Finding a staff ace is the hardest thing in baseball. Teams give up plenty of talent each year…
Tigers Prospect Profile #1: Casey Crosby
Casey Crosby Position: Left-handed Pitcher Height: 6-5 Weight: 200 Born: 9/17/1988 Bats: Right Throws: Left Background The Tigers fifth round pick in 2007, Crosby was one of several significantly over-slot signings from that draft class. Considered un-signable for all but first round money, the Tigers lured him away from his college commitment with a signing bonus approaching $750,000. Crosby got his first taste of pro ball in an unofficial manner during the Fall Instructional League that year, after negotiations lingered throughout the summer. During the fall, he was diagnosed with a torn ulner collateral ligament in his left-elbow; requiring Tommy John surgery. Crosby missed much of the 2008 season recovering from the surgery, making only three starts in the Gulf Coast League near the season's end. In those three starts, Crosby only tossed 4 2/3 innings, allowing four hits and three walks, with two strikeouts. Completely healthy heading into the 2009 season, the Tigers...
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