SF Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford has been impressing baseball fans with his left-handed swing for years. After he posted a video on Instagram of his 4-year old son, Braxton, it looks like he’s passing it down.
For the last ten seasons, SF Giants fans have enjoyed plenty of highlights off the bat of shortstop Brandon Crawford. However, it looks like another member of the Crawford family may have big flies in their future. In a video Crawford shared on his Instagram, his four-year-old son, Braxton Crawford is hitting a whiffle ball off a water spout tee. Fans might feel like they have seen the little guy’s swing before.
Now I may not be a swing engineer, but it’s hard not to see some similarities between Braxton’s swing and his father’s. Perhaps most impressive to the Little League scouts in the area, he already seems to have a strong uppercut to try and drive the ball in the air.
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Of course, while Braxton may have a left-handed swing like his father, Brandon is not the only member of the family with an impressive athletic background. Braxton’s mother (and Brandon’s wife), Jalynne Crawford, was a gymnast at UCLA, where she met Brandon.
Everyone always talks about children benefitting from their parents’ wisdom. Still, from the looks of his highlight on social media, SF Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford might want to get some pointers from his son Braxton to be at his best next season.