BA Newsletter: Get Analysis, Rankings Delivered To Your Inbox!

Will Craig

1B | PiratesPIT
Indianapolis Indians Indianapolis Indians
Will Craig
Name: William Isaac Craig
Born: Nov 16, 1994 in Johnson City, TN
High School: Science Hill HS, Johnson City, Tenn.
High School: Wake Forest
College: Wake Forest
Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 220 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 1st round (22nd overall) by the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2016 (signed for $2,253,700)
Craig went to the same high school as current Tigers lefthander Daniel Norris--Science Hill High in Johnson City, Tenn. He was also a member of the same 2013 Tennessee prep class that included Nick Senzel and Jordan Sheffield, among others. Most schools who saw Craig in high school liked him more as a pitcher, but he's flipped the script at Wake Forest, where he's been one of the country's best statistical hitters. With his thick 6-foot-3, 235-pound body, Craig has hit double-digit home runs the past two springs and has great feel for the strike zone. But due to the hitter friendliness of Wake Forest's home park and a lackluster showing in the Cape Cod League last summer, some scouts question how much Craig's power will translate with a wood bat. Craig's future position is also in question. He has the arm strength to play third--he throws in the low- to mid-90s off the mound--but his body and range could force a move to first base.
Career Statistics
  • Career Statistics
  • 2023 Game Logs
  • 2023 Splits
  • Spring Training
of Free Stories Remaining