JASON CREASY
RIGHT HANDED PITCHER
  Born: May 13, 1992
Height: 6’4″
Weight: 180
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: 8th Round, 242nd Overall, 2011
How Acquired: Draft
High School: Clayton HS, Clayton, NC
Agent:  N/A

WTM’S PIRATE PLAYER PROFILES

Creasy has a projectable frame, but so far only throws in the upper 80s, touching 90 MPH.  He has good mechanics, with loose arm action that projects for added velocity going forward.  He keeps his fastball down in the zone, and also throws a curveball.  He was the #40 prospect out of North Carolina and had a commitment to NC State, but signed with the Pirates in mid-July.

2011
R:  0-0-0, 1.69 ERA, 1.88 WHIP, 5.1 IP, 5.1 BB/9, 5.1 K/9

Got into three GCL games late in the season.

2012
A-:  0-5-0, 5.63 ERA, 1.58 WHIP, 54.1 IP, 3.3 BB/9, 4.8 K/9

Creasy spent 2012 in the State College rotation.  He threw in the low 90s and his slider showed some potential, but overall he didn’t pitch well.  Opponents hit .301 against him and he didn’t miss many bats.

2013
A:  6-4-3, 2.74 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, 108.1 IP, 2.0 BB/9, 8.0 K/9

Creasy took a big step forward at West Virginia.  He opened the season in the bullpen, but moved to the rotation roughly at the mid-point.  He pitched well in relief, but even better as a starter, posting a 2.47 ERA and allowing only two HRs in 65.2 IP.  His walk and K rates improved significantly, as he improved his fastball command.  He was clocked at least some of the time at 91-93, reaching 94, in relief, but more like 89-91 as a starter.  He finished especially strongly, going 4-1, 1.59 in August, with four walks and 31 Ks in 34 innings.

The Pirates will send Creasy to Bradenton in 2014.  He threw nearly as many innings as pitchers who were in the Power rotation all year, so he should be ready to open the season in the rotation.

STATS
Baseball Reference–Minors
Fangraphs
MiLB.com
HS
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IP
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HR
BB
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WHIP
OAVG
ERA
2011 7-1-? 49.0 68 1.43
CONTRACT INFORMATION
2014:  Minor league contract.
PLAYER INFORMATION
Signing Bonus:  $250,000
MiLB Debut: 2011
MLB Debut:
MiLB FA Eligible: 2017
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 8th round, 242nd overall pick; signed on July 13.