I see alot of similarities with the way Crabtree catches and attacks the ball, and the way Jason Hill catches the ball. In his extended play towards the end of last year, particularly in the second half of the St Louis game, He was making all kinds of impressive grabs. Jason Hill rarely drops anything, and he seems to go up, and snatch the ball out of the air, similarly to how Crabtree was playing in Houston.
I don't know why he has fallen out of favor with the Coaches. I think he should be playing more, along with Brandon Jones. That's a whole other thread in itself.
I know it's hard not to include a future HOFer and veteran in Bruce, as having the best hands on the team, but IMO Crabtree's and Hill's catching styles are similar, to me at least. I would go as far as to say that I personally think they have the best hands on the squad.