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Bobby Crosby MLB Career Stats

.236 62 276 34 .677

Bobby Crosby Bio

  • Full Name: Robert Edward Crosby
  • Born: 1/12/1980 in Lakewood, CA
  • Draft: 2001, Oakland Athletics, 1st rd. (25th overall)
  • College: Long Beach State
  • Debut: September 2, 2003
  • Relationship(s): son of Ed Crosby, brother of Blake Crosby
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MLB Career Stats 2559 329 605 62 276 34 .236 .304 .677


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Bobby Crosby Awards

AL Rookie of the Year

Year Team League
2004 Oakland AL

MLB Players Choice AL Outstanding Rookie

Year Team League
2004 Oakland AL

PCL Rookie of the Year

Year Team League
2003 Sacramento PCL

PCL Post-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2003 Sacramento PCL

SOU Post-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2001 Jacksonville SOU

Bobby Crosby Leaderboards


Season 2B Rank
2004 34 24th in AL
2008 39 14th in AL

Games Played

Season G Rank
2004 151 25th in AL


Season SO Rank
2004 141 4th in AL

Bobby Crosby Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
March 18, 2013 Milwaukee Brewers released 3B Bobby Crosby.
January 22, 2013 Milwaukee Brewers signed free agent 3B Bobby Crosby to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
August 24, 2010 Arizona Diamondbacks released 3B Bobby Crosby.
August 1, 2010 Arizona Diamondbacks activated 3B Bobby Crosby.
July 31, 2010 Pittsburgh Pirates traded Bobby Crosby, RHP D.J. Carrasco and RF Ryan Church to Arizona Diamondbacks for cash, C Chris Snyder and SS Pedro Ciriaco.
December 10, 2009 Pittsburgh Pirates signed free agent Bobby Crosby.
November 5, 2009 1B Bobby Crosby elected free agency.
September 2, 2009 Oakland Athletics activated 1B Bobby Crosby from the 15-day disabled list.
August 21, 2009 Oakland Athletics placed 1B Bobby Crosby on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to August 18, 2009. strained left calf

