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2014 Rest-of-Season Projections (seasonal age 27)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
4 .242 0 0 0 0 .247 0.0
Birth Date1-21-1987
Height6' 2"
Weight215 lbs
Age27 years, 9 months, 4 days
BatsL
ThrowsR
2010
-0.12011
2.92012
1.62013
3.92014
+proj
WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2011 SFN 24 66 220 196 22 40 5 2 3 58 23 31 0 0 1 21 1 3 .204 .288 .296 .213 -0.9 0.4 -0.1
2012 SFN 25 143 476 435 44 108 26 3 4 152 33 95 3 3 2 45 1 4 .248 .304 .349 .245 14.9 12.7 2.9
2013 SFN 26 149 550 499 52 124 24 3 9 181 42 96 5 3 1 43 1 2 .248 .311 .363 .247 15.9 -1.1 1.6
2014 SFN 27 153 564 491 54 121 20 10 10 191 59 129 2 10 2 69 5 3 .246 .324 .389 .269 26.3 9.3 3.9
Career5111810162117239375182658215735110166178812.242.310.359.24956.221.38.4

Advanced

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2008 SLO A- 1 2 .014 .223 .353 .310 .230 .000 105 -0.5 0.1 0 -0.1 0.0 -0.5 -0.1 -0.5 -0.1
2008 GIA Rk 4 14 .330 .253 .334 .341 .252 .545 100 1.2 0.5 0.2 0.0 -0.1 1.8 0.2 1.8 0.2
2009 SJO A+ 25 119 .368 .268 .341 .417 .271 .493 104 13.3 3.4 1.5 -0.2 -0.1 17.9 1.8 17.9 1.8
2009 NRW AA 108 423 .244 .258 .333 .387 .266 .328 91 -7.8 13.0 5.9 2.6 -4.4 7.4 1.0 7.4 1.0
2010 SJO A+ 5 20 .307 .273 .343 .421 .268 .231 102 2.8 1.6 0.3 -1.0 1.5 4.8 0.4 4.8 0.4
2010 RIC AA 79 342 .263 .260 .331 .401 .258 .303 99 1.2 9.3 4.3 16.3 1.9 17.6 3.4 17.6 3.4
2011 SFN MLB 66 220 .213 .257 .323 .403 .266 .228 92 -10.2 5.9 2.7 0.4 0.4 -0.9 -0.1 -0.9 -0.1
2011 SJO A+ 14 69 .353 .262 .327 .426 .268 .372 93 7.2 2.1 0.6 1.3 0.2 10.2 1.1 10.2 1.1
2011 FRE AAA 29 118 .211 .272 .343 .427 .256 .276 106 -6.9 3.7 1.7 1.0 -0.2 -0.7 0.0 -0.7 0.0
2012 SFN MLB 143 476 .245 .256 .319 .403 .260 .307 94 -6.9 13.0 6 12.7 0.8 14.9 2.9 14.9 2.9
2013 SFN MLB 149 550 .247 .253 .315 .393 .257 .290 100 -6.8 14.5 6.6 -1.1 2.1 15.9 1.6 15.9 1.6
2014 SFN MLB 153 564 .269 .253 .313 .385 .260 .307 98 4.8 14.5 6.6 9.3 -0.2 26.3 3.9 26.3 3.9

