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