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Top Phils prospect Crawford promoted to Reading

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JP Crawford, image- Jay Floyd
If there weren't enough reasons to see the Double-A Reading Fightins, fans may have just gotten the one that will put that decision over the top. Top Phillies prospect J.P. Crawford has been promoted to Double-A Reading.

After starting the season on the disabled list due to a strained oblique, the 20-year-old has been dominating the Class A Advanced Florida State League, batting .392 in 21 games for the Clearwater Threshers.

The lefty batting Crawford was the Phils' top draft selection (16th overall) in 2013. Last year, in his first full pro season, the six-foot-two 180-pounder sported a .285/375/.406 slash line with 24 stolen bases in 123 combined games at Class A Lakewood and with Clearwater.

Crawford acknowledged the move via his Twitter account shortly after the news was announced.
Reading is chock full of prospects this season with speedy center fielder and 2011 second round pick Roman Quinn (.296 avg, three HR, 10 RBI, 22 SB), 2010 first round pick Jesse Biddle (4-1 record, 4.46 ERA), last year's seventh overall pick Aaron Nola (6-3 record, 1.87 ERA), the key return in the Jimmy Rollins trade Zach Eflin (4-3 record, 3.48 ERA) and several others drawing the attention of area fans this year.

Check out a Phillies Nation TV segment on J.P. in the media player below.

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