Date of Birth: 08/22/1987
Height: 6' 0" Weight: 180 lbs
Resides: Owensboro, KY
Highest Level: IND
Crider begins his third season with Long Island. He appeared in a team-high 61 games during the 2016 season, tied for the second-most among all Atlantic League pitchers. He compiled a 3-2 record with a 1.67 ERA and 38 strikeouts in 43 innings of work. The southpaw began the year with nine consecutive scoreless outings and did not allow an earned run in his first 15 games. He then went on to make 26 straight scoreless appearances between May 28 and August 3, yielding just six hits while striking out 18 in that span. The 29-year-old was selected to his first Atlantic League All-Star Game and later pitched in four postseason games for the Flock.
The Kentucky native also spent 2015 with Long Island and was tied with Diaz for the league lead in appearances (60). He posted a 2-1 record with a 3.44 ERA, one save and 48 strikeouts in 55 innings. His best stretch came from May 19 to June 11 when he allowed just one run in 11 games, spanning a total of 10 and one-third innings. Prior to joining the Ducks, the reliever spent five seasons in the Frontier League with the Evansville Otters and River City Rascals. During that time, he totaled a 17-7 record with a 3.00 ERA and 212 strikeouts in 195 innings of work.