The Phillies have signed their first-round pick Justin Crawford. The two sides agreed to a deal worth $3,894,800. The slot value for the 17th overall pick is $3,794,800, but he will make $100k more than that.
The Phillies have signed outfielder Justin Crawford, selected No. 17 overall in the first round of the 2022 MLB Draft, the club announced today.— Philadelphia Phillies (@Phillies) July 25, 2022
As you know by now, Justin is the son of Rays great Carl Crawford. And like his dad, his greatest asset is his athleticism. Specifically his speed. He was consistently graded as one of the fastest players in this draft class and has what many expect to be a plus glove in centerfield. Scouts also like the lefty batter’s ability to make contact. Currently, he is considered a slap hitter. But the 6 ft 3 frame allows room to add muscle and power. He was only 4 when his father lost to the Phillies in the 2008 World Series, so not old enough to remember it. But now after signing with the Phillies, he has the chance to create his own Phillies memories.
He was committed to play Baseball at Louisiana State, but instead he will join the Phillies farm system. The Phillies have also announced the signings of 15 other players they drafted.
You can read more about the newest member of the Phillies farm system right here…