On the mound, Crick’s 6-foot-4, 220 pound frame screams 200-inning workhorse. With a high leg kick, long stride and the ability to create downward plane, Crick’s mechanics were picturesque at times. However, his inconsistency was on display as well as Crick’s stride shortened, causing him to land awkwardly on a number of pitches. Should repetition and coaching allow Crick to iron out the flaws, the potential exists for him to have average command. Marked improvement needs to come quickly. A 5.42 BB/9 may fly in Augusta, a park known for suppressing home runs, but won’t in San Jose.