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J.P. Crawford | Shortstop

Team: Philadelphia Phillies
Age / DOB:  (22) / 1/11/1995
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 180
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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Phillies prospect J.P. Crawford went 0-for-5 with an RBI on Wednesday for Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
The hitless day drops Crawford's average to .180. The only positive for his 2017 season is that he's still drawing walks, but the on-base percentage is still under .300. The defense makes Crawford a lock for the big-leagues, but there's nothing that's happened over the past year that suggests you'd want to start him on your fantasy team. May 25 - 1:31 PM

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Phillies prospect J.P. Crawford went 1-for-4 on Wednesday for Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

That hit saw Crawford's average rise to .100. Yikes. There are only two positives to take away from this start: He's still drawing walks (nine in 17 games) and it's still just April. Those positives aside, this is a borderline disastrous start for one of the top prospects in baseball.
Apr 27 - 2:17 PM

Phillies top prospect J.P. Crawford went 0-for-5 on Sunday for Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

He also struck out twice. Over the first four games of the year, Crawford is 1-for-15, and he's struck out six times in that frame of time. This is obviously a very small sample size, but it would have been nice to see him get off to a good start after his "struggles" in 2016. The offensive talent is there, but he's going to need to apply it at some point.
Apr 10 - 1:57 PM

Phillies reassigned INFs J.P. Crawford and Taylor Featherston, OF Cameron Perkins and RHP Pedro Beato to minor league camp.

Crawford is one of the club's top prospect and their heir apparent at shortstop, but he isn't quite ready for the show just yet. He hit .207/.281/.241 in 29 at-bats during Grapefruit League action.
Mar 17 - 9:37 AM

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.
Fri, Sep 16, 2016 07:26:00 PM

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.
Mon, Aug 15, 2016 03:56:00 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.
Fri, May 20, 2016 10:42:00 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.
Mon, Mar 14, 2016 08:35:00 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.
Thu, Jan 14, 2016 05:13:00 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.
Source: MILB.com
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. MLB.com's No. 18 prospect missed the season's opening month with a strained oblique.
Source: MILB.com
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

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Cameron Rupp
2Andrew Knapp
1B1Tommy Joseph
2Brock Stassi
2B1Cesar Hernandez
2Howie Kendrick
SS1Freddy Galvis
3B1Maikel Franco
2Andres Blanco
LF1Daniel Nava
2Cameron Perkins
CF1Odubel Herrera
RF1Aaron Altherr
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jeremy Hellickson
2Aaron Nola
3Jerad Eickhoff
4Vince Velasquez
5Ben Lively
6Nick Pivetta
7Mark Leiter
8Clay Buchholz
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Hector Neris
2Pat Neshek
3Joaquin Benoit
4Edubray Ramos
5Casey Fien
6Adam Morgan
7Luis Garcia
8Hoby Milner