|2013 Season (CBSSports.com)||460.00||6.00||.235||47.00||47.00||2.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Washington||6||1||0|| .375|| .167|| .167|
|vs Gonzalez (Career)||1||1||1||4.000||1.000||1.000|
|vs LHP||52||13||1|| .278|| .385|| .250|
|05/22/2013||Heath Bell, RP ARI|
Martin Prado, 3B ARI
Starlin Castro, SS CHC
|Brandon Crawford, SS SF|
Nolan Arenado, 3B COL
Brandon Beachy, SP ATL
|05/22/2013||Dan Uggla, 2B ATL|
Brandon Crawford, SS SF
|Chase Utley, 2B PHI|
|05/21/2013||Martin Prado, 3B ARI|
Ryan Howard, 1B PHI
Matt Holliday, LF STL
Brandon Crawford, SS SF
Kenley Jansen, RP LAD
Cole Hamels, SP PHI
|A.J. Pollock, CF ARI|
Dee Gordon, SS LAD
Jose Fernandez, SP MIA
Matt Adams, 1B STL
Frank Francisco, RP NYM
Ike Davis, 1B NYM
|Last 10 Games|
|Brandon Crawford plates three vs. Rockies|
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(5/17/13) Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford enjoyed a solid night at the plate as he drove in three runs during Thursday's contest against the Rockies.
Crawford lined a bases-clearing double that sparked a five-run sixth inning for the Giants. He finished 2 for 4 with two runs scored and three RBI in an 8-6 victory. It was his fifth multi-hit game in his last nine games.
Crawford is hitting .277 with five homers and 20 RBI in his last 141 at-bats.
|Brandon Crawford starting to come around |
|by Adam Moore | CBSSports.com|
(5/12/13) Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford had his third-straight, mulit-hit game Sunday against the Braves. Crawford had two singles in the 5-1 win, including one in the fourth inning that drove in Brandon Belt. He finished 2 for 3 with an RBI and walk.
After going through a rough stretch in late April and early May, Crawford appears to be heating up. He has hit safely in six-straight games and is batting .455 (10 for 22) with three doubles and two RBI over that stretch.
|Brandon Crawford's gone ice cold|
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(5/9/13) We have not checked in with Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford in a while, so let's see how he is doing since his hot start.
On April 24, the date of our last update on Crawford, he was batting .320 with four home runs and 10 RBI in 22 games. In 11 games since, Crawford is batting just .125, with 11 strikeouts in 40 at-bats. Yikes.
Crawford was clearly playing over his head through the first four weeks of the season, and he is clearly mired in a deep slump right now. Given his career .632 on-base plus slugging percentage entering the year, it is no surprise that he has proven incapable of keeping up his hot start. The question now is: How low will he go?
Fantasy owners entered the season with low expectations for Crawford, so a few weeks of solid production was a pleasant surprise. But it obviously did not establish a new baseline for the previously punchless shortstop. Now that it's over, I would not hang on to him outside of deeper Fantasy formats.
|Brandon Crawford stays hot at plate|
|by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com|
(4/24/13) Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford continued his recent hot hitting ways in Wednesday's series finale against the Diamondbacks. He went 3 for 4 with a home run and two RBI in a 3-2 loss.
The 26-year-old singled to lead off the fifth inning before driving in Gregor Blanco with a double in the seventh. Then in the bottom of the ninth with his team trailing by one, Crawford launched a game-tying, solo shot off David Hernandez. It was his fourth long ball.
Crawford is batting .320 (24 for 75) with 10 RBI.
|Brandon Crawford an everyday option for Giants|
|by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com|
(4/24/13) Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford made his 22nd consecutive start on Wednesday against the Diamondbacks as he and Hunter Pence have been the only two players to start every game for San Francisco.
He entered the contest batting .296 with eight homers and eight RBI through 71 at-bats.
"A couple of years ago I was in and out of the lineup," Crawford told MLB.com. "Last year I was in there a lot of the time then kind of toward the end I started getting platooned. Being in there every day, it's good for the confidence, it's good for getting into a little rhythm."
Manager Bruce Bochy added that he hopes the 26-year-old sees more than 150 starts this season.
"He's our shortstop. He's a very gifted shortstop," Bochy said. "He's young. He can handle it, going out there every day. This is part of being an everyday regular player, especially when you're the shortstop. Those guys usually run out there more than anybody."
MLB top ten plays of the week: 5/20
From Brandon Crawford's barehanded grab to Aaron Hicks hitting and robbing home runs, we bring you the best plays in baseball from the past week.
Nicasio baffles Giants; Rockies earn rare series victory
Juan Nicasio scattered three hits over six innings, Carlos Gonzalez and Troy Tulowitzki each drove in two runs and the Colorado Rockies won their first series against San Francisco in two years, beating the Giants 5-0 on Sunday.
Hit Parade for Week 8
Some heavy hitters are finally starting to return to form and good health, leaving owners with many tough decisions. Our Scott White looks at all of the streaks and matchups in his latest Hit Parade.
Brandon Crawford plates three vs. Rockies
Pagan breaks it open for Giants in win over Rockies
Angel Pagan broke a tie with a two-run single in the sixth, Matt Cain settled down after a shaky start and the San Francisco Giants won their 10th straight over Colorado, rallying from a six-run deficit to beat the Rockies 8-6 on Thursday night.
|After getting a taste of regular play in 2011, Brandon Crawford was entrusted with the Giants' starting shortstop job last season. He did pretty much what most observers expected; he hit .248 with little power and played a mean defensive game. Crawford's prowess in the field may not seem relevant for Fantasy, but if nothing else, it does ensure him steady playing time. Given his lack of offense, thatís really all that makes Crawford worth noting on draft day in NL-only leagues. Even in those deep formats, owners are better off targeting a more productive shortstop, but he's worth rostering as insurance for your starter. There are worse bench options to have, since as a 26-year-old, Crawford isn't too old to take an unanticipated step forward. (Updated 12/7/12)|
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|5/22/13||WAS||3:45 pm||Gio Gonzalez|
|5/24/13||COL||10:15 pm||Tyler Chatwood|
|5/25/13||COL||4:05 pm||Juan Nicasio|
|5/26/13||COL||4:05 pm||Jon Garland|
|5/27/13||@ OAK||4:05 pm||Dan Straily|
|5/28/13||@ OAK||10:05 pm||Jarrod Parker|
|5/29/13||OAK||10:15 pm||Tommy Milone|