Phillies see star potential in J. P. Crawford

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Of all of the talents swinging for the fences in Clearwater, Florida, prospect J.P. Crawford is believed to be the biggest hit. (WPVI)

Of all of the talents swinging for the fences in Clearwater, Florida, prospect J. P. Crawford is believed to be the biggest hit.

The shortstop is rated as the Phillies No. 1 prospect, and one of the top in all of baseball.

We asked Crawford how much pressure comes with being in his position.

"I don't find any pressure at all. Once you step on the field, everybody's the same, everybody's competing for a job, so I just gotta go out there and do what I do," said Crawford.

"He can be very special. I don't wanna sit here and put all kinds of high expectations on him. We just got to let him play," said Larry Bowa, Phillies Bench Coach.

The Phillies believe he can be a star. For now though, the 21-year-old sounds a little more star struck, working out with the major league club for the first time - the team he dreams of playing for.

"The first day I got here, I looked around the field with all the pro guys and I was just daydreaming out there," said Crawford.

Crawford dreams big. Not only for himself, but for the future of the Phillies.

"Some of us talk about it everyday. You got a bunch of young talent, a bunch of pitchers that know how to compete and throw strikes and do their job, and a lot of them going's to be nasty this year," said Crawford.

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