Robert Edward Crosby Bio Info

Robert Edward Crosby...Wife's name is Gina...One son; Tyler (6/8/09)...Is a 1998 graduate of La Quinta High School in Westminster, CA...Attended Cal State Long Beach and was the Big West Conference Player-of-the-Year in 2001 and a third-team Collegiate Baseball All-America selection after batting a team leading .353 with nine home runs and 39 RBI...Produced a .324 career batting average in three years at CS-Long Beach...Is the son of former Major Leaguer Ed Crosby, who was an infielder with St. Louis (1970, 1972-73), Cincinnati (1973) and Cleveland (1974-76)...Was the starting shortstop for the USA National Team in the summer of 2000...Attended PirateFest this past January. 2009 Spent seventh and final season with Oakland...Made appearances at five different positions after playing shortstop exclusively over his first eight seasons as a professional...Made 54 appearances (24 starts) at first base, 42 (33 starts) at third base, six (two starts) at shortstop, five (four starts) at second base and one in right field...Also went 0-for-5 in two games as the designated hitter...Became the first Oakland player to appear in at least five games at all four infield positions since Ernie Riles in 1991...Batted .300 (15-for-50) with two home runs in 21 games from the sixth spot of the batting order...Was a member of Oakland's Opening Day roster for the sixth straight season, but did not play after starting each of the Athletics' previous five openers at shortstop...His first appearance of the season came while making his professional debut in the outfield (RF) on 4/8 at Los Angeles (no chances)...Made first career appearance at third base in his next game on 4/11 vs. Seattle...Made first start at second base on 4/13 vs. Boston and also made his pro debut at first base later in the same game...Did not commit an error in 54 games (248 chances) as a first baseman; that equals the ninth-longest errorless streak by a first baseman in Oakland history...Had a pair of bases-loaded triples - 4/17 at Toronto and 5/1 at Seattle - to become the first player in Oakland history with two bases-loaded triples in one season...Hit first home run on 5/27 vs. Seattle - his first long ball since 8/12/08, snapping a career-long 72-game, 243-at bat homerless streak...Had a seasonhigh, nine-game hitting streak from 7/5-25 (10-for-24, .417) and hit .324 (12-for-37) in 15 games during the month of July...Had second career two-homer game on 8/9 at Kansas City...Batted .302 with one walk over a 30-game span from 6/27 to 8/17 before going on the disabled list on 8/21 (retro to 8/18) with a strained left calf (his seventh career stint on the D.L.)...Was reinstated on 9/2 and went 6- for-27 (.222) over his final 10 games. 2008 Played in 145 games in 2008 after appearing in fewer than 100 games in each of the previous three seasons...batted .237, which was seventh lowest in the American League...also had the fourth lowest slugging percentage in the AL (.349) and his .296 on-base percentage was the lowest in the AL and third lowest in the majors...had career highs in at bats (556), hits (132) and doubles (39) and had the second best totals of his career in games, runs (tie, BOBBY CROSBY SHORTSTOP Height/Weight: 6-3 / 203 Bats/Throws: Right / Right Birthdate: January 12, 1980 Opening Day Age: 29 Birthplace/Resides: Lakewood, California / Villa Park, California Major League Service: 5 years, 29 days Obtained: Selected in the 1st round (25th selection overall) of the June, 2001 draft Contract Status: Fifth year of a five-year contract through 2009. 7 2009 OAKLAND ATHLETICS MEDIA GUIDE ❯ 69 FRONT OFFICE 2009 ATHLETICS REVIEW RECORDS HISTORY OPPONENTS PLAYER DEVELOPMENT MISCELLANEOUS 66), RBI (61), walks (47) and total bases (194)...led the A's in at bats and doubles and ranked second in RBI...his 39 doubles tied for the ninth best single season total in Oakland history...batted .244 (97 for 398) against right-handed pitching and .222 (35 for 158) against left-handers...had a .217 batting average on the road and .214 during day games...hit six of his seven home runs at night, five on the road and four in the seventh inning or later...batted .260 before the All-Star Break and .204 after the has a .211 (164 for 779) career batting average after the break...all 145 of his games played came at shortstop, including 144 has 576 career games at short, which is fourth most in Oakland history...committed 17 errors for a .972 fielding percentage...ranked third among AL shortstops in most errors and fourth in double plays (99)...started games in every spot in the order except first and ninth...led the A's with 43 starts hitting sixth and 34 batting second but had his best success with a .286 batting average in 21 games batting fifth. 