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Tigers select Florida pitcher with top draft pick


The Detroit Tigers have announced the selection of right-handed pitcher Jonathon Crawford with the team's top pick in the 2013 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.


Crawford's selection is the 20th overall.


He compiled a 3-6 record with a 3.84 ERA and 69 strikeouts as a junior this year at the University of Florida. Crawford threw a no-hitter as a sophomore last June against Bethune-Cookman.


He was rated by Baseball America as the ninth-best pitching prospect available in this year's draft and the 19th-best prospect overall.

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