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J.P. Crawford

Born: 01/11/1995 (Age: 21)
Bats: Left Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2" Weight: 199
Primary Position: SS
Lean, spindly frame, long limbs with muscle tone, fairly broad shoulders, tapered torso, loose athleticism
Evaluator Adam Hayes
Report Date 07/04/2016
Dates Seen 9x April-June 2016
Affiliate Lehigh Valley IronPigs (AAA, Phillies)
MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Video
2017 Low 60 Yes
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 60 Hands start high, some length into the zone, direct swing, fluid load and transfer, plus bat speed; advanced approach, works counts, creates long at-bats, can get passive, approach leads to high walk totals, more strikeouts; pull-oriented
Power 40 Power is to pull side, limited loft, doubles power with occasional pulled homeruns; bat speed to generate hard line-drive contact
Baserunning/Speed 50 4.20 home-to-first; speed kept mostly in reserve; doesn't jailbreak out of box; shorter, upright stride; can steal the occasional base
Glove 60 Advanced glove with easy actions; steady defender, not flashy; plus range into the hole
Arm 60 Easy arm strength, can throw on the run, arm strength and accuracy from the hole

Former first-round pick is a steady, true shortstop with four average-or-better tools. The hit tool projects plus with a patient approach as the standout attribute. He is rarely aggressive early in the count and will work pitchers for long at bats and walks. There is ample bat speed with a line-drive stroke that produces sound contact skills, though it's a pull-heavy approach. The frame suggests more speed utility than he shows, and it is more impactful in the field than on the bases. The glove and arm are carrying tools, with both rating as easy plus. Crawford should be a quality contributor offensively and defensively. Future well-rounded, starting SS with first-division potential.

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