Rangers top prospect unfazed by hype, long road to the majors, or refining his changeup

Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Rangers top prospect unfazed by hype, long road to the majors, or refining his changeup
Rangers top prospect unfazed by hype, long road to the majors, or refining his changeup

Hans Crouse sure can draw a crowd, at least relative what normally is found on the back fields of the Texas Rangers' half of the Surprise Recreation Campus. The Rangers' top prospect was on the mound Wednesday afternoon, facing the Seattle Mariners' Low A team and trying to refine a changeup the Rangers believe will make him an even better prospect. Crouse allowed two runs in 2 2/3 innings before hitting his pitch count of 50. His top fastball was clocked at 97 mph, but the goal in this spring outing was to get his changeup velocity in the 86-88 mph range. Well … ? “I feel good with it,” Crouse said. “I threw a lot of good ones in the first inning out of the wind up and just got a little short

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