"Last year was the first time I saw him, and I was very impressed with him," Weiss said Wednesday. "He's a very solid defender, and I think that he's already a very good hitter. I think he's a shortstop who's going to do some damage offensively throughout his career. He's a good-looking player."
Weiss said he's most impressed by the poise and smoothness with which Crawford handles a difficult play.
"He turns tough chances into easy-looking outs and that's the sign of a very good shortstop," Weiss said. "He makes them look pretty routine."