Former North Schuylkill baseball star Reggie Crawford was selected by the San Francisco Giants in the First Round of the MLB First-Year Player Draft on Sunday night.
The Giants used the 30th pick in the draft to take Crawford, who was a standout player for the Spartans and then for University of Connecticut.
— SFGiants (@SFGiants) July 18, 2022
Crawford was originally drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the 2019 draft, in the 37th Round that year, but opted to attend UConn rather than sign a contract with the Royals.
He starred for the Huskies and opted to transfer to University of Tennessee earlier this month. However, Crawford again faces the decision to either sign a pro baseball contract or complete the transfer to Tennessee and play another year in college to potentially improve his draft status for next year.
Crawford did not play in the 2022 season after having Tommy John surgery in October 2021.
In addition to him playing for North Schuylkill and UConn, Crawford also played as a member of the Team USA Collegiate National Team.
Crawford has rare two-way talent, with some making Shohei Otani comparisons.
One ESPN draft analyst said Crawford possesses the “highest ceiling” for any college player in this year’s draft.