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Birth Date1-21-1987
Height6' 2"
Weight227 lbs
Age31 years, 8 months, 4 days
BatsL
ThrowsR
3.92014
4.72015
4.22016
2.92017
3.92018
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

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 -1.1 0.6 -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 13.0 14.5 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 16.3 -1.7 1.6
2014 SFN 27 153 564 491 54 121 20 10 10 191 59 129 2 10 69 5 3 .246 .324 .389 .269 25.7 9.2 3.9
2015 SFN 28 143 561 507 65 130 33 4 21 234 39 119 11 4 0 84 6 4 .256 .321 .462 .291 38.0 6.0 4.7
2016 SFN 29 155 623 553 67 152 28 11 12 238 57 115 4 9 0 84 7 0 .275 .342 .430 .280 36.6 3.9 4.2
2017 SFN 30 144 570 518 58 131 34 1 14 209 42 113 1 9 0 77 3 5 .253 .305 .403 .263 24.4 4.1 2.9
2018 SFN 31 146 578 520 61 133 28 2 14 207 46 120 7 5 0 54 4 5 .256 .322 .398 .264 25.8 11.5 3.9
Career10994142371942393919836871470341818334344772826.252.317.395.263178.748.123.9

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 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 0.2 -0.1 1.7 0.2 1.7 0.2
2009 SJO A+ 25 119 .368 .268 .341 .417 .271 .493 104 13.3 3.4 1.5 -0.5 -0.1 18.1 1.8 18.1 1.8
2009 NRW AA 108 423 .244 .258 .333 .387 .266 .328 91 -7.8 13.0 5.9 2.9 -4.4 6.8 1.0 6.8 1.0
2010 SJO A+ 5 20 .307 .273 .343 .421 .268 .231 102 2.8 1.6 0.3 -2.3 1.5 6.1 0.4 6.1 0.4
2010 RIC AA 79 342 .263 .260 .331 .401 .258 .303 99 1.2 9.3 4.3 17.0 1.9 16.7 3.4 16.7 3.4
2011 SFN MLB 66 220 .213 .257 .323 .403 .266 .228 92 -10.2 5.9 2.7 0.6 0.4 -1.1 -0.1 -1.1 -0.1
2011 SJO A+ 14 69 .353 .262 .327 .426 .268 .372 93 7.2 2.1 0.6 1.4 0.2 10.1 1.1 10.1 1.1
2011 FRE AAA 29 118 .211 .272 .343 .427 .256 .276 106 -6.9 3.7 1.7 2.0 -0.2 -1.7 0.0 -1.7 0.0
2012 SFN MLB 143 476 .245 .256 .319 .403 .260 .307 94 -6.9 13.0 6 14.5 0.8 13.0 2.9 13.0 2.9
2013 SFN MLB 149 550 .247 .253 .315 .393 .257 .290 100 -6.8 14.5 6.6 -1.7 2.1 16.3 1.6 16.3 1.6
2014 SFN MLB 153 564 .269 .253 .313 .385 .260 .307 98 4.8 14.5 6.6 9.2 -0.2 25.7 3.9 25.7 3.9
2015 SFN MLB 143 561 .291 .258 .318 .409 .265 .294 93 16.9 15.1 6.9 6.0 -0.9 38.0 4.7 38.0 4.7
2016 SFN MLB 155 623 .280 .254 .321 .412 .264 .322 94 12.7 17.6 8.1 3.9 -1.8 36.6 4.2 36.6 4.2
2017 SFN MLB 144 570 .263 .251 .321 .419 .262 .292 90 1.6 16.7 7.6 4.1 -1.4 24.4 2.9 24.4 2.9
2017 RIC AA 2 8 .409 .266 .337 .372 .260 .500 96 1.2 0.2 0.1 -0.0 0.1 1.6 0.2 1.6 0.2
2018 SFN MLB 146 578 .264 .241 .311 .391 .256 .304 95 2.3 16.2 7.4 11.5 0.0 25.8 3.9 25.8 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 1.7 0.2 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 18.1 -0.5 1.8