2007 Played fewer than 100 games for the third consecutive season as a broken left hand ended his season in late was his fifth career stint on the disabled list and all have come in the last three years...missed the A's final 62 games and has now missed 194 games due to injuries over the last three years...batted .226 with eight home runs and 31 RBI in 93 games...the average, home runs and RBI were all career has a .228 batting average, 17 home runs and 71 RBI in 189 games over the last two years...walked just 23 times in 2007 for a .278 on-base percentage...that was the lowest on-base percentage by an Athletic with 350 or more plate appearances since 1993 when Craig Paquette had a .245 on-base percentage...using the same minimum, he had the fourth lowest on-base percentage in the American League and the sixth lowest batting average and slugging percentage...stole a career high 10 bases and ranked second on the A's in steals...was batting .266 with five home runs and 20 RBI over his first 42 games through May 23...then went 37 for 191 (.194) with three home runs and 11 RBI over his final 51 games...hit seven of his eight home runs in Oakland where he also collected 25 of his 31 of his home runs were solo shots and four either tied the game or put the A's has 48 career home runs, which is fourth most in Athletics franchise history by a shortstop...the A's were 6-2 in games in which he homered...batted .202 with runners in scoring position and now has a .215 (89 for 413) career average with RISP, including .207 (12 for 58) with no grand slams with the bases loaded...started games from the fifth through eighth spot in the order and saw his most action with 43 starts batting sixth...had his best success hitting seventh where he batted .333 (17 for 51)...of his 93 appearances, he made a team leading 92 starts at shortstop along with one pinch running appearance...committed 14 errors for a career low .967 fielding has 431 career games at shortstop, which is seventh most in Oakland history...hit .320 against Kansas City and now has a .319 (37 for 116) career average against the Royals with six home runs and 23 RBI in 29 games...the average is his best against any AL team and the home runs and RBI match his best against any team...made his fourth consecutive Opening Day start at shortstop for the A's on April 2 at Seattle...went 3 for 27 (.111) over an eight-game stretch from April 6 to 15 and ended up batting .215 in April...had his best month in May when he batted .291 with three home runs and 11 RBI...that included a season best nine-game hitting streak from May 11 to 19 (13 for 36, .361) with three home runs and eight RBI...then hit .184 in June...matched his season high with three hits on June 9 at San Francisco, one of two three hit games he had in 2007...homered in the sixth inning on July 5 against Seattle to snap a 14-game streak without an RBI and a 21-game streak without a home run...had just three RBI over his final 30 games...then went 1 for 20 over his next six games...walked in the seventh inning on July 16 against Texas to snap a career long streak of 20 games and 79 plate appearances without a walk...ended up batting .203 in July...was hit by a Justin Speier pitch in the eighth inning on July 24 at Los Angeles, which resulted in a fractured left hand...was placed on the 15-day DL the next day and missed the remainder of the season...was transferred to the 60-day DL on September 15. 2006 He had another injury-riddled season after playing just 84 games in 2005. Crosby missed 52 games in 2006 with two stays on the disabled list with a lower back strain and an assortment of injuries, including a lacerated finger, strained right biceps and bruised right hand. Crosby never got settled with his bat and hit a career-low .229. He hit just .185 against left-handers in 2006, after batting .314 against southpaws in 2005. He hit .239 (22-for-92) with runners in scoring position, and is now batting .219 lifetime with RISP. He had 36 walks, 76 strikeouts and a .298 on-base percentage. He tied a career high with four hits on May 30 against the Royals. 