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J.P. Crawford | Shortstop

Team: Philadelphia Phillies
Age / DOB:  (21) / 1/11/1995
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 180
Bats / Throws: Left / Right

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J.P. Crawford underwent arthroscopic surgery on Wednesday to remove a loose body in his left knee.
He'll rest for the next four weeks but is expected to be fully healthy and ready to go for the start of spring training. Crawford hit .250/.349/.339 with seven homers and 43 RBI in 123 games between Double-A and Triple-A this season. Sep 16 - 7:26 PM

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Phillies shortstop prospect J.P. Crawford is out for a sixth straight game Monday at Triple-A Lehigh Valley due to an oblique injury.

If it's an oblique strain, he could miss another full week of action. Crawford, considered one of the top prospects in baseball entering the 2016 season, has batted just .258/.348/.333 in 306 plate appearances since his late-May promotion from Double-A to Triple-A. He's not guaranteed to reach the majors this year.
Aug 15 - 3:56 PM

The Phillies have promoted shortstop prospect J.P. Crawford to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Crawford earned the promotion after batting .265/.398/.390 with three homers and five stolen bases over 166 plate appearances at Double-A Reading. The top prospect should make his major league debut at some point this season, although the Phillies obviously have no reason to rush the 21-year-old.
May 20 - 10:42 AM

Phillies reassigned SS J.P. Crawford and OFs Nick Williams and Roman Quinn to minor league camp.

These are the top three position player prospects in the Phillies' system, depending on which ranking services you like to use. They could all reach the major leagues at some point in 2016. The future is bright.
Mar 14 - 8:35 AM

Phillies director of player development Joe Jordan said top prospect J.P. Crawford (thumb) is "100 percent."

Crawford left the Arizona Fall League in October with a slight tear in his thumb ligament, but he has been hitting for a while and apparently is no longer hindered by the thumb. Crawford isn't expected to break camp with the Phillies, but the shortstop shouldn't be far away. He'll be a game-changer when he arrives.
Jan 14 - 5:13 PM

Phillies shortstop prospect J.P. Crawford has a slight tear in his thumb ligament.

That explains why he left his Arizona Fall League club after just five games. The good news is that he won't require surgery, as the injury is immobilized. Crawford should be 100 percent for the start of spring training.
Thu, Oct 29, 2015 06:55:00 PM

Phillies shortstop prospect J.P. Crawford left his Arizona Fall League team after five games.

It's unclear why Crawford left the team, and the Phillies haven't given a reason for the top prospect's departure. Crawford was 3-for-20 with six strikeouts for the Glendale Desert Dogs before leaving.
Thu, Oct 29, 2015 04:33:00 PM

Phillies SS prospect J.P. Crawford will play for Glendale in the Arizona Fall League.

The 20-year-old will head to the desert for some extra seasoning. Crawford's third year in the Phillies organization has been a success. In 102 games, he's posted a solid .295 average with 12 steals and 67 runs scored. In Glendale, he'll be teammates with top prospects Austin Meadows and A.J. Reed.
Wed, Sep 2, 2015 04:18:00 PM

Phillies SS prospect J.P. Crawford tied a career-high with four hits Sunday in a win for Double-A Reading.

Crawford's ninth-inning solo blast was his first Double-A home run. The 20-year-old has looked unstoppable since his call-up from High-A Clearwater. He's hit .409 with four RBI during his five-game hitting streak.'s No. 18 prospect missed the season's opening month with a strained oblique.
Mon, Jun 8, 2015 04:57:00 PM

J.P. Crawford (oblique) reached base four times in his season debut Wednesday at High-A Clearwater.

Crawford's big debut included a two-run homer, three RBI, and two runs scored. The top shortstop prospect missed the first month of the minor league season after suffering a severe oblique strain at the end of spring training. He should move up to Double-A Reading by the middle of the summer.
Thu, May 7, 2015 09:33:00 AM

Phillies shortstop prospect J.P. Crawford (oblique) is set to return from the disabled list this week at High-A Clearwater.

"If everything goes as planned, he should be with the Clearwater club more than likely on Wednesday," director of player development Joe Jordan said Sunday. Crawford had been on the shelf since late March with a severe oblique strain. The 20-year-old shortstop was named the sport's 14th overall prospect by Baseball America this winter after batting .285/.375/.406 with 11 home runs and 24 stolen bases in 123 games last season between two different levels of Single-A.
Mon, May 4, 2015 09:19:00 AM

Phillies top shortstop prospect J.P. Crawford (oblique) is expected to begin playing in games for High-A Clearwater around the first week of May.

Crawford suffered an oblique strain near the end of spring training and is being eased back into baseball activities. The 20-year-old was rated the No. 14 prospect in the game this winter by Baseball America after batting .285/.375/.406 with 11 home runs and 24 stolen bases in 123 games last season between two different levels of Single-A.
Thu, Apr 16, 2015 12:29:00 PM

Phillies shortstop prospect J.P. Crawford will be sidelined for the next 4-6 weeks with an oblique strain.

Crawford hasn't played a game above High-A ball, so this doesn't affect his major league timetable or anything like that. The talented 20-year-old will presumably head to the Phillies' Double-A affiliate once he gets healthy. He was rated the sport's No. 14 overall prospect on Baseball America's latest Top 100.
Thu, Mar 26, 2015 08:46:00 AM

Phillies prospect shortstop J.P. Crawford went 2-for-4 with a walk and a stolen base for High-A Clearwater on Saturday.

The 19-year old Crawford has a solid .279/.352/.399 line over 49 games in the High-A Florida State League this season, and is the top prospect in the Phillies organization. He has the potential to be a .280 hitter with 10-plus home runs and 20-plus stolen bases. He should be ready to take over when Jimmy Rollins becomes a free agent after 2015.
Sun, Aug 17, 2014 12:48:00 PM

Phillies shortstop prospect J.P. Crawford went 3-for-4 with two home runs and a stolen base for High-A Clearwater on Friday, raising his season line to .282/.354/.412.

Crawford has been on fire since August started, hitting .360/.414/.640 with one double and two home runs across seven games. He has 25 errors on the season, but has shown good range, a strong arm, and sufficient improvement in his fundamentals to make it likely that he will be the Phillies shortstop of the future. Jimmy Rollins option for 2015 is likely to vest, and Crawford could be ready to take over for 2016.
Sat, Aug 9, 2014 10:06:00 AM

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