John Paul (J.P.) Crawford…resides in Lakewood, CA…graduated from Lakewood (CA) High School in 2013…is the cousin of former Major Leaguer Carl Crawford.
Hit .255 (52x204) with 33 runs, seven doubles, two triples, two home runs, 24 RBI, three HBP, 23 walks, six steals and a .336 OBP in 53 games with Seattle...Won his first career Gold Glove, becoming just the second Mariners shortstop to ever win the award (also: Omar Vizquel, 1993)...Ranked 2nd among American League shortstops with 6 Defensive Runs Saved; trailed only Carlos Correa-HOU (8)....led AL shortstops with 62 Out of Zone plays...his 4.9 defensive WAR was 2nd-best among AL shortstops (Francisco Lindor-CLE, 8.4)...his 2.5 UZR ranked 2nd among AL shortstops (Lindor, 5.8)…all rankings via FanGraphs...Hit safely in 21 of his last 28 games, dating back to Aug. 21...over this span, hit .273 (30x110) with 18 runs, six doubles, two home runs, 18 RBI, two HBP, nine walks, two stolen bases and a .336 on-base percentage...Ended the season by hitting safely in each of his last seven games (9/21-27), gong 13-for-29 (.448) with six runs scored, one double, five RBI and one stolen base...In 33 road games, hit .298 (37x124) with 19 runs scored, seven doubles, two triples, one home run, 20 RBI, 16 walks, two HBP, five stolen bases, a .385 on-base percentage and a .411 slugging percentage (.796 OPS)...in 20 home games, hit .188 (15x80) with a .258 on-base percentage and a .225 slugging percentage (.483 OPS)...Began the season by hitting safely in 7 of his first 9 games, spanning July 24 - Aug. 1...over this span, hit .364 (12x33) with 10 runs scored, one double, two triples, four RBI, seven walks, two stolen bases, a .475 on-base percentage and a .515 slugging percentage (.990 OPS)...Became the 15th Mariner in club history to record two triples in a game on July 25 at Houston...went 3-for-4 with one run scored and two triples...marked his 8th career game of at least three hits...His 14 multi-hit games were 2nd-most on the club, behind Kyle Lewis (15)...His 6 stolen bases were a career-high and 2nd-most on the club, behind Dylan Moore (12)...Eight is Great – Hit safely in a career-high eight consecutive games, Aug. 5-14, batting .303 (10x33) with four runs scored, one RBI, three walks and one stolen base over that span...On Aug. 15 at the Astros, made a pair of outstanding defensive plays in the 8th inning: a diving stop and throw to rob George Springer of a hit and a flip out of his glove to Evan White to end the inning with runners on 2nd and 3rd...on Aug. 18 at the Dodgers, while playing in a shift, fielded a ground ball and tagged a runner between first and second base before firing to first to complete the double play…on Sept. 6 vs. Texas, his relay to home nabbed Derek Dietrich to protect a one-run lead in the 7th inning...while playing in a shift on Sept. 8 at San Francisco, made two diving stops near first base and flipped the ball out of his glove to Evan White, both on Brandon Crawford…on Sept. 22 vs. Houston, robbed Alex Bregman of a base hit with a full-extension diving catch in the hole at shortstop.
Hit .226 (78x345) with 43 runs, 21 doubles, 4 triples, 7 home runs, 46 RBI, 2 HBP, 43 walks and 5 steals in 93 games with the Mariners...Posted 1.3 WAR (Fangraphs) in 93 games…tied for the 5th-highest fWAR among Major League shortstops to appear in fewer than 100 games (also: Donovan Solano-SF)…trailed Fernando Tatis Jr.-SD (3.6), Carlos Correa-HOU (3.2), Bo Bichette-TOR (1.7) and Jon Berti-MIA (1.7)...Tied for the club lead with 21 doubles despite appearing in only 93 games…tied with Tim Beckham...Posted a .255/.333/.456 (.789 OPS) slash line against right-handed pitchers, compared to a .160/.268/.179 (.448 OPS) against lefties...Had two walk-off hits: July 28 vs. Detroit (RBI-single off José Cisnero) and September 27 vs. Oakland (RBI-double off Liam Hendriks)...Recalled by the Mariners on May 10…in his Mariners debut on May 10 at Boston, started at shortstop and singled in his first at-bat...Hit his first home run as a Mariner on May 16 vs. Minnesota...Placed on the 10-day Injured List with a left ankle sprain on May 29…appeared on a rehab assignment with High-A Modesto (3 G)…reinstated from the IL on June 14...In his first game after returning from the Injured List, June 14 at Oakland, went 2-for-5 with 2 doubles and 3 RBI...Hit .338 (22x65) with 10 runs, 5 doubles, 2 triple, 2 home runs, 17 RBI, 9 walks, a .413 on-base percentage and a .569 slugging percentage (.983 OPS) in 16 games in June…among American League leaders in June, ranked 8th in batting, 10th in on-base percentage, 15th in OPS, T17th in RBI and 22nd in slugging percentage...Recorded a career-high 4 hits and a career-high 4 RBI on June 23 vs. Baltimore…went 4-for-4 with 2 runs scored, 1 home run and 4 RBI…became the 4th shortstop in club history to record at least 4 hits and 4 RBI in a game (last: Yuniesky Betancourt, 4/28/09 #2 at CWS)...Missed 11 games with a strained right hamstring, August 31 - September 12...Over the final 3 months of the season, hit .178 (39x219) with 28 walks and 50 strikeouts in 60 games…had a .572 OPS (.275 OBP/.297 SLG) over this span...Appeared in 31 games with Triple-A Tacoma, where he hit .319 (37x116) with 20 runs, 7 doubles, 3 home runs, 15 RBI, 19 walks, a .420 on-base percentage and a .457 slugging percentage (.877 OPS)…reached base safely in each of his 31 games with the Rainiers, including 27 games with a hit.
The Totals - Appeared in 49 games with the Phillies, batting .214 (25x117) with 17 runs, 6 doubles, 3 triples, 3 home runs and 12 RBI...For Openers - Made his first Opening Day roster and start, getting the nod on March 29 at Atlanta…batted 6th and played shortstop...Getting Defensive - Made 36 Major League starts: 27 at shortstop and 9 at 3rd base...A Season of Firsts - Belted his first career home run on April 11 vs. Cincinnati (off Luis Castillo)…collected a career-high 3 hits on Sept. 12 vs. Washington…had a career-high 3 RBI on Sept. 17 vs. New York-NL...September Surge - In 15 games in the month of September, hit .292 (7x24) with 3 runs, 1 double, 2 triples, 1 home run and 4 RBI...Extra, Extra! - In a span of 3 games, April 11-14, collected 4 extra-base hits (2 2B, 2 HR)...Down Time - Limited by two stints on the 10-day disabled list: April 29-June 6 (strained right elbow) and June 20-Aug. 10 (fractured left hand)…appeared on rehab assignments with High-A Clearwater, Triple-A Lehigh Valley and GCL Phillies East...Minor Thing - Optioned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Aug. 13 before being recalled for remainder of the season on Sept. 4.
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.