Weight: 220 lbs.
Hometown: Pleasanton, CA
High School: Foothill HS
Previously Drafted: None
- 2008 NCBWA Preseason Third-team All-American
- 2007 All-Pac 10
- 2007 USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award Semi-finalist
Crawford is a good athlete and good enough to stick at shortstop as a pro. Some scouts think he will be an above average hitter as a pro.
The main critique of Crawford’s game is his strikeouts; he struck out in more than one-fifth of his plate appearances in 2007 with the Bruins. He hit .189 in the Cape Cod League in 2007 and hasn’t shown good power numbers at UCLA.
Late first round.