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2008 GIA Rk 14 3 6 1 1 0 3 0 3 0 1 .429 .429 .643 .214 .330 1.8 0.0 0.2
2008 SLO A- 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .014 -0.5 -0.1 -0.1
2009 SJO A+ 119 21 39 2 2 6 17 10 32 2 4 .371 .445 .600 .229 .368 17.9 -0.2 1.8
2009 NRW AA 423 38 101 26 2 4 31 20 100 11 7 .258 .290 .365 .107 .244 7.4 2.6 1.0
2010 RIC AA 342 43 70 12 3 7 22 39 77 4 1 .241 .341 .375 .134 .263 17.6 16.3 3.4
2010 SJO A+ 20 4 3 1 0 0 1 2 5 0 0 .167 .250 .222 .056 .307 4.8 -1.0 0.4
2011 SFN MLB 220 22 40 5 2 3 21 23 31 1 3 .204 .288 .296 .092 .213 -0.9 0.4 -0.1
2011 FRE AAA 118 13 25 5 1 1 9 9 20 5 2 .234 .291 .327 .093 .211 -0.7 1.0 0.0
2011 SJO A+ 69 14 19 5 1 3 15 9 13 0 0 .322 .412 .593 .271 .353 10.2 1.3 1.1
2012 SFN MLB 476 44 108 26 3 4 45 33 95 1 4 .248 .304 .349 .101 .245 14.9 12.7 2.9
2013 SFN MLB 550 52 124 24 3 9 43 42 96 1 2 .248 .311 .363 .114 .247 15.9 -1.1 1.6
2014 SFN MLB 564 54 121 20 10 10 69 59 129 5 3 .246 .324 .389 .143 .269 26.3 9.3 3.9

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2011 835 0.5018 0.4532 0.8175 0.6587 0.2452 0.8768 0.6569 0.1825
2012 1800 0.4978 0.5008 0.7633 0.6596 0.3418 0.8596 0.5793 0.2344
2013 2050 0.4873 0.4732 0.7907 0.6366 0.3178 0.8978 0.5868 0.2082
2014 2117 0.5007 0.4804 0.7392 0.6660 0.2933 0.8314 0.5290 0.2608
Career68020.4960.48030.77070.65450.30760.86440.57540.2283

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-09-06 2014-09-07 DTD 1 1 - Shoulder Soreness -
2014-08-28 2014-08-28 DTD 0 0 - Shoulder Soreness Bothering for 4-5 Days -
2014-04-16 2014-04-17 DTD 1 1 Right Thigh Tightness Hamstring - -
2013-09-30 2013-09-30 DTD 0 0 - Abdomen Strain Oblique - -
2013-07-20 2013-07-20 DTD 0 0 Left Foot Contusion - -
2013-06-20 2013-06-22 DTD 2 2 Right Fingers Sprain Index and Middle Fingers - -
2012-04-03 2012-04-04 Camp 1 0 Left Thumb Sprain - -
2011-04-05 2011-05-11 Minors 36 0 Left Fingers Fracture Index Finger - -
2010-07-07 2010-09-02 Minors 57 0 Right Hand Fracture - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2015 SFN $
2014 SFN $560,000
2013 SFN $530,000
2012 SFN $481,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$1,011,000
2011Current$560,000
3 yrPvs + Cur$1,571,000
3 yrTotal$1,571,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 94 dWasserman Media Group1 year/$0.56M (2014)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.56M (2014). Re-signed by San Francisco 3/4/14.
  • 1 year/$0.53M (2013). Re-signed by San Francisco 3/13.
  • 1 year/$0.481M (2012). Re-signed by San Francisco 3/9/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Contract purchased by San Francisco 5/26/11.
  • Drafted by San Francisco 2008 (4-117) (UCLA). $0.375M signing bonus.

2014 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/11/2014 05:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
90o 588 63 144 30 3 10 60 52 100 4 4 .273 .339 .401 .274 30.5 SS 7 4.1
80o 572 59 135 28 3 10 56 48 99 3 4 .262 .326 .384 .263 23.9 SS 7 3.3
70o 560 56 129 27 3 9 54 46 98 3 3 .254 .317 .372 .256 19.3 SS 6 2.8
60o 550 54 123 25 3 9 52 44 98 3 3 .246 .309 .361 .249 15.5 SS 6 2.4
50o 540 51 117 24 3 8 50 42 97 3 3 .240 .301 .351 .243 12.1 SS 6 2.0
40o 530 49 112 23 2 8 48 40 96 3 3 .233 .294 .342 .237 8.8 SS 6 1.6
30o 520 47 107 22 2 8 46 38 96 3 3 .226 .285 .332 .231 5.4 SS 6 1.2
20o 508 45 101 21 2 7 44 36 95 3 3 .218 .276 .320 .223 1.6 SS 6 0.8
10o 492 41 93 19 2 7 41 34 93 2 2 .207 .263 .303 .212 -3.5 SS 6 0.2
Weighted Mean54252119253850429733.241.302.353.24412.7SS 62.1

