Line: 4 AB, 3 R, 4 H, 2 RBI; 2 2B, HR
My fantasy perspective: Crawford is quickly turning things around on a season that was looking disastrous at the end of April. He was hitting just .155 with more strike outs (17) than hits (15) and lingering at the bottom of the Red Sox lineup. He's definitely not tearing the hide off the baseball in May (.276 BA), but you won't hear his fantasy owners complaining.
A cause for concern is that he's struck out 35 times and only walked 7 (5.0 K/BB) compared to a 2.62 K/BB ratio coming into his first season with the Red Sox. Is this simply a case of a free agent pressing a bit to prove he's worth the large contract (7 yrs/$142 M) he signed or a superstar simply getting out of the gates slowly. I believe it's the latter. Any chance to acquire Crawford from a panicking owner on the cheap has probably passed but I'd still be trying to get him in a trade and simply pay market value.
Agree? Disagree? Check out ESPN's formula for determining the best daily performances and nominate your own Line of the Day player using the comments section or hitting me up on Twitter.
Be sure to check out the past winners of COSFBA's Line of the Day awards and subscribe to its feed, too.