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J.P. Crawford to join Phillies in New York

J.P. Crawford/ Photo by: Lauren McLaughlin

Phillies’ top prospect J.P. Crawford will join the Phillies in New York during their series against the Mets, according to numerous reports.

Crawford slammed a two-run, first-inning home run to fuel the Lehigh Valley IronPigs to a 5-4 win Monday, clinching the team a playoff berth and capping an unlikely last-minute run to the International League wild card.

On the season Crawford is hitting .243/.351/.405 with 15 home runs and 63 runs batted in.

8 Comments

8 Comments

  1. bruce

    September 4, 2017 at 10:46 pm

    So what will happen to Galvis whose mission is to play every game this season which he has done so far? He is also in the running for a Gold Glove in his position as shortstop.

    • schmenkman

      September 6, 2017 at 11:29 pm

      Galvis is a very good fielder, but I don’t believe he has a shot at the GG this year. The criteria for the award now includes advanced fielding stats as well as coaches voting, and those stats don’t view him kindly this year.

      Galvis doesn’t have to play all 162 at SS, and he will play elsewhere. And Crawford will also play at 3B, and maybe also 2B.

      • bruce

        September 7, 2017 at 5:04 pm

        Granted that “advanced fielding stats” are now a part of the equation in determining a fielder’s worth for a gold glove award. However, that is just ONE factor. The coaches/managers see the fielders up front in games played. They count themselves as an EYE- witness to the fielding gems performed by the gold glove candidates. Never count out the WOW!! factor as an influence to their votes. Reputation and popularity besides the number of errors (commission and omission) also may influence the outcome of voting results.

  2. Dave

    September 5, 2017 at 10:20 am

    If I were Galvis, my decision on free agency after 2018 begins today.

    Galvis has been the best defensive SS in the Nl, and has improved his bat as the Phillies suggested. If Carawford is the future, Freddy will be a star somewhere else. But Klentak better get this right.

    • schmenkman

      September 6, 2017 at 11:31 pm

      The advanced stats do not agree that Galvis has been the best defensive SS, and his bat is still barely improved, and well below average.

  3. pamikeydc

    September 5, 2017 at 12:19 pm

    @bruce they will rotate him around. And PM said he will TRY to get him into all 162.

    I was wondering why they would not allow him to stay in a a a playoffs. Playing one or possibly two more games will not affect or stunt his development

  4. Chazz Mann

    September 5, 2017 at 2:12 pm

    The only thing wrong with Galvis is he should be hitting 8th. Crawford is a 240 hitter.Joseph is a 240 hitter Franco can’t even hit 240. Tim you’re drinking too much Phillies Kool Aid.

    • schmenkman

      September 6, 2017 at 11:41 pm

      The problem with batting average is it tells you only a part of what a hitter is doing. It doesn’t tell you how much a batter is getting on base (the most important skill a hitter has). It doesn’t tell you how much power a batter has.

      Galvis is a .240 hitter who is among the worst hitters in MLB overall.

      Crawford was nursing an injury earlier this year, and was making adjustments all year. Over the last 2 1/2 months since he came off the DL on June 20, he’s been raking his way through AAA:

      71 games, 312 PAs
      13 HRs, 34 extra base hits
      .280 average
      .381 OBP
      .522 Slugging
      .903 OPS

      And he’s still only 22, not 27 and in his prime like Galvis.

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