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Praise for Brandon Crawford

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  • Praise for Brandon Crawford

    Of all the compliments Brandon Crawford heard last year, this one struck the sweetest chord.

    "I'm prepared to say with confidence that Brandon Crawford is the best defensive shortstop in baseball. His combination of instincts, hands and arm strength separates him from the rest."

    Any Giant could have said it, but none did.

    It was a Dodger, catcher A.J. Ellis, in one of the daily World Series analyses he wrote for the Los Angeles Times.

    At 26, Crawford has nothing to prove defensively as he begins his second full season as the Giants' shortstop. As always, the skepticism points toward his bat, which many folks left for dead after he hit .204 as a rookie in 2011.

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