Hans Crouse

Born: 09/15/1998 (Age: 20)
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Arm Slot: High 3/4
Height: 6'4''
Weight: 180
Primary Position: RHSP
Seconday Position: -
Acquisition Period: 2nd Rd., 2017 MLB First-Year Player Draft (TEX)
Entry Point: High School
Options Used: N/A
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: April 18th, 2019
Dates Seen: April 17, 2019
Level: Class A
Affiliate: Hickory Crawdads
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On 40-Man Roster: No
Physical Description
Tall, lanky frame; sloped shoulders; high+trim waist. Remaining projection.
Mechanical Notes
Deceptive, herky-jerky SWU; occasional hesitation move to disrupt timing; full arm-circle into clean H3/4 slot. Starter look.
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2022 P 55 Mid-Rotation Starter Extreme
Pitch Present Future Sitting Range Comments
Fastball Value
Overall Fastball Value 50 60 FB will be a weapon as command refines.
FB will be a weapon as command refines.
Fastball Velocity 55 60 94 92-96 Holds mid-90s w/ 95-96 in his back pocket all game. Could add a tick w/ strength gains.
Fastball Velocity
Fastball Movement
Fastball Movement 50 55 Runs to armside w/ late hop when elevated. Could finish w/ above-avg life.
Runs to armside w/ late hop when elevated. Could finish w/ above-avg life.
Fastball Command
Fastball Command 40 50 Spots better to armside than across the plate. Sprays within the zone but has the life+velo to go upstairs. Age, mechanics allow command projection.
Spots better to armside than across the plate. Sprays within the zone but has the life+velo to go upstairs. Age, mechanics allow command projection.
Curveball
Curveball 45 55 79 78-80 More of a true CB at 78-80, should focus on CB ahead of SL. Flashes of sharpness and depth, though inconsistent right now; enough good ones to project an above-avg pitch in time.
More of a true CB at 78-80, should focus on CB ahead of SL. Flashes of sharpness and depth, though inconsistent right now; enough good ones to project an above-avg pitch in time.
Slider
Slider 40 45 82 81-83 Puts something on his CB for more of a slurvy three-quarters breaking ball. Got better as outing went along, projects as useful wrinkle.
Puts something on his CB for more of a slurvy three-quarters breaking ball. Got better as outing went along, projects as useful wrinkle.
ChangeUp
ChangeUp 45 55 83 82-85 Went to it early and often, definite part of his arsenal. Shows to RHH/LHH, deceptive armspeed w/ late dive, flashes of above-avg action. Still developing, straightened at times.
Went to it early and often, definite part of his arsenal. Shows to RHH/LHH, deceptive armspeed w/ late dive, flashes of above-avg action. Still developing, straightened at times.
Control
Control 40 50 Aggressive w/ FB at all times, goes to it early and will also elevate w/ two strikes. Landed off-speed in best sequences. Will be enough to start.
Aggressive w/ FB at all times, goes to it early and will also elevate w/ two strikes. Landed off-speed in best sequences. Will be enough to start.
Attribute Present Future
Delivery Average Plus
Athleticism Average Average
Pitchability Average Plus
Mound Presence Average Plus
Overall Summary
Plus FB, solid off-speed, and competitive demeanor give the upside of a #3 SP w/ miss-bat stuff. Age, proximity, remaining projection add risk.