When exactly is unknown, but J.P Crawford will be on the Phillies at some point in 2017.
J.P. Crawford will be on the Phillies next season. I don’t know for how long, I don’t know when, and quite frankly, it doesn’t matter.
His approach at the plate is something the Phillies could use right now. Even if he doesn’t hit for the highest average (.278 career average), the kid will get on base (.372 OBP career in minors). His discipline and plate vision is of a 10-year veteran, and he’s just 21.
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Playing next to a defensive ace like Freddy Galvis should help his defensive flaws, which are highly attributed to Crawford’s lack of defensive counter-parts and his unfilled frame.
However, while Crawford’s body is not filled out just yet (standing 6’2″, weighing 180 pounds), he’s not projected to become massive. His body shouldn’t be a huge factor in his call-up. He’s just a bit too rangy for himself at the moment.
He’s the 6th rated prospect in baseball according to MLB.com, played most of the 2016 season at Lehigh Valley (AAA) – and while he could still use some more time in AAA – he’s very close.
Expect Crawford in Philadelphia by September at the latest. He’s 100 percent going to play for the Phillies in 2017 in some capacity.