Craig Counsell (born August 21, 1970 in South Bend, Indiana) is a Major League Baseball infielder who currently plays for the Arizona Diamondbacks and has a career batting average of .262. He has also played for the Colorado Rockies, Florida Marlins, Los Angeles Dodgers, and Milwaukee Brewers. He attended college at Notre Dame and won the 2001 NLCS MVP Award while on his first tour on the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Counsell grew up in Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin and went to Whitefish Bay High School, where he played baseball. His father worked for the Milwaukee Brewers.
Counsell is particularly known for his unusual batting stance, where points the bat straight up into the air as high as he can and moves back and forth in an erratic fashion. While batting, almost his entire back is pointed towards the pitcher, though his feet remain perpendicular with the pitcher's mound.