Over the offseason the Cincinnati Reds acquired right handed pitcher Jonathon Crawford and shortstop Eugenio Suarez from the Detroit Tigers for Alfredo Simon. Suarez has spent his season in Triple-A Louisville with the Bats. Jonathon Crawford has yet to be seen. He was invited to big league camp, but was injured and never made an appearance. He didn’t show up on a minor league roster when camp broke.
On Tuesday afternoon I talked with someone who was in Arizona and saw him pitching in extended spring training. I’m not sure if it’s the first game he’s been in while out in Goodyear, but I was provided with a quick scouting report on the right hander from the outing.
Fastball | His fastball was working in the 90-93 MPH range with some good armside running action to it. The pitch held it’s movement and velocity into the third inning before he was removed for reaching his pitch count.
Slider | He showed off an above-average slider, working in the mid-80’s range.
Change Up | The pitch didn’t show up in the limited outing.