The enigmatic Jared Crescentini wasn’t in the Marlins system long enough for us to get to know very much about him.
Throughout the 2018/2019 offseason, Marlin Maniac will devote one article each for every player who appeared in the Miami Marlins system for the 2018 season. Every. Single. Player. This is Part 219 of 286.
Jared Mychal Crescentini is a 6’4″, 240 lb. lefty-batting right-handed throwing pitcher from Wesley Chapel, Florida, population 60,453. Only one player has ever been drafted from the town, pitcher Chase Ingram, in the sixth round of the 2015 draft by the New York Mets. Nobody has ever made the majors from the location.
Crescentini played some NAIA college ball for Southeastern University in 2018. In 20 contests, including seven starts and six saves, he was 6-1 with a 3.18 ERA and 73 K’s in 56 2/3 innings pitched. Also intriguing about his stuff was his 16 walks issued, resulting in a 1.20 WHIP. His efforts, along with the rest of the teams, resulted in an NAIA World Series Championship.
After going undrafted, Crescentini signed a deal to pitch for the Miami Marlins minor league system. He reported to the rookie-level, Florida-based Florida State League on June 19th, and got into his first game four days later. He faced one batter in the 3-0, rain-shortened five-inning victory over the GCL Nationals. With two outs in the second inning, leading 1-0, he got Landerson Pena to fly out to center field. For his efforts, he earned the victory in the contest.
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Three days later, Crescentini pitched 2/3 of an inning in an 8-7 loss to the GCL Astros. Less successful in that one, he gave up three walks and three hits for five runs. Although he wasn’t credited with the loss, it would represent his final appearance (to date) in affiliated ball. The Marlins released him on July 3rd.
Just a bit later, the Washington Wild Things signed Crescentini to play in the independent Frontier League. In five games with the club, he racked up a 2.25 ERA, with four strikeouts and seven walks in five innings of work. His short look resulted in a 3.00 WHIP.
Crescentini’s short look in affiliated ball finished with a 220 inning projection of a 220-0 record and a 45.00 ERA. A free agent now, Crescentini is free to sign with any club, whether affiliated or otherwise.
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