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
0% 46% 13% 10% 98%

Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2014 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP VORP BRR POS_ADJ REP_ADJ RAA FRAA
2015284815210221294641902.236.306.355.2431.911.51.15.913.7-9.15.9
201629414448518163838752.231.303.337.2381.47.61.04.913.5-11.85.1
201730572641232721157511082.241.311.367.2512.516.31.56.612.5-4.47.0
201831469499820284438871.231.296.344.2371.58.11.35.314.9-13.55.7
201932606671322621159531091.243.311.359.2472.515.61.96.714.9-8.07.4
202033628661332721057501170.232.297.338.2351.88.82.26.814.9-15.17.7
202134493509821174340970.220.286.320.2250.81.01.95.214.9-21.06.0
202235472479520153939900.223.292.311.2270.81.91.84.814.9-19.75.8
20233663563123241852541300.215.284.303.2231.01.72.46.314.9-21.97.8

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
6167.66064.13332.6285.7

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 79)

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend
1 87 Stephen Drew 2010 .300
2 86 Toby Harrah 1976 .280
3 85 J.J. Hardy 2010 .251
4 85 Alan Trammell 1985 .258
5 85 John Valentin 1994 .305
6 84 Jim Fregosi 1969 .288
7 84 Ronny Cedeno 2010 .252
8 83 Dick McAuliffe 1967 .295
9 83 Felipe Lopez 2007 .238
10 82 Dickie Thon 1985 .254
11 82 Ray Boone 1951 .241
12 82 Erick Aybar 2011 .271
13 82 Barry Larkin 1991 .308
14 82 Cal Ripken Jr. 1988 .313
15 81 Harvey Kuenn 1958 .287
16 81 Edgar Renteria 2004 .258
17 80 Khalil Greene 2007 .272
18 80 Hector Luna 2007 .202
19 80 Chris Speier 1977 .239
20 80 Jeff Cirillo 1997 .276
21 80 Jose Vidro 2002 .294
22 80 Puddin Head Jones 1953 .279
23 80 Edgardo Alfonzo 2001 .259
24 80 Marcus Giles 2005 .279
25 80 Luis Aguayo 1986 .217
26 79 Roberto Alomar 1995 .277
27 79 Jim Lefebvre 1969 .265
28 79 Denis Menke 1968 .280
29 79 Asdrubal Cabrera 2013 .262
30 79 Angel Berroa 2007 .108
31 79 Tony Fernandez 1989 .261
32 79 Rich Rollins 1965 .231
33 79 Brandon Phillips 2008 .264
34 79 Geoff Blum 2000 .257
35 79 Ron Hansen 1965 .250
36 79 Robin Yount 1983 .327
37 79 Yuniesky Betancourt 2009 .218
38 79 Ramon Martinez 2000 .273
39 78 Aaron Hill 2009 .280
40 78 Horace Clarke 1967 .261
41 78 Luis Rivas 2007 .333
42 78 Ron Cey 1975 .319
43 78 Craig Biggio 1993 .301
44 78 Mark Loretta 1999 .249
45 78 Todd Zeile 1993 .272
46 78 Paul Molitor 1984 .191
47 78 Robin Ventura 1995 .301
48 77 Bill Doran 1985 .298
49 77 Angel Pagan 2009 .296
50 77 Terry Puhl 1984 .309
51 77 Miguel Tejada 2001 .275
52 77 Jonathan Lucroy 2013 .274
53 77 Derek Jeter 2001 .305
54 77 Bobby Crosby 2007 .217
55 77 Tim Teufel 1986 .274
56 77 Lou Whitaker 1984 .291
57 77 Rafael Furcal 2005 .274
58 77 Ken McMullen 1969 .291
59 77 Pete Runnels 1955 .259
60 77 Omar Infante 2009 .272
61 77 Roy Smalley 1980 .273
62 77 Rico Petrocelli 1970 .276
63 77 Magglio Ordonez 2001 .299
64 77 Jason Bartlett 2007 .256
65 77 Coco Crisp 2007 .248
66 77 Carlos May 1975 .273
67 77 Jody Gerut 2005 .248
68 77 Andy LaRoche 2011 .214
69 77 Jackie Jensen 1954 .274
70 77 Carlos Baerga 1996 .226
71 76 Bert Campaneris 1969 .243
72 76 Pete Rose 1968 .317
73 76 Bill Mueller 1998 .272
74 76 Mike Aldrete 1988 .251
75 76 Jeff Blauser 1993 .297
76 76 Mike Sweeney 2001 .298
77 76 Buddy Bell 1979 .273
78 76 Cliff Pennington 2011 .254
79 76 Mark DeRosa 2002 .272
80 76 Graig Nettles 1972 .277
81 76 Craig Counsell 1998 .252
82 76 Darin Erstad 2001 .249
83 76 Bernard Gilkey 1994 .250
84 76 Mike Andrews 1971 .318
85 76 Ian Desmond 2013 .273
86 76 Frank Catalanotto 2001 .294
87 76 Dioner Navarro 2011 .231
88 76 Johnny Grubb 1976 .307
89 76 Jason Phillips 2004 .225
90 76 Wally Moon 1957 .309
91 76 Chris Brown 1989 .153
92 76 Carney Lansford 1984 .286
93 76 Chad Tracy 2007 .270
94 76 Dan Gladden 1985 .248
95 76 Sean Casey 2002 .244
96 76 Bobby Thomson 1951 .335
97 76 Ryne Sandberg 1987 .272
98 76 Jorge Orta 1978 .282
99 76 Ronny Paulino 2008 .215
100 76 Dion James 1990 .267

