Benjamin F. Crabtree
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 0", Weight 210 lb.
- School Ohio University
- High School Shepaug Valley High School, Taft School
Crabtree hit .417 in high school and twice made All-State for Connecticut. He then batted .562 at prep school in 2001. Going on to Ohio University, he batted .344 as a freshman and was named a Freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball. Ben set an Ohio U. record with 91 hits in 2003, when he hit .387 to lead the club. He made All-Mid-American Conference. His junior season, he hit .307, missing time with an injured wrist. Moved to first base on a more frequent basis, he fell to second-team All-MAC. As a senior, Ben was back behind the plate and back as first-team All-MAC. He hit .344/.405/.555 with 49 RBI in 51 games. He finished as Ohio's all-time hit leader with 269; Ohio had produced Mike Schmidt and Bob Brenly among other major leaguers.
After being drafted by Texas, Ben batted .235/.304/.296 in 27 games for the Spokane Indians (splitting catching with Taylor Teagarden) and was 5 for 22 for the AZL Rangers. In 2006, Crabtree played for the Clinton Lumber Kings (.245/.290/.306 in 62 G) and Bakersfield Blaze (1 for 12, 2 BB) to end his career.