SF Giants: 5 biggest disappointments of 2022
No. 2: Brandon Crawford
Much like Brandon Belt, Brandon Crawford enjoyed a resurgent year in 2021 at the plate which was a huge part of the team's success. He hit .298/.373/.522 with 24 homers and 90 RBI in what was his best season at the plate as a pro.
The story in 2022 has been much different. Crawford has thus far hit .226/.306/.345 with 7 home runs and 41 RBI. He has also seemed to struggle more on defense than we are used to seeing, which only adds more to his disappointing year.
Crawford has had to deal with more injuries than usual this season, a reflection of his age despite a remarkably healthy career.
Crawford will be under contract for the Giants in 2023, but the Giants are surely hoping to see more out of him next season. He has been a central pillar of this Giants team for the past decade, and depending on how things play out with Belt, he could be the last remnant of the championship years left on the team next year.
One can only hope he can rekindle some of his 2021 self next season, especially if that winds up being his swan song in San Francisco.