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .211 .269 .296 .203
11 vs R (Multi) .259 .322 .377 .263
18 Split (Multi) .047 .053 .081 .060
19 LgAvg (Multi) .027 .038 .071 .034
30 vs L (2013) .199 .258 .288 .197
31 vs R (2013) .269 .333 .394 .271
38 Split (2013) .070 .075 .106 .074
39 LgAvg (2013) .026 .037 .071 .034

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2014 Due to publishing agreements, the 2014 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2014 book (available in hardcopy, e-book, and Kindle).
2013 As a pre-arbitration-eligible player, Crawford provides the Giants a cheap everyday regular at a demanding defensive position. He is a slick fielder who can turn eye-catching double plays and get to balls in the hole that many of his peers can't touch. After an erratic start to the season, Crawford tightened up his glove work by cutting down miscues on routine plays. His bat currently profiles in the bottom third of an NL lineup, but he did rank 12th in TAv out of 22 shortstops who had 400 or more plate appearances, and he did improve his slash line across the board in the second half.
2012 The question has always been whether Crawford would hit enough to play in the majors, but we won't really have a conclusive answer to that until it's all over. That is to say, Crawford is going to straddle that line for his entire career, playing above an acceptable level for a few weeks, dropping below it for a few weeks, having good seasons that aren't great and terrible seasons that his exceptional defensive value will soften. He's got a good eye and above-average contact skills, and a career BABIP in the minors that is 100 points higher than in his short stint with the Giants. Crawford is the offensive counterpart to low-velocity pitchability prospects: Unlikely to ever stray too far above replacement level, but a good bet to play a half-dozen seasons, and about as good now as he's ever going to get.
2011 UCLA product Brandon Crawford is a good-field/no-hit shortstop whose repeat of Double-A in 2010 was interrupted by a broken right hand suffered at midseason.
2010 Brandon Crawford was taken in the fourth round in '08 after showing strong-armed flash at short for UCLA, and made a quick move up to Double-A in his full-season debut.

