Carl Crawford still excels in the same areas that once made him one of the top outfielders in Fantasy, just not to the same degree or with the same frequency. When he does play, he'll hit for average and steal some bases -- enough that you may want to use him in a Rotisserie league -- but you'll have to play the matchups with him. The Dodgers are so deep in the outfield that they have no incentive to start him against left-handed pitchers even though he hits them fairly well. He's also a safe bet for a lengthy DL stint at some point in the season, having missed half of last year with a torn oblique. You'll find much more exciting options in the late rounds of a mixed-league draft, but he does at least bring something to the table in NL-only formats.
Dodgers left fielder Carl Crawford is not in the lineup Thursday for Game 5 of the NLDS. Crawford normally plays against right-handed batters, but it appears as if the Dodgers will go in another direction after the 34-year-old struggled against Thursday's starter Jacob DeGrom in Game 1. Enrique Hernandez will take over in left field in place of Crawford, with Joc Pedereson and Andre Either playing in center field and right field respectively.
Outfielder Carl Crawford is not in the Dodgers' lineup for Game 4 of the NLDS against the Mets. With the Dodgers set to take on Mets' left-handed rookie Steven Matz in Game 4, Crawford will sit in place of Justin Ruggiano, who will man left field and hit eighth in the order.
Dodgers outfielder Carl Crawford (hamstring) will return to the lineup Sunday against the Pirates, Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports. Crawford has been essentially sidelined for a week with the hamstring issue, but will make his return to the lineup Sunday. He'll bat leadoff and start in left field in his return.
Dodgers outfielder Carl Crawford (hamstring) remains out of the lineup Saturday against the Pirates, Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times reports. The Dodgers are facing yet another lefty (Jeff Locke) on Saturday, the fourth in a row they've faced and the fifth in their last six games. It's been difficult to gauge where Crawford stands with the hamstring issue because he doesn't play against southpaws, but his inclusion or lack thereof in Sunday's lineup against Gerrit Cole will be telling.
Dodgers outfielder Carl Crawford (hamstring) remains out of the lineup Friday against the Pirates. The Dodgers are squaring off against another left-hander in Jeff Locke, the third southpaw in a row they've faced, so it's uncertain whether Crawford's absence is truly related to the hamstring issue. Regardless, Crawford should be considered day-to-day until he returns to the field.