J.P. Crawford was the selection as the top prospect in the Phillies’ organization. Crawford garnered 81% of 343 votes.
This is the third consecutive year that Crawford has been voted the #1 prospect in the organization by Phuture Phillies readers. Jorge Alfaro finished a distant second with 8% of the vote, Mickey Moniak finished third with 4%.
Crawford started the season in Reading where he posted a slash of .265/.398/.390/.787 in 36 games before his promotion to AAA. His 2016 slash in Reading was virtually similar to the .265/.354/.407/.761 he posted in 86 games in 2015. Crawford posted a .244/.328/.318/.647 in 87 games in Lehigh Valley.
Crawford’s drop in production could be attributed to the better pitching he saw in AAA. However, it is just as likely that he was hampered by a nagging injury he endured throughout the season. Early in the off season, Crawford underwent surgery to remove lose bodies from his left knee.
In 2016, Crawford posted a career high .966 fielding percentage and career low 19 errors.
Crawford sports a career BB/K of 232/243. His legendary plate discipline suffered a slight blip when he walked 42 times and struck out 59 times with Lehigh Valley.
Next up is your selection for the #2 prospect in the organization. Baseball America published their Phillies Top Ten. The only prospect not already listed in our poll was Sixto Sanchez. I added him to this poll.