Stefan Crichton

Born: 02/29/1992 (Age: 26)
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Arm Slot: 3/4
Height: 6' 3''
Weight: 200
Primary Position: RHRP
Seconday Position: -
Acquisition Period: 23rd Rd., 2013 MLB First-Year Player Draft (BAL)
Entry Point: High School
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: April 13th, 2016
Dates Seen: 4/10/2016
Level: Double-A
Affiliate: Bowie BaySox
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Physical Description
Athletic build; muscular lower half; broad shoulders.
Mechanical Notes
First base side of rubber; landing foot is closed when he comes set; firm landing foot pointed towards plate on release; mild stab; repeatable arm speed on secondary pitch.
MLB ETA Future Floor Future Ceiling Realistic Role Risk
Late 2018 40 45 Role 40: Middle-relief pitcher High
Pitch Present Future Sitting Max Comments
Fastball
Fastball 50 55 92-94 95 Control problems; flat and straight; lacks life and movement.
Control problems; flat and straight; lacks life and movement.
Slider
Slider 40 45 80-82 84 Inconsistent release point; early break; flashes average depth; threw pitch in all counts; lacks feel for pitch to be effective.
Inconsistent release point; early break; flashes average depth; threw pitch in all counts; lacks feel for pitch to be effective.
Overall Summary
Crichton works both his fastball and slider to LHH and RHH. Although his slider lacks feel and control at times, he was able to throw the pitch in favorable hitters' counts. His delivery quickens with runners on, which causes him to rush his motion to the plate. His fastball velocity allows him to work as a middle-inning reliever, as long as he can produce an average secondary pitch (his slider). The fastball can be flat at times, while also missing his target. Although he showed inconsistent release points with his slider, the pitch does have a late-diving action when it's on. His control problems were not likely a problem at the lower levels, as hitters swung at borderline pitches, but as he moves through the system, his command will need to improve.