24-Year-Old First Baseman – Los Angeles Angels
2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
Cron saw his power numbers dip sharply after being promoted to Double-A Arkansas at the beginning of the 2013 season, as he slugged just .428 after slugging .516 with High-A Inland Empire in 2012. Thi...
Cron hit a pinch-hit three-run homer in the ninth inning to help force a 4-4 tie against the Dodgers on Thursday.
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Los Angeles Angels Roster
MajorsAybar, Erick (SS)
AAABoesch, Brennan (OF)
AAAuer, Tyson (OF)
A+Alvarez, R.J. (P)
ABedrosian, Cam (P)
RookieBolden, Ryan (OF)
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Cron was the 17th overall pick in the 2011 draft and had an impressive showing at High-A Inland Empire last season after tearing up the rookie league the year before. He hit 27 homers and only struck out 72 times in 557 plate appearances for Inland Empire, but the Angels have to be concerned that he only managed to draw 17 walks all year. As promising of a talent as Cron is, he may stall out if he doesn't improve his plate discipline in the coming years. If he's able to do that, the sky is the limit for the 6-foot-4, 225-pound, 23-year-old slugger.
The Angels selected Cron with the 17th pick in the 2011 draft. Though he didnít finish 2011 due to a knee injury, he posted a 1.000 OPS in 159 plate appearances in the rookie league. Cron should recover from his injury by the start of the season and open the season at Low-A Cedar Rapids in the Midwest League. While he is one of the Angelsí better prospects, the offseason signing of Albert Pujols blocks his long-term path. As a result, he could be most valuable to the team as a trade chip if his development takes place as expected.