J.P. Crawford Pulled out of Arizona Fall League

Simple transaction line, J.P. Crawford has been replaced on the Glendale Desert Dogs roster by IF Drew Stankiewicz.  All the reports have said that Crawford looks like himself, just a really exhausted form of himself.  No reason was given for the switch, Drew is from the Arizona area so the switch to him makes some logical sense, I would not expect him to play much.

Quick breakdown on a change by Crawford with two strikes done by Eric Longenhagen

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EDIT: Crawford has a small tear in a ligament in his thumb

Author: Matt Winkelman

Matt Winkelman

Matt is originally from Mt. Holly, NJ, but after a 4 year side track to Cleveland for college he now resides in Madison, WI. His work has appeared on Phuture Phillies, The Good Phight, and TheDynastyGuru.


  1. Bruce "The Big Sack" Weatherman

    JPC has me concerned. More details please!!!

    • Matt Winkelman

      He is 20 years old playing in his second full professional season, his team’s last game was September 19. He is tired. Better to have him go home rest and workout rather than develop bad habits compensating for exhaustion. Outside the foot thing in the Longenhagen video he drew a lot positive reviews in hsi 6 games, especially for his glove.

      He does need to bulk up some to withstand the pounding of a full season, but once again he is only 20 years old.

      • Bruce "The Big Sack" Weatherman

        Matt – thank you for your post – you just relieved The Big Sack.

  2. I’m glad the Phillies did this. He did play a ton of baseball and I felt his stats pretty much were classic cases of fatigue – peripherals staying intact pretty much, but the contact rates kinda going uuuuugggghhh in early August. AA is a big jump, and the playoffs too.

  3. dcwildcat53

    there is reporting that he has a slight tear of the ligament in his Right thumb. same one as cesar Hernandez but not as severe, no surgery, just rest until spring

  4. dcwildcat53

    left thumb sorry