On a special edition of the DoDCast, Site Expert Blake Finney spoke to Washington Nationals prospect, and current Potomac Nationals pitcher, Wil Crowe.
After his fast start to the season, Washington Nationals pitching prospect and Potomac National, Wil Crowe is looking to establish himself within the organization. We spoke to Crowe on a special episode of the DoDCast.
After pitching for the University of South Carolina, Crowe was drafted in the second round by the Nationals in the 2017 MLB Draft. Of his draft day experience he said:
"“It’s kind of hectic. You don’t really know what’s going to happen, how your name’s going to get called or when it’s going to get called. So you just hope for the best and you wait, it’s a waiting game.”"
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Now in his first full professional season with the Potomac Nationals, a big step up from playing college ball. And Crowe talked about what his biggest adjustment has been to the pro game:
"“Not falling into tendencies. In college you fall into certain pitches in certain counts, and in pro ball you don’t have to do that. You can do whatever you want. You can go about your business and you can throw fastballs in early or late.”"
One of Crowe’s former teammates, Juan Soto is now up with the big league club, and he talked about how that gives a boost to the clubhouse, knowing that if you put in the work it’ll pay off:
"“It just shows us that if we work hard, and we go about our business then that could be us soon. It shows that you get a call-up and you’re a call away. Play good, play hard, get up to Double-A and you’re there whenever they need someone.”"
You can listen to the full episode via Spreaker. You can hear Crowe talk about the P-Nats great start to the 2018 season, who his favorite team and players were growing up, and whether he’d rather be a bobblehead or a gnome.
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We want to say thanks again to the Potomac Nationals and Wil Crowe for taking the time to join us on the podcast. Keep an eye out for more interviews, and podcasts on our website soon.