|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||540.00||7.00||.243||41.00||49.00||0.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Washington||26||9||0|| .370|| .538|| .346|
|vs Erlin (Career)||5||2||0|| .800||.400||.400|
|vs LHP||153||49||3|| .395|| .484|| .320|
|Last 10 Games|
Brandon Crawford becomes first SS with postseason grand slam
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(10/1/14) Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford went 1 for 5 with a grand slam in his team's 8-0 wild-card win over the Pirates Wednesday.
After the Giants loaded the bases in the fourth inning with two singles and a walk, Crawford deposited a ball over the right-field fence to break a scoreless tie. He became the first shortstop in postseason history to swat a grand slam. Grand slams are nothing new to Crawford, as he's collected three while hitting 27 career home runs (postseason included). The blast was all starter Madison Bumgarner would need, as he coasted to a complete-game shutout. The Giants open the National League Division Series Friday in Washington against the Nationals.
Brandon Crawford homers, drives in three runs Friday
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(9/13/14) Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford went 2 for 3 with a walk, a double, a home run and three RBI in his team's 9-0 win over the Dodgers Friday.
The Giants closed the gap with the division-leading Dodgers to one game thanks in part to Crawford, who doubled home the final run in a four-run first inning before slugging a two-run home run in the fifth. He has hit .238/.320/.381 with nine home runs and 62 RBI in 446 at-bats.
Brandon Crawford back in action Friday
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(8/29/14) Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford, who sat out with a shoulder issue on Thursday, returned to the starting lineup Friday night against Milwaukee, per the Bay Area News Group.
Brandon Crawford dealing with shoulder issue, out Thursday
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
|(8/28/14) Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford was scratched from the lineup for the second day in a row Thursday against the Rockies, due to a right shoulder that "has been bugging me pretty good the last four or five day," he told the San Francisco Chronicle.
Crawford was also out of the lineup Wednesday, and it is not clear when he is expected back. It seems like he could play through the injury, but it is affected his throwing right now.
Struggling Brandon Crawford catching a break this weekend
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(8/9/14) Bruce Bochy has taken slumping Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford out of the lineup Saturday and will do so again Sunday to clear his head, per the San Jose Mercury News.
Crawford has just two hits in his last 25 at-bats with 11 strikeouts in seven games. His average has fallen to a season-low .229.
|2014 Summary: Brandon Crawford didn't land among the top 15 shortstops, even though he drove in a career-high 69 RBI. Though Crawford was only marginally relevant to mixed league owners, he did provide a surprising level of value when facing lefties, against whom he posted a .320/.395/.484 slash line.|
Playing time status: Crawford should enter the season as the Giants' regular shortstop, but an early slump combined with a hot start by Matt Duffy in the minors could lead to a challenge to his playing time.
2015 Outlook: Crawford's apparent mastery of lefties could have been an artifact of a small sample (178 plate appearances), especially since this is the first time he had reverse splits. He also batted .310 with men in scoring position. That's another mark he could have trouble replicating, and his RBI total will likely fall. Crawford remains merely an option for owners in deeper mixed and NL-only leagues, though continued success against lefties could make him popular in daily leagues with the right matchups.
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