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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Alex Patton Alex
Aug 19 '17

Reached the 10 HR club tonight.

Tom Barnes Turtles
Aug 19 '17

$15 in Tout. In an OBP league, this seems like a bit of a bargain.

Alex Patton Alex
Mar 28 '17

Was thrown out at third last night against Puerto Rico for the last out of the game, trying to stretch a double into a triple with two out, bringing his team within a run. Except the ump missed the call. Correa, who put the tag on him, wasn't happy but he didn't go crazy either, and Diaz threw a nasty slider on a 3-2 pitch to nail down the win.

If you have any rooting interest, which the large crowd did for sure (about evenly divided), these games are beyond exciting.

Alex Patton Alex
Mar 18 '17

Fangraphs' fielding champ. Def 28.0.

Next best was Francisco Lindor. Def 27.7.

So he was close.

Next best was Kevin Pillar. Def 23.6.

So he really wasn't.

Freddy Galvis (22.0), Addison Russell (21.9) and Andrelton Simmons (20.8) are the other players whose Defs last year were 20 or better.

Why so many shortstops?

Because --

Def = Fielding Runs Above Average + positional adjustment

As Fangraphs explains:

"The positional adjustment is used to account for the fact that defensive
positions vary in their difficulty and importance. In other words, a
league average shortstop prevents substantially more runs than a league
average first baseman and we need to find a way to account for this when
determining overall value. Adding the positional adjustment to the
player’s fielding runs does exactly that. In the 'Value' section of the
player pages and leaderboards, you can find each player’s fielding runs
and positional runs. Adding them together results in Def."

Four players had Defs of -20 or more last year. Robbie Grossman (-20.4), Eric Hosmer (-20.4), Matt Kemp (-21.3), J.D. Martinez (-22.6).

So... Robbie Grossman, on this scale, was almost as bad as Andrelton Simmons was good? Does that make sense?

Not to me. Though with "positional adjustment" factored in, I suppose it's theoretically possible.

Alex Patton Alex
Dec 30 '16