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Brandon Crawford

30-Year-Old Shortstop – San Francisco Giants

2017 Stats

AVG

.253

HR

14

RBI

77

R

58

SB

3

2018 RotoWire Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Crawford is a fine player, but he's better in real life than in fantasy and he's probably not going to find another level to his game. He walked just 7.4 percent of the time last season (down from 9.1...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 200   DOB: 1/21/1987   DRAFTED: 4th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Brandon Crawford Contract Information:

Signed a six-year, $75 million contract extension with the Giants in November of 2015.

September 26, 2017  –  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 153 564 491 54 121 40 20 10 10 69 5 3 59 129 2 10 2 .246 .324 .389 .713
2015 28 MAJ SF 143 561 507 65 130 58 33 4 21 84 6 4 39 119 0 4 11 .256 .321 .462 .783
2016 29 MAJ SF 155 623 553 67 152 51 28 11 12 84 7 0 57 115 0 9 4 .275 .342 .430 .772
2017 30 AA RIC 2 8 8 1 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .625 1.125
2017 30 MAJ SF 144 570 518 58 131 49 34 1 14 77 3 5 42 113 0 9 1 .253 .305 .403 .708
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3-Year Averages     147 584 526 63 137 51 31 5 15 81 5 3 46 115 0 7 5 .260 .322 .424 .746
Career  (View All)     953 3,564 3,199 362 806 277 170 34 73 423 24 21 295 698 6 38 26 .252 .317 .395 .712

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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
Oct. 1 SD 4 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .253 .305 .403 .708
Sep. 30 SD 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 .251 .304 .401 .705
Sep. 29 SD 5 1 3 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .252 .304 .403 .707
Sep. 27 @Ari 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .249 .302 .399 .701
Sep. 26 @Ari 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .249 .302 .400 .702
Sep. 25 @Ari 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .248 .301 .397 .698
Sep. 24 @LAD 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .247 .300 .398 .698
Sep. 23 @LAD 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .249 .301 .401 .702
Sep. 22 @LAD 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .249 .302 .402 .704
Sep. 20 Col 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .246 .299 .400 .699
Sep. 19 Col 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .246 .297 .395 .692
Sep. 17 Ari 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 .244 .295 .394 .689
Sep. 16 Ari 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .244 .294 .395 .689
Sep. 15 Ari 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .244 .294 .395 .689
Sep. 13 LAD 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .245 .295 .397 .692
Sep. 12 LAD 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .247 .297 .400 .697
Sep. 11 LAD 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .247 .298 .401 .699
Sep. 10 @CWS 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .247 .298 .402 .700
Sep. 9 @CWS 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .249 .300 .406 .706
Sep. 8 @CWS 5 2 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .251 .300 .407 .707
Sep. 6 @Col 5 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .247 .297 .403 .700
Sep. 5 @Col 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .245 .296 .403 .699
Sep. 4 @Col 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .245 .295 .404 .699
Sep. 3 StL 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .247 .298 .408 .706
Sep. 2 StL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 .247 .298 .410 .708
Sep. 1 StL 5 2 3 2 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .248 .296 .411 .707
Aug. 31 StL 4 0 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .244 .293 .398 .691
Aug. 30 @SD 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .242 .291 .392 .683
Aug. 29 @SD 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .241 .289 .392 .681
Aug. 28 @SD 4 2 2 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .243 .292 .396 .688
Last 7 Games 24 3 8 3 0 0 5 2 2 0 1 0 0 1 .333 .385 .458 .843
Last 14 Games 45 4 15 3 0 1 7 6 10 0 1 0 1 1 .333 .404 .467 .871
Last 30 Games 103 10 31 8 0 3 14 11 22 0 2 0 1 4 .301 .365 .466 .831

Brandon Crawford: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2017 138
2016 155
2015 140
2014 149
2013 147
2012 139
2011 65

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Brandon Crawford: Minor League Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2017 2

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Brandon Crawford Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017142153241.239.366.661
2016181133201.276.381.713
2015143144250.259.427.716

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20173764311532.258.418.727
2016372549646.274.454.801
20153645117596.255.475.808

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017248306462.274.431.762
2016278384482.284.439.807
2015225268343.262.449.776

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017270288311.233.378.659
2016275298365.265.422.735
20152823913503.252.472.788
Brandon Crawford vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

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% .331 .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% .297 .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% .264 .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% .307 .101
2013 26 MAJ SF 550 499 7.6% 17.5% 0.44 81% .290 .115
2014 27 MAJ SF 564 491 10.5% 22.9% 0.46 74% .307 .143
2015 28 MAJ SF 561 507 7% 21.2% 0.33 77% .294 .206
2016 29 MAJ SF 623 553 9.1% 18.5% 0.50 79% .322 .155
2017 30 AA RIC 8 8 0% 0% 0.00 100% .500 .125
2017 30 MAJ SF 570 518 7.4% 19.8% 0.37 78% .293 .150
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3-Year Averages     584 526 7.9% 19.7% 0.40 78% .303 .164
Career     3,564 3,199 8.3% 19.6% 0.42 78% .297 .143

