Born in Los Alamitos, Calif., ... parents are Ed Crosby and Kathy Staley ... father, a second round draft and former Oakland A's scout, played for the St. Louis Cardinals (1970-73), Cincinnati Reds (1973), and Cleveland Indians (1974-76) ... brother Bobby, a first-round draft, was American League Rookie of the Year for 2004 with the Oakland A's ... wears No. 7 on his right wrist to remind him of brother Bobby and No. 23 on his left wrist to reminds him of southpaw brother Bryan ... served a Church mission to Tampa, Fla., ... majoring in economics/Spanish.
Played at La Quinta High which was pre-season ranked number one with future USC Trojans Ian Stewart and Ian Kennedy and transfer Cole Garner, who played at Cal State Fullerton ... batted .406 ... team won the 2003 Southern California Championship as a senior at Angel Stadium ... starting shortstop for four years ... was errorless as a shortstop his junior year ... first team all-league as a freshman, junior and senior ... first team All-CIF as a junior and senior ... participated in Team USA Trials ... coached by Dave Demarest ... plans to play in Cape Cod or Alaska in Summer 2006.
Year Avg. G-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB BB SO SB-SBA
2006 .322 48-43 152 17 49 9 0 0 23 58 8 10 2-3
Academic All-Mountain West Conference ... had game-winning RBI vs. Northern Colorado (sac-fly), New Mexico (double), Utah (single) and Air Force (error) ... listed by NCAA statistics as the toughest batter to strike out in the Mountain West Conference ... batted .348 in MWC games.