SS J.P. Crawford has been promoted to Lehigh Valley (AAA).
— Phillies (@Phillies) May 20, 2016
After a 36-game stint this season in Double-A Reading, consensus No. 1 prospect J.P. Crawford is heading on up to Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Infielder Ryan Jackson was traded to the Angels in order to make room for Crawford.
With this move, Crawford is now just one step away from the major leagues. From now until his eventual promotion, Phillies fans will be itching to see Crawford at Citizens Bank Park.
Crawford had a .265/.398/.390 split so far this season with a 135 wRC+. As usual, he has walked more than he struck out, walking 18.1% of his plate appearances and only struck out 12.7%.
As noted by Matt Breen of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Crawford is the second-youngest player in the International League at just 21 years old. Ozzie Albies of the Braves is the youngest at 19.
*Crawford is second youngest. Braves prospect didn’t show up on list because he does not meet minimum PAs. https://t.co/sxT264Cbfr
— Matt Breen (@matt_breen) May 20, 2016