Brandon Crawford
SS SF
2 days ago

Crawford went 1-for-5 with a pair of RBI in Team United State's win over Team Puerto Rico in the World Baseball Classic Championship on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

The slugging shortstop shone in March's biggest stage, slashing .385/.429/.577 with six RBI while playing for his country. Crawford will now reunite with his fellow Giant teammates in Arizona to close out the final couple of weeks of spring training. Barring injury, the 30-year-old will serve as the club's everyday shortstop, providing a little pop and solid counting stats for his position.

Brandon Crawford
SS SF
2 weeks ago

Crawford went 2-for-4 with a double and a pair of RBI in Saturday's WBC loss to Team Domincan Republic.

EDGE Analysis

Crawford had been struggling in Cactus League action (2-for-17), so his fantasy owners will be relieved to see that he is getting off to a good start in the World Baseball Classic (3-for-7). His ability to perform in the WBC holds more weight than spring training numbers, considering the competitive nature of the tournament in comparison to spring training games where Crawford has nothing to prove. The slugging infielder will open the season as the Giants' everyday shortstop.

Brandon Crawford
SS SF
4 weeks ago

Crawford batted leadoff and went 0-for-2 in his spring training debut against the Reds on Friday.

EDGE Analysis

The lineup order should be disregarded as Crawford won't be batting leadoff come Opening Day. The 29-year-old saw his power numbers dip back to regular levels in 2016 after exploding for 21 homers the year prior. While the homers regressed, Crawford actually improved his batting average (.275) and on-base percentage (.342) while maintaining the 84 RBI high watermark he set in 2016. If he can maintain those levels, he will have value as a shortstop despite not hitting for plus power or stealing a ton of bases.

Brandon Crawford
SS SF
6 months ago

Crawford went 3-for-4 with a run scored and a walk in the 9-3 victory over the Dodgers on Friday.

EDGE Analysis

That makes the Giants shortstop 5-for-9 (.556) in the last two games and 9-for-16 (.563) in his most recent four contests. He is now hitting .275 with 12 home runs, 83 RBI, 66 runs and six steals in 545 at-bats. Crawford also leads the NL with 11 triples.

Brandon Crawford
SS SF
6 months ago

Crawford went 4-for-5 with a two triples, two RBI and a pair of runs scored in Tuesday's blowout win over the Rockies.

EDGE Analysis

Crawford had missed some time with a finger injury last week, but Tuesday's performance is as good as any indicator that he is fully healthy. His two triples Tuesday brought his season total to 11, which leads the major leagues in that category.

Brandon Crawford
SS SF
6 months ago

Crawford (finger) is in Sunday's lineup against the Padres.

EDGE Analysis

Crawford missed four games with a dislocated pinkie, but is back in action Sunday. He'll start at shortstop and hit seventh against Clayton Richard and the Padres. Crawford had gone just 5-for-24 (.208) over his last seven games prior to getting injured.

Brandon Crawford
SS SF
6 months ago

Crawford (finger) remains out of the lineup Saturday, CSN Bay Area's Alex Pavlovic reports.

EDGE Analysis

He was doubtful to play Saturday, so this comes as no surprise. It sounds as though he has been progressing with his recovery, so he should be expected back in the coming days. Ehire Adrianza will start at shortstop again and bat eighth Saturday.

Brandon Crawford
SS SF
6 months ago

Crawford (finger) is considered doubtful for Saturday, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

It sounds like Sunday is the earliest we could see Crawford, who suffered a dislocated left pinkie during Tuesday's game. He did some throwing Thursday and took dry swings Friday, so he's moving in the right direction and appears primed to contribute over the final week of the regular season.

Brandon Crawford
SS SF
6 months ago

Crawford (finger) remains out of the lineup Friday in San Diego.

EDGE Analysis

He will miss his third game in a row after dislocating the pinkie finger on his glove hand. It sounds like he is steadily improving, and it would not be surprising if he returned at some point during this weekend's series. Ehire Adrianza will get the start at shortstop and hit eighth in Crawford's place Friday.

Brandon Crawford
SS SF
6 months ago

Manager Bruce Bochy said Crawford (finger) was "much better" Thursday, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

Crawford is out again Thursday after suffering a dislocated left pinkie finger during Tuesday's game. He will play catch Thursday to keep his arm in shape but that will be the extent of his activity. With that, a Friday return seems like a stretch, but it sounds like Crawford has a chance to make it back onto the field this weekend.