

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0.83

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2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

It was a tough season for the 27-year-old right-hander in 2013 as Crow saw a drop in nearly all of his peripherals from the year before. Still relying solely on his fastball and slider, Crow hung a fe...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 193   DOB: 11/11/1986   BORN: Topeka, KS   COLLEGE: Missouri   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Aaron Crow Contract Information:

Agreed to a one-year, $1.475 million deal with the Royals in january 2014.

April 6, 2014  –  Aaron Crow News

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Crow will not be available out of the bullpen Sunday, Josh Vernier of 610 Sports Radio reports.

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Aaron Crow Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2010 23 A Wil 7 7 0 44.0 51 29 6 53 6 2 3 0 0 0 5.93 1.30
2010 23 AA Nor 7 22 0 119.1 130 75 13 90 59 7 7 0 0 0 5.66 1.59
2011 24 MAJ KC 57 0 0 62.0 55 19 8 65 31 4 4 0 7 8 2.76 1.39
2012 25 MAJ KC 73 0 0 64.7 54 25 4 65 22 3 1 2 6 19 3.48 1.18
2013 26 MAJ KC 57 0 0 48.0 49 18 6 44 22 7 5 1 3 19 3.38 1.48
2014 27 MAJ KC 8 0 0 6.0 2 0 0 4 3 0 1 0 1 2 0.00 0.83
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3-Year Averages MAJ   62 0 0 58.2 52 20 6 58 25 4 3 1 5 15 3.09 1.32

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Aaron Crow Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days To Display:    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30    Show 60Show 60
DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Apr. 18 Min 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 0.83
Apr. 16 @Hou 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 1.00
Apr. 13 @Min 0.0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 0.00 1.00
Apr. 9 TB 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 0.50
Apr. 8 TB 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 0.33
Apr. 5 CWS 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 0.00 0.50
Apr. 4 CWS 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 0.00 0.75
Mar. 31 @Det 0.7 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 - 0 1 0 0.00 1.50
Last 14 Days
7 Games:  Avg. 0.8 IP/G
5.3 1 2 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0-1 0 0 2 0.00 0.75
Last 30 Days
8 Games:  Avg. 0.7 IP/G
6.0 2 2 0 0 3 4 0 1 0 0-1 0 1 2 0.00 0.83
Last 60 Days
8 Games:  Avg. 0.7 IP/G
6.0 2 2 0 0 3 4 0 1 0 0-1 0 1 2 0.00 0.83

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Aaron Crow Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2013101191023904.264
201295201016202.188
2011120241233715.311

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2013109251226102.277
2012165451238112.255
2011146411922103.175

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201324.3331191322.961.44
201237.330133912.411.15
201134.0320401442.121.24

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201323.742025943.801.52
201227.3011321334.941.21
201128.0120251743.541.57
Aaron Crow Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2010 23 A Wil 7 7 44.0 10.84 1.23 8.83 1.23 54.9% 5.93 3.04 .388
2010 23 AA Nor 7 22 119.1 6.80 4.46 1.53 0.98 64.8% 5.66 4.74 .322
2011 24 MAJ KC 57 0 62.0 9.44 4.50 2.10 1.16 1.89 85.9% 95.0 MPH 2.76 4.28 .300
2012 25 MAJ KC 73 0 64.7 9.05 3.06 2.95 0.56 1.76 70.8% 94.5 MPH 3.48 3.06 .299
2013 26 MAJ KC 57 0 48.0 8.25 4.13 2.00 1.13 1.64 81.5% 94.6 MPH 3.38 4.49 .320
2014 27 MAJ KC 8 0 6.0 6.00 4.50 1.33 0.00 5.50 100% 91.9 MPH 0.00 3.37 .134
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Aaron Crow
3-Year Averages MAJ   62 0 58.2 8.97 3.86 2.32 0.93 80.3% 3.09 3.84 .302

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2014 Stat Review for Aaron Crow    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2013 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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1.33 K/BB
TERRIBLE
6.00 K/9
POOR
4.50 BB/9
TERRIBLE
91.9 MPH Fastball
WEAK
0.0 HR/9
ELITE
5.50 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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0.00 ERA
ELITE
0.83 WHIP
ELITE
3.37 FIP
AVERAGE
BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

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.134 BABIP
LOW
100.0% Strand Rate
HIGH

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Career Pitcher vs. Batter Stats    (View All Matchup Data)

