Farm Futures: Eastern League Hitters Roundup
Farm Futures: Eastern League Hitters Roundup

This article is part of our Farm Futures series.

Our tour of the minor leagues continues this week with a trip to the Eastern League to look at what some notable Double-A hitters have been up to over the first five weeks of the season. The prospects are listed in approximate order of their value in dynasty leagues.

J.P. Crawford, SS, Reading (Phillies): .269/.406/.375, two HR, five 2B, 4-for-7 on SB attempts, 19:25 K:BB in 128 PA.

The Phillies are a team that really knows what they are doing on the developmental side. It would have been so easy to just start Crawford at Triple-A this year after he played 86 games at Double-A in 2015, but instead they sent him back to the Eastern League, where the results have been interesting, to say the least. His 25 walks are tied for the most by any hitter at Double-A, and he is a 21-year-old who will stick at shortstop long term. That's an awfully rare feat. Meanwhile, he's not hitting for much power, and is not driving balls with the regularity that his dynasty league owners would hope for.


Would it make sense for him to adopt a slightly more aggressive approach that could lead to more extra-base hits, more strikeouts and fewer walks? It seems too early in the developmental process to tell a player with that kind of

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James Anderson
James Anderson is RotoWire's Lead Prospect Analyst, Assistant Baseball Editor, and co-host of Farm Fridays on Sirius/XM radio and the RotoWire Prospect Podcast. FSWA Baseball Writer of the Year finalist in 2012.
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