2009 NRW AA 423 38 101 26 2 4 31 20 100 11 7 .258 .290 .365 .107 .244 6.8 2.9 1.0
2010 RIC AA 342 43 70 12 3 7 22 39 77 4 1 .241 .341 .375 .134 .263 16.7 17.0 3.4
2010 SJO A+ 20 4 3 1 0 0 1 2 5 0 0 .167 .250 .222 .056 .307 6.1 -2.3 0.4
2011 SJO A+ 69 14 19 5 1 3 15 9 13 0 0 .322 .412 .593 .271 .353 10.1 1.4 1.1
2011 SFN MLB 220 22 40 5 2 3 21 23 31 1 3 .204 .288 .296 .092 .213 -1.1 0.6 -0.1
2011 FRE AAA 118 13 25 5 1 1 9 9 20 5 2 .234 .291 .327 .093 .211 -1.7 2.0 0.0
2012 SFN MLB 476 44 108 26 3 4 45 33 95 1 4 .248 .304 .349 .101 .245 13.0 14.5 2.9
2013 SFN MLB 550 52 124 24 3 9 43 42 96 1 2 .248 .311 .363 .114 .247 16.3 -1.7 1.6
2014 SFN MLB 564 54 121 20 10 10 69 59 129 5 3 .246 .324 .389 .143 .269 25.7 9.2 3.9
2015 SFN MLB 561 65 130 33 4 21 84 39 119 6 4 .256 .321 .462 .205 .291 38.0 6.0 4.7
2016 SFN MLB 623 67 152 28 11 12 84 57 115 7 0 .275 .342 .430 .156 .280 36.6 3.9 4.2
2017 RIC AA 8 1 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .625 .125 .409 1.6 -0.0 0.2
2017 SFN MLB 570 58 131 34 1 14 77 42 113 3 5 .253 .305 .403 .151 .263 24.4 4.1 2.9
2018 SFN MLB 578 61 133 28 2 14 54 46 120 4 5 .256 .322 .398 .142 .264 25.8 11.5 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 CSAA_CHANCES CSAA_RT
2011 834 0.4712 0.4460 0.8065 0.6412 0.2721 0.8651 0.6833 0.1935 381 -0.003326
2012 1797 0.4669 0.4925 0.7525 0.6544 0.3507 0.8470 0.5982 0.2475 726 0.003052
2013 2050 0.4644 0.4668 0.7732 0.6334 0.3224 0.8823 0.5876 0.2268 870 0.013877
2014 2075 0.4949 0.4752 0.7160 0.6670 0.2872 0.8175 0.4850 0.2840 866 -0.003303
2015 2127 0.4716 0.5214 0.7169 0.7168 0.3470 0.8317 0.5051 0.2831 816 -0.000306
2016 2318 0.4685 0.5108 0.7348 0.7366 0.3117 0.8313 0.5339 0.2652 0 0.000000
2017 2176 0.4784 0.5106 0.7201 0.7224 0.3163 0.8258 0.4986 0.2799 0 0.000000
2018 2140 0.4766 0.5201 0.7071 0.7137 0.3438 0.7995 0.5325 0.2929 0 0.000000
Career155170.47440.49730.73490.69110.32210.83470.54080.2651447.1520.0015

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
6 yrPrevious$18,946,000
2018Current$15,200,000
7 yrPvs + Cur$34,146,000
3 yrFuture$45,600,000
10 yrTotal$79,746,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
6 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.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .272 .325 .397 .260
11 vs R (Multi) .261 .334 .439 .286
18 Split (Multi) -.012 .009 .043 .026
19 LgAvg (Multi) .020 .029 .071 .031
30 vs L (2016) .276 .332 .381 .252
31 vs R (2016) .274 .347 .454 .293
38 Split (2016) -.002 .015 .073 .041
39 LgAvg (2016) .020 .028 .073 .031

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BP Chats

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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