2005 Appeared in just 84 games as his season was interrupted by two stints on the Disabled List...was the A's Opening Day starter at shortstop but went on the DL the next day with stress fractures in his ribs...the A's started the season 17-32 without him but immediately turned it around when he was activated from the DL on May 30...went 55-24 (.696) over the next 79 games before he went on the DL for a second time on August 28 with a fractured left ankle...the A's then went 16-18 over their final 34 games although he would return on September 19...overall, the A's had a 55-29 (.655) record with him in the line-up and 33-45 (.423) when he did not play...batted .276 with nine home runs and 38 RBI in his 84 games...added a .346 on-base percentage and .456 slugging percentage and all three averages were improvements over his .239/.319/.426 from his rookie season of 2004...had four triples after entering the season with just one in 162 games in the majors...hit .314 (32 for 102) with four of his nine home runs against left-handed pitching after batting .194 against south paws in 2004...was hitting .324 (47 for 145) at the All-Star Break but then hit .239 (45 for 188) after the has a .285 (124 for 435) career average before the break and .215 (98 for 455) after the break...his average dropped to .223 (21 for 94) with runners in scoring position, including .135 (5 for 37) with RISP and two outs...was just 1 for 11 with four RBI with the bases has a .211 (50 for 237) career average with RISP, .206 (21 for 102) with RISP and two outs and .143 (5 for 35) with no home runs and 19 RBI with the bases loaded...batted .330 (38 for 115) during the day and .248 (54 for 218) at night...hit .308 (73 for 237) over the first six innings and .198 (19 for 96) from the seventh inning on...hit .221 (40 for 181) against a pitcher the first time he saw him in a game, .284 (23 for 81) the second time and .408 (29 for 71) after that...his career numbers are .211 (108 for 512), .272 (61 for 224) and .344 (53 for 154) respectively... started a team leading 84 games at shortstop and had a .981 (7 errors in 375 total chances) fielding percentage...that ranked second best among American League shortstops with 81 or more games played (Cabrera, LAA .988)...has made just 14 errors in 157 games at shortstop since the 2004 All-Star Break (.982 fielding percentage) after making 14 errors in his first 87 career games at shortstop (.965 percentage)...started games in every spot in the order from two through seven but made his most starts in the three spot where he made a team leading 60 starts and hit .272 (68 for 250)...batted .315 (17 for 54) with three of his nine home runs in interleague play and .269 (75 for 279) against AL has a .344 (43 for 125) career average against National League teams and .234 (179 for 765) against the AL...was the A's Opening Day starter at shortstop on April 4 at Baltimore and went 1 for 2 before injuring his ribs...was placed on the DL on April 6 retroactive to April 5...his second DL stint came after breaking his ankle on August 27, also at Baltimore...however, he batted .381 (8 for 21) against the Orioles, his best average against any AL team...was 0 for 23 in his career against the Orioles entering the season...hit three of his nine home runs in 2005 against the Orioles...while he was on the DL, he signed a five-year contract through the 2009 season on April 22...went 3 for 9 (.333) with an RBI during a three-game rehab stint at Single-A Stockton from May 21 to 26 and 1 for 12 (.083) with an RBI in three games at Triple-A Sacramento from May 27 to 29 before he was reinstated from the DL on May 30...matched his career high with four hits on June 26 against San Francisco...that was part of a career high 13-game hitting streak from June 18 to July 2 (19 for 52, .365)...hit safely in 31 of his 36 games before the All-Star Break and 28 of 48 after the break...made his only career starts batting fourth on June 29 and 30 against Seattle...had his best month of season in June when he batted .337 (32 for 95) with four home runs and 13 RBI in 24 games...that matched his highest single-month batting average ever, equaling his mark from June of has a .337 (66 for 196) career average in June, his only month over .263...had a career high four RBI and matched his career high with four hits on July 5 at Toronto...also had an inside-the-park home run in that game, the 21st in Oakland history and the first since May 9, 2003 by Terrence Long...would not homer again until August 15 against Baltimore, a 35-game, 140-at bat homerless streak...was batting .313 following the conclusion of play on July 25 but then went 19 for 89 (.213) over his next 23 games through August 20 to drop his average to .281...went 9 for 27 (.333) with three home runs and seven RBI over his next six games before going on the disabled list again on August 31 retroactive to August 28 with a fractured left ankle...was reinstated from the DL on September 19 and started seven of the A's next eight games at shortstop, going 4 for 25 (.160)...missed the final five games after the A's were eliminated from the AL West race. 2004 Was named American League Rookie of the Year by the Baseball Writers Association of America as he led all AL rookies in home runs (22), RBI (64), runs (70), hits (130), doubles (34), walks (58), total bases (232) and extra base hits (57)...became the fifth Oakland Athletic to win the award, joining Jose Canseco (1986), Mark McGwire (1987), Walt Weiss (1988) and