Checking in on Landry, Crawford, and Hernandez

Our next three former VBLers who have had (or continue to have) excellent college seasons are Simon Landry (Strasburg 2017), Brooks Crawford (Charlottesville 2016), and Ray Hernandez (Purcellville 2016-17)!

  • Simon Landry set Pearl River’s single season and career home run records this season, when he hit 392/447/830, with 51 runs, 68 RBIs, 16 doubles, 1 triple, 19 home runs, and a 15/37 BB/K ratio. He led his team in hits, home runs, RBIs, batting average, and slugging percentage. He was second in runs and doubles. I believe that Pearl River was just eliminated in the JUCO District Championships. Simon has signed to play at Houston in 2019.
  • Brooks Crawford has been an important arm for the Clemson Tigers this season. He’s gone 8-2, 3.45, with a 1.110 WHIP, 1.7 BB/9, and 6.8 K/9 in 70 1/3 innings pitched. He leads his team in wins and BB/9.
  • Ray Hernandez was thisclose to signing a pro contract with the Diamondbacks last summer, but chose to come back to Alabama State for his senior year. I imagine his coach is pleased with that decision, as Ray hit 379/452/601 in 50 games and 203 at-bats, with 46 runs, 77 hits, 12 doubles, 11 home runs, 45 RBIs, a 20/31 BB/K ratio, and even 20 stolen bases in 22 attempts. He led the Hornets in hits, home runs, stolen bases, average, and slugging. He was second in runs, doubles, RBIs, and on-base percentage. (And he already held the school record for home runs (16) and RBIs (62) in a single season before 2018.) Alabama State’s season ended yesterday, so now Ray waits until the draft!

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