Crawford
2018 Stats
2018 Full Season Projections
AVG
.267
HR
11
RBI
45
R
52
SB
3
 
 
 
 
 
2018 Fantasy 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 percent) and gave a little back in terms of contact, leading to a 37-poin... read more
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 percent) and gave a little back in terms of contact, leading to a 37-point drop in OBP and 26-point drop in wOBA (.301 wOBA, .312 xwoBA). While he hit for a little more power, 2015 looks very much like the outlier in that regard (16.2 percent HR/FB in 2015, 8.4 percent for career). Crawford was successful on just three of eight stolen-base attempts last season, and while speed was never a big part of his game, he may be a zero in that category moving forward. He also took a step back against lefties (.239/.295/.366). Crawford will continue to play everyday regardless given his strong defense, but he lacks standout offensive skills and plays in a pitcher's park, so he's unlikely to be a big needle mover.
LEAGUE: Majors    40 MAN: Yes    BATS: L    Throws: R    HT: 6'2"    WT: 215 lbs.    DOB: 1/21/1987    College: UCLA    Drafted: 4th Rd in 2008Show Contract
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Brandon Crawford Contract Info:
Signed a six-year, $75 million contract extension with the Giants in November of 2015.
Returns to lineup
SSSan Francisco Giants
August 15, 2018
Crawford (head) is starting at shortstop and hitting sixth Wednesday against the Dodgers, Kerry Crowley of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
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Brandon Crawford 2018 MLB Game Log
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Vs. Today's Pitcher
Brandon Crawford Vs Pitcher Stats
  • AB:
    3
  • H:
    2
  • 2B:
    0
  • 3B:
    0
  • HR:
    0
  • RBI:
    0
  • BB:
    0
  • K:
    1
  • SB:
    0
  • CS:
    1
  • HBP:
    0
  • SF:
    0
  • AVG:
    .667
  • OBP:
    .667
  • SLG:
    .667
  • OPS:
    1.333
2018 Stat Review for Brandon Crawford
0.41 BB/K
AVERAGE
8.4 % BB Rate
AVERAGE
20.3 % K Rate
AVERAGE
0.754 OPS
WEAK
0.337 OBP
AVERAGE
0.267 AVG
AVERAGE
0.319 BABIP
ABOVE AVERAGE
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Second Baseman
  1. 1. JoeJ. Panik (L)
  2. 2. ChaseC. d'Arnaud (R)
  3. 3. AlenA. Hanson (S)
  4. X. PabloP. Sandoval (S) 60-Day DL
Third Baseman
  1. 1. EvanE. Longoria (R)
  2. 2. ChaseC. d'Arnaud (R)
  3. 3. AlenA. Hanson (S)
  4. X. PabloP. Sandoval (S) 60-Day DL
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  1. Brandon Crawford 2018 Preseason Outlook
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  2. Brandon Crawford 2017 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  3. Brandon Crawford 2016 Preseason Outlook
    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 isn’t out of the question.
  4. Brandon Crawford 2015 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  5. Brandon Crawford 2014 Preseason 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 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.
  6. Brandon Crawford 2013 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  7. Brandon Crawford 2012 Preseason Outlook
    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 weren’t anything special, as he offers very little power with not much speed. However, he’s a terrific defender at shortstop, and while it’s hardly an ideal situation, the Giants are going to give him every opportunity to be the team’s starter at the position in 2012. Crawford’s glove will help San Francisco’s pitching staff, but his bat is unlikely to do so for fantasy teams.
  8. Brandon Crawford 2010 Preseason Outlook
    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. He’s a middling shortstop prospect in the Giants’ system and is unlikely to see much time in San Francisco in 2010.
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Returns to lineup
SSSan Francisco Giants
August 15, 2018
Crawford (head) is starting at shortstop and hitting sixth Wednesday against the Dodgers, Kerry Crowley of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
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Return expected Wednesday
SSSan Francisco Giants
Head
August 15, 2018
Crawford (concussion) is out of the league's concussion protocol and expects to return to the starting lineup Wednesday against the Dodgers, Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic Bay Area reports.
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Not in lineup following collision
SSSan Francisco Giants
Head
August 14, 2018
Crawford (head) is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Dodgers, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.
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Exits game after collision
SSSan Francisco Giants
Head
August 13, 2018
Crawford was removed from Monday's game against the Dodgers following a collision with Gorkys Hernandez in left field, Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic Bay Area reports.
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Cranks 11th homer
SSSan Francisco Giants
August 7, 2018
Crawford went 2-for-3 with a walk and a solo home run in Monday's 3-1 loss to the Astros.
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