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Brandon Crawford | Shortstop | #35

Team: San Francisco Giants
Age / DOB:  (29) / 1/21/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 215
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: UCLA
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 4 (0) / SF
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Brandon Crawford (hand) is not in the Giants starting lineup on Saturday.
Crawford is dealing with a bruised hand and is considered day-to-day. Eduardo Nunez is starting in his place at shortstop and batting leadoff in his Giants debut on Saturday afternoon. Jul 30 - 2:39 PM

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Brandon Crawford went 3-for-5 with a two-run triple and two runs scored in Tuesday's win over the Reds.

Crawford raced around the bases for a two-run triple in the seventh inning. The three-bagger was his fifth of the season. He also hit a pair of singles in the contest. For the season, the 29-year-old shortstop is slashing .275/.344/.433 with nine homers and 63 RBI over 342 at-bats. He has been an integral cog in the Giants machine this season.
Jul 27 - 1:45 AM

Brandon Crawford went 2-for-3 with a double and three RBI as the Giants closed out the first half of the season with a 4-0 victory over the Diamondbacks on Sunday night.

Crawford delivered a sacrifice fly in the first inning then added on a two-run double in the seventh to cap off the scoring in the contest. He wraps up a brilliant first half hitting .282/.353/.447 with nine home runs and 61 RBI.
Jul 10 - 11:05 PM

Brandon Crawford went 3-for-3 with a homer, a double, three RBI and a walk Friday against the Diamondbacks.

Crawford opened the season hitting seventh in front of the pitcher, which seemed like a good reason to be skeptical of his production last year; after all, that's a bad spot for runs and RBI and he wasn't going to steal bases, either. Crawford, though, is hitting fifth regularly now and even fourth on occasion, and he's collected 58 RBI in 86 games. He'll slow down some, but he's a much better bet while hitting in the middle of the order.
Jul 9 - 2:00 AM

Brandon Crawford went 2-for-4 with a home run and two runs scored on Saturday in Arizona.

Crawford currently has career-highs in each of his .276/.349/.437 slash stats and is on pace to drive in 100 runs. He now has 8 home runs, 34 runs scored and 53 RBI. His only subpar category is stolen bases, of which he has only three.
Jul 3 - 1:31 AM

Brandon Crawford went 3-for-5 with five RBI in Tuesday's 13-11 loss to the A's.

Crawford finished a home run shy of the cycle. As for the runs he drove in, the shortstop notched a two-run double in the third and a three-run triple in the sixth. For the season, Crawford is slashing .268/.342/.415 with six homers and 49 RBI over 265 at-bats.
Jun 29 - 2:52 AM

Brandon Crawford is not in Monday's lineup against the Athletics.

There's no word of any injury, so Crawford is presumably getting a day of rest. Ramiro Pena will start at shortstop.
Jun 27 - 6:15 PM

Brandon Crawford went 1-for-4 with three RBI in Monday's win over the Brewers.

Crawford finished with a game-high three RBI and played a key role in helping the Giants to pull away in the later innings. He notched a sacrifice fly in the sixth inning to snap a 4-4 tie, then provided a little breathing room with a two-run single just an inning later. The 29-year-old shortstop has hit to a .267/.343/.429 triple-slash with 11 doubles, six homers and 36 RBI across 217 at-bats. He socked 21 home runs last season, a number that he might be challenged to match at his current pace.
Jun 14 - 2:56 AM

Brandon Crawford is getting the night off Wednesday.

Kelby Tomlinson is starting at shortstop and hitting eighth versus Braves right-hander Williams Perez.
Jun 1 - 3:27 PM

Brandon Crawford hit a walkoff RBI single to send the Giants to a 4-3, 10-inning win over the Padres on Wednesday.

Matt Duffy managed a one-out single against reliever Brad Hand in the 10th inning and later moved to second on a wild pitch, setting the stage for Crawford. The 29-year-old shortstop came through with a deep RBI single to win the game. It would have gone for a double or triple in any other circumstance. For the season, Crawford is hitting .262/.337/.449 with six homers and 27 RBI.
May 25 - 7:17 PM

Brandon Crawford went 2-for-3 with a three-run triple and four total RBI in Tuesday's 8-2 win over the Padres.

Crawford notched his first RBI with a single in the sixth inning. He would come through again in much louder fashion in the bottom of the eighth. Stepping to the plate with the bases juiced, the 29-year-old shortstop brought 'em all home with a three-run triple off reliever Keith Hessler to blow open what had been a 3-1 game. For the season, Crawford is slashing .256/.330/.438 with nine doubles, six homers and 26 RBI across 160 at-bats.
May 25 - 1:18 AM

Brandon Crawford went 2-for-3 with a two-run home run and five RBI in Tuesday's 5-1 win over the Padres.

Yes, Crawford drove in all five of the Giant runs on the evening. He got the party started with flair, mashing a three-run homer against Padres starter Colin Rea in the second inning. In the sixth, a sacrifice fly would be in order, while the eighth saw him notch an RBI double. The 29-year-old shortstop is slashing .257/.329/.434 with five homers and 21 RBI over 136 at-bats. He had been dealing with a bit of a stiff neck earlier this month, but Tuesday's performance would seem to indicate that bothersome ailment is behind him.
May 18 - 1:45 AM

Brandon Crawford (neck) is not in the Giants' lineup for Saturday's game against the Diamondbacks.

He's dealing with a stiff neck, though manager Bruce Bochy said he'll be available off the bench. Kelby Tomlinson will fill in at shortstop and bat eighth. The Giants don't seem too concerned about Crawford's status. He should be back for Sunday's series finale.
May 14 - 6:48 PM

Brandon Crawford is out of the Giants' starting lineup Tuesday night against the Blue Jays.

Kelby Tomlinson will get the start at shortstop and bat eighth versus Blue Jays left-hander J.A. Happ. It's a very right-handed lineup for San Francisco.
May 10 - 7:02 PM

Brandon Crawford hit a three-run homer Friday in the Giants' 6-4 defeat of the Rockies.

Crawford has four homers and 14 RBI through 30 games. He's not going to do enough in the other categories to be very valuable in mixed leagues, but he's been a big part of the excellent Giants offense to date.
May 7 - 1:09 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Buster Posey
2Trevor Brown
1B1Brandon Belt
2B1Joe Panik
2Ramiro Pena
SS1Brandon Crawford
2Ehire Adrianza
3B1Matt Duffy
2Eduardo Nunez
3Conor Gillaspie
LF1Angel Pagan
2Gregor Blanco
3Jarrett Parker
CF1Denard Span
RF1Hunter Pence
2Mac Williamson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Madison Bumgarner
2Johnny Cueto
3Jeff Samardzija
4Jake Peavy
5Matt Cain
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Santiago Casilla
2Sergio Romo
3Javier Lopez
4Hunter Strickland
5George Kontos
6Josh Osich
7Cory Gearrin
8Derek Law
9Albert Suarez
10Matt Reynolds