Hans Michael Crouse (born September 15, 1998) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies of Major League Baseball (MLB). He made his MLB debut in 2021.
Crouse attended Dana Hills High School in Dana Point, California. As a senior, he struck out 99 batters in 63+1⁄2 innings, posting a 7–3 win–loss record with a 0.88 earned run average (ERA).
He committed to the University of Southern California to play college baseball. Crouse was considered one of the top prep prospects for the 2017 MLB Draft.
Crouse was assigned back to Hickory for the 2019 season. Crouse produced a 6–1 record with a 4.41 ERA in 87+2⁄3 innings in 2019. He was hampered by bone spurs in his right elbow throughout the season, which forced him to miss almost a month of action and required surgery following the season to remove them.
Crouse did not play in a game in 2020 due to the cancellation of the Minor League Baseball season because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Crouse opened the 2021 season with the Frisco RoughRiders of the Double-A Central, going 3–2 with a 3.35 ERA and 54 strikeouts over 51 innings.
Hans Crouse is not married, he may have a girlfriend, but he is someone who has always kept his personal life away from public scrutiny.