Major League Baseball

2014 Avg.
.246
 
Career Avg.
.242
Name  Brandon Crawford
Born  1/21/1987
Height  6-2
Weight  215
Number  35
Position  SS
Bats  L
Throws  R
10/29/2014 9:33:00 AM
Description: Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford is a career 4-for-5 with a home run versus Royals starter Jeremy Guthrie
Insight: It is a small sample size, but Crawford has had success against Guthrie. Crawford also has a home run. He was 0-for-1 in one at-bat versus Guthrie in Game 3.
 
10/24/2014 11:15:00 AM
Description: Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford is a career 4-for-4 with a home run versus Royals starter Jeremy Guthrie
Insight: Crawford is a career .222 in the postseason and 10-for-44 (.227) in this postseason, but has a favorable matchup.
 
10/2/2014 10:13:00 AM
Description: Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford produced the key blow, a fourth inning grand slam that sent San Francisco into the next round.
Insight: Crawford has produced a decent RBI total (11) despite a low batting average (.216) in the postseason play (51 at-bats).
 
8/28/2014 2:37:00 PM
Description: Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford is not in Thursday's starting lineup.
Insight: Crawford has batted just .197 in August after posting a .173 batting average in July, meanwhile he's already set a personal mark for strikeouts (112). I'd be avoiding him even if he were in the lineup.
 
6/5/2014 8:25:00 PM
Description: Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford is tied for sixth among shortstops with seven home runs.
Insight: San Francisco's middle-infield tandem of Crawford and Brandon Hicks have combined for 15 home runs and 49 RBI but are hitting .211 collectively. Crawford is batting .236 with a .748 OPS.
 
5/14/2014 8:03:00 PM
Description: Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford has hit four home runs and driven in nine runs in May.
Insight: He has hit .255 during the month after batting .247 in April. He has five homers this season after hitting a career-high nine in 2013.
 
5/4/2014 6:25:00 PM
Description: Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford hit two homers and drove in three runs Sunday at Atlanta.
Insight: The career .242 hitter is batting .264 with three homers and 14 RBI this season. He doesn't offer much power, has four career steals and hits near the bottom of the order, so he's an NL-only option at best.
 
4/17/2014 9:45:00 AM
Description: San Francisco shortstop Brandon Crawford didn't start in Wednesday's game against the Dodgers and probably shouldn't be in Thursday's lineup based on an unfavorable matchup.
Insight: He's been dealing with a tight hamstring. He's also hitless in 10 at-bats versus Dodgers starter Hyun-Jin Ryu. Joaquin Arias will likely fill in at shortstop, but has shown little value with a bat in his hand.
 
4/16/2014 8:42:00 PM
Description: San Francisco shortstop Brandon Crawford won't participate in Wednesday's game against the Dodgers. SOURCE: Hank Schulman, San Francisco Chronicle
Insight: He's out with a tight hamstring. Joaquin Arias (.167, 0 HR, 1 RBI) will fill in at shortstop. It's only his sixth start of the season.
 
4/4/2014 9:38:00 AM
Description: Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford is hitless in 10 at-bats against Dodgers starter Hyun-Jin Ryu.
Insight: Crawford is batting .308 through the first four games, but has an unfavorable matchup. Over the past two seasons he's produced below a fantasy-worthy level and should not be on rosters.
 
Cold7/7/2013 1:23:00 PM
Description: Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford won't be able to help fantasy owners much Sunday against the Dodgers.
Insight: Crawford has only tacked on one hit against Clayton Kershaw in 14 career at bats. Crawford is already in the midst of a 1-for-18 slump so starting him Sunday against Kershaw would just be adding insult to injury.
 
6/21/2013 8:53:00 PM
Description: San Francisco shortstop Brandon Crawford (fingers) is available off the bench Friday and could be back in the lineup as soon as Saturday, according to Amy Gutierrez of CSN Bay Area.
Insight: Crawford is dealing with some swelling after spraining his right index and middle fingers Tuesday. Friday is his third straight day out of the starting lineup.
 
6/21/2013 8:08:00 PM
Description: San Francisco shortstop Brandon Crawford (fingers) is still out of the lineup Friday against the Marlins.
Insight: Crawford is dealing with some swelling after spraining his right index and middle fingers Tuesday. This will be his third straight absence.
 
6/20/2013 6:03:00 PM
Description: San Francisco shortstop Brandon Crawford (fingers) is not in the lineup Thursday.
Insight: Crawford is dealing with some swelling after spraining his right index and middle fingers Tuesday.
 
6/19/2013 3:23:00 PM
Description: San Francisco shortstop Brandon Crawford sprained the index and middle fingers on his right hand Tuesday, is not in Wednesday's lineup and is doubtful for Thursday, according to Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle.
Insight: Crawford is dealing with some swelling and couldn't grip a ball Wednesday.
 
6/19/2013 1:46:00 PM
Description: San Francisco shortstop Brandon Crawford sprained the index and middle fingers on his right hand Tuesday and is not in Wednesday's lineup.
Insight: Crawford is dealing with some swelling, according to Amy Gutierrez of CSN Bay Area. He hasn't been ruled out for Thursday's game yet and might be able to play.
 
6/9/2013 9:19:00 AM
Description: San Francisco shortstop Brandon Crawford went 4-for-5 in Saturday's win against Arizona.
Insight: Saturday was the first four-hit game of Crawford's career. Crawford ranks sixth among MLB shortstops in batting average (.292) and sixth in OPS (.794).
 
Cold6/8/2013 11:03:00 AM
Description: Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford is hitless in 11 at-bats versus Arizona right-hander Trevor Cahill with four of the at-bats ending in strikeouts.
Insight: Crawford has been a big fantasy surprise this season. He's batting .280 with five homers, 25 RBI and an .771 OPS. This matchup, however, is an unfavorable one.
 
4/30/2013 11:28:00 AM
Description: Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford is hitless in eight at-bats versus Arizona right-hander Trevor Cahill with half of the at-bats ending in strikeouts.
Insight: Crawford is one of this season's biggest fantasy surprises. He's batting .281 with five homers, 14 RBI and an .885 OPS. Great numbers for any shortstop. This matchup, however, is an unfavorable one.
 
4/18/2013 8:05:00 PM
Description: Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford extended his hitting streak to 11 games with a 3-for-4 effort Thursday against the Brewers.
Insight: Crawford had a double and a solo homer, his third of the season. The shortstop hit just .248 as a rookie and owns a .266 average and .734 OPS in 1,107 minor league plate appearances, so he likely won't keep this up.
 

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