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C.J. Cron

27-Year-Old First Baseman – Los Angeles Angels

2017 Stats

AVG

.248

HR

16

RBI

56

R

39

SB

3

2018 RotoWire Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Cron has seemingly hit a wall in the major leagues, and there's not much to suggest he's going to take his game to another level in his age-28 season. The quality of his contact improved in 2017 (35.8...

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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 16, 2017  –  C.J. Cron News

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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
2016 26 AAA SAL 6 24 20 0 3 1 1 0 0 2 1 0 3 5 0 1 0 .150 .250 .200 .450
2016 26 MAJ LAA 116 443 407 51 113 43 25 2 16 69 2 3 24 75 0 5 7 .278 .325 .467 .792
2017 27 AAA SAL 22 96 82 11 22 10 6 0 4 23 1 0 7 15 0 3 4 .268 .344 .488 .832
2017 27 MAJ LAA 100 371 339 39 84 31 14 1 16 56 3 2 22 96 0 3 7 .248 .305 .437 .742
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3-Year Averages     109 404 374 42 98 35 18 1 16 58 2 2 21 84 0 3 6 .262 .309 .444 .753
Career  (View All)     408 1,470 1,366 155 358 132 68 5 59 213 8 6 73 314 0 11 20 .262 .307 .449 .756

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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. 1 Sea 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .248 .305 .437 .742
Sep. 30 Sea 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .248 .305 .439 .744
Sep. 29 Sea 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .248 .306 .441 .747
Sep. 28 @CWS 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 .247 .304 .442 .746
Sep. 27 @CWS 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 .246 .304 .443 .747
Sep. 26 @CWS 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .248 .305 .447 .752
Sep. 25 @CWS 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .248 .305 .450 .755
Sep. 24 @Hou 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .251 .308 .454 .762
Sep. 23 @Hou 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .255 .313 .461 .774
Sep. 22 @Hou 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .256 .313 .464 .777
Sep. 21 Cle 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 1 .259 .315 .469 .784
Sep. 20 Cle 4 1 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .262 .318 .474 .792
Sep. 19 Cle 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .258 .316 .463 .779
Sep. 17 Tex 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 .257 .315 .463 .778
Sep. 16 Tex 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .256 .313 .464 .777
Sep. 15 Tex 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .258 .312 .467 .779
Sep. 14 Hou 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .258 .313 .460 .773
Sep. 13 Hou 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .261 .317 .466 .783
Sep. 12 Hou 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .260 .311 .463 .774
Sep. 10 @Sea 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .263 .315 .468 .783
Sep. 9 @Sea 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .263 .315 .471 .786
Sep. 8 @Sea 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .267 .320 .478 .798
Sep. 6 @Oak 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .266 .320 .479 .799
Sep. 5 @Oak 4 2 3 0 1 1 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .262 .317 .479 .796
Sep. 4 @Oak 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .255 .309 .456 .765
Sep. 3 @Tex 5 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .256 .310 .461 .771
Sep. 2 @Tex 4 1 1 0 0 1 3 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 .257 .313 .462 .775
Sep. 1 @Tex 5 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .257 .315 .453 .768
Aug. 30 Oak 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .258 .317 .454 .771
Aug. 29 Oak 3 2 2 0 0 2 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .258 .318 .453 .771
Last 7 Games 24 3 5 0 0 0 2 1 11 0 0 1 1 1 .208 .259 .208 .467
Last 14 Games 46 5 9 0 0 1 4 2 17 1 1 2 2 2 .196 .250 .261 .511
Last 30 Games 106 13 25 4 1 6 21 7 39 1 1 2 2 2 .236 .291 .462 .753

C.J. Cron: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2017 98
2016 97 10
2015 58 50
2014 36 36

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

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201786106171.233.500.790
20169492130.234.383.667
2015127113112.260.386.672

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20172532910392.253.415.724
20163134214572.291.492.829
20152512613401.263.466.774

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017167208283.275.467.825
2016197247281.269.442.758
20151772311250.271.520.832

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017172198280.221.407.656
2016210279411.286.490.824
2015201145263.254.368.658
C.J. Cron vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

