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Birth Date1-21-1987
Height6' 2"
Weight227 lbs
Age32 years, 4 months, 6 days
BatsL
ThrowsR
3.42015
2.52016
1.72017
4.02018
1.32019
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA H 2B 3B HR BB SO HBP SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ DRAA BRR FRAA BWARP
2011 SFN 24 66 220 40 5 2 3 23 31 0 1 3 .204 .288 .296 73 -6.5 0.4 0.6 0.3
2012 SFN 25 143 476 108 26 3 4 33 95 3 1 4 .248 .304 .349 71 -15.9 0.8 14.5 2.0
2013 SFN 26 149 550 124 24 3 9 42 96 5 1 2 .249 .311 .363 83 -9.8 2.1 -1.7 1.3
2014 SFN 27 153 564 121 20 10 10 59 129 2 5 3 .246 .324 .389 94 -3.7 -0.2 9.2 2.9
2015 SFN 28 143 561 130 33 4 21 39 119 11 6 4 .256 .321 .462 104 4.7 -0.9 6.0 3.4
2016 SFN 29 155 623 152 28 11 12 57 115 4 7 0 .275 .342 .430 94 -3.5 -1.8 3.9 2.5
2017 SFN 30 144 570 131 34 1 14 42 113 1 3 5 .253 .305 .403 84 -9.6 -1.4 4.1 1.7
2018 SFN 31 151 594 135 28 2 14 50 122 8 4 5 .254 .325 .394 95 -1.6 0.5 15.3 4.0
2019 SFN 32 49 185 34 4 1 3 16 47 1 1 1 .204 .276 .293 72 -5.5 -2.1 -3.8 -0.4
Career115343439752023790361867352927.250.316.39088-51.3-2.748.217.8

Statistics for All Levels

'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 LG G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
2008 SLO A- NWN 1 2 .223 .353 .310 .000 105 -0.5 0.1 0 53 0 -0.1 0.0 -0.1 0.0
2008 GIA Rk AZL 4 14 .253 .334 .341 .545 100 1.2 0.5 0.2 211 0 0.2 -0.1 1.1 0.2
2009 SJO A+ CLF 25 119 .268 .341 .417 .493 104 13.3 3.4 1.5 174 0 -0.5 -0.1 6.0 1.1
2009 NRW AA EAS 108 423 .258 .333 .387 .328 91 -7.8 13.0 5.9 73 0 2.9 -4.4 -21.1 -0.4
2010 SJO A+ CLF 5 20 .273 .343 .421 .231 99 2.8 1.6 0.3 124 0 -2.3 1.5 0.2 0.1
2010 RIC AA EAS 79 342 .260 .331 .401 .303 106 2.7 4.7 2 0 0 17.0 1.9 0.0 0.0
2011 SFN MLB NL 66 220 .257 .323 .403 .228 92 -10.2 5.9 2.7 73 8 0.6 0.4 -6.5 0.3
2011 SJO A+ CAL 14 69 .262 .327 .426 .372 92 7.2 2.1 0.6 164 0 1.4 0.2 3.1 0.7
2011 FRE AAA PCL 29 118 .272 .343 .427 .276 106 -6.9 3.7 1.7 50 0 2.0 -0.2 -8.0 -0.1
2012 SFN MLB NL 143 476 .256 .319 .403 .307 94 -7 13.0 6 71 8 14.5 0.8 -15.9 2.0
2013 SFN MLB NL 149 550 .253 .315 .393 .290 100 -7.1 14.5 6.6 83 9 -1.7 2.1 -9.8 1.3
2014 SFN MLB NL 153 564 .253 .313 .385 .307 100 3 14.5 6.6 94 6 9.2 -0.2 -3.7 2.9
2015 SFN MLB NL 143 561 .258 .318 .409 .294 91 17.7 15.1 6.9 104 10 6.0 -0.9 4.7 3.4
2016 SFN MLB NL 155 623 .254 .321 .412 .322 93 13 17.6 8.1 94 9 3.9 -1.8 -3.5 2.5
2017 SFN MLB NL 144 570 .251 .321 .419 .293 91 0.8 16.7 7.6 84 10 4.1 -1.4 -9.6 1.7
2017 RIC AA EAS 2 8 .266 .337 .372 .500 97 1.2 0.2 0.1 132 0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1
2018 SFN MLB NL 151 594 .241 .309 .390 .303 95 2.4 16.7 7.6 95 7 15.3 0.5 -1.6 4.0
2019 SFN MLB NL 49 185 .237 .308 .399 .263 87 -7.4 5.4 2.5 72 11 -3.8 -2.1 -5.5 -0.4

