John P. Crawford (J.P.)… 2013 graduate of Lakewood High School (CA)… Is the cousin of former major league outfielder Carl Crawford… Hobbies: Spending time with his dogs and playing PS4… Signed by: Demerius Pittman.
Began the season with Lehigh Valley (AAA)... Led the International League in walks (79), T-3rd in triples (6) and T-4th in runs (75)... Set professional highs in HR (15), RBI (63), XBH (41), walks, runs and games (127)... From 6/22 through the end of the minor league season, batted .283 (73-258), 15 2B, 5 3B, 13 HR, 37 RBI, 43 BB, .387 OBP, .531 SLG %, .918 OPS in 69 games... Named Phillies Minor League Co-Hitter of the Month for July (.281 AVG, 4 2B, 3 3B, 8 HR, 18 RBI, 16 BB)... Hit an inside-the-park grand slam, 7/26 vs Gwinnett... Did not commit an error in his final 29 minor league games of the season, 8/6-9/4... Made 6 starts at 3rd base and 5 at 2nd base, 8/20-30; all other minor league starts in 2017 were at SS... Slugged a 2-run HR in Lehigh Valley's final game of the season, a 4-3 win over Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, to help the club clinch the division... Had his contract selected on 9/5... Made 21 ML starts: 11 at 3rd base, 6 at SS and 4 at 2nd base... Made his ML debut, 9/5 at NYM, in a start at 3rd base and collected his 1st ML hit (single off Justin Smoker)... Had 14 walks in his final 13 games after walking twice through his first 10 ML games... Led all NL hitters in walks (14) from 9/16 through the end of the season (13 G)... Following the season, was named the top prospect in the Phillies minor league system by Baseball America for the 4th straight year.
Was a non-roster invitee to Phillies spring training...Began the season with Reading (AA)...Hit safely in 9 of his first 10 games...Posted a .398 OBP in 36 games before being promoted to Lehigh Valley (AAA) on 6/2...Did not commit an error through his first 29 triple-A games...Batted .300 (30-100), 4 2B, 3 HR, 14 RBI over 26 July games...Following the season, was named the top prospect in the Phillies minor league system by Baseball America for the 3rd straight year and the No. 2 overall minor league prospect by MLB.com
Began the season with Clearwater (A)... Missed nearly a month while on the DL with a left oblique strain, 4/9-5/4... Promoted to Reading on 5/30; was the youngest player in the Eastern League at the time of his promotion... Named an EL midseason All-Star... Appeared in his 2nd consecutive All-Star Futures Game; went 1-for-3, R, RBI for Team USA on 7/12 at Great American Ball Park... T-2nd in the EL in triples (7) and ranked 8th in walks (49)... Hit .379 (11-29), HR, 3 RBI, 6 R with a league-best .486 OBP in 8 postseason games... Following the season, was named the top prospect in the Phillies minor league system by Baseball America for the 2nd straight year... Played for Glendale in the Arizona Fall League.
Was the Paul Owens Award winner as the best player in the Phillies minor league system... Named Phillies Minor League Player of the Month for May (.367 AVG, .447 OBP, .522 SLG %) and Phillies Minor League Player of the Week, 4/28-5/4... Led the Phillies minor league system in walks (65)... Began the season with Lakewood (A)... Named a South Atlantic League midseason All-Star... Promoted to Clearwater on 6/18... Played for Team USA in the All-Star Futures Game, 7/13 at Target Field (1-2, R, SB)... Batted .291 (53-182) over his final 50 games for Clearwater... Following the season, was named the top prospect in the Phillies minor league system by Baseball America... Participated in Florida Instructional League.
Began his pro career with the Gulf Coast League Phillies (R)... Selected as a GCL All-Star... Led the league in AVG (.345) and OBP (.443) and ranked 5th in SLG % (.465)... Named Phillies Minor League Player of the Week, 8/5-11... Promoted to Lakewood on 8/18... Following the season, was named the 3rd-best prospect in the Phillies minor league system by Baseball America... Participated in FIL.