Make room in Cooperstown for Justin Crawford in about two decades – because Johnny Damon Says The Philadelphia Phillies’ First Draft Pick Is About To Have A MONSTER MLB Career!!
Damon – who was playing against Justin’s father, Carl Crawfordin The Show — guaranteed to TMZ Sports at an event in New York earlier this month.
“He’ll probably steal 500 bases,” Damon said of Justin, “hit a couple hundred homers. Just be a threat to his opponents over the years.”
Justin was officially picked by the Phils with the 17th overall pick in last month’s MLB Draft – and due to his skills and famous pedigree as a father, everyone assumes he has a bright future ahead. him.
But Damon, who had to try to get Carl off the basic paths for years when the two were AL East rivals in the early 2000s, went further – and said he expected at all, Hall-off-Fame-level 18-year-old greatness.
“I’m happy for Carl,” Johnny said. “And I know his son is going to have a great career in the Major League.”
Justin, a left-handed outfielder, will have to spend a few years in the minors growing his body and refining his game…but, according to Damon, when he receives the inevitable big league call–Watch out!!