Season Recap: J.P. Crawford

J.P. Crawford

What a bizarre season it was for J.P. Crawford! Coming into the year, he was one of the most heralded prospects in the game. Then he had two horrid months at Triple-A. The naysayers came out of the woodwork. "He’s regressed defensively." "He doesn’t impact the ball." Then he found his stroke and knocked the hell out of the ball for two months. Finally, he got the call and played his first big league game on Sept. 5, against the New York Mets.

In the coming days, we’re going to recap every player who spent a part of  2017 with the Philadelphia Phillies. The previous post looked at reliever Jeremy Hellickson. We even have a landing post with a link to each player’s season.

Playing in just 23 games, he was able to put up a .9 WAR, thanks in large part to a nifty .356 on-base percentage, sparkling defense, and plus base-running.
Interestingly, the Phillies went 13-10 in games he played in. 
But he wasn’t without faults. In his short stint, he hit just five extra-base hits. He also struck out 22 times. 
Overall, much of the Phillies’ future success is pinned to Crawford’s development. He gave the Phillies a lot to hope for in his brief debut.

from We Should Be GMs


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