2015 San Francisco Giants report card (Part I): Infielders edition
Jul 14, 2015; Cincinnati, OH, USA; National League shortstop Brandon Crawford (35) of the San Francisco Giants hits a sacrifice fly against the American League during the ninth inning of the 2015 MLB All Star Game at Great American Ball Park. The American League all stars won 6-3. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports
#1 Ehire Adrianza (D-)
Not much to say about Adrianza as he had a very poor year and wasted a huge opportunity. After hitting .316 with Triple AAA-Sacramento, the Giants decided to make the moves to DFA Joaquin Arias and promote Adrianza. Just one month later, Panik would go on the DL and Adrianza was expected to take over the role. Unfortunately for him, Kelby Tomlinson flat outplayed him and earned the starting second base role. Later on, Adrianza will look back at this season and realize that it was a huge missed opportunity.
52 Games, 113 at-bats, .186/.303/.265/.569, 21 hits, 7 doubles, 11 runs, 20 strikeouts, .972 fielding percentage.
Sep 19, 2015; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford (35) dives to control the ball against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the fourth inning at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports
#35 Brandon Crawford (B+)
Talk about a breakout year. Crawford bested his former career highs in home runs in July and RBIs early on in August. We all knew Crawford had the ability to hit the long ball and hit on a more consistent basis in the big leagues, but he proved it this year. Nonetheless, Crawford had a horrific second half of the season, all while battling calf and oblique injuries.
The 2015 All Star has always had the stellar glove and next season he is going to have even more in store for San Francisco.
143 Games, .256/.321/.462/.782, 21 home runs, 84 RBIs, 33 doubles, 130 hits, 65 runs, 5.6 WAR, .979 fielding percentage, and 2015 All Star.