Former UCLA baseball standout Brandon Crawford recently completed his fall competing in the prestigious Arizona Fall League for the Scottsdale Scorpions. Crawford batted .312 in 20 games, going 24-for-77 with three doubles, one triple, two home runs, 10 RBI and 18 runs. A three-year starting shortstop for the Bruins from 2006-08, Crawford posted a .396 on-base percentage for Scottsdale.
He ranked among the team's leaders in multiple offensive categories. Crawford finished second in runs scored (18), third in total bases (35) and on-base percentage (.396) and tie for third in hits (24). The Pleasanton, Calif., resident played 25 games for the San Jose Giants (high-A) before finishing his first full professional season playing in 108 contests for the Connecticut Defenders (108).
The Arizona Fall League is regarded as the most prestigious fall league for the minor leagues' top prospects. Scottsdale finished its fall season with a 15-16 record.