Today, according to a tweet from Melissa Lockard from Oakland Clubhouse, left-handed pitcher Ian Krol is the newest Washington National as he is the player to be named later in the trade that saw Mike Morse go to Seattle, John Jaso to Oakland and A.J. Cole to Washington.
— Melissa Lockard (@oakclubhouse) March 20, 2013
Krol can hit 90 on a good day, and isn’t really a top prospect. He spent last year in High A and Double A, going a combined 2-9. He throws strikes and doesn’t walk many hitters. He will turn 22 this May. He is more of a changing speeds type of pitcher and will not blow many hitters away. He started in High A, but his appearances in Double A were solely in relief.
The former seventh round pick had a 5.20 combined ERA last year with a K:BB ratio of 3.42 which was actually 5.00 in 10.2 innings in Double A. Despite his profile, he actually sits at just under one strikeout per inning. He can become a Major League and provides the organization with more low risk, low ceiling arms which goes well with their collection of high-risk high upside arms.