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Casey Crosby

25-Year-Old Pitcher – Detroit Tigers

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The oft-injured left-handed prospect had another season to forget in 2013. After suffering shoulder and knee issues, Crosby was limited to 13 appearances with Triple-A Toledo. Even when he managed to ...

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LEAGUE: AAA    40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 5"   WT: 225   DOB: 9/17/1988   BORN: Kaneland, IL   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 5th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Casey Crosby Contract Information:

Agreed to terms on a one-year contract with the Tigers in February 2014.

March 12, 2014  –  Casey Crosby News

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Crosby was assigned to Triple-A Toledo on Wednesday, the Detroit News reports.

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Casey Crosby 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
2008 19 A GCL 3 3 0 4.2 4 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 0.00 1.67
2009 20 A Wes 24 24 0 104.7 70 28 3 117 48 10 4 0 2.42 1.13
2010 21 R Gul 3 3 0 12.1 21 12 1 10 4 0 1 0 0 0 8.76 2.07
2011 22 AA Eri 25 25 0 131.2 122 60 11 121 77 9 7 0 0 0 4.10 1.52
2012 23 AAA Tol 22 22 0 125.2 112 56 12 112 65 7 9 0 0 0 4.01 1.41
2012 23 MAJ DET 3 3 0 12.3 15 13 2 9 11 1 1 0 0 0 9.49 2.11
2013 24 AAA Tol 13 13 0 57.2 55 31 3 61 40 2 5 0 0 0 4.84 1.66
2014 25 AAA Tol 5 0 0 6.0 4 3 1 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 4.50 1.50
3-Year Averages MAJ   3 3 0 12.3 15 13 2 9 11 1 1 0 0 0 9.49 2.11

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats      ▼ Pitcher vs. Batter Stats

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Casey Crosby Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Last 30 Days
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0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Last 60 Days
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0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00

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Casey Crosby Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201220444101.250

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2012395711311.344

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201212.311091129.492.11

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
Casey Crosby 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
2008 19 A GCL 3 3 4.2 4.29 6.43 0.67 0.00 100% 0.00 4.39 .289
2009 20 A Wes 24 24 104.7 10.06 4.13 2.44 0.26 78.3% 2.42 2.71 .273
2010 21 R Gul 3 3 12.1 7.44 2.98 2.50 0.74 54.2% 8.76 3.61 .453
2011 22 AA Eri 25 25 131.2 8.30 5.28 1.57 0.75 73.9% 4.10 4.32 .308
2012 23 AAA Tol 22 22 125.2 8.05 4.67 1.72 0.86 73.3% 4.01 4.21 .293
2012 23 MAJ DET 3 3 12.3 6.57 8.03 0.82 1.46 1.67 54.2% 90.0 MPH 9.49 6.52 .335
2013 24 AAA Tol 13 13 57.2 9.60 6.29 1.53 0.47 69.6% 4.84 3.90 .341
2014 25 AAA Tol 5 0 6.0 7.50 7.50 1.00 1.50 75% 4.50 6.70 .201
3-Year Averages MAJ   3 3 12.3 6.57 8.03 0.82 1.46 54.2% 9.49 6.52 .335

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2014 Stat Review for Casey Crosby    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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1.00 K/BB
TERRIBLE
7.50 K/9
WEAK
7.50 BB/9
TERRIBLE
0.0 MPH Fastball
TERRIBLE
1.5 HR/9
TERRIBLE
0.00 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME FLYBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

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4.50 ERA
TERRIBLE
1.50 WHIP
TERRIBLE
6.70 FIP
TERRIBLE
BABIP/Strand

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

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.201 BABIP
LOW
75.0% Strand Rate
BELOW AVERAGE

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Worst Matchups for Casey Crosby (by OPS against, min 1 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Chris Nelson CIN 2 2 1 3 0 0 0 1.000 3.500 4.500
Jayson Nix PHI 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1.000 2.000 3.000
Curtis Granderson NY-N 2 1 1 4 0 1 0 .500 2.000 2.500
Derek Jeter NY-A 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000
Dexter Fowler HOU 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 .500 1.000 1.667
Jason Kipnis CLE 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 .500 1.000 1.667
Michael Cuddyer COL 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 1.000
Chris Stewart PIT 2 1 0 1 0 0 1 .500 .500 1.000
Jordan Pacheco COL 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 .500 .500 1.000
Wilin Rosario COL 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 .500 .500 1.000

Best Matchups for Casey Crosby (by OPS against, min 1 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Carlos Santana CLE 3 1 0 1 0 1 0 .333 .333 .667
Marco Scutaro SF 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .500
Nick Swisher CLE 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .500
Robinson Cano SEA 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .500
Carlos Gonzalez COL 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 .000 .000 .500
Asdrubal Cabrera CLE 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .333
Michael Brantley CLE 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Jason Giambi CLE 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Alex Rodriguez NY-A 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Mark Teixeira NY-A 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000

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Casey Crosby: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Crosby (shoulder) returned to the mound Monday, retiring two of the three hitters he faced in a relief appearance against the Cardinals.

