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San Francisco Giants: Selecting the 2010s All-Decade Team

Buster Posey #28 and Madison Bumgarner #40 of the San Francisco Giants celebrate after defeating the Kansas City Royals to win Game Seven of the 2014 World Series by a score of 3-2 at Kauffman Stadium on October 29, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Buster Posey #28 and Madison Bumgarner #40 of the San Francisco Giants celebrate after defeating the Kansas City Royals to win Game Seven of the 2014 World Series by a score of 3-2 at Kauffman Stadium on October 29, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) /
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA – SEPTEMBER 30: Brandon Crawford #35 of the San Francisco Giants turns a double play as Jimmy Rollins #11 of the Los Angeles Dodgers slides into second base on a ball hit by Corey Seager #5 in the first inning at AT&T Park on September 30, 2015 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) /

Shortstop: Brandon Crawford

Stats: 1,251 PA, .249 BA, 94 OPS+, 358 XBH (98 HR), 536 RBI, 483 R, 23.6 WAR

While Brandon Crawford was a shell of his former self in 2019, there was a time not long ago when he was one of the best two-way shortstops in baseball.

A fourth-round pick in the 2008 MLB draft, he made his MLB debut on May 27, 2011, and he took over as the team’s everyday shortstop in 2012. A defensive-first player at the start of his career, he eventually developed into an above-average offensive contributor, peaking in 2015 when he won Silver Slugger honors.

That season he posted a 113 OPS+ with 33 doubles, 21 home runs and 84 RBI, while also winning the first of three Gold Glove awards.

The 32-year-old has lost a step, but he’s still capable of making a highlight-reel defensive play.

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