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Brandon Crawford

31-Year-Old Shortstop – San Francisco Giants

2018 Stats

AVG

.306

HR

5

RBI

21

R

19

SB

1

2018 Preseason 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.

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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
2018 31 MAJ SF 49 186 170 19 52 16 10 1 5 21 1 2 12 42 0 3 1 .306 .349 .465 .814
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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)     1002 3,750 3,369 381 858 293 180 35 78 444 25 23 307 740 6 41 27 .255 .318 .398 .717

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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
May. 25 @ChC 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .306 .349 .465 .814
May. 23 @Hou 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .310 .346 .470 .816
May. 22 @Hou 3 1 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .309 .343 .473 .816
May. 20 Col 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 .302 .337 .451 .788
May. 19 Col 5 1 3 1 0 1 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .302 .333 .453 .786
May. 18 Col 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .292 .325 .422 .747
May. 17 Col 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 .291 .325 .424 .749
May. 16 Cin 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .295 .329 .432 .761
May. 15 Cin 4 2 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .290 .325 .428 .753
May. 14 Cin 4 1 2 2 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .270 .307 .404 .711
May. 13 @Pit 4 1 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .263 .297 .387 .684
May. 12 @Pit 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .248 .285 .368 .653
May. 11 @Pit 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 .254 .293 .377 .670
May. 10 @Phi 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .252 .287 .378 .665
May. 9 @Phi 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .280 .371 .651
May. 8 @Phi 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .242 .273 .367 .640
May. 7 @Phi 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .250 .282 .379 .661
May. 6 @Atl 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .283 .384 .667
May. 5 @Atl 5 2 3 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .241 .276 .370 .646
May. 4 @Atl 5 2 3 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .223 .261 .350 .611
May. 2 SD 4 0 2 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 .204 .245 .306 .551
May. 1 SD 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .191 .238 .298 .536
Apr. 30 SD 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .189 .237 .300 .537
Apr. 29 LAD 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .191 .240 .303 .543
Apr. 28 LAD 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .250 .318 .568
Apr. 28 LAD 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .198 .250 .321 .571
Apr. 27 LAD 3 2 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .205 .259 .333 .592
Apr. 25 Was 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .247 .293 .540
Apr. 24 Was 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .197 .247 .282 .529
Apr. 23 Was 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .206 .257 .294 .551
Last 7 Games 24 3 9 1 0 2 6 4 4 1 2 0 0 1 .375 .464 .667 1.131
Last 14 Games 46 7 21 6 0 2 10 6 7 1 2 1 2 1 .457 .509 .717 1.226
Last 30 Games 105 16 38 9 0 4 19 7 20 1 2 1 2 3 .362 .400 .562 .962

Brandon Crawford: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2018 48
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
2018628370.290.484.832
2017142153241.239.366.661
2016181133201.276.381.713

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018108112141.315.454.804
20173764311532.258.418.727
2016372549646.274.454.801

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201881113121.296.481.803
2017248306462.274.431.762
2016278384482.284.439.807

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018878290.322.460.828
2017270288311.233.378.659
2016275298365.265.422.735
Brandon Crawford vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Pitcher Team AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
Jose Quintana CHI-N 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .167 .167 .333

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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
2018 31 MAJ SF 186 170 6.5% 22.6% 0.29 75% .373 .159
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3-Year Averages     584 526 7.9% 19.7% 0.40 78% .303 .164
Career     3,750 3,369 8.2% 19.7% 0.41 78% .301 .143

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Brandon Crawford Defensive Stats

DRS Breakdown
Pos Year Inn DRS (?) Pos Rank Range & Pos (?) OF Arm (?) GFP/DME (?) GDP (?) Bunts (?) Catcher SB (?) Pitcher SB (?) Adj ERA (?) Strike Zone(?)
SS 2015 1200.3 20 2 16 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0
2016 1309 20 1 16 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
2017 1201 9 5 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018 226 3 6 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2018 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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0.29 BB/K
WEAK
6.5% BB Rate
WEAK
22.6% K Rate
WEAK
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.814 OPS
GOOD
.349 OBP
GOOD
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.306 AVG
ELITE
.373 BABIP
HIGH
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.465 SLG
GOOD
.159 ISO
WEAK

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

Crawford went 3-for-5 with a home run, four RBI, and three runs in Saturday's win over the Rockies.

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Crawford is out of the lineup against Cincinnati on Wednesday, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Crawford went 4-for-4 with a double and two runs scored in Tuesday's win over the visiting Reds.

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Crawford went 3-for-5 with a home run, two runs scored and two RBI in Friday's 9-4 victory over Atlanta.

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Crawford went 2-for-4 with three RBI in Wednesday's 9-4 win over the Padres.

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Crawford is out of the lineup Monday against the Padres.

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Crawford went 1-for-3 with a walk and his second home run of the season in Friday's 6-4 win over the Dodgers.

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Crawford is not in the lineup Friday against the Angels, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Crawford is not in the lineup Sunday against the Padres, John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Crawford is not in the lineup Sunday against the Dodgers, Amy Gutierrez of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

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Crawford went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI in Wednesday's 10-1 win over the Mariners.

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Crawford went 0-for-2 before being removed as part of a double-switch in Tuesday's loss to the Mariners.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2018

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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.