Brandon Crawford SS SF 2 days ago

Crawford went 2-for-4 Saturday with two runs scored and a solo home run, his fifth blast of the season.

He's already half way to last season's career-high 10 homers, and Crawford is hitting a cool .300 (9-for-30) over his last 10 games. It may not be long before he works his way out of the eight hole in the Giants' lineup, and into at least a slightly better run-producing spot.

Brandon Crawford SS SF 5 days ago

Crawford had a big day at the plate Wednesday, going 2-for-3 with a double, two RBI, and his team-leading fourth home runs of the season.

The free-swinging Crawford is never going to hit for a high average, but his four home runs is tied for best among shortstops and he has an .821 OPS despite his .235 batting average. If you didn't snag a premium shortstop in this year's drafts, Crawford is definitely a player worth considering for teams that need some extra pop from a position that doesn't usually supply it.

Brandon Crawford SS SF 7 days ago

Crawford is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Dodgers.

Crawford started last Wednesday against Clayton Kershaw, but went 0-for-1 against the lefty and is now just 1-for-18 in his career against the reigning NL MVP. Joaquin Arias will get the nod at short Tuesday and bat eighth against Kershaw.

Brandon Crawford SS SF 2 weeks ago

Crawford clubbed his third homer of the season Saturday.

Despite hitting just .163, Crawford has shown increased power early in the year. He set a career-high in homers with 10 last season, but he is currently on pace to best that total in 2015.

Brandon Crawford SS SF 3 weeks ago

Crawford went 1-for-3 with his second home run of the season in Thursday's extra-inning loss to the Diamondbacks.

Crawford's two-run shot came off of left-handed reliever, Oliver Perez, in the seventh inning. Despite being a left-hander himself, Crawford actually had an OPS of .879 against southpaws last year, compared to an OPS of .637 against righties, a stat Diamondbacks' manager Chip Hale failed to notice Thursday night. The homer broke an 0-for-23 streak at the plate for Crawford.

Brandon Crawford SS SF 3 weeks ago

Crawford is out of the lineup Wednesday, the San Jose Mercury News' Alex Pavlovic reports.

About half of the Giants' regulars are out of action Wednesday and Crawford is among them. Joaquin Arias will get the start at shortstop and Crawford should be back in the lineup Thursday against the Diamondbacks.

Brandon Crawford SS SF 3 weeks ago

Crawford moved up from eighth to fifth in the batting order for Sunday's game against the Padres.

Crawford has gone without a hit in his past three games. He is batting .227 on the year. This move could be to try to get him out of his short hit-less streak.

Brandon Crawford SS SF 4 weeks ago

Crawford stayed hot Tuesday, going 1-for-4 with a home run in the loss to the Diamondbacks.

Crawford's homer came off of the hard-throwing Rubby De La Rosa in the sixth inning. He now has two extra-base hits through the Giants' first two games. Crawford has a tendency to be a streaky hitter, so now is the time to grab him if you need a hot middle-infielder to start the year.

Brandon Crawford SS SF 1 month ago

Crawford went 2-for-4 with a double and a pair of RBI in the the Giants' season-opening win over the Diamondbacks.

Crawford got off to a strong start in 2015 after putting up career-highs in homers (10) and stolen bases (five) last season. He has proven to be a streaky hitter and can be a drain on batting average, but Crawford does offer decent pop and low-end speed from the shortstop position.

Brandon Crawford SS SF 2 months ago

Crawford (shoulder) will return to shortstop Wednesday, CSN Bay Area's Alex Pavlovic reports.

Crawford has been held out of the field since Wednesday, and he's on track to return exactly a week later. With no indication that the injury is serious, Crawford should be the Giants' Opening Day shortstop.