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C.J. Cron

26-Year-Old First Baseman – Los Angeles Angels

2015 Stats

AVG

.262

HR

16

RBI

51

R

37

SB

3

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Cron began the season as the team's everyday DH after undergoing wrist surgery in the offseason, but was sent back to Triple-A Salt Lake after hitting just .143 in May. The former first-round pick mad...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 4"   WT: 235   DOB: 1/5/1990   BORN: Fullerton, CA   COLLEGE: Utah   DRAFTED: 1st Rd   

September 26, 2015  –  C.J. Cron News

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Cron went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in a 3-2 win over the Mariners on Saturday.

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C.J. Cron Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2011 21 R ORE 34 159 143 30 44 19 5 1 13 41 0 0 10 34 0 1 5 .308 .371 .629 1.000
2012 22 A+ INL 129 557 525 73 154 61 32 2 27 123 3 4 17 72 0 4 11 .293 .327 .516 .843
2013 23 AA ARK 134 565 519 56 142 51 36 1 14 83 8 4 23 83 0 8 15 .274 .319 .428 .747
2014 24 AAA SAL 49 213 190 30 60 22 14 1 7 33 2 1 18 40 0 1 4 .316 .385 .511 .896
2014 24 MAJ LAA 79 253 242 28 62 24 12 1 11 37 0 0 10 61 0 0 1 .256 .289 .450 .739
2015 25 AAA SAL 23 98 93 15 30 18 10 2 6 23 0 0 4 14 0 1 0 .323 .347 .667 1.014
2015 25 MAJ LAA 113 403 378 37 99 34 17 1 16 51 3 1 17 82 0 3 5 .262 .300 .439 .739
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3-Year Averages     96 327 310 32 80 28 14 1 13 44 1 0 13 71 0 1 3 .258 .294 .435 .729

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C.J. Cron Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Oct. 4 @Tex 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .262 .300 .439 .739
Oct. 3 @Tex 5 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .265 .303 .444 .747
Oct. 2 @Tex 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .263 .302 .444 .746
Oct. 1 @Tex 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .263 .303 .447 .750
Sep. 30 Oak 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .266 .306 .452 .758
Sep. 29 Oak 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .269 .307 .457 .764
Sep. 28 Oak 4 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .271 .308 .460 .768
Sep. 27 Sea 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .266 .303 .457 .760
Sep. 26 Sea 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .265 .303 .458 .761
Sep. 25 Sea 4 2 2 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .265 .302 .451 .753
Sep. 23 @Hou 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .262 .300 .438 .738
Sep. 22 @Hou 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .262 .301 .440 .741
Sep. 21 @Hou 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .265 .304 .446 .750
Sep. 20 @Min 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .267 .305 .450 .755
Sep. 19 @Min Did not play.
Sep. 19 @Min 6 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .264 .302 .448 .750
Sep. 18 @Min Did not play.
Sep. 17 @Min 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .269 .307 .456 .763
Sep. 16 @Sea 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .269 .306 .459 .765
Sep. 15 @Sea 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .272 .309 .465 .774
Sep. 14 @Sea 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .275 .310 .469 .779
Sep. 13 Hou 3 2 2 0 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .275 .310 .471 .781
Sep. 12 Hou 3 2 2 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .271 .307 .449 .756
Sep. 11 Hou 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .267 .301 .437 .738
Sep. 9 LAD 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 .267 .302 .439 .741
Sep. 8 LAD 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .270 .302 .444 .746
Sep. 7 LAD 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .306 .450 .756
Sep. 6 Tex 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .274 .307 .442 .749
Sep. 5 Tex 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .274 .308 .445 .753
Sep. 4 Tex 4 0 3 1 1 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .278 .312 .451 .763
Last 7 Days 28 1 6 0 0 0 2 2 4 0 0 0 0 2 .214 .267 .214 .481
Last 14 Days 52 4 13 1 0 2 7 3 11 0 0 0 0 2 .250 .291 .385 .676
Last 30 Days 105 9 25 2 1 6 19 6 23 1 0 1 0 2 .238 .286 .448 .734

C.J. Cron: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 58 50
2014 36 36

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C.J. Cron: Minor League Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 16

