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Brandon Crawford | Shortstop | #35

Team: San Francisco Giants
Age / DOB:  (30) / 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 went 0-for-4 with a strikeout as the Giants were shut out by R.A. Dickey and company on Monday.
Crawford had been elevated to the third spot in the lineup against the veteran knuckleballer, but couldn't deliver for his fantasy owners. With the hitless effort, the hard-hitting shortstop had his season slash fall to .252/.296/.416 to go with his six homers and 32 RBI. Jun 19 - 11:29 PM

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Brandon Crawford went 3-for-5 with a two-run home run and three total RBI in Sunday's loss to Rockies.

Crawford cracked a solo homer off Tyler Chatwood in the fifth inning. He would later tack on an RBI double in the ninth. The latter hit came as part of a three-run ninth inning by the Giants, one which gave them a very short-lived 5-3 lead. Nolan Arenado would hit a walk-off three-run homer in the bottom of the frame to deny the Giants a late comeback victory. For his part, Crawford is now hitting .258/.301/.424 with sixth homers and 32 RBI in 198 at-bats. He has picked up a pair of three-hit games in his last three contests.
Jun 18 - 6:36 PM

Brandon Crawford is not in the Giants' starting lineup on Saturday.

He'll take a seat against left-hander Kyle Freeman. Kelby Tomlinson is starting in his place at shortstop and batting leadoff for the Giants on Saturday.
Jun 17 - 12:59 PM

Brandon Crawford went 3-for-5 with a three-run home run and a double in Thursday's loss to the Rockies.

The Rockies took a 9-1 lead into the seventh inning before the Giants started to make things interesting. They posted two runs in that seventh before putting up a five-spot in the eighth to make the score 9-8, with Crawford's two-out, three-run homer the big blow. They would actually manage to tie the game up in the ninth inning before the Rockies walked off an RBI single by Raimel Tapia in the bottom of the frame. Crawford entered action on Thursday stuck in a 3-for-24 cold spell, but snapped that, at least for one night.
Jun 16 - 12:51 AM

Brandon Crawford went 2-for-4 with a homer and four RBI on Sunday, but it wasn't enough to lead his club to victory over the Phillies.

Crawford blasted a two-run homer in the sixth inning to pull the Giants within a run at 6-5, then gave them the lead with a two-run single the following frame. His bat has perked up this week and he's now hitting .268/.296/.427 with four homers and 24 RBI for the season.
Jun 4 - 6:03 PM

Brandon Crawford went 1-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored in Saturday's loss to the Phillies.

With his club trailing by four runs in the ninth, he delivered an RBI single and then came around to score on a single by Aaron Hill, but his club's rally ultimately fell short. Crawford is having a rather bland season at the plate, batting .261/.291/.405 with three homers, 19 runs and 20 RBI in 42 games.
Jun 3 - 7:23 PM

Brandon Crawford went 1-for-3 and drove home a pair of runs on Friday as the Giants crushed the Phillies.

Crawford delivered a sacrifice fly in the first inning to run the Giants' advantage to 2-0 then replicated the feat the following frame to make it 4-0. He's now hitting .262/.292/.409 with three long balls and 19 RBI on the season.
Jun 2 - 10:11 PM

Brandon Crawford finished 0-for-4 in the loss to the Nationals on Wednesday.

The Giants decided Crawford was a run producer last year and have kept hitting him fifth this season, but he's batting .260 with just three homers and 17 RBI in 147 at-bats so far. They might want to drop him in the order once Hunter Pence comes off the disabled list.
Jun 1 - 1:24 AM

Brandon Crawford went 1-for-4 with a two-run single and three total RBI in Sunday's win over the Braves.

Crawford drove in his first run via an RBI ground out in the first inning, then later came through in the very next inning with a two-run single to cap off a four-run frame. He has notched hits in eight of his last 10 games and is slashing .266/.297/.424 with a modest three homers and 16 RBI across 139 at-bats this season.
May 28 - 7:03 PM

Brandon Crawford drove in the Giants' only run in Tuesday's loss to the Cubs with an RBI double.

The Giants managed just four hits and no walks against Jon Lester, but they did scrape together a run in the fifth when Buster Posey and Crawford each doubled. Crawford has driven in just 14 runs so far this season to go along with a .267/.297/.442 batting line.
May 23 - 10:30 PM

Brandon Crawford drew a walk and hit a solo homer in the Giants' loss to the Cardinals on Sunday.

Crawford took Miguel Socolovich deep over the right field wall in the top of the eighth inning, but the Giants were already down big at that point. The shortstop is batting .274/.306/.451 with three home runs and 13 RBI in 31 games this season for San Francisco.
May 21 - 6:17 PM

Brandon Crawford went 2-for-4 with an RBI single in Tuesday's win over the Dodgers.

Crawford hit an RBI single off reliever Luis Avilon in the sixth inning to snap a 1-1 tie. The Giants would go on to win by the 2-1 margin which Crawford provided them in the frame. A groin injury cost the shortstop two weeks earlier this season, but since returning on May 11, he has not missed a beat, having picked up six hits in 22 post-injury at-bats. Crawford has now driven in a run in three consecutive games and has 12 RBI on the season.
May 17 - 1:16 AM

Brandon Crawford went 1-for-3 with a two-run double in Sunday's win over the Reds.

Crawford came through with a two-run double off Barrett Astin in the second inning to boost the Giants to a 7-0 advantage. They would go on to cruise to an 8-3 win. Since returning from a groin injury on May 11, Crawford has hit a pair of doubles in four games played.
May 14 - 7:58 PM

Giants activated SS Brandon Crawford from the 10-day disabled list.

Crawford is playing shortstop and hitting cleanup against Reds right-hander Bronson Arroyo. The 30-year-old looked sharp during his two-game rehab assignment, going 4-for-8 with a double and three singles for Double-A Richmond. His groin injury cost him roughly three weeks.
May 11 - 7:16 PM

Brandon Crawford (groin) won't be activated Wednesday.

Crawford went 3-for-5 in his second rehab game Tuesday night with Double-A Richmond, but the Giants aren't going to rush him back for their afternoon series finale Wednesday at Citi Field. Look for him to start at shortstop Thursday against the Reds.
May 10 - 11:21 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Buster Posey
2Nick Hundley
1B1Brandon Belt
2Michael Morse
2B1Joe Panik
2Aaron Hill
3Kelby Tomlinson
SS1Brandon Crawford
3B1Eduardo Nunez
2Conor Gillaspie
LF1Austin Slater
2Jarrett Parker
CF1Denard Span
2Gorkys Hernandez
RF1Hunter Pence
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Madison Bumgarner
2Johnny Cueto
3Jeff Samardzija
4Matt Moore
5Matt Cain
6Ty Blach
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Mark Melancon
2Hunter Strickland
3Cory Gearrin
4George Kontos
5Bryan Morris
6Josh Osich
7Sam Dyson
8Kyle Crick
9Will Smith