Callix Crabbe is originally from Saint Thomas, US Virgin Islands and was drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the year 200 right out of High School. Callix opted to play 2 years of college before again entering the MLB Draft and this time signing with the Milwaukee Brewers. He made his MLB debut with the San Diego Padres in 2008 and continued to play professionally through the 2011 season. In 2012 he began his coaching career with the IMG Academy and by 2018 he was back in the big leagues, this time as a coach with the Texas Rangers.
Callix has a unique, holistic approach, that goes far beyond the basic technique of swinging a bat. In this episode Liam digs into the differences Callix sees between elite and sub-elite hitters, key skill development activities, and also shares some great stories from his youth and how he made from the Islands to the big leagues.