The Seattle Mariners’ American professional baseball shortstop, John Paul Crawford, was born in the United States. In the 2013 MLB draft, the Philadelphia Phillies selected him with the 16th overall pick.
Crawford made his major league debut in 2017, starting at third base, where he played to his strengths. Crawford was sent to the Mariners before the 2019 season.
Crawford, who was 6’2″ and “thin as a rail,” was a natural shortstop for his high school baseball team. When he graduated in his senior year, he held the school record for the most career hits (179), runs scored (162), stolen bases (73) and walks (73). (72). Because of his abilities, the University of Southern California (USC) granted him a sports scholarship.
Crawford’s decision to turn down the offer and participate in the 2013 MLB draft instead.
Meet Larry Crawford
Larry Crawford was a defensive back with the Toronto Argonauts and the BC Lions. He was a member of the Lions Grey Cup winning squad in 1985 and was a CFL All-Star four times.
Crawford is Valley Christian High School’s defensive back and wide receiver coach in Cerritos, California. J. P. Crawford plays baseball professionally for the Seattle Mariners.
Baseball player J.P. Crawford’s mother Beth Crawford is also the wife of former baseball player Larry Crawford. Beth Crawford used to play collegiate volleyball as well. She has two kids, one of which is J.P. Crawford.