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Brandon Crawford | Shortstop

Team: San Francisco Giants
Age / DOB:  (28) / 1/21/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 215
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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Brandon Crawford launched a solo homer in Friday's loss to the Rangers.
It was his 16th home run of the season and his fourth in his last nine games. The 28-year-old has been a surprising force at the shortstop position this season, batting .268/.331/.481 across 99 games. Aug 1 - 12:51 AM

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Brandon Crawford homered and walked in a 1-for-2 effort on Monday as the Giants defeated the Brewers.

Crawford delivered a two-run home run off of Kyle Lohse in the third inning, pushing the Giants' lead to 3-0. He's on a six-game hitting streak, currently standing with a .270/.336/.481 batting line along with 15 home runs and 61 RBI.
Jul 28 - 12:56 AM

Brandon Crawford hit his 14th home run of the season in a win over the Padres on Wednesday.

Crawford hit the solo shot off reliever Dale Thayer -- this time with no gum-throwing or bench-clearing discussions -- in the eighth inning. It was his lone hit in four at-bats. Crawford has already set a career high in homers and we're not yet to August, and it's only a matter of time before he sets new single-season highs in most every category. The 28-year-old is hitting .266/.333/.477 on the year.
Jul 22 - 7:05 PM

Brandon Crawford had a big night, finishing 3-for-4 with a three-run home run in Tuesday's rout of the Padres.

Crawford smacked a three-run home run to right-center off of Odrisamer Despaigne in the fourth inning, pushing the Giants' lead to 5-0. Though he's slumped over the last month, batting .224 (19-for-85) since June 21, he still has productive numbers, batting .266/.332/.471 with 13 home runs and 58 RBI.
Jul 22 - 1:10 AM

Brandon Crawford is not in the Giants' lineup Monday.

It appears to simply be a day of rest. Ehire Adrianza is handling shortstop while Crawford sits.
Jul 6 - 6:50 PM

Brandon Crawford swatted his 12th home run of the season in a losing effort against the Nationals on Sunday Night.

The solo blast off Nats starter Jordan Zimmerman produced the extent of the Giants offense on the night, and was Crawford's lone hit in four at-bats. He has already bettered his previous career best in home runs (10 in 2015) and is well on his way to a career year in his age-28 season. The slick-fielding shortstop is slashing .265/.339/.473 with the aforementioned 12 long balls and 49 RBI.
Jul 5 - 11:17 PM

Brandon Crawford went 2-for-4 with a pair of singles in Sunday's loss to the Diamondbacks.

The Giants as a team managed just one extra-base hit in the contest. In addition to notching two singles, Crawford balanced his line with two strikeouts. He's hitting .282/.350/.482 with nine homers and 40 RBI in what's been an All-Star-worthy season.
Jun 14 - 7:34 PM

Brandon Crawford homered off Jon Niese in Thursday's loss to the Mets.

The amazing thing about Crawford's emergence is the way he's completely conquered left-handers these last two seasons. He had a .631 OPS against them in 2012, a .546 OPS in 2013, an .879 OPS last year and now a 1.213 OPS against them so far this year. He's been baseball's best shortstop in 2015.
Jun 11 - 11:18 PM

Brandon Crawford (calf) went 1-for-4 with an RBI in his return to the Giants lineup on Friday.

Crawford sat out Wednesday's contest with a sore calf, though it's believed to be a very minor issue. He continued his lefty-mashing ways with an RBI single against Elvis Araujo on Friday, and is now hitting a robust .450/.511/.725 with two homers and 12 RBI against southpaws in 40 at-bats this year.
Jun 6 - 8:22 AM

Brandon Crawford is not playing Wednesday due to some calf soreness.

Giants manager Bruce Bochy insisted that it's a minor issue. It sounds like Crawford will be back in there on Friday after Thursday's off day.
Jun 3 - 2:56 PM

Brandon Crawford is not in the Giants' lineup Wednesday.

He's sitting against southpaw Francisco Liriano. Joaquin Arias is at shortstop in Crawford's place.
Jun 3 - 1:44 PM

Brandon Crawford went 2-for-4 with a walk and a two-run home run in Tuesday's loss to the Pirates.

Crawford's two-run home run off of A.J. Burnett in the third inning knotted the game up at three apiece. The shortstop has been much more productive than expected coming into the season, batting .297/.369/.511 with eight home runs and 36 RBI. He's certainly worthy of All-Star consideration at the moment.
Jun 3 - 1:36 AM

Brandon Crawford is not in the Giants' lineup Sunday.

Crawford played all 18 innings of Saturday's doubleheader, so it's no surprise he's sitting this one out. Joaquin Arias is filling in at shortstop.
May 24 - 1:47 PM

Brandon Crawford went 2-for-5 with an RBI single and a two-run triple in Saturday's 10-8 win over the Rockies.

Crawford hit a run-scoring single off Jordan Lyles in the fourth inning. He didn't have to wait long to put the hurt on the Rockies a second time, as he tripled in two runs an inning later. The shortstop has been brilliant thus far, hitting .303/.385/.514 with six homers, 31 RBI and 21 runs scored. As the sample size rises, all of his numbers are tracking toward career bests.
May 23 - 9:39 PM

Brandon Crawford is not in the Giants' starting lineup on Thursday afternoon against the Dodgers.

He'll take a seat with the Dodgers throwing ace left-hander Clayton Kershaw. Joaquin Arias is at shortstop.
May 21 - 1:30 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Buster Posey
2Andrew Susac
3Hector Sanchez
1B1Brandon Belt
2B1Joe Panik
SS1Brandon Crawford
2Ehire Adrianza
3B1Matt Duffy
LF1Nori Aoki
2Gregor Blanco
CF1Angel Pagan
RF1Hunter Pence
2Justin Maxwell
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Madison Bumgarner
2Matt Cain
3Mike Leake
4Jake Peavy
5Chris Heston
6Tim Lincecum
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Santiago Casilla
2Sergio Romo
3Jeremy Affeldt
4Javier Lopez
5Hunter Strickland
6George Kontos
7Yusmeiro Petit
8Ryan Vogelsong
9Tim Hudson