Michael Crouse

Michael Crouse

Crouse batting for the Lansing Lugnuts
Lancaster Barnstormers – No. 21
Born: (1990-11-22) November 22, 1990
Port Moody, British Columbia
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Michael R. Crouse (born November 22, 1990) is a Canadian professional baseball outfielder for the Lancaster Barnstormers of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball. Crouse has also been a member of the Toronto Blue Jays organization and has competed for the Canadian national baseball team.


Crouse attended Centennial Secondary School in Coquitlam, British Columbia. Crouse played baseball and American football in high school, eventually choosing to focus on baseball.[1]

"[Crouse] has some serious tools. It's crazy to look at the guy and realize he's only 21. He has the ability to become something very special one day. He's a hard worker with a great personality, so I know he will go the extra mile to improve his game with no hesitance."

Tim Smith[2]

Out of high school, Crouse was drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 16th round (489th overall) of the 2008 Major League Baseball Draft. Crouse chose to sign with the Blue Jays instead of attending college.[1] He made his professional debut in 2008, appearing in seven games with the Gulf Coast Blue Jays of the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League. He returned to the Gulf Coast Blue Jays in 2009. He was promoted to the Lansing Lugnuts of the Class-A Midwest League in 2010. With the Lugnuts, Crouse established himself as the team's starting right fielder, finishing the season with a .261 batting average, 14 home runs and 55 runs batted in.[1] He led the Lugnuts with 38 stolen bases.[1] Crouse joined the Dunedin Blue Jays in the Class-A Advanced Florida State League in 2012.[3] He remained with the Blue Jays organization through the 2014 season, playing for the Double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats, and was released in the offseason.

Crouse signed with the independent Lancaster Barnstormers for the 2015 season, but missed the entire campaign due to injury. He re-signed with the team on January 26, 2016.[4]

International career

Michael Crouse
Medal record
Men’s baseball
Representing  Canada
Baseball World Cup
2011 Panama City National team
Pan American Games
2011 Guadalajara National team

Crouse has played for the Canadian national baseball team. He played in the 2008 World Junior Baseball Championship,[5] being named to the tournament's All-Star team. He also participated in the 2011 Baseball World Cup, winning the bronze medal, and the 2011 Pan American Games, winning the gold medal.[6] He was the youngest player on the team.[1]

Scouting profile

Crouse, listed at 6 feet 4 inches (1.93 m), is considered to be a five-tool player.[1] Drafted as a center fielder, Crouse is expected to remain in right field.[1]


Crouse's father, Ray Crouse, a football running back, played in the National Football League and Canadian Football League.[1]


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