Worst Matchups for Aaron Crow (by OPS against, min 2 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Brett Gardner NY-A 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 2.000 3.000
Don Kelly DET 2 1 1 1 2 0 0 .500 2.000 2.750
Ramon Santiago CIN 4 2 2 2 0 0 0 .500 2.000 2.500
Andy Dirks DET 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.500 2.500
Carl Crawford LA 2 1 1 1 0 1 0 .500 2.000 2.500
Michael Cuddyer COL 4 3 1 2 0 0 0 .750 1.500 2.250
Carlos Beltran NY-A 4 3 1 1 0 0 0 .750 1.500 2.250
Alex Avila DET 5 4 0 1 1 1 0 .800 1.200 2.033
Mark Trumbo AZ 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000
Brennan Boesch ANA 4 2 1 3 0 0 0 .500 1.250 1.750

Best Matchups for Aaron Crow (by OPS against, min 2 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
David Murphy CLE 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Gerald Laird ATL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Clete Thomas PHI 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Justin Smoak SEA 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Alfonso Soriano NY-A 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Geovany Soto TEX 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Michael Saunders SEA 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Brian Roberts NY-A 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Bobby Wilson AZ 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Brendan Ryan NY-A 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000

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Aaron Crow: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Crow and the Royals avoided arbitration on Friday by agreeing to a one-year deal worth $1.475 million, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports.

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Crow gave up two runs on one hit and one walk over one inning to take the loss against the Mariners on Wednesday.

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Crow allowed one run on one hit with a walk and two strikeouts as he closed out the ninth inning of a 6-1 win over the Twins on Wednesday.

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Crow pitched a perfect 11th inning with one strikeout to earn the win against the White Sox on Sunday.

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After Bruce Chen loaded the bases in the eighth inning, Crow was summoned to clean up his mess and pitch the final two-thirds of the inning against the Twins on Friday. He needed just eight pitches to dispatch the bottom of the Twins' order.

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Crow was charged with the blown save and the loss after getting tagged for four runs on five hits and a walk with two strikeouts over just two-thirds of an inning against the Cardinals on Wednesday.

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Crow gave up two runs on two hits and a walk through one inning against the Angels on Friday.

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Manager Ned Yost will use either Crow or Luke Hochevar if the Royals find themselves in a save situation Tuesday night, Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star reports.

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Crow, not Greg Holland or Kelvin Herrera, earned the save Monday afternoon, striking out one and walking one in his inning of work.

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Crow retired five of the six hitters he faced during Tuesday's Cactus League loss to the Rockies and lowered his spring ERA to 4.05 over 6.2 innings.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

With a 95 mph fastball and a quality 85 mph slider that he likes to use as an out pitch, Crow was once considered for the Royals' closing job when Joakim Soria went down last season. However, the Royals were also considering him as a starter when injuries piled up on the back end of the rotation and with Greg Holland lying in wait, they thought they were better served with Crow in a middle-relief role with the potential to spot start. In that relief role, Crow excelled, posting a 3.48 ERA with a more impressive 2.96 FIP and averaging just over a strikeout per inning. His 52.9 percent groundball rate and 0.6 HR/9 made for a nice option when they needed a pitcher to clean up someone's mess and that is exactly what Crow did for the Royals last season. He'll likely reprise that role again in 2013 and should actually become a valuable fantasy asset in leagues that count holds.

2012

Converted to relief work in 2011, Crow had an All-Star season, as he posted 65 strikeouts and 31 walks with a 2.76 ERA over 62 innings. He had previously been a starter in the minors with disastrous results, as his ERA was well above 5.00. The change of roles allowed him to rely much more on his fastball and slider, the latter of which proved tough for batters to hit. With the Royals acquisition of Jonathan Broxton in the offseason, there have been rumblings that Crow might be converted back into a starter for the 2012 season. Such a decision could prove to be short-sighted as Crow has yet to taste success as a starter, even in the lower levels of the minors. Keep an eye on his role before investing in him this time around.

2011

Crow, the 12th overall pick in the 2009 draft, hasn't found much success in his two minor-league seasons but has done enough for the Royals to believe he can help them in a season or two. He's played in just 22 games above High-A, so the jury is certainly still out.

2010

Crow was a holdout from his original draft, refusing to sign with the Nationals. However, after being selected by the Royals in 2009, he began his pro career pitching in the Arizona Fall League. He had four starts and went 0-2 with a 5.87 ERA, while striking out 12 and walking a pair. He showed excellent command of a fastball that touched 95 at times, generally sitting at 92-94 mph with late sink. Crow has excellent mechanics, repeats his delivery and stays very much in control on the mound. He has to further develop his secondary pitches, but he's already on the 40-man roster. Look for Crow at some point in 2010 (probably late) as a back-of-the-rotation starter with the potential to be a solid starting pitcher once he gains seasoning against wood bats and quality hitters. His stuff and his mechanics certainly are major league quality - it's now just a matter of when.