Date of Birth: 10/05/1987
Height: 6' 2" Weight: 245 lbs
Resides: Findlay, OH
Highest Level: MLB
Krauss begins his first season with the Ducks in 2017, and comes to Long Island with three seasons (2013-15) of Major League experience. During that time, he combined to play in 146 games for the Houston Astros, Los Angeles Angels, Tampa Bay Rays and Detroit Tigers. The Ohio native totaled 12 home runs, 42 RBI, 30 runs and 18 doubles while also posting a .986 fielding percentage. Krauss’ first MLB hit was a pinch hit double off of St. Louis Cardinals reliever Edward Mujica, while his first Major League homer was a two-run blast off Texas Rangers pitcher Justin Grimm. He also homered in his first at-bat with the Tigers in 2015, a solo shot off Seattle Mariners pitcher Taijuan Walker.
The 29-year-old spent the 2016 season with Triple-A Las Vegas in the New York Mets organization. In 85 games, he totaled 14 home runs, 39 RBI, 42 runs and nine doubles. Previously, he was named an MiLB.com Organization All-Star with the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2010 after ranking in the California League’s Top 10 for home runs (25), RBI (87), runs (107), hits (160), and games played (138). The Ohio University alum was also selected as a Baseball America Double-A All-Star in 2010, a Southern League Mid-Season All-Star in 2011 and 2012 and a Post-Season All-Star in both the California League (2010) and Southern League (2012). Krauss was originally drafted by the Diamondbacks in the second round of the 2009 amateur draft.