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DateQuestionAnswer
2014-05-07 17:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Mike, two questions. First, how many AB's do you give players before moving on in fantasy? Also, time to dump Everth? He or Aybar ROS? Thanks!
(Higdldini from NY, NY)
It depends on the format obviously, but if you're talking about a standard mixed probably anywhere from 150-250 depending on what the FA pool looks like. A lot of this discussion revolves around what your replacement will look like. So if you're in a 15-team mixed and you're annoyed at Everth Cabrera and Brandon Crawford is your best option, you just might want to sit tight. But in a 10-team mixed, you might have plenty of options that make sense.

I'd stick with Cabrera over Erick Aybar. Aybar offers some power upside over Cabrera, but he doesn't run the way he used to and I'd rather have Cabrera's 40-45 SB potential. (Mike Gianella)
2013-04-16 20:00:00 (link to chat)Is there ever a situation where you would rather have an empty lineup spot over a poor player for a short period of time in a roto league? My example is that Erick Aybar is on the DL for another 10 days, and the best options on the waiver wire are Cozart and Brandon Crawford. Would the negligible gain in runs and RBI be enough to off-set the hit to BA? Thanks!
(Scott from OC)
Rarely ever, and if Cozart is available, that doesn't apply. Grab him over running an empty spot out there. (Bret Sayre)
2013-04-18 14:00:00 (link to chat)Do you think AJ Pollock and Brandon Crawford can continue to produce at this level for the rest of the year?
(Steve from IL)
I haven't seen enough of Pollock to give an educated comment on him, Steve, but (anecdotally) Crawford looks stronger this year and I could see him threatening double digits in home runs. The improvements in his walk and strikeout rates also are promising. He won't finish with an OPS above 900, but I wouldn't be stunned if he winds up a well-above-average overall shortstop. (Daniel Rathman)
2012-10-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)What's the general scouting world's view of Brandon Crawford's defense?
(rmunter from Washington DC)
I think it depends on the scout and at what point in the year that saw him. He made a lot of improvements to his defensive game as the year progressed. I have mixed feelings about Crawford. To me, he's the type that makes plays look harder rather than making them look easier. Some defenders are so natural, and athletic, and fluid that even high-difficulty plays look routine. Crawford makes a play and it takes every ounce of his being and people can witness the effort so it looks like he showed a lot of #want in the act, which I'm sure he did. Elvis Andrus makes the same play and it looks routine and common. (Jason Parks)
2012-10-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)Not saying I disagree about Brandon Crawford, but regardless of how he looks doing it, he does seem to make the plays. I don't see much where I think "ooh, he coulda/shoulda had it". Am I just missing the ones a better SS would make? Or is it "he's really good, but he makes it look so hard we need to dock him a few points"? The range of opinions on his defense seems awfully wide, and I'm not able to judge why...
(NC from SF)
How he looks while executing his craft plays a very large role on how we determine the worth of the play in relation to other plays. It's a visual connection that occurs whether or we think about it or not. The fluidity and #grace of a particular athletic movement can convince us (based on the visual understanding of those movements) that one action took more effort or ability than the other, when in reality, one just appeared to look more difficult because of the visual photographs we take and how we relate those images to a scale of difficulty. (Jason Parks)
2012-10-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)(Not arguing - still just really curious)... On Brandon Crawford, again: isn't the point to "make all the plays", whatever "all" is? It's great if you can look like Ozzie while doing it, but do we care if you don't if the result is the same? Or is the concern that while he might be fine now, it can't last?
(NC from SF)
Yes. Making plays is what ultimately counts, but my point was about the visual connection we form with certain movements and how that influences how we relate and compare the difficulty and subsequent value of said play. Making the plays is all that actually matters, but we don't watch baseball games just to see the end result of actions. We watch baseball to judge the process and execution of those actions as well. (Jason Parks)


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