• Full name John Paul Crawford
  • Born 01/11/1995 in Long Beach, CA
  • Profile Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 202 / Bats: L / Throws: R
  • School Lakewood
  • Debut 09/05/2017
  • Drafted in the 1st round (16th overall) by the Philadelphia Phillies in 2013 (signed for $2,299,300).
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    Crawford has athletic bloodlines: his father Larry played nine years in the Canadian Football League, and Dodgers outfielder Carl Crawford is a relative. He has become a much more fluid defender over the last two years, making him the rare prep prospect with a real chance to play shortstop in the major leagues. His long arms and game awareness give him good range, especially to his left and on balls in front of him. He needs to improve on balls to his right, but his above-average arm should allow him to make plays from the hole, and he has sure hands and good actions. He projects as a solid-average or slightly better defensive shortstop and an average hitter with fringy power. Crawford has good hand-eye coordination, which allows him to spray line drives to all fields, but he has a high set-up and a bit of a loop in his swing. He can turn on balls on occasion, but he needs to get stronger and smooth out his swing in order to get on top of good fastballs. Crawford is a solid-average runner who takes good turns and has baserunning savvy. He is committed to Southern California.

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  • Rated Best Infield Arm in the Philadelphia Phillies in 2018
  • Rated Best Defensive Infielder in the Philadelphia Phillies in 2018
  • Rated Best Strike-Zone Discipline in the Philadelphia Phillies in 2018
  • Rated Best Defensive Infielder in the Philadelphia Phillies in 2014
  • Rated Best Strike-Zone Discipline in the Philadelphia Phillies in 2014
  • Rated Best Hitter for Average in the Philadelphia Phillies in 2014

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Career Transactions

  • Seattle Mariners activated SS J.P. Crawford from the 10-day injured list.
  • Seattle Mariners sent SS J.P. Crawford on a rehab assignment to Tacoma Rainiers.

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