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Brandon Crawford | Shortstop | #35

Team: San Francisco Giants
Age / DOB:  (31) / 1/21/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 215
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: UCLA
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 4 (0) / SF
Contract: view contract details

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Brandon Crawford clubbed his first home run of the season as the Giants rolled to an easy victory over the Mariners on Wednesday.
Crawford launched his solo homer off of James Pazos in the fifth inning. He also singled in the ballgame and added a sacrifice fly, finishing the night 2-for-4. He's off to a bit of a slow start at the plate, hitting .250/.273/.400 with the one homer and two RBI. Apr 4 - 10:18 PM

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Brandon Crawford contributed two hits Wednesday in the Giants’ Cactus League tie with San Diego.

Crawford staked San Francisco to a 2-0 lead with an RBI single in the first inning and added to his tally with a leadoff single in the fourth. He struck out in his final at-bat and was later replaced at shortstop by Orlando Calixte. Crawford raised his Cactus League average from .214 to .294 with Wednesday’s performance. All five of Crawford’s hits this spring have been singles.
Mar 7 - 6:29 PM

Brandon Crawford (finger) will make his spring training debut at shortstop Monday.

Crawford has been broken in as a designated hitter this spring after jamming his right index finger, but he's ready to play the field now. He's gone 3-for-11 at the plate so far in Cactus League play.
Mar 4 - 1:31 PM

Brandon Crawford (finger) is in the Giants' lineup as the designated hitter Friday.

Crawford jammed his right index finger while sliding back on a pickoff throw on Wednesday and isn't ready to play defense yet, but he can hit. He should be back in the field soon.
Mar 2 - 11:38 AM

Brandon Crawford (finger) is out of the Giants' Cactus League lineup on Thursday.

Crawford jammed his right index finger on a head-first slide Wednesday, though it's not considered a serious issue. The shortstop should be back in action this weekend.
Mar 1 - 10:53 AM

Brandon Crawford jammed his right index finger while sliding back on a pickoff throw on Wednesday.

Crawford didn't undergo X-rays, and the injury isn't considered serious. It could, however, delay his planned debut at shortstop on Thursday. The 31-year-old infielder is hoping to rebound from a 2017 campaign in which he posted an OPS of .709 with 14 homers in 144 games for the Giants.
Feb 28 - 6:01 PM

Brandon Crawford went 0-for-3 on Wednesday and is 1-for-14 the last five days.

Crawford's August surge didn't last, and he's 8-for-38 with one extra-base hit in his last 11 games. Of course, the Giants are still hitting him four or fifth regularly anyway, even with his OBP below .300 and slugging percentage hanging around .400.
Thu, Sep 14, 2017 02:36:00 AM

Brandon Crawford went 3-for-5 with an RBI double and two runs scored in a 9-2 victory over the White Sox on Friday.

Crawford hit out of the cleanup spot for the fifth time in his last six games. This hasn’t been the sort of season many were hoping for, but he’s hitting .384 (28-for-73) with four homers and 12 RBI over his last 20 games.
Sat, Sep 9, 2017 01:27:00 AM

Brandon Crawford homered and doubled twice against the Cardinals on Friday.

Crawford lost a homer to bad call Thursday, so instead of having two homers and three doubles the last two days, he has one homer and four doubles, which is still pretty good. His OPS is above .700 for the first time since June 20.
Sat, Sep 2, 2017 01:43:00 AM

Brandon Crawford went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI as the Giants fell to the Cardinals on Thursday.

His RBI "double" in the ninth inning actually should have been ruled a two-run homer on a ball that clearly would have left the yard, but the umpires couldn't get the call right after a five-minute review and made Crawford stay at second base. With the two-hit night, Crawford is now hitting .244/.293/.398 with 12 homers and 65 RBI on the year.
Fri, Sep 1, 2017 02:03:00 AM

Brandon Crawford rejoined the starting lineup Monday and went 2-for-4 with a solo homer against the Padres.

Crawford didn't start Sunday because of hamstring tightness. His homer tonight was his 12th.
Tue, Aug 29, 2017 12:59:00 AM

Brandon Crawford is not in the Giants' lineup Sunday due to some minor hamstring tightness.

It sounds like he should be back in there in a day or two. Denard Span is also sitting out, as the Giants have Kelby Tomlinson at shortstop and Gorkys Hernandez in center field.
Sun, Aug 27, 2017 01:56:00 PM

Brandon Crawford launched his 11th home run of the season in a losing effort against the Brewers on Tuesday evening.

Crawford socked a go-ahead two-run homer off of Brewers' starter Jimmy Nelson in the fifth inning, giving the Giants a 3-2 lead. Unfortunately, that would be the last time they'd score in the contest. He finished the night 1-for-3 plus a walk, raising his disappointing season slash to .234/.285/.378 to go along with 11 homers and 63 RBI.
Wed, Aug 23, 2017 01:36:00 AM

Brandon Crawford delivered an RBI double in Monday’s victory over the Brewers.

Crawford, who went 1-for-4 on the day, got the Giants on the board in the fourth inning. It was more than enough for rookie Chris Stratton and the Giants’ bullpen. Crawford has compiled a disappointing .233/.283/.371 batting line through 109 games, but he leads the team with 61 RBI. Of course, that probably says more about the kind of year the Giants are having than anything else.
Tue, Aug 22, 2017 01:39:00 AM

Brandon Crawford homered, doubled and walked Friday against the Phillies.

The homer was just his second in 118 at-bats since the All-Star break. Crawford has spent nearly two months now with his average in the .220s and .230s, and his defensive numbers haven't been as good as usual, either. He was one of the NL's top 15 or so players in both 2015 and 2016, but this year, he's been well below average.
Sat, Aug 19, 2017 01:22:00 AM

Depth Charts

C1Buster Posey
2Nick Hundley
1B1Brandon Belt
2B1Joe Panik
2Kelby Tomlinson
SS1Brandon Crawford
3B1Evan Longoria
2Pablo Sandoval
LF1Hunter Pence
CF1Austin Jackson
2Gorkys Hernandez
RF1Andrew McCutchen
2Gregor Blanco
Starting Pitcher
S1Madison Bumgarner
2Johnny Cueto
3Jeff Samardzija
4Chris Stratton
5Ty Blach
6Derek Holland
7Tyler Beede
Relief Pitcher
R1Mark Melancon
2Hunter Strickland
3Tony Watson
4Cory Gearrin
5Sam Dyson
6Will Smith
7Josh Osich
8Pierce Johnson
9Reyes Moronta
10Derek Law
11Julian Fernandez