Cribbs showing value as utility man with AA Jackson Generals

Cribbs showing value as utility man with AA Jackson Generals

BELLEVUE, Neb. -- On June 30 former Bellevue University baseball standout Galli Cribbs was promoted to from High-A Visalia to AA Nashville by the Arizona Diamondbacks.

In his minor league career Cribbs has displayed an indispensable, team-first attitude as the ultimate utility man, having already played eight of nine positions defensively. He has even made a pair of relief appearances on the mound to give a break to his bullpen. The only position Cribbs has yet to man is catcher.

At Bellevue, Cribbs was a first team all-MCAC selection in his lone season with the Bruins. He slashed at a .344/.398/.472 rate with 19 extra-base hits, 49 RBI, 54 runs scored, and was 25-of-28 in stolen base attempts.

Now in his fourth season playing professional baseball Cribbs continues to shine defensively after his recently earned promotion to the Southern League where he's currently playing for the Jackson Generals. Cribbs signed a free agent contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks following the 2014 season and has made his way from Low A-Ball up to AA.

The Diamondback organization has to be pleased with the defensive numbers that Cribbs has turned in as he's posted a .965 fielding percentage in his career and has helped turn 88 double plays.

Since his promotion to Jackson, Cribbs has also shown an improved look at the plate. Through his first seven games with the Generals he's slashing .250/.375/.350 with an RBI and a run scored. The slash line is a step above his career numbers of .203/.285/.267 while his current .725 OPS with Jackson would easily be a career best if he can maintain.