William Chandler Crowe...Attended Pigeon Forge (TN) High School and the University of South Carolina...Was rated the No. 36 overall prospect in the Nation in the 2017 Draft by MLB.com...Went 6-5 with a 3.41 ERA in 15 starts for the Gamecocks as a junior…Struck out a career-high 90 batters during the 2017 season and walked just 31…Was rated as the No. 6 prospect in the Southeastern Conference for the 2017 MLB Draft by Baseball America, and was a 2017 Preseason All-America third team selection by Baseball America.
Went 7-10 with a 4.70 ERA in a career-high 26 starts between Double-A Harrisburg and Triple-A Fresno...His 26 starts and 149.1 innings pitched were the most among Washington's farmhands...He struck out 130 batters between the two stops, the second most in Washington's Minor League system...Crowe began the season in Harrisburg before being promoted to Fresno on July 11.
Named Washington's co-Minor League Pitcher of the Year and Carolina League Pitcher of the Year...Went 11-5 with a 3.40 ERA in 22 games (21 starts) between three levels of Washington's system...His 11 wins were tied for the most among Nationals farmhands, while his 3.40 ERA ranked fourth among full-season Nationals Minor Leaguers...Began the season 11-0 with a 2.60 ERA through his first 17 games (16 starts) between Single-A Potomac and Double-A Harrisburg...Was named a Carolina League mid-season All-Star before being promoted to Harrisburg on Aug. 7... Entered the season rated as the No. 7 prospect in Washington's system according to Baseball America and the No. 6 prospect by MLB.com...Was cited by Baseball America as having the "Best Curveball" among Nationals Minor Leaguers.