Phillies promote shortstop prospect J.P. Crawford to Triple-A

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The Phillies announced on Friday morning that shortstop prospect J.P. Crawford has been promoted to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Crawford, 21, hit .265/.398/.390 with eight doubles, three home runs, 13 RBI, 23 runs scored, and five stolen bases at Double-A Reading. He came into the season rated as the Phillies’ best prospect and #3 overall in baseball, according to MLB Pipeline.

Crawford will likely make his major league debut at some point this season, but the Phillies don’t have any reason to rush him. Despite the club’s surprising success — they’re 24-17 — it is still technically rebuilding. Freddy Galvis is currently handling the shortstop position at the big league level, but he has a meager .639 OPS while playing inconsistent defense.