CARSON CROSS
RIGHT HANDED PITCHER
Born: January 24, 1992
Height: 6′ 5″
Weight: 205
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: 24th Round, 719th Overall, 2013
How Acquired: Draft
College: University of Connecticut
Agent: N/A

WTM’S PIRATE PLAYER PROFILES

Cross was a redshirt in 2011, and started his career in the bullpen with Connecticut in 2012.  He put up some strong numbers, with a 1.21 ERA and a 28:6 K/BB ratio in 37.1 innings.  He was moved to the rotation in 2013 and continued the strong results, with a 2.44 ERA and an 86:24 K/BB ratio in 110.2 innings.  He throws an 89-91 MPH fastball from a very high arm slot, and has a lot of downhill movement, throwing a lot of strikes at the knees.  The height and the downward plane make him hard to square up on, and produce a lot of ground balls early in the count.  He also throws a curve and a change, and has good command of all of his pitches.  Because he’s a draft eligible sophomore, he’s got some leverage in that he can go back to the draft in each of the next two years.  If he signs he looks like he has some promise to be more than just organizational depth.
STATS
College
W-L-Sv
G
GS
IP
H
HR
BB
K
WHIP
OAVG
ERA
2013 9-4-0 16 16 110.2 104 3 24 86 1.16 .246 2.44
2012 3-1-1 18 2 37.1 29 1 6 28 0.94 .210 1.21
CONTRACT INFORMATION
2013:
PLAYER INFORMATION
Signing Bonus:
MiLB Debut:
MLB Debut:
MiLB FA Eligible: 2019
MLB FA Eligible:
Rule 5 Eligible: 2016
Added to 40-Man:
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
TRANSACTIONS
June 8, 2013: Drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 24th round, 719th overall pick.