San Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford showed flashes in 2013 that is he very much capable of being a complete player with the bat and glove.
Crawford batted .248 for the second straight season and connected with 124 hits in 149 games. He had 24 doubles, three triples, nine home runs, 43 RBI's, 42 walks and 96 strikeouts. He produced a .311 on-base percentage and .363 slugging percentage totaling a .674 OPS.
The 26-year-old recorded 29 multi-hit games, six three-hit games and one four-hit game this season. Crawford was at his best during Day games, batting .304 with 51 hits, 10 doubles, 16 RBI's and scored 18 runs in 51 games.
He struggled facing left-handed pitching, batting .199 and .269 against righties. Crawford had his problems with runners in scoring position, showcasing a .172 average with 21 hits and 34 RBI's in 122 at-bats.
Crawford had a solid first half of the season with a .272 batting average, but fell apart following the All-Star break. He batted .209 with 39 hits and 13 RBI's in 60 games.
He hit rock bottom during the month of September, batting .148 in 21 games with just nine hits in 61 at-bats.
Defensively, Crawford continued to grow as one of the best defensive shortstops in all of baseball by making some incredible plays. Even though he committed the second most errors on the team with 15, he did save some games with his arm and glove. He finished the season with a .974 fielding percentage.
The 2014 season will be Crawford's third full year with the Giants and it will be an important year for him to mature as a complete player. If Crawford limit the errors and have a batting average in the .270-.285 range, the Giants will have a great shot to return to October baseball.
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