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Crosby (shoulder) will throw a live batting-practice session Friday, the Tigers' official website reports.

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Crosby (elbow) threw a 25-pitch bullpen session without incident Monday, the Tigers' official website reports.

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Crosby, who is competing for a spot in the bullpen, is experiencing discomfort in his throwing elbow, the Detroit Free Press reports.

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As expected, Crosby is competing for a spot in the Tigers' bullpen this spring, the Detroit Free Press reports.

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Crosby will work as a reliever during spring training, MLB.com's Jason Beck reports.

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Crosby has been placed on the 7-day DL at Triple-A Toledo, Chris Iott of MLive.com reports.

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The Tigers optioned Crosby to Triple-A Toledo on Friday, the Detroit Free Press reports.

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2014

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2013

Once a highly-touted arm in the Tigers' farm system, numerous elbow injuries and lackluster results have caused Crosby's stock to fall some in recent years. Crosby spent most of the 2012 campaign in Triple-A Toledo, where he went 7-9 with a 4.01 ERA and 112:65 K:BB ratio in 125.2 innings. He also saw his first cup of coffee in the majors, racking up a 9.49 ERA in three starts for the Tigers. The lanky lefty still sports a mid-90s fastball and a quality breaking ball, but his command continues to be a concern. He gave away fewer free passes than the previous season, but with 4.7 BB/9 and 1.7 K/BB ratios, there is still plenty of improvement to be made. The Tigers' rotation depth will likely keep Crosby from making any long-term stints with the team in 2013, but he will be one of the first options considered if a spot starter is needed.

2012

After an elbow injury derailed his 2010 campaign, Crosby stayed relatively healthy in 2011, finishing 9-7 with a 4.10 ERA, 1.517 WHIP and 121 strikeouts in 131.2 innings with Double-A Erie. Crosby flashed a mid-90s fastball and a solid curve, but he has had trouble polishing his change-up. He also needs to work on his control after walking 5.3 BB/9IP. The 6-foot-5, 200, lefty remains one of Detroit's best pitching prospects and could sneak into the discussion if the team needs a fifth starter during spring training, but he would benefit from another year working on his control and building up arm strength in the minors after seeing a limited workload last season.

2011

Crosby's 2010 season was derailed by injuries. The 22-year-old managed just three starts with High-A Lakeland before being shut down with recurring swelling in his left elbow - the same elbow he had Tommy John surgery in November 2007. Luckily, the injury did not require surgery and he should be at full strength this spring. While his constant elbow troubles rightfully draw concerns about his durability, Crosby still remains one of the Tigers' best pitching prospects. With a mid-90s fastball and improving secondary pitches, the big lefty (6-5, 200) will warrant plenty of attention in keeper leagues if he can prove his elbow problems are a thing of the past and succeed at the higher levels of the minors.

2010

After taking a full year off to recover from Tommy John surgery, Crosby returned in dominant fashion last season. In 24 starts for Low-A West Michigan, Crosby finished 10-4 with a 2.42 ERA and 117:48 K:BB ratio in 104.2 innings. The big lefty (6-foot-5, 200 pounds) took home the Tigersí minor league pitcher of the year honors as a result. The buzz surrounding Crosby is warranted Ė heís a lefty who throws in the mid-90s with developing secondary pitches. Heís expected to throw at the higher levels of the minors in 2010, but keeper league owners should already have this top-of-the-rotation talent on the radar.

2009

Crosby was a second round talent but fell to the Tigers in the fifth round of the 2007 draft due to signability concerns. He underwent Tommy John surgery before ever throwing a pitch in the Tigers minor league system. The team expects him to be full healthy to start this coming season and reports this offseason noted that Crosby was touching 97 mph with his fastball and averaging 95 mph. He's considered by most to be the second most talented starter in the Tigers' system after Rick Porcello.

2008

Crosby was a second round talent but fell to the Tigers in the fifth round of last yearís draft due to signability concerns over a University of Illinois scholarship. He didnít pitch at all for the Tigers before suffering an arm injury and requiring Tommy John surgery. Crosby will miss the entire 2008 season but is expected to recover fully and be ready to pitch in 2009.