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.


8 Responses

  1. The Duke

    We got Crawford and Suarez for Simon. Wallach was part of the Latos deal along with Desclafani.

    Hopefully the changeup becomes a usable pitch, or his future may be in the bullpen.

  2. Vottomatic

    Can’t wait to see what Crawford’s got, good to see he’s back throwing.
    BTW, wasn’t Wallachian acquired in the Latos to Miami deal? Think Suarez was the other piece we got for Simon.

    • Doug Gray

      Yeah – I’m an idiot. Also, wrote this with an incredibly bad headache yesterday (probably because I didn’t eat until 530pm – also because I’m an idiot).

      • The Duke

        I wouldn’t want to pay ballpark prices for food either.

      • Doug Gray

        No, but I could have eaten before I went to the game.

      • DaveCT

        Perhaps it was an extra large helping of the Jumbo Burger.

  3. terry m

    I think the name should be Jumbo’s Grand Slam Burger.