Phils Select J.P. Crawford With First Pick

6 Jun

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J.P. Crawford, an 18-year-old high school shortstop, was selected by the Phillies in the first round (16th overall) of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft.

Crawford, 6-foot-1, 180 pounds, played for Lakewood High School in Lakewood, Calif., where he batted .432 in 25 games with eight doubles, two triples, two home runs, 10 RBI, and 13 stolen bases. Crawford, a cousin of Los Angeles outfielder Carl Crawford, is the school’s all-time leader in hits (179), runs scored (162), stolen bases (73) and walks (72).

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