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'm working on Big Prices for the Guide. Today I have Brandon Crawford with a price of $11. What do you think?
Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Nov 17 '18

That's a high BABIP - but that's also a high line drive percentage, and in the Giants games I've watched lately he's just been consistently on the ball.  His hard hit contact rate is a career high ... but his pull rate is about 10% below his career norms. 

Hitting the ball hard in all directions is a good way to have a high BABIP in today's defensive shift era.  And while Crawford's BABIP pulling the ball (.340) and hitting it straight-away (.336) are moderately high, when hitting to the opposite field he's been out of this world (.512 BABIP).

Phil Ponebshek Texpope
Jun 27 '18

Very good. Fascinating stuff about that flip to third.

Alex Patton Alex
Jun 7 '18

He's a Dubs fan ... who isn't, in the Bay Area.  And a good blog writer ...

Howard Lynch LynchMob
Jun 7 '18

On one hand, that .379 BABIP is high ... otoh, a 28% line drive rate is a new thing for him.

Phil Ponebshek Texpope
May 24 '18

And with his 4 for 4 day yesterday ... he's now up to .290 as of today.  

Phil Ponebshek Texpope
May 16 '18

A .537 OPS and .189 BA a couple weeks ago - but his 3rd 3 hit game in his last 10 now has him back to a normal Brandon Crawford season.

Phil Ponebshek Texpope
May 13 '18

Playing SS is hard on you ... and playing SS for a team that's in the tank must make for a really loooong season.  With the better lineup around him I could easily see Crawford back to being a $20 player.

Phil Ponebshek Texpope
Feb 15 '18

Fangraphs' profile of Crawford in Runs Above (or Below) Average:

Off: -11.5

Def: 13.2

BsR: -1.3

I did this for Iglesias on his page. And asked the question, Is it an accurate description of their skills?

If so, the statement being made is that Crawford and Iglesias are quite similar. Even though the stats that we show, focusing on the player's worth to us, are quite different.

Alex Patton Alex
Jan 11 '18