Latest Update Brandon Crawford contributes to Giants win Sun Aug, 31, 02:34 AM
Is a very solid defensive infielder, complete with a strong throwing arm. Has pretty good power and is quite big for a middle infielder.
Flaws: : Strikes out a bit too much for his average level of power, and doesn't steal enough bases to be a more rounded offensive player.
Crawford was dealing with a shoulder injury recently and while he made it back into the lineup Friday, he didn't actually arrive until Saturday's game. His RBI-single in the fourth helped stretch the Giants lead to 3-0 and his stolen base showed that he wasn't being limited in any way. However, slashing just .228/.314/.367 make shim a pretty lame-duck play in fantasy leagues.Analyst: Howard Bender
Matt Duffy is starting in place of Crawford. Duffy was called up at the beginning of the month and is hitting .250 with two runs and two RBI over 32 at bats.Analyst: Jonathan Impemba
Despite the fact that he is batting .287 against southpaws, Crawford takes a seat even with Franklin Morales on the hill. No word of an injury, so this appears to just be a day of rest. Matt Duffy will handle the work at shortstop Wednesday.Analyst: Howard Bender