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Since his call-up on May 26th, Brandon Crawford has been a steady hand defensively at shortstop.
Besides his grand slam in his debut against the Brewers, Crawford has done little offensively, hitting a measly .216/.310/.324.
Fortunately, the Giants were interested more in his glove than his bat, and they have been rewarded. Crawford's solid defense has been a marked improvement over Miguel Tejada's board hands, and has helped keep the Giants in close contests.
Having a fortified middle infield has done wonders in improving what was a very porous Giants defense.
Crawford should also be recognized for playing competitive ball coming straight from High-A San Jose. A .216 average might not be good by major league standards, but it sure is impressive for an emergency call-up who had never played higher than Double-A in his life.