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

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

Phillies shortstop prospect J.P. Crawford went 3-for-5 with a double and a stolen base for High-A Clearwater on Saturday.

Crawford is hitting .280/.351/.387 with four doubles and four home runs as a 19-year old in the High-A Florida State League, where he is the youngest hitter in the league with enough plate appearances to qualify for the batting title. He has more than held his own, hitting .307/.376/.396 since the beginning of an 11-game hitting streak on July 2.
Sun, Aug 3, 2014 11:35:00 AM

Phillies shortstop prospect J.P. Crawford went 1-for-5 with a strikeout for High-A Clearwater.

Crawford has hit .234/.306/.364 with one double and three home runs over 19 games since his promotion. His walk rate has dropped from 13.9 percent in Lakewood to 10.0 percent in Clearwater, and his strikeout rate has spiked from 13.9 to 23.8 percent. Crawford is one of the youngest players in the league, but it would be good to see progress in those departments before the end of the season. Perhaps more troubling, his fielding percentage has dropped as well, and his offensive struggles could be impacting his fielding, or vice versa.
Thu, Jul 10, 2014 08:58:00 AM

Phillies prospect SS J.P. Crawford was 0-for-5 with three strikeouts on Thursday in his debut for High-A Clearwater.

It was a forgettable debut for the Phillies' top prospect, as he also committed a pair of errors at shortstop in the game. However, performances like this are going to happen when a 19-year-old faces considerably older pitching in a more advanced league. Expect Crawford to bounce back in a hurry, as he received the well-deserved promotion after batting .295/.398/.405 with 19 extra-base hits, 14 stolen bases and a 37-37 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 60 games at Low-A Lakewood.
Fri, Jun 20, 2014 06:21:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Carlos Ruiz
2Cameron Rupp
1B1Ryan Howard
2Darin Ruf
2B1Cesar Hernandez
2Emmanuel Burriss
SS1Freddy Galvis
3B1Maikel Franco
2Andres Blanco
LF1Peter Bourjos
2Cody Asche
CF1Odubel Herrera
RF1Aaron Altherr
2Tyler Goeddel
3David Lough
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jeremy Hellickson
2Charlie Morton
3Aaron Nola
4Jerad Eickhoff
5Vincent Velasquez
6Adam Morgan
7Matt Harrison
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jeanmar Gomez
2Dalier Hinojosa
3David Hernandez
4Hector Neris
5Brett Oberholtzer
6Andrew Bailey
7Elvis Araujo
8Daniel Stumpf
9Mario Hollands
10Michael Mariot