Crawford went 3-for-4 with a run and an RBI Friday for Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Crawford got off to a slow start after his promotion to Triple-A, but seems to have turned the corner of late. Over his last 10 games, he is hitting .342 with two steals, four walks and two strikeouts. He should get a look with the Phillies in September and will likely compete for a starting job in the majors next spring.
Crawford, 21, is batting just .165/.272/.190 with five RBI and one steal through 21 games at Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Crawford is still working out the kinks since being promoted from Double-A, though the sample size is small and he is just 21 years of age. The Phils should be in no rush to promote Crawford to the bigs, meaning that he'll have plenty of time to turn things around at this level.
The Phillies promoted Crawford to Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Friday. Crawford will get his first taste of Triple-A action after posting a .265/.398/.390 slash line with three home runs, eight doubles, and 13 RBI over 36 games with Double-A Reading. While he did not hit for much power, he posted an impressive on-base percentage, and backed that up with a 30:21 K:BB ratio. Crawford is the Phillies' best prospect and could see action with the big club before this season comes to an end.
Manager Dusty Wathan said he would not be surprised if Crawford was promoted to Triple-A in the next few weeks, Ryan Lawrence of the Philly Voice reports. Crawford is hitting .254/.385/.356 with two home runs and four stolen bases in 118 at-bats for Double-A Reading. The numbers don't jump off the page, but his 25 walks to 21 strikeouts shows his mature approach at the plate. He could see time in Philly later this season.
Crawford, 21, is batting just .229 over his last 10 games for Double-A Reading. On a positive note, Crawford has more walks (10) than strikeouts (9) over that span, and he has a .411 OBP overall in 2016.
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