Dylan CrewsOFLSU2/26/20026’0”/ 203 lbsRR

Scouting Grades

Hit: 70

Power: 60

Run: 60

Field: 60

Arm: 60

Overall: 65

Career Stats



Crews is far and away the best player in the entire draft. He was already running away with the rest of the field at this time last year. But now, with even stronger numbers this season, he is improving his stock – if that’s even possible. Hailing from Lake Mary High School in Lake Mary, Florida, Crews would have been a top selection in the 2020 MLB Draft. But the 13th-ranked player in the country by Perfect Game that season withdrew from the draft in order to attend LSU. He has earned a number of accolades over his three-year college career. Crews was named 2021 Perfect Game National Freshman of the Year, 2021 Freshman All-SEC, 2022 SEC Co-Player of the Year and 2022 Consensus First-Team All-American.He has earned many more awards outside of those main ones, as well. He also helped the U.S. Collegiate National Team to a bronze medal at Honkbalweek Haarlem in the Netherlands in the summer of 2022. Crews started all seven games of that tournament in right field, while drawing six walks, scoring four runs and driving in one run.


Crews is a true five-tool player – he can hit for average, hit for power, has a strong arm in the outfield, has speed, and can field with the best of them. He has also been able to improve his plate approach this season, walking more than two times than he has struck out. While he currently has just three stolen bases this season, his speed is still always a factor. Crews gets out of the box quickly and his routes in the outfield have also improved his defense. Scouts believe he can stick in center but he has the arm strength to be an asset in right field, as well.


It is tough to find many weaknesses with a player like Crews, who is far-and-above the best player in all the draft. He ranks right up there with best-of-the-best players from the last several drafts, too, so you really have to search to find any knocks on him. His one mild concern coming into the season was swing-and-miss tendencies. But as previously stated, he has massively improved that with a better plate approach. Other than that, Crews is as perfect a player you could ask for who will be a Pittsburgh Pirate before you know it. He will fly through the lower levels before having to learn how to make adjustments against the more advanced pitchers.

Pro Comparison – Corbin Carroll

Crews is essentially the right-handed version of Carroll, who the Arizona Diamondbacks drafted with the 16th overall pick in 2019. Crews will never be the stolen base threat that Carroll is, but he has similar tools at the plate and plays well as the captain of the outfield. Crews also has the toolset, like Carroll, to be a very valuable piece to an MLB team of years to come. The bat-to-ball skills and speed combination has him set to be a solid leadoff hitter in just a couple years. He will likely make a quick jump to the majors, which Carroll did when he made his debut with Arizona last year.

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