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Philadelphia Phillies: Establish J.P. Crawford at the major league level


Ranked as the game’s No. 2 prospect by, Philadelphia’s 2013 first-round pick struggled at Triple A last year, finishing at .244/.322/.318 in 87 games. To be fair, at 21 years old he was still young for that level, and scouts are hardly down on him, as his prospect ranking attests; he’s an outstanding defender who could compete for Gold Glove awards, and his advanced approach at the plate gives him top-of-the-lineup potential. A few months of polish and a midsummer major league debut in a lineup that also features core pieces such as catcher Jorge Alfaro, third baseman Maikel Franco and centerfielder Odubel Herrera would bode well for the Phillies' rebuilding effort.

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