Brandon Crawford San Francisco Giants

Age: 35 (January 21, 1987) | 6' 1" | 223lbs. | Bats: Left SS-135 PH-8
Tm Lg YEAR G AB R H BB SO 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BA OBP SLG BB% SO% BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
SF NL 2018 151 531 63 135 50 122 28 2 14 54 4 5 .254 .325 .394 8 21 .302 44/25/31 13 14
SF NL 2019 147 500 58 114 53 117 24 2 11 59 3 2 .228 .304 .350 9 21 .274 48/23/28 6 7
SF NL 2020 54 172 26 44 15 47 12 0 8 28 1 2 .256 .326 .465 8 24 .303 42/23/35 17 17
SF NL 2021 138 483 79 144 56 105 30 3 24 90 11 3 .298 .373 .522 10 19 .334 40/19/41 32 29
SF NL 2022 63 214 26 48 21 50 8 2 5 30 1 1 .224 .313 .350 9 21 .269 46/15/39 4 4
Career 12yrs 1506 5099 614 1291 490 1139 272 43 135 684 44 34 .253 .322 .403 9 20 .298 n/a
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I love the way Crawford plays and have always thought his hitting would come around, so I'm glad to see him having a year that makes him the best shortstop in the NL. And all of baseball. It isn't even close. (Add in dWAR and Xander Bogaerts and Adeiny Hechavarria come into view, but that doesn't matter in the roto game.)

But obviously it is very unlikely he'll continue to hit nearly one homer out of five fly balls going forward. 2015 is looking like a career year, but only in homers. He could hit .260 again, with 12 homers and 6 stolen bases, which isn't bad at all. Especially for a guy who was considered an all glove no bat prospect just a few years ago.

EDIT: But still makes him a good pan in the GUIDE. Please.

Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Aug 5 '15

My first contribution for the 2016 Guide....PAN

Combination GB increase FB decrease

Insane jump in HR/Fly that's unsustainable

Drop in K/W

Anyone that pays for his 2015 "power surge" in 2016 will be disappointed.

van wilhoite LVW
Aug 4 '15

Yes Alex, Fangraphs does in their batted ball data.

His BABIP on grounders this year is 43 points higher than his career average. 

van wilhoite LVW
Jun 1 '15

Interesting that his hard contact rate is way up but LD% only slightly up.

Does Fangraphs show these contact rates?

Alex Patton Alex
Jun 1 '15

Good point about the $3 price, and he certainly could earn $20 having the year he's having. But it will be a mistake to pay $20 for him next year.

Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Jun 1 '15

23-85-80-5 .275 SS  NL Only 5X5 would cost you $20-25..Plays every day..Great defense..He has been moved up in a very productive lineup..Giants will score alot of runs now with Pence back.. Top rated NL SS! Go get him for $3..

Mark Ashy MarkA
Jun 1 '15

His soft/medium/hard contact rates:

2015- 12.5/51.1/ 36.1%

career 17.2/55.7/27.1% 

van wilhoite LVW
Jun 1 '15

I think he was grossly underrated as a hitter as a sure fielding prospect, but he's not a $20 hitter. That .300 BA is an illusion, and BABIP shows why. He's more a .250 hitter than a .300 one, as the rest of the season will show, but he has some power and smarts. Still, he's the kind of guy to champion when he's cheap, and really shouldn't chase when he's at par.

Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Jun 1 '15

Is he a legit $20 player going into next year?  Chance to trade for him at $3.  Trading away my last pieces for him.

joel schreier jschri
Jun 1 '15

My last $1 player NL Only 5X5 ..Im feeling good about this pick..SS Plays every day..

Hot start to season... How about a 20 HR -80 RBI .250  Break out year for the Giants? 

Mark Ashy MarkA
Apr 22 '15