Brandon Crawford SS SF 1 day 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.

Brandon Crawford SS SF 4 days ago

Crawford (knee) is back in the lineup Friday, hitting seventh against Steven Matz and the Mets, CSN Bay Area's Alex Pavlovic reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The knee injury that forced him from Wednesday's game was apparently quite minor, as Crawford only needed Thursday's off day to get right. He has yet to offer the kind of power that his fantasy owners were banking on when they drafted him (.389 SLG), but it's a young season, and he has the best approach of his career to date (16:12 K:BB).

Brandon Crawford SS SF 6 days ago

Crawford left Wednesday's matchup against the Padres with a knee injury, Alex Pavlovic of the Bay Area Comcast Sports Network reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Crawford fouled a ball off his knee in the fifth inning, which eventually led to his exit after the sixth. Fortunately, manager Bruce Bochy indicated the knee was just sore and he should be fine. Crawford finished the day going 0-for-3 with one RBI. The Giants have an off day Thursday, so consider him day-to-day until his status for Friday's tilt with the Mets is confirmed.

Brandon Crawford SS SF 1 week ago

Crawford went 2-for-3 with a pair of walks and a pair of doubles in Friday's win over the Marlins.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Prior to Friday's output, Crawford was batting .191 (4-for-21) since returning from a minor hip injury April 16. This could be a sign that he is seeing the ball well and about to go on one of his patented hot streaks.

Brandon Crawford SS SF 2 weeks ago

Crawford (hip) returned to the lineup Saturday, going 1-for-3 with a walk, double and RBI in a win over the Dodgers.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Crawford had a minor hip injury, but it was never considered serious. His double came of Dodgers southpaw Scott Kazmir. He has gotten off to a slow start against lefties this season (.154), but he had pretty even splits against righties and lefties last season so that average should rise as the season moves along.

Brandon Crawford SS SF 2 weeks ago

Crawford (hip) is back in the lineup Saturday, manning shortstop and hitting seventh against the Dodgers.

Competitive Edge Analysis

He missed one game with the sore hip, but the injury was apparently pretty minor, as he'll make it back Saturday against lefty Scott Kazmir. Prior to the injury, Crawford had two home runs while posting a career-best 10.8 percent walk rate through 37 plate appearances.

Brandon Crawford SS SF 3 weeks ago

Crawford (hip) is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Dodgers, Alex Pavlovic of CSN Bay Area reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Manager Bruce Bochy was hoping Crawford could give it a go despite some hip flexor soreness, but the 29-year-old is out of the lineup, replaced at shortstop by Kelby Tomlinson. It's uncertain if the Giants will give Crawford additional rest, but they are facing another lefty on Saturday (Scott Kazmir), so that could factor into the decision.

Brandon Crawford SS SF 3 weeks ago

Crawford is dealing with some hip flexor soreness but manager Bruce Bochy hopes to have him in the lineup Friday against the Dodgers, Alex Pavlovic of CSN Bay Area reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Crawford's hip flexor reportedly flared up during the course of Thursday's game against the Rockies. He was able to log three at bats Thursday, but he went 0-for-3 before being replaced by Ehire Adrianza. Unfortunately, Adrianza fouled a ball off his foot Thursday and is also banged up, so if neither he nor Crawford are available Friday, the Giants could have to call upon Kelby Thompson to start at shortstop.

Brandon Crawford SS SF 4 weeks ago

Crawford is out of the lineup Saturday against the Dodgers, Alex Pavlovic of CSN Bay Area reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

With lefty Clayton Kershaw on the mound for Los Angeles, the Giants will employ a righty-heavy lineup. Crawford will be replaced by Ehire Adrianza at shortstop, and Adrianza will bat ninth.

Brandon Crawford SS SF 4 weeks ago

Crawford went 1-for-4 with a solo homer Friday against the Dodgers.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Crawford took Joe Blanton deep in the 10th inning to give the Giants a 3-2 walk-off win. He's off to a solid start this season, as he's now hit two homers while collecting at least one hit in each of the five games he's played.