Wil Crowe

Wil Crowe

28-Year-Old PitcherRP
Pittsburgh Pirates
60-Day IL
Injury Shoulder
Est. Return 6/21/2023
2023 Fantasy Outlook
After making 28 starts with a 5.90 ERA and 1.61 WHIP over the previous two seasons, Crowe shifted to a multi-inning relief role and changed his pitch mix. The right-hander threw fewer sinkers and fastballs in favor of more sliders and changeups, which helped him to a 3.31 ERA and 1.20 WHIP over 51.2 first-half innings. He doubled that ERA in the second half, though, and Crowe was one of three relievers with 10 or more losses. The 28-year-old managed six wins, four saves and 16 holds, but his save chances were sporadic and his walk and strikeout rates were below average. Despite his less-than-stellar results, Crowe is still one of Pittsburgh's better relievers and figures to have the same mid-to-high leverage role in 2023. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
#600
ADP
$Signed a one-year contract with the Pirates in March of 2023.
Throwing off flat ground
PPittsburgh Pirates
Shoulder
May 31, 2023
Pirates director of sports medicine Todd Tomczyk said Wednesday that Crowe (shoulder) has resumed throwing off flat ground, Justice delos Santos of MLB.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Crowe received a platelet-rich plasma injection in his right shoulder May 10 and has now been cleared to resume a throwing program three weeks later. Per Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Crowe has been throwing from around 75 feet, so he'll likely need to double up that distance before advancing to mound work. Crowe is currently on the 60-day injured list and won't be eligible for activation until the latter half of June.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
36
Last 10 Games
36
Last 5 Games
36
How many pitches does Wil Crowe generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
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81-90
 
91-100
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
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71-80
 
81-90
 
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101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
What part of the game does Wil Crowe generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2021
 
 
-17%
BAA vs LHP
2023
 
 
-66%
BAA vs RHP
2022
 
 
-24%
BAA vs LHP
2021
 
 
-21%
BAA vs LHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2021vs Left .231 380 85 48 75 16 2 12
Since 2021vs Right .279 523 103 56 128 16 3 22
2023vs Left .455 15 2 3 5 2 0 1
2023vs Right .154 32 7 6 4 1 0 0
2022vs Left .198 133 30 15 23 4 0 2
2022vs Right .260 199 38 23 45 5 1 6
2021vs Left .239 232 53 30 47 10 2 9
2021vs Right .304 292 58 27 79 10 2 16
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2021
 
 
-29%
ERA at Home
2023
 
 
-53%
ERA at Home
2022
 
 
-25%
ERA at Home
2021
 
 
-29%
ERA at Home
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2021Home 4.20 1.40 105.0 5 9 3 8.7 4.9 0.9
Since 2021Away 5.92 1.64 97.1 5 10 2 8.0 4.3 2.1
2023Home 3.18 1.24 5.2 0 0 1 11.1 6.4 1.6
2023Away 6.75 2.75 4.0 0 1 0 4.5 11.3 0.0
2022Home 3.76 1.33 38.1 4 4 2 9.2 4.9 0.0
2022Away 5.02 1.46 37.2 2 6 2 6.9 4.1 1.9
2021Home 4.57 1.46 61.0 1 5 0 8.1 4.7 1.5
2021Away 6.47 1.69 55.2 3 3 0 9.1 4.0 2.4
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Stat Review
How does Wil Crowe compare to other relievers?
This section compares his stats with all relief pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 30 innings)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 30 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
1.00
 
K/9
8.4
 
BB/9
8.4
 
HR/9
0.9
 
Fastball
93.6 mph
 
ERA
4.66
 
WHIP
1.86
 
BABIP
.305
 
GB/FB
3.33
 
Left On Base
72.3%
 
Exit Velocity
82.0 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
5.7%
 
Spin Rate
2406 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
24.5%
 
Swinging Strike
10.4%
 
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2021 Fantasy Outlook
Crowe simply wasn't effective in any of his three starts during the 2020 campaign, allowing 11 runs over 8.1 innings (11.88 ERA). He walked just as many batters as he struck out (eight) and was hit with two losses as a result. To be fair, this was the right-hander's first big-league experience, but he'll need to show improvement quickly to remain in the majors. Crowe was traded from the Nationals to the Pirates after the 2020 season, where he should have a better chance of carving out a relief role. The 26-year-old figures to sit near the front end of the bullpen to kick off the season, but could unquestionably earn mid-to-high-leverage chances amongst a group of unproven bullpen arms.
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Gets PRP injection
PPittsburgh Pirates
Shoulder
May 10, 2023
Pirates director of sports medicine Todd Tomczyk said Wednesday that Crowe received a platelet-rich plasma injection in his right shoulder two weeks ago, and the right-hander is halfway through four weeks of not throwing, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
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Moved to 60-day IL
PPittsburgh Pirates
Shoulder
April 29, 2023
Crowe (shoulder) was transferred Saturday from the 15-day injured list to the 60-day injured list.
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Goes on IL with shoulder issue
PPittsburgh Pirates
Shoulder
April 26, 2023
The Pirates placed Crowe on the 15-day injured list Wednesday with right shoulder discomfort, Kevin Gorman of TribLive.com reports.
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Fires three-inning save
PPittsburgh Pirates
April 7, 2023
Crowe allowed two runs on three hits and a walk over three innings against the White Sox on Friday. He struck out four and picked up a save.
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Injury considered minor
PPittsburgh Pirates
Elbow
October 5, 2022
Crowe's right elbow inflammation is considered minor, Justice delos Santos of MLB.com reports.
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