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J.P. Crawford is hitting .159/.282/.193 with two stolen bases in 88 at-bats for Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
Crawford had a terrible month of April but has bounced back this month with a .250/.400/.250 slash line in 12 at-bats. The young shortstop is striking out more this season, but he is also showing a better eye at the plate than his first taste of Triple-A last season. His .215 BABIP also suggests he has been a bit unlucky. Crawford will likely turn things around, but it is clear he is not going to be earning an early promotion to the majors this season. The Phillies are likely going to want to see sustained success at Triple-A before considering him for a role in the majors.
J.P. Crawford is hitting just .086 with a .343 OPS through his first 10 games at Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
It's a really bad start for the Phillies' top prospect, but this is also an extremely small sample size. Crawford's walk rate is solid, but he's striking out 30 percent of the time, which is more than double his career average and may indicate that he's pressing at the plate. The Phillies have no need to rush Crawford to the majors, so they'll give him plenty of time to figure things out in Triple-A.