Position: DH/Hitting Coach
Date of Birth: 04/10/1985
Height: 5' 11" Weight: 205 lbs
Resides: Locust Grove, GA
Birth Place: Locust Grove, GA
Previous Team: NEW BRITAIN - 2016
Highest Level: A
Craig Maddox was acquired by the Bees in a trade with Southern Maryland prior to the start of the 2016 season, and led the team in both batting average (.306) and hits (156), both of them career highs, and also set career highs in games played (126), runs scored (56), runs batted in (56), and triples (5) last season, starting 110 of the 126 games he played in as the designated hitter. He is entering his second season as the team’s full time designated hitter and hitting coach. Last season he led the Bees to post a .265 team batting average and 344 extra base hits, including 93 home runs. He represented the Bees in the 2016 Atlantic League All-Star Game. Maddox re-signed with the Bees on February 8, 2017 to begin his second season in New Britain.
Maddox is entering his eleventh professional season, and his ninth in independent baseball. He was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Detroit Tigers in 2007 and also played in the Atlanta Braves organization in 2009. He’s spent eight total seasons between the Canadian-American League, the American Association, and the Atlantic League. Through his career, Maddox has totaled 635 hits, 125 doubles, 51 home runs and 312 RBI in 704 total games.
The 32 year old Maddox is a native of Locust Grove, GA, graduate of Southeastern University.