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% .320 .321
2012 22 A+ INL 557 525 3.1% 12.9% 0.24 86% .295 .223
2013 23 AA ARK 565 519 4.1% 14.7% 0.28 84% .298 .154
2014 24 AAA SAL 213 190 8.5% 18.8% 0.45 79% .368 .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% .324 .344
2015 25 MAJ LAA 403 378 4.2% 20.3% 0.21 78% .293 .177
2016 26 AAA SAL 24 20 12.5% 20.8% 0.60 75% .188 .050
2016 26 MAJ LAA 443 407 5.4% 16.9% 0.32 82% .302 .189
2017 27 AAA SAL 96 82 7.3% 15.6% 0.47 82% .273 .220
2017 27 MAJ LAA 371 339 5.9% 25.9% 0.23 72% .296 .189
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3-Year Averages     404 374 5.2% 20.8% 0.25 78% .296 .182
Career     1,470 1,366 5% 21.4% 0.23 77% .298 .187

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C.J. Cron Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 1B 460.7 -4 49 -3 -1 -3 269 -2 175 -4 -2 -2 1
2016 1B 818.7 1 54 0 1 0 437 -2 155 1 1 0 -1
2017 1B 815.7 3 72 1 1 2 441 1 123 -1 2 0 0
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 1B -1 0 -1 -3 0 -5
2016 1B 1 0 2 0 0 3
2017 1B 0 0 0 3 0 3

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2017 Stat Review for C.J. Cron    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2016 (min 410 PA)

Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.23 BB/K
POOR
5.9% BB Rate
POOR
25.9% K Rate
POOR
OPS/OBP

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.742 OPS
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.305 OBP
POOR
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.248 AVG
WEAK
.296 BABIP
BELOW AVERAGE
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.437 SLG
WEAK
.189 ISO
GOOD

2018 Projected Stats Breakdown for C.J. Cron

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

Cron went 3-for-4 with a triple, a home run, a walk, two runs and three RBI in Tuesday's 10-inning, 8-7 win over Oakland.

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Cron went 1-for-4 with a home run and three RBI in Saturday's comeback victory over the Rangers.

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Cron went 2-for-3 with a pair of home runs and four RBI in an 8-2 win over Oakland on Tuesday.

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Cron went 1-for-3 with a strikeout in Monday's 3-1 win over the Athletics.

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Cron is out of the lineup Tuesday against the Nationals.

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Cron batted cleanup and went 1-for-5 with his ninth home run of the season in Sunday's 4-2 win over Seattle.

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Cron went 2-for-3 with his eighth home run of the season -- and second in as many days -- in Thursday's 6-3 win over the Mariners.

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Cron went 3-for-4 with a double, a home run, two runs scored and two RBI in Wednesday's 5-1 win over the Orioles.

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Cron went 2-for-3 with two RBI against the Orioles on Tuesday.

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Cron will start at first base and bat cleanup Sunday against the Athletics, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.

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Cron went 2-for-3 with a two-run homer in a 7-0 win over the Phillies on Wednesday.

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Cron is out of the lineup Sunday against the Blue Jays, Pedro Moura of the Los Angeles Times reports.

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Cron went 1-for-5 with a two-run homer Friday against the Blue Jays.

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Cron is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Indians.

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2017

Cron took over as the Halos' primary first baseman but was sidelined about six weeks after breaking his hand in early July. His skills continued to trend in the right direction, as he whiffed less and walked more for the second straight season. However, his 5.4 percent walk rate is still far too low, especially if Cron wants to hit in the meat of the order. Cron's power ticked up, but it was mostly an increase in doubles as he matched 2015's home run output in 40 more plate appearances. Cron has actually had more success against right-handed pitching in his career (.789 OPS) than lefties (.694 OPS) . As such, there's room for growth if his numbers improve versus southpaws. For those who miss out on a stud first baseman early, Cron makes for a perfect fallback option with a solid floor and intriguing power upside.

2016

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 made another stop in the minors after struggling upon his return, but was able to rebound, finishing the season with 16 homers and a .739 OPS in 378 at-bats. Cron is still a work in progress, as his walk rate remained disappointing (4.2%) and his ISO dropped nearly 20 points (from .194 to .177) but his 20 percent strikeout rate represents nearly a four percent decrease from his first year, while his 80.3% contact rate is up from the 77.3% he tallied in 2014. Cron may not have done enough to label his season a full-fledged breakout, but he will almost certainly be back with the Angels to begin 2016, and could fill in at first base if Albert Pujols isn't ready to begin the season after undergoing foot surgery this winter.

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.