JP Crawford Is Back To Lead A Seattle Mariners Team That’s Top 10 In Pitching and Power

JP Crawford Is Back To Lead A Seattle Mariners Team That’s Top 10 In Pitching and Power

 On Monday, the Mariners activated JP Crawford from the injured list. The Seattle Mariners are no longer without its Gold Glove award-winning shortstop.

 

Crawford made an appearance in Monday’s contest against the New York Yankees. He came off the bench and did not record a hit in two plate appearances. While his return took a little longer, the 29-year-old could not wait to get back on the field with his teammates. 

 

“A lot later than what I expected, but I’m just happy I can join the team,” Crawford said.

 

 

The MLBbro went on the injured list back on April 25th and missed 23 games with a right oblique strain.

 

He was initially set to return on May 17th, but the team wanted him to play in a second rehab game that Wednesday with Seattle’s Triple-A affiliate, Tacoma Rainiers.

 

During that game, Crawford took a fastball to his right hand while he was at the plate.

 

“I was really scared,” he said. “It just hurt right away, but we ran some tests right after, so I didn’t think anything was broken. But then I woke up the next morning before our flight and I couldn’t even like grip a ball or hold the bat, so that’s when I got a little scared. It hurt bad, but thankfully nothing was broken.”

 

Now that Crawford has returned to Seattle, he’ll look to pick things up after having a slow start to the season.

 

Crawford has had slow starts in previous seasons and that’s one thing that does not phase him. Back in April, he had the opportunity to talk with our very own Malik Wright about not letting slow starts get to him.

 

 

Through 23 games, he’s hitting .193 with two homers and nine RBI. Before going on the injured list, he was riding a five-game hitting streak with two multi-hit games during that stretch.

 

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Seattle is looking to make their second postseason appearance in the last three years and Crawford will play a key role for his team throughout the season. Since entering the league, Crawford competed at a high level and has put the time and work in to become a leader on this Seattle team.

 

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Whether he’s on a hitting streak or a slump, he’s going to go out there and leave it all on the field. He’s a competitor and wants to win and he help continue to cultivate a winning culture in Seattle.

 

Crawford has dealt with injuries in previous years, but it hasn’t been anything significant. If he can continue to stay healthy, he will be just fine. As it stands now, Seattle is sitting at the top of the standings in the AL West and now that Crawford is back, the team will look to continue to fight at full strength. 

JP Crawford Keeps The Mood Mellow In Seattle With Reggae Music and His Cool Cali Demeanor

JP Crawford Keeps The Mood Mellow In Seattle With Reggae Music and His Cool Cali Demeanor

The Seattle Mariners have a rock in their lineup and its at the very top.  Shortstop J.P. Crawford is the leadoff hitter for this club and he is looking forward to 2024. “Spring is going great, we have a good group of guys and ready to get the season started” Crawford said. “I’m really not trying to work on anything, just stay where I am at, really relaxed and go out there and do damage” he added. 

 

If you take a look at J.P. Crawford, you will notice very simply that the brother has a cool demeanor. I’m gonna call it California cool. “West coast, is the best coast. I don’t know what more to say” Crawford said with pride.

 

When asked about MLBbros he followed growing up, a California native not surprisingly was first on the list.

 

“Aaron Hicks is from my same hometown” he said. “Derek Jeter, Jimmy Rollins, and Curtis Granderson were my big three” Crawford told us.

 

 

 

The Mariners spring training clubhouse is usually open by 7:30am most morning. Many of the players arrive closer to 6am. This team is ready to go and the early hours are the norm. “We have a lot of older people in the clubhouse, and everyone knows how to handle themselves” Crawford has a positive outlook. “We’re all professionals in here, so it’s great” Crawford said with excitement.

 

Crawford likes his music and has tons of songs readily available on his iPad. “My reggae songs, I can’t listen to hip hop, I get too geeked up in the box” he said when asked what his walk-up music will be this season. “The reggae will slow that heartbeat down a little bit” Crawford added.

With opening day getting closer there is a lot of chatter about this team that won 88 games a year ago. The excitement will really begin when a calm, cool, and collected J.P. Crawford walks towards the batter’s box with some good tunes bouncing in the T-Mobile Park background.

 

Marcus Semien & J.P. Crawford Meet At The Peak Of Their Careers

Marcus Semien & J.P. Crawford Meet At The Peak Of Their Careers

Seattle Mariners captains Marcus Semien and J.P. Crawford are on the front lines in a war for the American League West over the final ten games.

Only a 1/2 half game separates the Houston Astros, Texas Rangers and Mariners for the top spot in the American League West.

It is the closest any division has ever been this late in the season since divisions were created in 1969.

 

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Each team controls their own destiny down the home stretch.


The Astros will take on the Mariners for three games beginning Monday before taking on the D-Backs who have a battle of their own in the fight for the a National League Wild Card spot.


Friday will be the first of seven matchups between the Rangers and Mariners.


They are set to play three games over the weekend in Arlington before ending the season with a four-game series in Seattle.

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“Every game, every inning, every at-bat, every pitch matters,”  Semien told MLBbro.com when asked about what he is stressing to the team as they finish off the year.

Semien, who’s last playoff run came in 2021 with Toronto had that come to an end on the final day of the season as they fell a game short of the postseason.

This season for Semien rivals his 2021 record breaking campaign for the Blue Jays.

The American League starting second baseman and leadoff hitter in the All-Star Game will be the runaway winner of both the Gold Glove and Silver Slugger awards.

His nine leadoff home runs are the most in franchise history and he has not missed a game since May 30th of 2022.

Semien leads the American League in runs scored, hits and WAR while sitting in the top 10 in RBI and doubles.

The calvary for the Texas Rangers came back just in time, as earlier this week, two of Semien’s fellow All-Star teammates,  Josh Jung and Adolis Garcia, returned to the lineup after missing time with injuries.

That lengthens what is the deepest lineup in the Majors. Returning the offensive powerhouse back to where it was when Texas was putting up numbers that were comparable to the 1930’s Yankees earlier in the season.

 

Seattle Is World Series Hunting 

For J.P. Crawford, his only goal this season has been to get his Mariners back to the playoffs after snapping their 21-year long drought last year.

At one point this season, the Mariners were 10 games out of first place and there was even talk on whether or not they should be buyers or sellers at the trade deadline.

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Through the storm, Crawford was the team’s most consistent player, giving time for superstar 30-30 guy Julio Rodriguez to catch fire.

Crawford ranks 4th in OPS and runs, 2nd in On Base Percentage, 1st in walks and second in doubles amongst all Major League shortstops

The Mariners may have the best starting pitching staff in baseball, which during the playoffs could give them the edge over the rest of the field in the American League.

Add that to the fact that they got a taste of playoff success last year, no moment will be too big for Seattle over this last week.