Married (Jalynne Dantzscher, Nov. 26, 2011)…the couple have two daughters (Bralyn Ann, Dec. 18, 2012; Jaydyn April (March 8, 2014) and one son (Braxton Michael, January 15, 2016)....Graduated from Foothill (Pleasanton, CA) High School....Attended UCLA…batted .302 with 53 runs, 13 2Bs, five 3Bs, seven HRs and 51 RBI in 60 games for the Bruins in 2008… earned UCLA's Most Valuable Player honors in both 2006 and 2007, while also receiving All-Pac 10 accolades…hit over .300 in each of his three years at UCLA, posting a career avg. of .319 with 44 2Bs, 13 3Bs, 20 HRs, 136 RBI and 145 runs.
2015 All-Star separated himself from the pack with a breakout season at the plate, making a big jump to elite-level production at shortstop...he won his first Rawlings Gold Glove Award and Silver Slugger Award, becoming the first Giant to win both awards in the same year since Barry Bonds in 1997....Set career-highs in nearly every offensive category, including batting average (.256), runs (65), hits (130), doubles (33), home runs (21), RBI (84) and slugging percentage (.462)....Started 136 games, all at shortstop, and had the sixth-best fielding pct. among NL shortstops with a .979 figure....Became the first Giants shortstop to win a Gold Glove since Omar Vizquel won it two years in a row in 2005 and 2006....Became the first Giants shortstop to hit 20-plus homers in a season since Rich Aurilia in 2001 (36)....Also became the first shortstop to lead the Giants in home runs for a season since Bill Dahlen in 1905 (seven homers)....Led all Major League shortstops with 84 RBI...Chris Speier was the last Giant to lead all MLB shortstops in RBI (71 in 1973)....Was one of five Giants (sixth occurence) whose primary position was SS to hit at least 20+ HRs and drive in 80-plus runs in a season, joining Travis Jackson (1929, 21 HRs, 94 RBI), Al Dark (1953, 23 HRs, 88 RBI), Rich Aurilia (1999, 22 HRs, 80 RBI; 2001, 37 HRs, 97 RBI) and Juan Uribe (2010, 24 HRs, 85 RBI)....Selected by the players for the All Star team, his first All-Star selection...became the first Giants shortstop to be elected since Rich Aurilia in 2001, and became one of seven Giants shortstops to ever be elected, joining Travis Jackson (1934), Dick Bartell (1937), Bill Jurges (1939, 1940), Alvin Dark (1951, 1952), Chris Speier (1972, 1974) and Aurilia (2001)....Drove in a career-best six runs May 16 at CIN, hitting his fourth career grand slam and finishing a triple shy of the cycle....Recorded his second career multi-HR game Aug. 3 at Atlanta, hitting a pair of HRs off RHP Mike Foltynewicz....Missed 15 games in Aug. and Sept. w/tight left oblique and a tight calf...suffered the oblique injury on a swing in his final AB against CHC's Jake Arrieta Aug. 25...the calf injury came after getting hit by a pitch from LA's Chris Hatcher on Aug. 31.
Completed his third full big league season with the Giants, batting .246 (121-for-491) with 54 runs scored, 20 doubles, 10 triples, 10 home runs and 69 RBI in a career-high 153 games..posted career-bests in runs scored, triples, homers, RBI and walks (59)...His 10 triples were tied for the second-most in the big leagues behind Dee Gordon (12)...His 69 RBI were the third-most among NL shortstops behind WAS's Ian Desmond (91) and STL's Jhonny Peralta (73)...Hit .320 against left-handed pitchers after entering the season a career .214 hitter against southpaws...His .320 clip against left-handers ranked as the highest clip on the Giants and the seventh-best figure in the NL...Struggled against right-handed pitchers, hitting just .213, the sixth-lowest average among qualifying players in the big leagues...Batted .350 (21-for-60) with runners in scoring position and two outs, the fifth-best mark in the NL...Hit .365 (27-for-74) in 23 games in September, the fifth highest batting average in the NL...Started 142 of 162 games at shortstop and committed a career-high 21 errors, which ranked as the second-most among big league shortstops (WAS's Ian Desmond had 24) and the fourth-most among all players at any position.
In his third big league season (his second full campaign) Crawford appeared in 149 games, making 139 starts (all a shortstop) and batted .248 (124-for-499) with 24 doubles, nine HRs and 43 RBI. His 15 errors at shortstop were tied for the third-most in the NL. Committed 10 errors in the first half of the season...however, following the break, made just five miscues. Established a career high with nine home runs (entered the year with seven career HRs in two seasons). Struggled against left-handed pitching, hitting .199 (29- for-146). Was just 21-for-122 (.172) with runners in scoring position, which ranked as the third-lowest mark in the Majors (min. 100 ABs). Made his second career Opening Day roster and start. Hit a three-run opposite field HR on April 9 vs. Colorado in SF's four-run 6th inning...marked just his second career home run at AT&T Park (came in his 363rd plate appearance at AT&T)...prior to this homer, the last time he hit an opposite field home run was when he was in single-A San Jose. Hit safely in a career-high 11 games from April 7-18, batting .432 (16-for-37) during the stretch. Recorded a career-best four hits on June 8 at Arizona, going 4-for-5 with a double, RBI and run scored. Left the game on June 18 vs. San Diego after spraining his index and middle fingers on his right hand on a 2nd inning stolen base attempt...struggled offensively after injuring his two fingers, batting just .211 (54-for-256) with 15 RBI in his final 80 games.