Crabbe with the Padres in 2008
February 14, 1983 |
Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
|Bats: Switch||Throws: Right|
|April 3, 2008 for the San Diego Padres|
(through 2008 season)
|Runs batted in||2|
Callix Sadeaq Crabbe (born February 14, 1983) was a former Major League Baseball second baseman who is currently retired. He was selected during the 2007 Rule 5 Draft by the San Diego Padres from the Milwaukee Brewers, but was returned on May 16, 2008.
Minor league career
Crabbe began the 2002 season at the Milwaukee Brewers' rookie league affiliate, the Ogden Raptors. He advanced in 2003 to Single-A Beloit Snappers, in 2004 to High-A 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 Blue Jays.
Major league career
Crabbe played 21 games for the 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.
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 is for "the player who exemplified the community spirit of the Nashville Sounds organization." Crabbe "made numerous community appearances at hospitals, youth clinics, sponsor events, and churches throughout the summer."