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team lvl LG PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
2008 GIA Rk AZL 14 14 3 6 1 1 0 9 3 0 3 0 1 .429 .429 .643 .214 0 0
2008 SLO A- NWN 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0
2009 NRW AA EAS 423 392 38 101 26 2 4 143 31 20 100 11 7 .258 .290 .365 .107 8 8
2009 SJO A+ CLF 119 105 21 39 2 2 6 63 17 10 32 2 4 .371 .445 .600 .229 0 0
2010 RIC AA EAS 342 291 43 70 12 3 7 109 22 39 77 4 1 .241 .341 .375 .134 1 1
2010 SJO A+ CLF 20 18 4 3 1 0 0 4 1 2 5 0 0 .167 .250 .222 .056 0 0
2011 SFN MLB NL 220 196 22 40 5 2 3 58 21 23 31 1 3 .204 .288 .296 .092 0 1
2011 SJO A+ CAL 69 59 14 19 5 1 3 35 15 9 13 0 0 .322 .412 .593 .271 0 1
2011 FRE AAA PCL 118 107 13 25 5 1 1 35 9 9 20 5 2 .234 .291 .327 .093 1 1
2012 SFN MLB NL 476 435 44 108 26 3 4 152 45 33 95 1 4 .248 .304 .349 .101 3 2
2013 SFN MLB NL 550 499 52 124 24 3 9 181 43 42 96 1 2 .249 .311 .363 .114 3 1
2014 SFN MLB NL 564 491 54 121 20 10 10 191 69 59 129 5 3 .246 .324 .389 .143 10
2015 SFN MLB NL 561 507 65 130 33 4 21 234 84 39 119 6 4 .256 .321 .462 .205 4 0
2016 SFN MLB NL 623 553 67 152 28 11 12 238 84 57 115 7 0 .275 .342 .430 .156 9 0
2017 RIC AA EAS 8 8 1 4 1 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .625 .125 0 0
2017 SFN MLB NL 570 518 58 131 34 1 14 209 77 42 113 3 5 .253 .305 .403 .151 9 0
2018 SFN MLB NL 594 531 63 135 28 2 14 209 54 50 122 4 5 .254 .325 .394 .139 5 0
2019 SFN MLB NL 185 167 18 34 4 1 3 49 12 16 47 1 1 .204 .276 .293 .090 1 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2011 834 0.4976 0.4460 0.8065 0.6458 0.2482 0.8694 0.6442 0.1935 -0.0033
2012 1797 0.4958 0.4925 0.7525 0.6521 0.3355 0.8520 0.5625 0.2475 0.0031
2013 2050 0.4917 0.4668 0.7732 0.6379 0.3013 0.8818 0.5510 0.2268 0.0139
2014 2075 0.4988 0.4752 0.7160 0.6551 0.2962 0.8127 0.5032 0.2840 -0.0033
2015 2116 0.4740 0.5213 0.7171 0.7198 0.3423 0.8338 0.4961 0.2829 -0.0003
2016 2318 0.4620 0.5108 0.7348 0.7311 0.3216 0.8327 0.5436 0.2652 0.0000
2017 2166 0.4686 0.5129 0.7201 0.7153 0.3345 0.8306 0.5117 0.2799 0.0000
2018 2215 0.4763 0.5210 0.7071 0.7270 0.3336 0.7914 0.5401 0.2929 0.0000
2019 697 0.4792 0.5237 0.6904 0.7096 0.3526 0.8312 0.4297 0.3096 0.0000
Career162680.48110.49900.73290.69150.32090.83450.53080.26710.0015

