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 77 265 32 58 24 64 11 2 5 34 1 1 .219 .301 .332 8 21 .268 47/15/38 4 4
Career 12yrs 1520 5150 620 1301 493 1153 275 43 135 688 44 34 .253 .321 .401 9 20 .298 n/a
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The regression police were hard on Brandon pre-All Star.

Brandon Crawford (SS) SF - Jul. 18
https://www.rotowire.com/baseball/player.php?id=10493

Crawford underwent an MRI on Sunday that revealed nothing more than bruising and inflammation to his right knee, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: While the knee issue was still deemed significant enough for the Giants to place Crawford on the 10-day injured list Saturday, the veteran shortstop should have a good chance at being available July 26 when first eligible for activation. 

Alex Patton Alex
Jul 19

Alfaro plated the game-ender in the 10th, but I guess the algorithm doesn't think driving in the phantom runner is that big a deal.

Yesterday's Biggest Play

Batter: Brandon Crawford (SFG)

Pitcher: Taylor Rogers (SDP)

Situation: Top 9th, 2 out, 2-0 count, Runner On 2nd

Score:  SDP 1, SFG 0

Single to RF (Ground Ball)
1 run scored on the play, and SFG's win probability increased 36% points, to 47%
SDP went on to win the game, 2-1

View the full game Boxscore at Baseball-Reference.com

Alex Patton Alex
Jul 8

Three experts shout PAN in the Guide.

You should, too, then just before the gavel sounds bid another dollar.

Alex Patton Alex
Jan 7

What's interesting about Crawford's career is that he had a massive breakout in 2015/2016 with 5.8 and 5.5 WAR.  Although a lot of that was defense (3.2 and 3.4 dWAR).

Then ... his defense dropped off a cliff (0.6 average dWAR since 2017).

Meanwhile his oWAR during that 2015/2016 stretch averaged 3.0

The next 4 years?  oWAR of 1.2.

Last year?  5.5.

Whatever.  It was an amazing season for.  And it's interesting to note that Crawford's top 3 WAR seasons have been:   6.1, 5.8, 5.5

Some HOF Shortstops:
Phil Rizzuto:  6.8, 5.8, 5.4
Luis Aparicio:  5.6, 5.1, 4.8
Rabbit Maranville  5.3, 5.0, 4.5

Meanwhile ... San Francisco is the only place in 2021 where you could hear a liberal shouting "Let's Go Brandon!"

Phil Ponebshek Texpope
Dec 27 '21

How do we square the 2019 Brandon Crawford with the 2021 Brandon Crawford?

We don't.

How different are his 2021 Statcast stats from his 2020 Statcast stas?

They aren't.

Well, except in Pull%. Maybe that's the key.

When players get older, they tend to start their swings sooner, with the result that they pull the ball more often.

I suspect that Crawford made a conscious effort not to do that.

Alex Patton Alex
Dec 22 '21
2020: EV 88.7 HardHit 39% Barrel 9% HR/FB 18% LA 12.4 Pull 52% Cent 37% Oppo 11%
2021: EV 88.8 HardHit 43% Barrel 12% HR/FB 15% LA 14.7 Pull 37% Cent 37% Oppo 26%
Alex Patton Alex
Dec 16 '21