Even though newly acquired Ryan Theriot has a lot more experience in the big leagues than Brandon Crawford on the San Francisco Giants, that doesn’t necessarily put Theriot ahead of Crawford on the depth chart per se.
Crawford remains the staring SS going into camp, I’m told. Fontenot, Theriot and Burriss all competing for backup jobs.
— Henry Schulman (@hankschulman) January 27, 2012
Crawford is a really, really good defensemen, definitely ahead of Theriot in that regard, but the fact the Bruce Bochy loves veterans and Theriot has a rather high OBP (.344 career) could be playing in his favor., I wouldn’t doubt seeing Crawford on the pine and Theriot in the starting lineup come opening day if he has himself a decent Spring Training this season.
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