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Johnny Damon Says Phillies Top Pick Justin Crawford Will Steal 500 Bases, Hit 200+ HRs

Johnny Damon Says Phillies Top Pick Justin Crawford Will Steal 500 Bases, Hit 200+ HRs

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Make some room in Cooperstown for Justin Crawford in about two decades — ’cause Johnny Damon says the Philadelphia Phillies’ top draft pick is about to have a MONSTER MLB career!!

Damon — who used to . against Justin’s father, Carl Crawford, in The Show — made the guarantee to TMZ Sports while out at an event in NYC earlier this month.

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“He’ll probably steal 500 bases,” Damon said of Justin, “hit a couple hundred home runs. Just be a menace to his opponents throughout the years.”

Justin was officially taken by the Phils with the #17 overall pick in last month’s MLB draft — and because of his skill set and famous father pedigree, everyone’s assuming he’s got a bright future ahead of him.

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But, Damon, who had to try to get Carl off the base paths for years when the two were AL East rivals in the early 2000s, took it one step further — and said he’s expecting flat-out, Hall-off-Fame-level greatness from the 18-year-old.

“I’m happy for Carl,” Johnny said. “And I know his son is going to have a great Major League career.”

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Justin, a left-handed-hitting outfielder, will have to spend a couple years in the minors growing into his body and refining his game … but, according to Damon, when he gets the inevitable call-up to the Big Leagues — watch out!!

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