Ben Grieve (1998)...was also named American League Rookie Player of the Year by The Sporting Newsand received the Players Choice Award for the American League's Outstanding Rookie...became just the fourth Major League rookie to hit 20 or more home runs as a shortstop, tying Ron Hansen (22 in 1960) for second most to Nomar Garciaparra (30 in 1997)...his 22 home runs tied for third best by an Oakland rookie, trailing only Mark McGwire (49 in 1987) and Jose Canseco (33 in 1986)...joins Bert Campaneris, Eddie Joost and Miguel Tejada as the only shortstops in Athletics history to hit 20 home runs...set an Oakland rookie record by grounding into 20 double plays, breaking the mark of 18 set by Ben Grieve (1998) and matched by Terrence Long (2000)...his 34 doubles tied for second most by an Oakland rookie to Grieve's 41 in 1998 and his 141 strikeouts were second most to Canseco's 175 in 1986...was one of the most patient hitters in the league as he ranked third among all AL hitters with an average of 4.17 pitches per plate appearance...tied for seventh in the AL in grounded into double plays and was fourth in strikeouts...his 141 strikeouts were ninth most in one season in Oakland history and were the most by an Athletic since Canseco fanned 152 times in 1991...his .239 batting average broke down to .194 (27 for 139) against left-handed pitchers and .254 (103 for 406) against right-handers...had 11 home runs and 32 RBI at home and 11 home runs and 32 RBI on the road...batted .366 (26 for 71) in interleague play and .219 (104 for 474) against AL teams...hit in every spot in the order except first, third and fourth...made 69 starts in the seven spot (58 for 253, .229) and 34 in the eight spot (23 for 118, .195)...hit .282 (49 for 174) in all other spots in the order...batted .212 (68 for 321) against a pitcher the first time he saw him in a game, .268 (38 for 142) the second time and .293 (24 for 82) after that...set an Athletic franchise (1901-2004) record for shortstops with 505 assists, breaking the mark of 504 set by Miguel Tejada in 2002...started 151 games at shortstop and committed 19 errors in 765 total chances for a .975 fielding percentage...that was the best fielding percentage by an A's shortstop since Mike Bordick had a .979 mark in 1996...made 12 errors in 78 games before the All-Star Break but had just seven in 73 games after the break...ranked second among AL shortstops in total chances, assists and double plays (107) and was fifth in fielding percentage...started 79 consecutive games at shortstop from May 11 to August 8 and played all but eight innings over that span...hit seven home runs during spring training which tied for the team lead with Eric Chavez and was the most by an Athletic during the spring since Ernie Young hit eight in 1996...recorded his first Major League hit on April 6 against Texas, a fifth inning single off Chan Ho Park...that snapped a career opening 0 for 16 streak as he was 0 for 12 in 2003...hit his first Major League home run in the fifth inning on April 14 at Texas off R.A. Dickey...also singled in that game for his first multiple hit game...missed six games from April 21 to 27 after suffering a contusion of the left knee in a collision with Bobby Kielty on April 20 at off to a slow start as he batted .183 (15 for 82) with 32 strikeouts over his first 23 games through May 8...struck out at least once in 11 consecutive games from April 15 to May 4 (20 total)...then hit .327 (54 for 165) over a 44-game stretch from May 11 to June 29 and struck out 32 times over that stretch...that pushed his average to a season high .279...had his first career two-homer game on May 21 against Kansas was the first two-homer game by an A's rookie since Ben Grieve on June 16, 1998...had a career high eight-game hitting streak from June 4 to 12 (14 for 29, .483)...had a career high four hits on June 15 at St. Louis...had two doubles in that game, one of four two double games in June...had six two-double games for the season...finished June with 12 doubles which was second most in the AL in the month and tied for the second most doubles in one month in Oakland history... was named AL Rookie of the Month for June as he batted .337 (34 for 101) with three home runs, 12 RBI and 18 runs scored...homered in consecutive games for the first time in his career on July 21 and 22 at Seattle...batted .248 (25 for 101) in July and a three-hit game at New York on August 4 had his average at .273...then went 31 for 182 (.170) over his final 53 games to finish the year at .239...homered in consecutive games on August 20 and 21 at Tampa Bay, both A's victories...the A's were 15-6 games in which he homered...snapped a 0 for 25 streak against left handed pitching with a home run off John Halama on August 21 at Tampa Bay...finished August with a .170 (15 for 88) batting average and then hit .219 (21 for 96) in September before going 0 for 11 in three games in October...hit his first career "walk-off" home run in the A's 3-2 win over Seattle on September 30 to move the A's into a tie for first place with Anaheim in the American League West with three games remaining. 