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35 Brandon Crawford SS
Height/Weight: 6-2/215 | Birthdate: 1/21/1987 | Birthplace: Mountain View, CA | Bats/Throws: L/R | Team: San Francisco | College: UCLA | MLB Experience: 5 | Salary: $530,000 | Owned/Started%: 22/14 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford cranks third home run Saturday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/18/2015) Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford went 1 for 4 at the plate in San Francisco's 4-1 win over the Diamondbacks Saturday. 

Crawford did his damage in the fourth inning when he ripped the first pitch he saw from Rubby De La Rosa over the right field wall, driving in Gregor Blanco. His home run came on a changeup, a pitch he seeing more frequently this season, MLB.com reports.

"I've been making the adjustment to be able to hit those pitches," Crawford said.

It was Crawford's third home run of the year and now has eight RBI with a .163 average.


Giants SS Crawford finally breaks out with Thursday blast


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/17/2015) Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford took out a lot of frustration Thursday night at the plate with a two-run homer against Arizona that cut his team's deficit to 4-3. After all, he was hitless in his previous 24 at-bats.

Crawford, who also walked twice in the San Francisco defeat, managed to sweeten his slash line on the season to .167/.268/.333.


Giants SS Brandon Crawford connects for first 2015 home run


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/8/2015) Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford homered during a 7-6 loss Tuesday against the Diamondbacks.

Crawford connected for a solo home run off Rubby De La Rosa in the sixth inning for his only hit in four at-bats. He is batting .375 (3 for 8) with one home run and two RBI through two games.

During spring training, Crawford hit .262 with no home runs, one triple, five doubles and five RBI in 22 games.


Giants left fielder Norichika Aoki batting lead off Monday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/6/2015) The Giants Opening Day lineup will go left fielder Norichika Aoki, second baseman Joe Panik, center fielder Angel Pagan, catcher Buster Posey, first baseman Brandon Belt, third baseman Casey McGehee, shortstop Brandon Crawford, right fielder Gregor Blanco and pitcher Madison Bumgarner.

It was uncertain where Aoki would be slotted in the lineup with manager Bruce Bochy experimenting with him leading off during spring training.


Giants' Brandon Crawford cleared to start Wednesday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3/8/2015) Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford has been cleared to start and will make his debut in the field Wednesday, reports CSN Bay Area. Crawford is dealing with a sore shoulder, but was able to complete a workout on Friday. He played in Friday's game as a designated hitter.

Giants' Brandon Crawford to play on Monday or Tuesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(3/6/2015) Giants infielder Brandon Crawford should play the field on Monday or Tuesday, according to CSN.

Crawford is dealing with a sore shoulder, but was able to get through a full workout on Friday. He played during Friday's game, but was used as the designated hitter. Crawford, 28, hit .246/.324/.389 over 491 at-bats last season. 


Giants' Crawford won't play in field until next week due to sore shoulder


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/4/2015) Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford will DH during Wednesday's spring game against the Athletics because of a sore right shoulder. He is not expected to play in the field until next week.

Crawford said this injury is not serious and he had a similar issue last year. He plans to start throwing again Friday.

Manager Bruce Bochy has talked about giving Crawford more time off in 2015, per SFGate.com.

"He mentioned it last year, especially in the second half," Crawford said. "He said he played me a lot in the first half and in the second half he was going to try to find more days for me to get off. He said we're also trying to get to the playoffs and win the division."


Giants GM expecting 'All-Star-type season' from Brandon Crawford


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/10/2015) While Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford had career highs in runs (54), triples (10), home runs (10) and RBI (69) in 2014, he still only hit .246 in 153 games. Crawford really struggled against right-handed pitchers, batting .213 as opposed to .320 against lefties.

Still, the Giants appear hopeful Crawford could be an impact player in 2015, per MLB.com.

"We really feel he's coming into his own," general manager Brian Sabean said, declaring that he envisions "an All-Star-type season" from Crawford.


Belt, Posey, Pence to hit 3-4-5 in Giants' expected lineup


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/6/2015) Giants manager Bruce Bochy outlined the plans he has for the batting order in 2015, per the San Francisco Chronicle.

He expects Angel Pagan to hit leadoff. He will be followed by Joe Panik, Brandon Belt, Buster Posey, Hunter Pence, Casey McGehee, Norichika Aoki and Brandon Crawford. The pitcher will hit ninth.


Giants SS Brandon Crawford agrees to $3.175M salary for 2015


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/27/2015) The Giants and shortstop Brandon Crawford avoided arbitration Tuesday, agreeing to a $3.175 million salary for 2015, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. Crawford, who is in his first year of arbitration, made $560,000 in 2014.

Crawford just finished his fourth season in the majors and third full season in 2014. He had career highs in triples (10), home runs (10), runs (54), RBI (69), walks (59) and games played (153).


