J.P. Crawford begins career with impressive hitting streak
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/17/2013) Phillies shortstop prospect J.P. Crawford produced a nine-game hitting streak to kick off his career playing for the GCL Phillies. The 2013 first-round pick (16th overall) had multi-hit games for the final five games of his hitting streak.
Crawford is batting .375 (18 for 48) with one RBI, one triple, two doubles, five walks and seven runs in 13 games. He also has four stolen bases and has been caught stealing three times.
Crawford was considered the 15th-best prospect in the 2013 MLB draft class by Baseball America. Crawford hit .459 (45 for 98) with a .735 slugging percentage, one home run, eight doubles, eight triples, 31 RBI and 37 runs in 31 games as a senior for Lakewood (Calif.) High School. He was also 22 of 25 on stolen-base attempts.