Jonathon Crawford, who was selected by the Detroit Tigers with the 20th pick in the 2013 MLB draft, signed with the club, Baseball America's Jim Callis reports. He received the $2,001,700 slot value the MLB budgeted for the 20th pick.
The 21-year-old right-hander out of Florida has a mid-90s fastball complemented by a nice slider. He projects to be in the middle-of-the-rotation, though before the draft some analysts suspected he'd be more of a bullpen piece in the end:
"Crawford...could become a number two starter if the changeup comes around.... I look at what Crawford is, and what I see is a reliever. Don't take this as your only opinion on him, but I just don't see a starter. "
(We had a few GIFs in our original post from draft night, should you be interested).
Crawford had a 3.84 ERA in 15 starts for the Gators this season. He struck out 7.17 per nine innings and walked 3.84.
In addition to Crawford, several other picks -- making 19 in all -- have been signed. Fifth-rounder Buck Farmer, sixth-rounder Calvin Drummond, eighth-rounder Zach Reininger and 10th-rounder Kasey Coffman (all RHPs) are among them, MLive reports.