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Brandon Crawford

27-Year-Old Shortstop – San Francisco Giants

2014 Stats

AVG

.292

HR

1

RBI

8

R

6

SB

1

2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Crawford got off to a red-hot start in 2013 (.272 average, five homers, 14 RBI in April) and many had him pegged for a breakout campaign. His power surge ceased, however, as he only clubbed four homer...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 215   DOB: 1/21/1987   BORN: Mountain View, CA   COLLEGE: UCLA   DRAFTED: 4th Rd   

April 18, 2014  –  Brandon Crawford News

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Brandon Crawford Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2008 21 R AZL 4 14 14 3 6 2 1 1 0 3 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 .429 .429 .643 1.072
2008 21 A Sal 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2009 22 A San 25 115 105 21 39 10 2 2 6 17 2 4 10 32 0 0 0 .371 .445 .600 1.045
2009 22 AA CON 108 423 392 38 100 32 26 2 4 30 9 7 20 100 8 2 1 .255 .292 .362 .654
2010 23 A+ San 5 20 18 4 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 5 0 0 0 .167 .250 .222 .472
2010 23 AA Ric 79 342 291 43 70 22 12 3 7 22 4 1 39 77 1 5 6 .241 .337 .375 .712
2011 24 A+ San 14 69 59 14 19 9 5 1 3 15 0 0 9 13 1 0 0 .322 .412 .593 1.005
2011 24 AAA Fre 29 118 107 13 24 7 5 1 1 9 5 2 9 20 1 1 0 .224 .282 .318 .600
2011 24 MAJ SF 66 220 196 22 40 10 5 2 3 21 1 3 23 31 1 0 0 .204 .288 .296 .584
2012 25 MAJ SF 143 476 435 44 108 33 26 3 4 45 1 4 33 95 2 3 3 .248 .304 .349 .653
2013 26 MAJ SF 149 550 499 52 124 36 24 3 9 43 1 2 42 96 1 3 5 .248 .311 .363 .674
2014 27 MAJ SF 15 58 48 6 14 7 5 1 1 8 1 0 7 14 0 2 1 .292 .379 .500 .879
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Brandon Crawford
3-Year Averages MAJ   119 413 376 39 90 25 18 2 5 36 1 3 32 74 1 2 2 .239 .301 .338 .639

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Brandon Crawford Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Apr. 18 @SD 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .292 .379 .500 .879
Apr. 17 LAD 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .311 .400 .533 .933
Apr. 16 LAD Did not play.
Apr. 15 LAD 5 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 .318 .407 .545 .952
Apr. 13 Col 3 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 .308 .417 .564 .981
Apr. 12 Col 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .306 .432 .500 .932
Apr. 11 Col 3 2 1 0 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .303 .439 .485 .924
Apr. 10 Ari 4 0 2 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .300 .432 .433 .865
Apr. 9 Ari 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 .269 .406 .346 .752
Apr. 8 Ari 4 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .261 .393 .348 .741
Apr. 6 @LAD 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 .211 .375 .316 .691
Apr. 5 @LAD 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .267 .450 .400 .850
Apr. 4 @LAD Did not play.
Apr. 3 @Ari 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 .308 .438 .462 .900
Apr. 2 @Ari 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .364 .417 .545 .962
Apr. 1 @Ari 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .375 .375 .625 1.000
Mar. 31 @Ari 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .750 1.250
Last 7 Days 18 4 5 1 1 1 4 1 6 0 0 0 2 0 .278 .286 .611 .897
Last 14 Days 37 5 10 3 1 1 8 6 13 1 0 1 2 0 .270 .370 .486 .856
Last 30 Days 48 6 14 5 1 1 8 7 14 1 0 1 2 0 .292 .379 .500 .879

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Brandon Crawford: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 14
2013 147
2012 139
2011 65

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Brandon Crawford Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013146143131.199.288.546
2012114121150.254.325.631
2011303030.133.233.445

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013353386300.269.394.727
2012321323301.246.358.661
2011166193181.217.307.608

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013239232171.264.364.688
2012220151190.241.327.630
2011958050.189.253.512

