DOUGLAS CRUMLICH
SHORTSTOP
Born: April 23, 1990
Height: 6′ 0″
Weight: 190
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: 9th Round, 286th Overall, 2012
How Acquired: Draft
College: UC Irvine
Agent: N/A

WTM’S PIRATE PLAYER PROFILES

Crumlich, who goes by D.J., was the 63rd best prospect out of Southern California in 2011.  The Pirates selected him in the 38th round, but didn’t sign him.  He has good hands and a strong arm on defense, although he probably lacks the range for short.  He’s not a good runner and lacks power, but had a high walk rate.

In 2012, the Pirates took Crumlich again, this time 29 rounds earlier and as a college senior.  He didn’t have much negotiating power, which made him a signability pick.  The Pirates were trying to save slot pool money for their effort to sign first round pick Mark Appel.  In fact, he signed right after the draft for $5000, which is far below slot.  In his senior year, Crumlich had a slight improvement at the plate over his numbers from 2011.  He had excellent plate patience, with a 9.9% strikeout rate, and a 10.2% walk rate.

2012
A-:  292/357/389, 257 AB, 19 2B, 2 HR, 23 BB, 45 K, 5-9 SB

Crumlich served as State College’s primary thirdbaseman, probably because that was the open position.  He also played some in left and a little at second and short.  He did surprisingly well at the plate hitting for average, getting on base and hitting a lot of doubles.

2013
A:  253/383/305, 174 AB, 9 2B, 35 BB, 28 K, 2-3 SB
A+:  145/260/169, 83 AB, 2 2B, 13 BB, 15 K, 1-3 SB

Crumlich opened the season at West Virginia, where he shared third base with Eric Wood.  He contributed on offense mainly by walking a lot.  He moved up to Bradenton at mid-season and continued to play semi-regularly at third initially.  He was overmatched at the plate, though, and his playing time diminished as the season went along.  He played very well defensively.

2014
A+:  190/284/190, 79 AB, 9 BB, 21 K

The Pirates sent Crumlich back to Bradenton, but he got into only 26 games, divided among first, second and third.  He had a couple of disabled list stints, the final one taking up the last two months of the season.  When he played, Crumlich continued to do nothing offensively other than draw walks.

If he’s healthy in 2015, Crumlich will probably continue to serve as an organizational utility infielder in class A.

STATS
Baseball Reference–Minors
Fangraphs
MiLB.com
NCAA
BA
OBP
SLG
AB
2B
3B
HR
BB
K
SB
CS
2009 .261 .351 .323 161 7 0 1 21 24 4 5
2010 .284 .396 .388 116 7 1 1 18 14 2 2
2011 .293 .396 .387 222 14 2 1 32 29 4 4
2012 .324 .402 .405 222 16 1 0 26 22 8 3
CONTRACT INFORMATION
2015: Minor league contract.
PLAYER INFORMATION
Signing Bonus: $5,000
MiLB Debut: 2012
MLB Debut:
MiLB FA Eligible: 2018
MLB FA Eligible:
Rule 5 Eligible: 2015
Added to 40-Man:
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
TRANSACTIONS
June 7, 2011: Drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 38th round, 1142nd overall pick.
June 5, 2012: Drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 9th round, 286th overall pick; signed on June 19.