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Brandon Crawford Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 SS 1200.3 22 322 17 5 0 575 -3 261 4 7 5 5
2016 SS 1309 21 286 20 1 0 692 14 374 9 9 10 0
2017 SS 1201 10 284 6 4 0 624 2 443 7 10 5 -10
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 SS 0 2 2 16 0 20
2016 SS 0 1 3 16 0 20
2017 SS 0 0 1 8 0 9

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2017 Stat Review for Brandon Crawford    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2016 (min 410 PA)

Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.37 BB/K
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7.4% BB Rate
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19.8% K Rate
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OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.708 OPS
POOR
.305 OBP
POOR
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.253 AVG
WEAK
.293 BABIP
BELOW AVERAGE
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.403 SLG
WEAK
.150 ISO
WEAK

2018 Projected Stats Breakdown for Brandon Crawford

Overall Ratings

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

Crawford went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Wednesday's 4-0 win over the Rockies.

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Crawford is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Dodgers, Eric Stephen of TrueBlueLA.com reports.

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Crawford went 3-for-5 with a double, an RBI and a pair of runs scored in a 9-2 win over the White Sox on Friday.

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Crawford had a big day at the plate Friday, going 3-for-5 with a pair of doubles and a two-run home run in a loss to St. Louis.

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Crawford went 2-for-4 with two doubles and an RBI in Thursday's loss to St. Louis.

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Crawford went 2-for-4 with his 12th home run of the season in Monday's 3-0 win over San Diego.

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Crawford is out of the lineup Sunday against the Diamondbacks, Andrew Baggarly of The Mercury News reports.

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Crawford went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in Tuesday's 4-3 loss to Milwaukee.

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Crawford went 2-for-3 with a double, a home run, two RBI and two runs scored in Friday's 10-2 drubbing of the Phillies.

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Crawford is not in the lineup for Game 2 of Sunday's doubleheader against the Nationals, John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Crawford is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Diamondbacks, Jody Jackson of Fox Sports Arizona reports.

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Crawford went 1-for-4 with his ninth home run of the season in Friday's loss to the Dodgers.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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2017

While Crawford did not replicate the 21 homers from his 2015 breakout campaign, the All-Star shortstop matched his RBI total (84) and exceeded his totals in runs and triples all while improving his slash line to a career-best .275/.342/.430. The regression in home runs coupled with the emergence of a crop of young fantasy stars at the shortstop position kept Crawford's excellent season under the radar. While he may not reach 21 home runs again -- a 16.2 percent HR/FB in 2015 declined to a more normal 7.5 percent last season -- most of his other statistical measures were in line with his career. There's no reason to think that he can't replicate last year's numbers hitting in the heart of the Giants' batting order.

2016

Crawford came into the year as a glove-first shortstop who had limited fantasy appeal. He broke the mold in 2015, leading all shortstops with 21 homers and 84 RBI in what was one of the biggest fantasy surprises of the year. What sticks out when comparing Crawford's 2015 season to the rest of his career is his 16.2% HR/FB rate from 2015 (previous career-high of 7.0%). This appears to be an outlier and should raise red flags when trying to evaluate whether or not he can repeat his power going forward. But if we dig deeper, we can see that his career-high 76.1 Z-Swing% (percentage of pitches swung at in the strike zone) resulted in a 73.6 percent contact rate, which was on par with his career averages. This tells us that Crawford was better at identifying pitches in the strike zone and attacking them more aggressively than he had in the past. His approach seems sustainable, and another 20-homer campaign isnít out of the question.

2015

Crawford turned in his best offensive season for the Giants in 2014, posting a career-high .713 OPS on the strength of 40 extra-base hits and a career-high walk rate (10.5%). Interestingly enough, he didn't hit right-handed pitching well at all, posting a .213/.291/.346 line while raking against lefties (.320/.395/.484) in a reverse platoon split atypical of his career norms. Defensively, he's a perennial Gold Glove candidate at shortstop, but he's fallen short of winning the award over three full seasons as a starter. At age 28, he's likely nearing a plateau in his ability as a hitter, but having an everyday job in a steady lineup should continue to afford him plenty of runs scored and RBI as a cheap middle-infield filler, or even as a shortstop for owners who choose to allocate resources elsewhere on draft day.

2014

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 homers the rest of the season. Crawford did see slight improvements in his strikeout rate (17.5%), walk rate (7.6%), and ISO (.114) from his 2012 numbers. At age 27, there is room for some more improvement with the bat, but it would be wise to keep expectations in check for the Giants' glove-first shortstop.

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.