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Kansas City Royals pitcher Aaron Crow (43) – Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

Aaron Crow saw some good times with the Kansas City Royals. He also saw some bad times. Playing college baseball with the Missouri Tigers boded well for Crow and he became the 12th overall pick in the 2009 MLB Draft by the Royals. Of course, this was after he played for the Fort Worth Cats in 2009 after the Washington Nationals selected him in 2008 and negotiations stalled too long.

Aaron Crow was brought up during the 2011 season and was put in as the closer for the Royals when Joakim Soria was struggling to get the job done. Crow never actually got an opportunity to close a game, but he was selected to the All-Star game that season. He ended his 2011 campaign with a 2.76 ERA.

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  • The next two seasons, Crow performed admirably for the Royals. 2012 saw Crow having two saves with a 3.48 ERA. He had one save in 2013 with a 3.38 ERA.

    Things went downhill then for Aaron Crow. He struggled in 2014 despite only having a 4.12 ERA. His last good performance was on Mizzou night at the K, but after that, Crow was usually only put into games when the Royals were drastically behind in runs. He was not included on the team’s 25 man roster for the World Series.

    Crow underachieved so much in 2014 that he was traded to the Miami Marlins during the off season. He won’t play at all this season due to having Tommy John surgery (Source of link: Christina De Nicola of Fox Sports).

    As of 2015, Crow is in the Chicago Cubs minor leagues.

    Stats as a Royal (6 years)

    • Wins-Losses: 20-11
    • ERA: 3.43
    • Games: 254
    • Saves: 6
    • Innings Pitched: 233.2
    • Strikeouts/Walks: 208/99

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