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Crabbe with the Padres in 2008
|Texas Rangers – No. 99|
|Second baseman / Hitting coach|
|Born: (1983-02-14) February 14, 1983
Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
|April 3, 2008, for the San Diego Padres|
|Last MLB appearance|
|May 8, 2008, for the San Diego Padres|
|Runs batted in||2|
Callix Sadeaq Crabbe (born February 14, 1983) is a Virgin Islands American former professional baseball second baseman and current assistant hitting coach for the Texas Rangers of Major League Baseball (MLB). He was selected in the 2007 Rule 5 Draft by the San Diego Padres from the Milwaukee Brewers, appearing in 21 games before he was returned on May 16, 2008, to the Brewers.
Crabbe was drafted out of Stone Mountain High School in Stone Mountain, Georgia, by the Atlanta Braves in the 32nd round of the 2000 Major League Baseball draft but did not sign. He attended Young Harris College for one season, before transferring to State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota. He was drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 12th round of the 2002 MLB draft and signed with the Brewers.
Crabbe began the 2002 season at the Milwaukee Brewers' rookie league affiliate, the Ogden Raptors. He advanced in 2003 to Class A Beloit Snappers, in 2004 to Class A-Advanced High Desert Mavericks, and in 2005 to Double-A Huntsville Stars, where he also played in 2006. In 2007, he was promoted to the Brewers' Triple-A affiliate, the Nashville Sounds. With Nashville, he led the team in games played (130), at-bats (457), hits (131), runs scored (84), triples (9), stolen bases (17), and walks (67). Following the season he was selected as the 17th pick (Major League Phase) in the Rule 5 Draft by the San Diego Padres.
Upon returning to Milwaukee's organization, Crabbe was assigned to Triple-A Nashville. He became a free agent after the 2008 season and signed a minor league contract with the Seattle Mariners. He last played for the New Hampshire Fisher Cats, the Double-A affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays, in 2011.
Crabbe played 21 games for the San Diego Padres in 2008. In 34 at-bats, he scored four runs on six hits and had two RBI. He had six strikeouts, walked four times, and compiled a .176 batting average. San Diego designated him for assignment on May 12, and was returned to the Brewers organization on May 16.
After his playing career ended, Crabbe went in to coaching. His roles included, head varsity baseball coach for IMG Academy from 2012 to 2015 and baseball instructor at the IMG Academy from 2012 to 2018. Crabbe also ran his own baseball instructional program called Crabbe-ology Sports Development starting in 2015.
In 2004, while playing for the High Desert Mavericks, he was named the best defensive second baseman in the California League.
In 2007, while playing for the Nashville Sounds, he was named the Applebee's "Home Team Hero of the Year." The award recognizes players for their participation in community outreach during the season.
He resides in Tampa, Florida, with his wife, Amanda, and two children, Calyx and Alana.
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