The Indians today selected LHP KYLE CROCKETT from the University of Virginia with the 111th overall pick in the 2013 First-Year Player Draft.
The Poquoson, VA native is 4-1 with 12 saves and a 1.68ERA in 28 relief outings this year for the Cavaliers (53.2IP, 39H, 10ER, 6BB, 68K). In his 3-year career at UVa he is 12-3 w/a 1.98 ERA in 87 games (145.2IP, 110H, 32ER, 27BB, 157K). He has a collegiate walk to strikeout ratio of 5.8, including just 6 walks and 68 strikeouts in 53.2 innings during his junior year. Virginia plays Mississippi State this weekend in the NCAA Super Regional.
The 6-2, 170-pound lefty was the 2010 Gatorade Virginia Player of the Year and a two-time State Player of the Year (2009, 2010) at Poquoson High School.