MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- Will Craig is focused on becoming the complete player at the plate the Pirates envisioned him to be when they drafted him in the first round of the MLB Draft in 2016.
For a guy who hit 20 home runs and drove in 102 a year ago, that could be a scary thought for opponents.
Primed for another breakout year, this time with Class AAA Indianapolis, the 6-foot-3, 212-pound Craig said he is focused on not only driving in runs, but getting on base as the Pirates' 16th-best prospect according to Baseball America.
“For me, my goal being a corner guy is to drive in runs — whether it be a home run or a double, whatever — to give myself and the team the best chance to win the game,” Craig told me after a recent team workout. “The previous few years, I was more focused on trying to get on base.”