Callix Crabbe

Callix Crabbe
Callix Crabbe.jpg
Crabbe with the Padres in 2008
Texas Rangers – No. 61
Second baseman / Hitting coach
Born: (1983-02-14) February 14, 1983 (age 37)
Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
Batted: Switch Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 3, 2008, for the San Diego Padres
Last MLB appearance
May 8, 2008, for the San Diego Padres
MLB statistics
Batting average .176
Home runs 0
Runs batted in 2
Teams
As player

As coach

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.[1]

Playing career

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[2], 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.[3]

Minor leagues

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.[3]

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.[3]

Major leagues

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.

Due to a printing error Carlos Guevara appeared on one of his baseball cards.[4]

Coaching career

Amateur

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.[5][6]

Major leagues

On December 4, 2018, Crabbe was hired as the assistant hitting coach of the Texas Rangers.[7][6]

Awards

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.[8]

Personal

He resides in Tampa, Florida, with his wife, Amanda, and two children, Calyx and Alana.[9]

References

  1. ^ "Recent News on Callix Crabbe". rotoworld.com. May 16, 2008. Retrieved December 4, 2018.
  2. ^ "About-Crabbeology". crabbeology.com. Retrieved June 20, 2019.
  3. ^ a b c "Callix Crabbe Player Page". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved December 4, 2018.
  4. ^ Joe Lanek (January 31, 2016). "Who is really pictured on this Callix Crabbe card?". Gaslamp Ball. SB Nation. Retrieved October 2, 2019.
  5. ^ "Callix Crabbe". LinkedIn. Retrieved December 4, 2018.
  6. ^ a b SportsDay Staff (December 4, 2008). "Rangers finalize 2019 coaching staff and announce dates for first spring training workouts". The Dallas Morning News. Retrieved December 4, 2018.
  7. ^ John Blake (December 4, 2018). "Rangers finalize 2019 coaching staff". MLB.com. Retrieved October 2, 2019.
  8. ^ David Appelman (April 4, 2008). "Welcome to the Majors: 4/3/08". Fangraphs. Retrieved October 2, 2019.
  9. ^ C.J. Stewart (September 6, 2013). "What's In A Name?". L.E.A.D. Inc. Retrieved October 2, 2019.

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