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

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
2021 SFN $15,200,000
2020 SFN $15,200,000
2019 SFN $15,200,000
2018 SFN $15,200,000
2017 SFN $8,200,000
2016 SFN $6,000,000
2015 SFN $3,175,000
2014 SFN $560,000
2013 SFN $530,000
2012 SFN $481,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
7 yrPrevious$34,146,000
2019Current$15,200,000
8 yrPvs + Cur$49,346,000
2 yrFuture$30,400,000
10 yrTotal$79,746,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
7 y 94 dWasserman Media Group6 years/$75M (2016-21)

Details
  • 6 years/$75M (2016-21). Signed extension with San Francisco 11/17/15. $1.2M signing bonus. 16:$5.8M, 17:$8M, 18-21:$15M annually. Full no-trade protection.
  • 1 year/$3.175M (2015). Re-signed by San Francisco 1/27/15 (avoided arbitration, $3.95M-$2.4M).
  • 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.

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ VORP FRAA WARP
90o 427 49 108 23 2 11 49 41 84 4 3 .285 .358 .443 110 22.5 SS 2 2.6
80o 413 46 100 21 2 10 46 38 83 4 3 .272 .345 .422 105 18.1 SS 2 2.1
70o 402 44 96 20 2 10 44 37 82 4 3 .267 .338 .418 101 15.1 SS 2 1.9
60o 393 42 91 19 2 9 42 35 81 3 2 .259 .328 .401 97 12.7 SS 2 1.6
50o 385 40 88 19 1 9 41 34 80 3 2 .255 .325 .394 94 10.5 SS 2 1.3
40o 377 39 83 18 1 8 39 32 79 3 2 .245 .313 .375 91 8.5 SS 2 1.1
30o 368 37 80 17 1 8 37 31 78 3 2 .242 .310 .372 87 6.3 SS 2 0.8
20o 357 35 76 16 1 8 35 29 76 3 2 .235 .302 .365 83 3.9 SS 2 0.6
10o 343 32 70 15 1 7 33 27 75 3 2 .225 .289 .347 77 0.7 SS 2 0.3
Weighted Mean3864088191941348032.254.324.3939410.9SS 21.4

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DateQuestionAnswer
2016-11-11 13:00:00 (link to chat)Saw two comps for Amed Rosario by a fangraphs writer- Brandon Crawford or Elvis Andrus. How do you feel about the accuracy of these?
(Greg from NY)
I've used Crawford before. At least before Crawford became a 20 HR guy (although not out of the realm of possibility for Rosario, it's unlikely). I think Rosario is more likely to be a power over hit type than an Andrus type offensively. And I don't think he is as natural a shortstop as Andrus. He's good there, but he gets by more on athleticism. A comp I heard recently that I sort of like is Asdrubal Cabrera with a better glove. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2016-03-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)It seems like the Cardinals have had a terrible last few months; lose to the Cubs, top prospect suspended 80 games, Molina and Peralta go down with major thumb injuries, and the only free agent that took their money was Mike Leake, while Lackey and Heyward go to the Cubs. Am I right that this is not going well for the Redbirds?
(Nude Pablo Sandoval from Boston)
That's a bad username. I'm tempted to not answer your question, but it is an easy one. Yeah, things are looking dark in St. Louis. That means that Adam Wainwright will win 22 games and Greg Garcia will turn into Brandon Crawford. (Bryan Grosnick)
2015-10-19 19:00:00 (link to chat)I enjoyed your pre-season rankings, will you do those again before opening day? Ian Desmond was a 5 star SS for you pre-season 2015. How many stars will he get in February and who has passed him? Does his lower BABIP in 2015 factor into your ranking of him? (Oh the Blue Jays are playing baseball now!) Thank you.
(Mark from DC)
Yes, we'll do rankings again next year. I would think that Desmond has to drop down into the three-star tier, which means that a number of players have passed him. Carlos Correa and Brandon Crawford are ahead of him now, and I wouldn't be surprised if Lindor sneaks in there too. Based on last year, this would probably put Desmond on the periphery of the top 10. (Tout Wars Champ Mike Gianella)
2015-07-23 17:00:00 (link to chat)Is Brandon Crawford for real or is he a sell high in fantasy?
(Jv from Illinois)
I think he's legit. The power should tail off somewhat, but he's hit lefties for two years running and is hitting with more authority overall. Don't sell. (Mike Gianella)
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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