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.
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.