Former UCLA three-year starting shortstop Brandon Crawford has been named to the Scottsdale Scorpions' Arizona Fall League roster. Currently playing for the Connecticut Defenders (double-A affiliate, San Francisco Giants), Crawford will have the opportunity to play in Major League Baseball's most prestigious fall league.
Crawford, 22, batted .371 in 25 games for the San Jose Giants (high-A) at the start of the 2009 season. The former UCLA standout has hit at a .250 clip with four home runs, 24 doubles, 28 RBI and 34 runs in 94 games with Connecticut (Eastern League). He was a fourth-round selection by San Francisco in the 2008 MLB Draft.
Crawford started all 158 games for UCLA in his three seasons in Westwood (2006-08). The left-handed hitting shortstop concluded his collegiate career with a .319 batting average, 20 homers, 13 triples, 44 doubles, 136 RBI and 145 runs.