2003 Was named Pacific Coast League Rookie of the Year at Triple-A Sacramento after batting .308 with 22 home runs and 90 RBI in 127 games...was also named to SportsTicker's All-Prospect Team...ranked third in the PCL in slugging (.544) and extra base hits (60), tied for third in runs scored (86) and fifth in RBI...led the A's farm system in batting, ranked second in stolen bases (24), third in home runs and fourth in RBI...led Sacramento in batting, doubles (32) and slugging and tied for the team lead in runs scored and hits (143)...made 125 of his 127 appearances at shortstop where he committed 15 errors for a .973 fielding percentage... other two appearances came at designated hitter...batted at every spot in the order except first and fourth and saw his most playing time hitting third (48 for 135, .356) and ninth (36 for 116, .310)...batted .467 (7 for 15) with 18 RBI with the bases loaded...was selected by the A's on August 31 and made his Major League debut in just his third professional season... was the A's first round pick in the 2001 draft and was the fourth Oakland selection from that draft to reach the majors, including teammate Mike Wood (10th round)...Jeremy Bonderman of Detroit (second 1st round pick) and Neal Cotts of the Chicago White Sox (2nd round) reached the majors earlier...went 0 for 12 with a walk and a hit by pitch in 11 games with Oakland...made his Major League debut on September 2 at Baltimore when he pinch-hit for Erubiel Durazo in the 10th inning Oakland...made his Major League debut on September 2 at Baltimore when he pinch-hit for Erubiel Durazo in the 10th inning and popped out...made his only start on September 4 at Baltimore and went 0 for 4 with two strikeouts batting leadoff as the A's designated off to a slow start at Sacramento as he was hitting just .229 over his first 20 games through April 24...then had a season high 12- game hitting streak from April 25 through May 8 (15 for 47, .319) and was batting .262 on May 16 when he strained his right shoulder...returned on May 26 against Fresno and batted .328 (105 for 320) over his final 87 games...had his first two-homer game of the season on May 29 at Oklahoma City...had a 33-game errorless streak from June 9 to July 13...had another two home run game on June 26 at Fresno...hit .347 in June...had a nine-game hitting streak from August 4 to 13 (18 for 42, .429) with eight multiple hit games and 12 RBI...hit .362 with six home runs and 29 RBI in 26 games in August. 2002 Split his first full professional season between Single-A Modesto and Double-A Midland...batted a combined .295 in 132 games, the seventh best batting average in the A's farm also tied for the eighth best batting average among all minor league shortstops...added nine home runs, 69 RBI and 52 walks for a .367 on-base percentage...began the season at Modesto and hit a team leading .307...was promoted to Midland on June 26 and batted .281...had 7 HR and 31 RBI in 59 games at Double-A after tallying 2 HR and 38 RBI in 73 games at Single-A...added nine steals at Midland which tied for second on the club...his season batting average broke down to .344 against left-handers and .279 against right-handers...hit at every spot in the order but saw most of his playing time batting third where he hit .305 (82 for 269)...committed 32 errors in 129 games at shortstop for a .945 fielding percentage (577 total chances)...put together a 13-game hitting streak from April 17 to May 1 (21 for 52, .404)...earned California League Player of the Week honors for the week of June 10 to 16 after batting .476 (10 for 21) with eight runs scored in six games...was Modesto's lone representative in the Carolina-California League All-Star Game...joined Midland on June 26 and reached base safely via hit or walk in 23 consecutive games from July 13 to August 4 (39 for 99, .394)...capped that stretch with a 13-game hitting streak (21 for 55, .382)...had his lone two-homer game of the season on July 20 at Tulsa. 2001 Was the A's number one pick in the June draft and was assigned to Single-A Modesto of the California League after signing on July 3...hit .395 with five doubles in 11 games...appeared in 10 games at shortstop and one at designated hitter...hit safely in each of his first 10 games (15 for 36, .417) before going 0 for 2 in his final game...doubled in five consecutive games, July 8 to 12...had his lone home run and all three of his RBI on July 15 against Bakersfield.