Crawford displays power for Double-A Reading

Phillies No. 1 prospect cracks clutch homer in the 7th inning and has 5 extra-base hits in last 3 games

Crawford displays power for Double-A Reading

Phillies top prospect J.P. Crawford appears to have found his groove.

Not typically known for his power, the shortstop now has five extra-base hits in his past three contests, including two homers. Tuesday night, he went 2-for-4 with a double and a solo homer for Double-A Reading, which took down Bowie, 6-4.

Crawford's blast was clutch. It tied the game at four with two outs in the seventh inning.

On the year, baseball's No. 15 overall prospect is hitting .266/.370/.431 with 11 doubles, four triples, four roundtrippers and 17 RBIs at the Double-A level. Drafted in the first round by the Phillies in 2013, he made his Reading debut earlier this season and is on pace to set new career bests in hits (currently at 79) and total bases (110).

Alex M. Smith is a reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.