• Full name Dylan Gray Crews
  • Born 02/26/2002 in Altamonte Springs, FL
  • Profile Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 203 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Louisiana State
  • Drafted in the 1st round (2nd overall) by the Washington Nationals in 2023 (signed for $9,000,000).
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    School: Louisiana State Source: 4YR

    Commit/Drafted: Never Drafted
    Age At Draft: 21.4
    BA Grade:65/High
    Tools:Hit: 65. Power: 65. Run: 55. Field: 55. Arm: 60.

    Crews was a highly-regarded prospect coming out of Lake Mary (Fla.) High, though he ultimately withdrew from the 2020 draft and made his way to Louisiana State, where he immediately became one of the best players in college baseball. He set an LSU record with 18 home runs as a freshman, then moved from right field to center field during his sophomore season and clubbed 22 more home runs and was named a Golden Spikes semifinalist. He won the award a year later and was one of the best hitters in the country in 2023, when he hit .426/.567/.713 with 18 home runs, 16 doubles, a 13.4% strikeout rate and a 20.6% walk rate, while being the focal point of an offense that won a College World Series championship against Florida. He either got a hit or drew a walk in every game of the season. Crews has a powerfully-built 6-foot, 205-pound frame and above-average or better tools across the board. He has electric, double-plus bat speed that allows him to drive the ball to all fields with authority, catch up to velocity and make late swing decisions, with great balance and strength in his lower half. After chasing a bit too much in high school, Crews has developed an advanced approach in college, with a solid eye and just a 17% chase rate in 2023. He also hits the ball harder than most players in the class, with a 96 mph average exit velocity and a 110 mph 90th percentile mark. A plus runner now, Crews should be at least above-average in the future if he slows down, and he’s a good center field defender with advanced route-running ability and instincts. He profiles as a plus defender in an outfield corner if he needs to move, with easy plus arm strength. He entered the year as the No. 1 player in the class and is the favorite to be selected first overall, with perennial all-star upside potential.

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  • OF Dylan Crews assigned to Fredericksburg Nationals from FCL Nationals.
  • OF Dylan Crews assigned to Fredericksburg Nationals from FCL Nationals.
  • OF Dylan Crews assigned to FCL Nationals.
  • Washington Nationals signed OF Dylan Crews.

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