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J.P. Crawford said time off in mid-June due to a nagging groin injury helped give him a chance to clear his head, Ben Harris of MLB.com reports.
Crawford is slashing .286/.386/.531 with a home run in 49 at-bats at Triple-A Lehigh Valley since he returned from his injury on June 20. He has a long way to go before his overall numbers begin to look respectable, but at least he has shown signs of life. It still seems like the best-case scenario for a major-league debut will be as a September call-up this year.
J.P. Crawford (groin) went 1-for-5 with an RBI Tuesday for Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
Crawford had been sidelined since June 11 with a groin strain. He's hitting just .194/.310/.251 with two homers and two steals in 211 at-bats this season. Crawford isn't going to make an impact in the majors this year, but it is important to remember he is just 22 years old. He still has time to make the necessary adjustments that will get him back on track offensively.
GM Matt Klentak said J.P. Crawford is currently sidelined at Triple-A Lehigh Valley with a "nagging groin strain," Matt Gelb of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Crawford has not played in a game since last Saturday due to the injury. Klentak said the young shortstop could be sidelined for a few more days and that the injury is not a long-term concern.
J.P. Crawford went 2-for-5 with a run scored Saturday for Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
Crawford's overall numbers continue to look terrible, but he has been a bit better over his last 25 games, slashing .240/.351/.333 in 96 at-bats. The 22-year-old's walk rate is up nearly four percent from his stint at Triple-A last season, and his .233 BABIP is well below his rates from the past two seasons. Things should start to turn around for Crawford at some point, but it is looking like the best-case scenario for a major-league debut this season will be as a September call-up.
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.