Report: Giants' Brandon Crawford files for $3.95 million


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/16/2015) Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford has filed for $3.95 million in arbitration, with the team offering $2.4 million, Fangraphs reports.

Crawford is in his first year of arbitration eligibility but has already been part of two World Series championship teams. He hit .246/.324/.389 with 10 home runs and 69 RBI in 491 at-bats in 2014.


Giants tender contracts to all six arbitration-eligible players


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/2/2014) The Giants have tendered contracts to all six arbitration-eligible players, per the team's official website on Tuesday. Those players include: Brandon Belt, Brandon Crawford, Gregor Blanco, Hector Sanchez, Travis Ishikawa and Yusmeiro Petit.

Brandon Crawford becomes first SS with postseason grand slam


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10/1/2014) 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
(9/13/2014) 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
(8/29/2014) 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
(8/28/2014) 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
(8/9/2014) 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.


Brandon Crawford drives in three in win


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/19/2014) Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford helped power the team to a 9-1 win over the Marlins Friday.

Crawford played just five innings in the game, as he made his impact felt early. He went 1 for 2, with a two-run home run in the second inning and a sacrifice fly in the fifth to finish with three RBI and a run scored.

Crawford has been a surprise source of power for the Giants this season, hitting eight home runs in 93 games; his previous career-high was nine in 149 games last year.  Crawford is hitting .242/.323/.419 in 298 at-bats. 


Brandon Crawford ascending in San Francisco lineup


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/12/2014) Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford has been inching his way up the lineup with a fine recent run. He even batted fifth Wednesday night.

Crawford owns a seven-game hitting streak and a triple in each of the last two games. He is 10 for 24 during that stretch and his .255 average is at its highest point since May 14.

He is on pace to establish a career year with 18 home runs and 85 RBI. His .458 slugging percentage far exceeds what he has achieved in any previous season.


Brandon Crawford blasts way out of slump Thursday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/5/2014) Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford has been mired in a slump, but perhaps one swing of the bat Thursday in Cincinnati will push him out of it.

Crawford helped turn a close game into a rout with a three-run homer in the fourth inning. It was his first tater since May 14, but he has not managed a multi-hit game in two weeks as his average has tumbled from .255 to .234.


Brandon Crawford benched in St. Louis


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/31/2014) Slumping Brandon Crawford is grabbing some pine Saturday for the Giants in St. Louis. His shortstop spot has been taken by Ehire Adrianza.

Crawford has just two hits in his last 20 at-bats.


Brandon Crawford has five HRs in last 17 games


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/22/2014) Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford extended his team's lead to 4-0 Wednesday against the Rockies with a solo home run in the top of the seventh inning off Matt Belisle. The Giants would win 5-1, as Crawford hit his sixth home run and fifth in his last 17 games.

Crawford is batting just .242 in his last 17 games, but he has a .532 slugging percentage and .812 OPS in that span. Crawford has three doubles, 11 RBI, nine runs and one stolen base in his last 17 games.


Brandon Crawford no knight in shining armor


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(5/15/2014) Shortstop stinks. I get it.

But haven't we been through this once before with Brandon Crawford? The hot start? The wishful thinking? The foolishness to entertain the notion that he might be more than just a defensive whiz?

It would be so, so, so, so helpful if that was the case. But as we learned last year, it probably isn't.

With his home run Wednesday, Crawford now has five to go along with a .258 batting average. Through May 14 last year, he had five to go along with a .271 batting average only to hit four with a .240 batting average over the final three-fourths of the season. The worst part was nobody made a move for him until after he hit that fifth home run, so they missed out on the one part of the year when he had something to offer, banking only the regression to the mean. I fear that's happening all over agian.

It's one thing if you invested everything in Brad Miller in a deeper league and are just hoping to get something, anything out of the shortstop position until he bounces back, but if you pass up on a Jonathan Villar or Asdrubal Cabrera type for Crawford, you'll probably regret it.


Brandon Crawford drives in three more


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/15/2014) Shortstop Brandon Crawford continues to be a surprise source of run production for the Giants, as he drove in three more runs in a 10-4 win over the Braves.

Crawford hit his fifth home run of the season, a two-run shot in the eighth inning. That came after his RBI single in the first inning, ad he finished with three RBI while going 3 for 5 with two runs scored.

Crawford is already at 20 RBI on the season, nearly halfway to his career-high total of 45. He is hitting .258/.342/.461 in 128 at-bats.  


Brandon Crawford goes deep twice


by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst
(5/4/2014) Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford produced his first career multihomer game, going deep twice in a 4-1 win over the Braves. Crawford entered the day with one homer this season.

Crawford hit a solo shot in the fourth and a two-run blast in the eighth. His 2-for-4 performance upped his average to .264.