Brandon Crawford SS SF 1 hour ago

Crawford went 2-for-4 with an RBI, a walk and a run Wednesday against the Padres.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Crawford was decisive at the plate once again, and he provided the game-winning RBI with a single in the bottom of the 10th inning. With five RBI in the last two games and 21 over the month of May, the third baseman might be on the verge of breaking out despite going hitless in five of his last 11 games.

Brandon Crawford SS SF 13 hours ago

Crawford went 2-for-3 with a walk, triple, four RBI and scored a run in Tuesday's victory over the Padres.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Although the batting average appears to be stagnant, Crawford's slugging percentage has been on the rise this month. He's slugging .488 through 82 at-bats in May, more than 100 points higher than the .385 he posted in April. In addition, Crawford has amassed 20 RBI since May 1 which is best in the NL over that span.

Brandon Crawford SS SF 5 days ago

Crawford went 2-for-4 with his sixth home run of the season in Thursday's 3-1 win over the Padres.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Crawford appears to be heating up again with his second homer over his last three games. He can be a very streaky hitter, but he is currently on pace to repeat his excellent 2016 power numbers. His .257/.325/.444 slash line is nearly identical to his 2015 results (.256/.321/.462) which had him finishing as a top-three shortstop. Unlike last year, he is only a fringe top-10 shortstop due to the emergence of new talent at the position (Trevor Story, Aledmys Diaz and Eugenio Suarez to name a few).

Brandon Crawford SS SF 1 week ago

Crawford went 2-for-3 with a double, home run and five RBI in Tuesday's 5-1 win over the Padres.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Crawford provided all the Giants' offense, launching a three-run dinger in the second off Padres starter Colin Rea, before adding a sac fly in the sixth and an RBI double in the eighth. The National League's reigning Silver Slugger Award winner has endured fluctuations in his performance so far. He entered Tuesday with a .192 batting average (5-for-26) and one RBI in his previous seven games. Yet following San Francisco's latest victory, Crawford owned a .257 average, a point higher than his season-ending figure from 2015. He has five home runs and 21 RBI, putting him roughly on pace to match the 21-homer, 84-RBI output that helped him earn a six-year, $75 million contract extension during the offseason.

Brandon Crawford SS SF 1 week ago

Crawford (neck) is back in the lineup Sunday against the Diamondbacks.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Crawford was held out of Saturday's lineup due to a stiff neck, but it appears a day off helped give the ailment time to subside, as he'll return to action Sunday afternoon. The 29-year-old shortstop is currently posting a .730 OPS through 37 games as he attempts to follow up a 2015 All-Star campaign.

Brandon Crawford SS SF 2 weeks ago

Crawford has a stiff neck, which is why he is not in the lineup Saturday, the San Jose Mercury News' Andrew Baggarly reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Manager Bruce Bochy said Crawford is healthy enough to play, but given the minor ailment he will get a day off. It's unfortunate, as this was primed to be an ideal matchup for Crawford against a righty (Eddie Butler) in Coors Field, but getting him fully healthy is more important in the long run. Kelby Tomlinson is starting at shortstop and hitting eighth Saturday.

Brandon Crawford SS SF 2 weeks ago

Crawford is out of the lineup Saturday against the Diamondbacks.

Competitive Edge Analysis

This is a bit of a strange day for Crawford to sit against a righty in Coors Field, so it's worth circling back to see if anything comes out about an ailment. For now it seems like just a day off. Kelby Tomlinson will start at shortstop and hit eighth.

Brandon Crawford SS SF 2 weeks ago

Crawford is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Blue Jays.

Competitive Edge Analysis

With a lefty in J.A. Happ due up for Toronto, Crawford will head to the bench for a well-deserved day off, his first since April 15. Kelby Tomlinson will man shortstop and bat eighth, but look for Crawford to return Wednesday to face right-hander Marcus Stroman.

Brandon Crawford SS SF 3 weeks ago

Crawford smashed a three-run shot in Friday's 6-4 win over the Rockies.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Crawford has been on a roll lately, hitting .333 with a pair of homers, eight RBI and a pair of steals over his last six games. The power and batting average are right where they should be, but if he can maintain a .345 OBP for the rest of the season then Crawford's 2016 could actually surpass his stellar 2015.

Brandon Crawford SS SF 3 weeks ago

Crawford homered and knocked in four runs in a 2-for-4 game in Monday's win over Cincinnati.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Crawford had gone nine straight games without an extra-base hit before launching the three-run shot off Drew Hayes to break a tie in the seventh inning. Even with the brief power slump, Crawford is slugging .414, giving him the seventh-best mark among qualified shortstops this season between Carlos Correa and Jordy Mercer.