Ian Krol

Ian Krol

Krol with the Braves in 2016
Atlanta Braves – No. 46
Born: (1991-05-09) May 9, 1991
Hinsdale, Illinois
Bats: Left Throws: Left
MLB debut
June 5, 2013, for the Washington Nationals
MLB statistics
(through 2016 season)
Win–loss record 6–4
Earned run average 4.27
Strikeouts 132

Ian A. Krol (born May 9, 1991) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Atlanta Braves of Major League Baseball (MLB). Krol previously played for the Washington Nationals and Detroit Tigers.

Professional career

Oakland Athletics

Krol was drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the seventh round of the 2009 Major League Baseball Draft out of Neuqua Valley High School in Naperville, Illinois, despite not pitching in his senior year due to an alcohol-related offense.[1] After missing time due to an elbow injury, Krol made his professional debut on August 27, starting for the AZL Athletics. After that, he made three appearances (one start) with the Low-A Vancouver Canadians. Krol played most of 2010 with Single-A Kane County Cougars, where in 24 games (23 starts), he went 9–4 with a 2.65 ERA, striking out 91 in 11823 innings, and was a mid and post-season all-star. He also made four starts for High-A Stockton at the end of the year, going 1–0. Krol missed the first three months with an elbow injury, and was pitching in a rehab assignment in the Arizona League before he was suspended for the rest of the season for a tweet that included a "gay slur along with some other offensive language".[2] Krol began 2012 with the Ports as a starter, where in 15 starts, he went 1–7 with a 5.62 ERA. In late July, he was moved to the bullpen to reduce his projected innings pitched total and shined in that role, earning a promotion to the Double-A Midland RockHounds.[3] In 29 total games (15 starts), he went 2–9 with a 5.20 ERA, striking out 89 in 97 innings.

Washington Nationals

Krol was acquired by the Washington Nationals in March 2013 as a player to be named later in the trade that sent Michael Morse to the Seattle Mariners, John Jaso to Oakland, and A. J. Cole and Blake Treinen to the Nationals.[4] He was assigned to Double-A Harrisburg to begin the year, where he got off to a hot start. In 21 games with the Senators, he had a 0.69 ERA, striking out 29 in 26 innings.

He was called up to the majors for the first time on June 4, 2013.[5] He made his major league debut the next day against the Mets, striking out the side in one scoreless inning of work. After a short stint with the Triple-A Syracuse Chiefs at the end of August, Krol returned to the Nationals for September. In 32 games with Washington, he went 2–1 with two holds and a 3.95 ERA, striking out 22 in 2713 innings.

Detroit Tigers

Krol with the Tigers in 2014

On December 2, 2013, Krol was traded to the Detroit Tigers, along with infielder Steve Lombardozzi and pitcher Robbie Ray, for starting pitcher Doug Fister.[6] On July 31, 2014, Krol was optioned to the Tigers AAA affiliate, the Toledo Mud Hens. He was called up by the Tigers on September 8, 2015 as a September call-up.[7] In 33 games with Detroit, Krol went 2–3 with a 5.79 ERA and 26 strikeouts in 28 innings.

Atlanta Braves

On November 20, 2015, the Tigers traded Krol and Gabe Speier to the Atlanta Braves in exchange for Cameron Maybin and cash considerations.[8] He was invited to spring training, and sent down to begin the 2016 season with the Triple A Gwinnett Braves.[9]

Pitch selection

Krol throws four pitches. He has a four-seam fastball in the 93–95 MPH range, a cut fastball between 88–90 MPH, a curveball between 77–79 MPH, and an above-average changeup averaging 83–85 MPH.[10]


  1. Lynch, Matt (March 28, 2009). "Neuqua Valley pitcher Ian Krol suspended for season". Chicago Tribune.
  2. Pouliot, Matthew (July 10, 2011). "A's suspend top pitching prospect Ian Krol for tweet". NBC Sports.
  3. Anderson, Jason (August 10, 2012). "A's still making changes with Stockton's roster". The Record.
  4. Comak, Amanda (March 20, 2013). "Nationals acquire LHP Ian Krol from A's to complete Michael Morse trade". The Washington Times. Retrieved December 3, 2013.
  5. Slovin, Matt (June 4, 2013). "Nationals shake up roster: Rendon in, Espinosa out". USA Today.
  6. "Tigers send Fister to Nats for three players". MLB.com. December 2, 2013.
  7. Beck, Jason (September 8, 2015). "Tigers call up 4, designate Fields". MLB.com. Retrieved September 8, 2015.
  8. Laymance, Austin (November 20, 2015). "Tigers acquire Maybin in trade with Braves". MLB.com. Retrieved November 20, 2015.
  9. Bowman, Mark (March 26, 2016). "Lefty Krol among 4 Braves sent to Minor Leagues". MLB.com. Retrieved March 26, 2016.
  10. "Ian Krol at Stats.com". stats.com. Retrieved April 21, 2014.
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