Posted by Jay Floyd, Thu, March 19, 2015 08:00 AM Comments: 8
Throughout spring training, Phillies prospect J.P. Crawford will be checking in to offer his thoughts straight from Clearwater, FL.
Crawford, 20, is widely considered the Phils’ top prospect after the team’s first round draft pick in 2013 posted a .285/.375/.406 slash line in 123 combined games at Class A Lakewood and Class A Advanced Clearwater last year in his first full pro season.
Read ahead for all the exclusive quotes straight from the one and only J.P..
-With games getting underway, Crawford talked about how he and his group that’s being coached by the Clearwater staff did in the opening two days…
“We played the Blue Jays (on Tuesday) and the Pirates (on Wednesday) and we beat both of them. We started off real well, playing real good team baseball. I went 2-for-3 on Wednesday, so, I’m finally starting to get a feel for live pitching again and everything’s starting to come around.
“I think I went 0-for-3 on Tuesday and played all nine innings. I played seven innings (on Wednesday).”
-On the topic of the intrasquad games in which the Phillies’ minor leaguers play against one another and if the players take those games seriously…
“We always take it serious. Whenever we’re on the field playing a game, we’re out there trying to win. And especially when we’re out there playing against the older squad, it’s a lot of fun. It’s really competitive for us. We’re trying- we’re going out there to beat them.
“The first intrasquad game, I went 2-for-4. I faced Zach Eflin the first game. I got a base hit off of him.” Continue reading Crawford’s Chronicles: J.P. Talks Game Action, Teammates, Utley, Greene