As first reported by Lindsey Young of the Chattanooga Times Free Press, Ringgold (Ga.) High lefthander Matthew Crownover will miss the rest of the season after having Tommy John surgery, Baseball America has confirmed.
Crownover's surgery was performed March 9 by Dr. James Andrews.
"It stinks, but last year's opening day rosters had 163 pitchers who have had Tommy John surgery," Crownover said. "So, there's basically two kinds of pitchers—pitchers who have had Tommy John and pitchers who are going to have Tommy John. . . I was pretty down earlier in the week, but I'm just looking forward to rehab and heading to Clemson."
Crownover, who just turned 19, throws his fastball in the 88-91 mph range, topping out at 93. His changeup is his best secondary pitch and he ranked No. 87 on Baseball America's preseason list of the Top 100 high school players for the draft.
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