• Full name Ian A. Krol
  • Born 05/09/1991 in Hinsdale, IL
  • Profile Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 210 / Bats: L / Throws: L
  • School Neuqua Valley
  • Debut 06/05/2013
  • Drafted in the 7th round (213th overall) by the Oakland Athletics in 2009 (signed for $925,000).
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    Krol entered the year as the top-rated prospect in Illinois but never threw a pitch for Neuqua Valley High. He was suspended for the entire season in March after his second violation of the school's athletic code of conduct. He was found in the presence of alcohol when police pulled over the driver of a car Krol was riding in for suspicion of driving under the influence. After performing well on the showcase circuit last summer, he has spent this spring pitching in a scout league in Wisconsin on the weekends. Scouts who like him project him as a lefty who'll have command of three average pitches, while others hold his size, velocity and makeup concerns against him. Krol's out pitch is his hard, two-plane curveball, and some scouts grade his changeup as his second-best offering. He sat at 88-90 mph on the showcase circuit last summer but has pitched more at 86-88 mph this spring. At 6-foot-1 and 180 pounds, he doesn't project to add much more velocity, though he get s good sink on his fastball from a low-three-quarters angle. Krol has committed to Arizona, which will honor his scholarship despite his suspension. He projected as a possible third-rounder at the start of the season but now figures to go closer to the sixth round.

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Best Tools List

  • Rated Best Control in the Oakland Athletics in 2011
  • Rated Best Curveball in the Oakland Athletics in 2011

Career Transactions

  • Saraperos de Saltillo activated LHP Ian Krol from the reserve list.
  • Saraperos de Saltillo signed free agent LHP Ian Krol.
  • Tecos de los Dos Laredos released LHP Ian Krol.
  • Tecolotes de los Dos Laredos activated LHP Ian Krol.
  • Tecolotes de los Dos Laredos placed LHP Ian Krol on the reserve list.
  • Tecolotes de los Dos Laredos signed free agent LHP Ian Krol.

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