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013260297260.235.362.661
2012215293261.256.372.677
2011101143161.218.337.650
Brandon Crawford Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2008 21 R AZL 14 14 0% 21.4% 0.00 79% .545 .214
2008 21 A Sal 2 2 0% 0% 0.00 100% .000 .000
2009 22 A San 115 105 8.7% 27.8% 0.31 70% .493 .229
2009 22 AA CON 423 392 4.7% 23.6% 0.20 74% .333 .107
2010 23 A+ San 20 18 10% 25% 0.40 72% .231 .055
2010 23 AA Ric 342 291 11.4% 22.5% 0.51 74% .304 .134
2011 24 A+ San 69 59 13% 18.8% 0.69 78% .372 .271
2011 24 AAA Fre 118 107 7.6% 16.9% 0.45 81% .267 .094
2011 24 MAJ SF 220 196 10.5% 14.1% 0.74 84% .228 .092
2012 25 MAJ SF 476 435 6.9% 20% 0.35 78% .310 .101
2013 26 MAJ SF 550 499 7.6% 17.5% 0.44 81% .292 .115
2014 27 MAJ SF 58 48 12.1% 24.1% 0.50 71% .394 .208
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3-Year Averages MAJ   413 376 7.7% 17.9% 0.43 80% .286 .099

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2014 Stat Review for Brandon Crawford    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2013 (min 400 PA)

Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.292 AVG
GREAT
71% Contact Rate
POOR
.394 BABIP
HIGH
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.500 SLG
ELITE
.208 ISO
GREAT
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.50 BB/K
GOOD
12.1% BB Rate
ELITE
24.1% K Rate
POOR
OPS/OBP

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.879 OPS
ELITE
.379 OBP
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Career Batter vs. Pitcher Stats    (View All Matchup Data)

Best Matchups for Brandon Crawford (by OPS, min 4 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Jeremy Guthrie KC 4 4 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.750 2.750
David Hernandez AZ 4 2 1 2 0 1 0 .500 1.500 2.000
Mike Dunn MIA 4 2 1 3 0 0 0 .500 1.500 2.000
Kris Medlen ATL 5 4 0 2 1 1 0 .800 1.000 1.833
Wily Peralta MIL 5 3 1 1 0 1 0 .600 1.200 1.800
Adam Ottavino COL 5 2 1 3 0 1 0 .400 1.200 1.600
Jeff Francis CIN 5 3 0 2 0 0 0 .600 1.000 1.600
Rex Brothers COL 8 4 1 1 1 2 0 .500 1.000 1.556
Esmil Rogers TOR 5 2 0 1 0 0 0 .400 1.000 1.400
Chad Billingsley LA 9 5 0 1 1 0 0 .556 .778 1.378

Worst Matchups for Brandon Crawford (by OPS, min 4 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Huston Street SD 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Julio Teheran ATL 6 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Chad Bettis COL 5 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Hiroki Kuroda NY-A 5 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Anibal Sanchez DET 5 0 0 0 0 4 0 .000 .000 .000
J.J. Putz AZ 5 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Zack Greinke LA 4 0 0 0 0 3 0 .000 .000 .000
Grant Balfour TB 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Brad Boxberger TB 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Craig Breslow BOS 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000

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Brandon Crawford: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Crawford (hamstring) is not in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Dodgers.

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Crawford is dealing with tightness in his right hamstring, Alex Pavlovic of the Bay Area News Group reports.

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Crawford is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Dodgers, the Giants' official site reports.

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Crawford continued his modest six-game hitting streak in a big way Sunday, going 1-for-3 with two RBI and the game-winning solo blast in the 10-inning win over Colorado.

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Crawford went 1-for-3 with a triple, two runs scored, and an RBI in Friday's win over the Rockies.

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Crawford is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Dodgers, according to the San Jose Mercury News.

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Crawford will not play against some left-handed pitchers, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Crawford (oblique) left Sunday's game with a strained oblique, the Sacramento Bee reports.

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Crawford is not in the lineup Saturday against the Padres, the San Jose Mercury News reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

Crawford appeared in 143 games for the Giants (476 plate appearances) splitting time with Joaquin Arias throughout the year, but became the full-time starter for the Giants down the stretch. Crawford will be the starting shortstop heading into 2013 because of the strength of his glove. His bat played better than expected (.248/.304/.349), but his career 4.4 percent HR/FB rate indicates he is not likely to hit more than seven home runs in a full season. In addition, his 11.7 percent swinging-strike rate might lead to a higher strikeout rate next season and therefore a lower batting average.

2012

Crawford posted a .204/.288/.296 line over 196 at-bats during his first taste of the majors last season as a 24-year-old. His minor league numbers werenít anything special, as he offers very little power with not much speed. However, heís a terrific defender at shortstop, and while itís hardly an ideal situation, the Giants are going to give him every opportunity to be the teamís starter at the position in 2012. Crawfordís glove will help San Franciscoís pitching staff, but his bat is unlikely to do so for fantasy teams.

2010

After posting a 1.045 OPS over 105 at-bats High-A San Jose last season, Crawford struggled upon getting called up to Double-A Connecticut, recording a .654 OPS, with a 100:20 K:BB ratio over 392 at-bats. Heís a middling shortstop prospect in the Giantsí system and is unlikely to see much time in San Francisco in 2010.