Brandon Crawford Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 2" / 227 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 1/21/1987 (35)
Brandon Crawford Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Brandon Crawford News
San Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford hit a home run Monday night, providing two of the three runs the team could muster against the New York Mets. He also singled in four at-bats. Crawford now has four homers, 18 RBI, 21 runs scored, and one steal on the season to go with his .218/.306/.352 slash line. It's fair to say that the first few months of 2022 have been a major disappointment for fantasy investors after Crawford posted an .895 OPS with 24 long balls in 2021. He remains a key part of a potent offense, but it's hard to expect a return to last year's form.
San Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford did what he could to help his team win on Friday, going 2-for-3 with a double and a walk. Despite his effort, the team lost to the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2. Crawford has been a disappointment thus far, slashing .236/.333/.360 with two home runs, 12 runs, 10 RBI, and one stolen base across 25 games. This production is coming after a career 2021 season in which the 35-year-old hit .298 with 24 HRs. Given his age, fantasy managers shouldn't be surprised if Crawford reverts to his pre-pandemic season production, unable to provide any fantasy value.
San Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford (wrist) sat out Wednesday's game due to a wrist injury he suffered on Tuesday. However, he's back in the lineup for Friday's series opener against the Cleveland Guardians. He's hitting fifth in the game and covering his usual shortstop post. The 35-year-old veteran came out of nowhere to have the best offensive year of his career last year. Over 139 games, he slashed .298/.373/.522 with 24 home runs, 11 stolen bases and 90 RBI. He's off to a slow start to the 2022 season as he's gone just 3-for-16 with no extra-base hits. We'll see if he can start channelling that 2021 magic again soon.
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.