Brandon Crawford

School: UCLA

Class: Junior

Height: 6′2″

Weight: 220 lbs.

Bats: Left

Throws: Right

Pos: ss

Hometown: Pleasanton, CA

High School: Foothill HS

Previously Drafted: None

Year   Team       AB   AVG   OBP   SLG   XBH%   ISO   2B+3B   BB%   K%          
2006   UCLA       242   .318   .378   .500   34%   .182   20   0.9%   17.1%          
2007   UCLA       248   .335   .405   .504   31%   .169   19   0.9%   20.5%  

Honors:

  • 2008 NCBWA Preseason Third-team All-American
  • 2007 All-Pac 10
  • 2007 USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award Semi-finalist

Strengths:
Crawford is a good athlete and good enough to stick at shortstop as a pro.  Some scouts think he will be an above average hitter as a pro.

Weaknesses:
The main critique of Crawford’s game is his strikeouts; he struck out in more than one-fifth of his plate appearances in 2007 with the Bruins.  He hit .189 in the Cape Cod League in 2007 and hasn’t shown good power numbers at UCLA.

The Future:
Late first round.

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