BlueClaws’ Crawford set to return Monday – Phillies Nation

BlueClaws’ Crawford set to return Monday


JP Crawford, Image- Jay Floyd

Out of the Class A Lakewood BlueClaws’ lineup for the past five games, top prospect J.P. Crawford is set to return to action on Monday.

Crawford, the Phillies’ top draft choice last year (16th overall), has been sidelined since injuring the index finger on his left hand during a routine team workout last week.  Sporting a bandage beneath his batting glove, Crawford, a shortstop, took pregame batting practice on Sunday and was available for the team’s contest against the Rome Braves if he was needed.

The 19-year-old lefty batter sports a .328/.421/.481 slash line in 34 games this season with Lakewood. Crawford has been hot of late, tallying a 1.110 OPS in 12 May games.

The BlueClaws continue their home stand with two more games against Rome on Monday and Tuesday with first pitch slated for 6:35 PM each night.



  1. Hogey's Role

    May 19, 2014 at 9:41 am

    Any chance he gets promoted to double a soon??

    • schmenkman

      May 19, 2014 at 9:47 am

      I wouldn’t think so. Probably Clearwater (A+) around July, and Reading at the earliest to start next year, but possibly mid-season next year, assuming all continues to go well.

    • Jay Floyd

      May 19, 2014 at 2:54 pm

      Crawford at Double-A this year would be way early. He’s 19 years old. MAYBE next season, depending on how he performs whenever an opportunity at Class A Advanced comes his way.

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