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  1. I’m not a Royals fan, but damn, I hope their farm system turns out. They have talent at every single position on the field, and a plethora of pitching. If they fail, it will never happen for the Royals.

    Comment by ppabich — May 30, 2011 @ 9:52 am

  2. He’s also dating Ke$ha lol

    But yeah, not a huge fan of his after he didn’t sign with us. We got Storen out of it though, so it’s cool (although SP usually > RP)

    Comment by PatsNats28 — May 30, 2011 @ 10:06 am

  3. My bad, I messed up that last part… I meant to say that since SP usually are better than RP, it looked bad for us, but I’d much rather have Storen than Crow as a reliever.

    Comment by PatsNats28 — May 30, 2011 @ 10:07 am

  4. How can you be a fan of him if he’s dating Kesha?

    Comment by Scott — May 30, 2011 @ 10:11 am

  5. “Though he actually performed well at his first stop in the minors, Crow really struggled upon reaching Double A. Crow’s strikeout rate plummeted from 10.84 to 6.79 following the promotion, while his walk rate soared to an unsightly 4.45.”

    Correction. AA was his first stop in the minors. There was never a promotion, only a demotion.

    Comment by Yirmiyahu — May 30, 2011 @ 10:15 am

  6. If you were even talking about Aaron crow in the preseason you have too much time on your hands. Unless you work for the organization I guess.

    Comment by Eric — May 30, 2011 @ 10:22 am

  7. Thank you. This is now fixed.

    Comment by Chris Cwik — May 30, 2011 @ 10:26 am

  8. Thank you. Now I don’t have to say anything.

    Comment by Patricio — May 30, 2011 @ 10:26 am

  9. Another sign you have too much time on your hands: Posting douchey comments on Fangraphs.

    Comment by maguro — May 30, 2011 @ 10:33 am

  10. It shows that we know nothing
    We can’t predict any change

    Comment by Lexington — May 30, 2011 @ 11:10 am

  11. Percentage of chance question – aaron crow gets some flavor of interim closer label / opportunity if Soria blows his next opportunity.

    Percentage of chance question – Soria gets dealt this season to another team and crow gets the closer role


    Comment by dan heit — May 30, 2011 @ 11:30 am

  12. 95.2 LOB%
    .246 BABIP

    Comment by Elephants in the room — May 30, 2011 @ 12:17 pm

  13. I don’t think they’re elephants in the room if they’re openly acknowledged:
    “While his 1.33 ERA and left on base percentage are due for some regression, Crow still carries a 2.95 FIP and a 2.91 xFIP.”

    8.67 K/9, 3.00 BB/9, 0.67 HR/9, 52.9% GB%

    Comment by Yirmiyahu — May 30, 2011 @ 12:32 pm

  14. Yes but those are factored into his FIP and xFIP which both sit under 3 so he’s still been quite effective.

    Comment by Josh — May 30, 2011 @ 12:34 pm

  15. Yea, because no failed starter has ever done well as a max-effort/smaller repertoire guy in relief.


    Comment by Will — May 30, 2011 @ 1:57 pm

  16. Good piece. Crow’s a pimp, especially since he’s dating Ke$ha. Good call on KC’s part in doing what they’ve done with the guy.

    As some noted above, it definitely wouldn’t be a bad idea to see what kind of haul Soria could bring in if Crow continues to perform at an elite level. Seems like it has Texas written all over it.

    Comment by JoeyPajamas — May 30, 2011 @ 2:01 pm

  17. I’m not a fan of him, that’s my whole point.

    Comment by PatsNats28 — May 30, 2011 @ 3:11 pm

  18. 100%…Yost just said as much.

    Seriously, how hard would you have been ridiculed if you said during the spring the Crow would be the closer by June with Soria still on the team? It’s inconceivable.

    Comment by UZR is a Joke — May 30, 2011 @ 8:04 pm

  19. He never dated Ke$ha, by the way. A local radio station interviewed her and she had no idea who Aaron Crow even was.

    Comment by Zach — May 30, 2011 @ 11:27 pm

  20. Buy super-low time on Soria? Or is he injured?

    Comment by Eric — May 31, 2011 @ 12:25 am

  21. I’m still dissappointed in him. I followed him at Mizzou his senior year when he was ridiculous. Pretty sure he was consistently rated the top or number 2 pitcher coming into the draft that year. So to me, a number 1/2 pitching prospect should have a ceiling of an ace and a floor of a solid back of the rotation guy. He’s a reliever. If 1/4 batters get a hit (.250 league average average I’m guessing), then you pretty much always have a decent shot at being effective if you’re any good at all.

    That said, I’m happy that he’s found a role and is really doing well. As a closer he’ll get more exposure and hopefully succeed. Who knows where he goes from here. Maybe he dominates and then next year we’re talking about him like Neftali Feliz this year starter/closer. Or maybe he shows promise, then goes to shit like so many pitchers do.

    Comment by Antonio Bananas — May 31, 2011 @ 2:03 am

  22. His senior year stats are 13-0 in 15 starts, 2.35 ERA, 107 IP, 10.7 k/9, 3.2 bb/9. He has the goods. Maybe he’s just now getting back into it considering he didn’t pitch much in 2009.

    Comment by Antonio Bananas — May 31, 2011 @ 2:06 am

  23. As a Red Sox fan, I hope it does too, so we can sign all these guys when they hit free agency.

    Sad when your team starts to emulate the most perverse mannerisms of your most hated rival…

    Comment by Brandon — May 31, 2011 @ 2:37 am

  24. Scouts>Stats is the new Darwin>Jesus

    Comment by LionoftheSenate — May 31, 2011 @ 4:58 am

  25. Sure she doesn’t.

    Comment by CircleChange11 — May 31, 2011 @ 9:47 am

  26. That’s what I was going to say. The most relevant phrase from the articles “after conversion to the bullpen”.

    2-pitch pitchers are rarely suited for the starting role.

    Comment by CircleChange11 — May 31, 2011 @ 9:48 am

  27. Don’t believe everything you read on Wikipedia.

    Comment by geo — May 31, 2011 @ 11:05 am

  28. nicknames: Crow Royal, Crow-cutioner, Crow Hogan, Murderer’s Crow (easy, a flock of crows = murder), Mannegish?

    Comment by Steve Balboni — May 31, 2011 @ 1:33 pm

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