Brandon Crawford Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 2" / 227 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 1/21/1987 (36)
Brandon Crawford Season Stats
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Brandon Crawford News
San Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford will now remain at shortstop heading into the 2023 season after the team's 13-year, $350 million deal with superstar shortstop Carlos Correa fell apart this week due to medical concerns. After the Giants agreed with Correa, Crawford said he would be moving to either second or third base next year. That won't be the case now. The 35-year-old is going into the final year of his contract in 2023. He dealt with some knee issues in 2022 and hit just .231/.308/.344 with nine home runs and 52 RBI in 118 games. Crawford is still considered an elite defender at the 6, but the left-handed hitter saw a big drop from 24 homers in 2021 to just nine last season. Expecting him to bounce back to All-Star form could be a big stretch at this point in his career.
San Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford has played 1,525 career games at shortstop in his career, but he's been informed that he'll be moving from the 6 after the team signed Carlos Correa to a 13-year, $350 million deal this week. The four-time Gold Glover has become the greatest shortstop in Giants history, but he won't be playing there in 2023. Crawford debuted in 2011 and has started at shortstop on Opening Day in 11 straight seasons, so the move won't be easy. It remains to be seen if Crawford will play third base or second base heading into next season. If at third, he could be the lefty-hitting complement to J.D. Davis, Wilmer Flores or David Villar. And at second, he could be the same in tandem with Thairo Estrada. Offensively, Crawford struggled with a .652 OPS and only nine home runs in 118 games.
San Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford (knee) and outfielder Joc Pederson (concussion) have both been activated from the injured list, according to Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports. Crawford has been sidelined since July 15th. The 35-year-old is slashing .215/.297/.332 with five homers, 33 RBI, 7.9 BB%, and 20.4 K% this year. Unless he turns things around offensively, Crawford should be left on waivers in most leagues. Pederson, on the other hand, has fared a bit better, slashing .242/.319/.492 with 17 homers, 43 RBI, 9.1 BB%, and 22.1 K%. He has been on the seven-day concussion injured list since July 28th. Pederson is a true power threat and should be rostered in most fantasy leagues.
San Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford had the best season of his career in 2021. Crawford managed a .298 AVG, 24 home runs, 90 runs batted in, 79 runs, and 11 stolen bases across 549 plate appearances. Crawford improved his plate discipline showing in his 10.2% BB%, 19.1% K%, and career-low 27.9% chase rate. Furthermore, his 11.5% barrel % and 14.7-degree launch angle were both his highest of the statcast era, as was his xSLG, xwOBA, xwOBACON, and hard-hit %. The improvement in plate discipline and overall approach demonstrate that Crawford's meteoric 2021 season was no fluke. He hit the ball harder than ever before.Looking forward to 2022, Crawford will be 35, which should add some inherent age regression into his numbers. Steamer projects him for a .253 AVG, 19 HR, 71 RBI, 67 R, and 7 SB across 585 PA in 2022. Crawford's increased age and historical numbers suggest we shouldn't expect double-digit stolen bases. Furthermore, the average will likely fall considering his .266 xBA. Crawford's elite barrel rates and solid plate discipline emphasize that his power and run production should remain. That would mean that the current projections for his batting average and stolen bases are on par while the home runs, runs batted in, and runs are likely a touch too low. Crawford's NFBC ADP currently sits at 201.58 which has him going in between Nicky Lopez and Eugenio Suarez. Feel comfortable taking Crawford next to Amed Rosario and Luis Urias, who are both being selected around ADP 170. Shortstop is an incredibly deep position so it's completely viable to wait for a shortstop selection and load up on one of the positions that aren't quite as robust early in the draft.This is especially true when you can get players like Brandon Crawford coming off an MVP caliber season near pick 200.