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C.J. Cron Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015127113112.260.386.672
201493104120.258.462.751

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20152512613401.263.466.774
2014149187250.255.443.731

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20151772311250.271.520.832
2014143145210.259.413.706

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015201145263.254.368.658
201499146160.253.505.787
C.J. Cron Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2011 21 R ORE 159 143 6.3% 21.4% 0.29 76% .323 .321
2012 22 A+ INL 557 525 3.1% 12.9% 0.24 86% .298 .223
2013 23 AA ARK 565 519 4.1% 14.7% 0.28 84% .303 .154
2014 24 AAA SAL 213 190 8.5% 18.8% 0.45 79% .371 .195
2014 24 MAJ LAA 253 242 4% 24.1% 0.16 75% .300 .194
2015 25 AAA SAL 98 93 4.1% 14.3% 0.29 85% .329 .344
2015 25 MAJ LAA 403 378 4.2% 20.3% 0.21 78% .296 .177
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3-Year Averages     327 310 4% 21.7% 0.18 77% .296 .177

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2015 Stat Review for C.J. Cron    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2015 (min 420 PA)

Contact

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.262 AVG
AVERAGE
78% Contact Rate
WEAK
.296 BABIP
BELOW AVERAGE
Power

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.439 SLG
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.177 ISO
GOOD
Plate Discipline

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0.21 BB/K
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4.2% BB Rate
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20.3% K Rate
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OPS/OBP

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.739 OPS
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.300 OBP
POOR

2016 Projected Stats Breakdown for C.J. Cron

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C.J. Cron: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Cron went 2-for-4 with a home run, a double, two RBI and two runs scored in an 8-4 win over Seattle on Friday.

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Cron is not in the lineup for Game 2 of Saturday's doubleheader against the Twins, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.

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Cron hit two solo home runs in a loss to the Astros on Sunday.

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Cron went 2-for-3 with a solo homer and two runs scored in Saturday's 3-2 win over the Astros.

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Cron went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in a loss to the Dodgers on Monday.

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Cron is out of the lineup Sunday against the Royals.

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Cron is out of the lineup Saturday against the Orioles, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

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Cron hit a pinch-hit two-run home run in an 8-4 win over the Orioles on Friday.

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Cron went 1-for-2 with two walks and two RBI against the Indians on Wednesday.

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Cron remains out of the lineup Sunday against the Dodgers.

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Cron is out of the lineup Friday against the Padres, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.

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Cron is out of the lineup Wednesday against Minnesota.

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Cron is out of the lineup for the back end of Monday's doubleheader against the Red Sox.

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2015

Considered by some to be the top hitting prospect in the Angels' system entering 2014, Cron hit the ground running after making his major league debut in May, tallying slugging percentages of .548 and .552 in May and June, respectively. As quickly as it started, however, Cron's run of success seemed to end, as he did not post an OPS higher than .656 in the final three months of the season, resulting in a temporary demotion to Triple-A Salt Lake in August. He was recalled when rosters expanded in September, but was a part-time player down the stretch. Cron played to his minor league numbers in his first go around in the major leagues, providing big power (.194 ISO), but combining it with a suspect walk rate (4.0%). He also struck out far too often, whiffing 61 times in 79 games. Cron could wind up on the small side of a platoon with the left-handed hitting Matt Joyce as a DH tandem in 2015, and the 25-year-old should spell Albert Pujols at first base when Pujols needs a day without defensive responsibilities, but it remains to be seen if he will be given enough playing time to prove that he was worthy of his prospect status.

2014

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. This, coupled with a remarkably low walk rate (4.1%), led to a pedestrian .746 OPS for the season. Cron makes enough contact (14.7% strikeout rate in 2013) that he may be able to offset his lack of plate discipline, but if he can't get his power numbers back to 2012 levels, he may struggle going forward. It should be noted, however, that the park effects at Arkansas suppress offense, specifically power. Cron hit well during his time in the Arizona Fall League, hitting .413 with five homers in 80 at-bats, and remains one of the best prospects in the Angels' system. He is expected to begin his 2014 season back in Arkansas, but he may quickly move to Triple-A Salt Lake and try to force his way into the picture in Anaheim with the departure of Mark Trumbo.

2013

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.

2012

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.