03/10/2022 8:00 AM
Article By: Joe Koetters
Rounding out our college pitcher preview for the beginning of the season, we have two names left, one who has been dominant out of the bullpen and one that hasn’t seen and won’t see any action in 2022. Both players are taking an unconventional method of getting drafted, but both could hear their names called on day 1 of the MLB Draft this July. As we continue our list, let’s start with the player who has been lights out so far.
Eric Adler – RHP / Wake Forest / Bourne Braves
Adler is continuing his Cape relief duties at Wake Forest and has not seemed to slow down at all. In 2021, Adler appeared in 15 games for the Braves and strike out a total of 29 batters while only walking 7. Throughout his career, Adler has had success in striking out a large number of batters in only half as many innings.
Reggie Crawford – LHP / UCONN / Bourne Braves
Unfortunately, due to Tommy John surgery, Reggie Crawford will not be suiting up for the UConn Huskies this season. The two-way first basemen and left-handed pitcher was a projected first rounder before getting injured. With a fastball up to 101 and monster power, Crawford was a force to be reckoned with. While the surgery is obviously hurtful, there is still a good chance that a team will take a chance on Crawford this July.