MLB.com Ranks J.P. Crawford as #5 Shortstop Prospect

The rankings continue, this time it is shortstop prospects.  Phillies #1 prospect, J.P. Crawford comes in at #5 on the list.  Before you panic, here is the full list:

  1. Carlos Correa (Astros)
  2. Francisco Lindor (Indians)
  3. Addison Russell (Cubs)
  4. Corey Seager (Dodgers)
  5. J.P. Crawford (Phillies)
  6. Nick Gordon (Twins)
  7. Raul Adalberto Mondesi (Royals)
  8. Trea Turner (Padres Nationals)
  9. Daniel Robertson (Rays)
  10. Tim Anderson (White Sox)

The top 4 names on this list are all locks to be Top 10 prospects in the game, so #5 is no problem for Crawford and how he is viewed around the game.  This is what Jonathan Mayo had to say about him:

A newcomer to the list, Crawford jumped on the fast track by playing at both levels of A-ball as a teenager in 2014. Ready for Double-A at age 20, the Futures Game participant always has had a reputation for being a slick defender, one who would undoubtedly stay at short. His bat, though, has been more advanced than anticipated and he has the makings of an All-Star performer.

MLB.Com also rates Crawford’s tools out as: 55 Hit, 45 Power, 50 Speed, 60 Arm, 65 Field

Crawford joins Maikel Franco (#5 3B) as likely the only two Phillies to make these lists.

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.