- Full name Rashad Travelle Crawford
- Born 10/15/1993 in Atlanta, GA
- Profile Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 185 / Bats: L / Throws: R
- School Mundy's Mill
- Drafted in the 11th round (344th overall) by the Chicago Cubs in 2012 (signed for $100,000).
Minor League Top Prospects
No doubt Crawford is raw, an adjective used by nearly everyone in connection with the athletic center fielder. Signed for $100,000, he has yet to make it to full-season ball but made tremendous improvement despite his unsightly strikeout-to-walk ratio of more than 5-to-1. Crawford gave up switch-hitting this year, now batting exclusively from the left side, and has well above-average speed even after putting on roughly 25 pounds. The former prep basketball player has a musical background that includes his grandfather Dave, who produced the original 1968 hit "What A Man," which was later re-recorded by En Vogue and Salt-N-Pepa. Crawford has shown a good work ethic and is still learning how to play. He swings and misses too often and is more raw at the plate than in any other facet. He has the tools to be an above-average defender in center field. "It gets me fired up, seeing what he did, from the start of spring to how he performed being an everyday guy," Boise manager Gary Van Tol said. "He exceeded all expectations."