William Chandler Crowe is a Major League Baseball pitcher who currently pitches for the Pittsburgh Pirates. He formerly played for the Washington Nationals in Major League Baseball.
In Sevier County, Tennessee, Crowe attended Pigeon Forge High School. In the 2013 Major League Baseball draft, the Cleveland Guardians selected him in the 31st round.
He declined to join and instead chose to pitch for the South Carolina Gamecocks at the University of South Carolina.
Crowe tore the ulnar collateral ligament in his right throwing elbow while at South Carolina in April 2015, and Dr. James Andrews conducted Tommy John surgery on him.
Crowe spent the following two years recuperating with fellow Gamecocks pitcher Cody Morris, who hailed Crowe as “a mentor” to him during the process, despite the fact that Crowe’s elbow surgery was only a month prior.
Crowe made his pitching comeback on June 1, 2016, starting the Lexington County Blowfish’s home opener and displaying a crisp slider and a fastball that hit 95 mph.
Crowe was again taken by the Guardians in the 2016 MLB draft, this time with their 21st-round pick, however he did not sign and returned to South Carolina as a redshirt junior.
How Much Does Wil Crowe Make?
Wil Crowe makes an annual salary of $725,000.