Cron
2018 Stats
2018 Full Season Projections
AVG
.248
HR
22
RBI
56
R
53
SB
1
 
 
 
 
 
2018 Fantasy 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 percent hard-hit rate, 6.7 Brls/PA), but he put bat to ball with far less... read more
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 percent hard-hit rate, 6.7 Brls/PA), but he put bat to ball with far less consistency, with his strikeout rate leaping from 16.9 percent to 25.7 percent. His OBP against right-handed pitching fell nearly 30 points to .309 as he walked just 5.9 percent of the time for the season, and he didn't show any real growth against lefties (.233 average, .290 OBP). Cron missed some time with a foot injury, was demoted several times throughout the campaign and fizzled late while serving in an everyday role. He was also a negative in the field, grading out just barely above replacement level overall. While he figures to get another chance to play regularly to begin 2018, Cron could be relegated to part-time duty with a slow start.
LEAGUE: Majors    40 MAN: Yes    BATS: R    Throws: R    HT: 6'4"    WT: 235 lbs.    DOB: 1/5/1990    College: Utah    Drafted: 1st Rd in 2011Show Contract
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C.J. Cron Contract Info:
Signed a one-year, $2.3 million contract with the Angels in January of 2018, avoiding arbitration. Traded to the Rays in February of 2018.
Not in Wednesday's lineup
1BTampa Bay Rays
August 15, 2018
Cron is out of the lineup versus the Yankees on Wednesday, Marc Topkin of The Tampa Bay Times reports.
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Vs. Today's Pitcher
C.J. Cron Vs Pitcher Stats
  • AB:
    21
  • H:
    6
  • 2B:
    3
  • 3B:
    0
  • HR:
    0
  • RBI:
    1
  • BB:
    0
  • K:
    4
  • SB:
    0
  • CS:
    0
  • HBP:
    0
  • SF:
    0
  • AVG:
    .286
  • OBP:
    .286
  • SLG:
    .429
  • OPS:
    .714
2018 Stat Review for C.J. Cron
0.24 BB/K
POOR
6.3 % BB Rate
WEAK
26.2 % K Rate
POOR
0.784 OPS
AVERAGE
0.316 OBP
WEAK
0.248 AVG
WEAK
0.291 BABIP
BELOW AVERAGE
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Catcher
  1. 1. MichaelM. Perez (L)
  2. X. JesusJ. Sucre (R) Day-To-Day
First Baseman
  1. 1. JakeJ. Bauers (L)
  2. 2. C.J.C. Cron (R)
  3. 3. Ji-ManJ. Choi (L)
Second Baseman
  1. 1. JoeyJ. Wendle (L)
  2. 2. BrandonB. Lowe (L)
  3. 3. WillyW. Adames (R)
  4. X. DanielD. Robertson (R) 10-Day DL
Third Baseman
  1. 1. MattM. Duffy (R)
  2. 2. JoeyJ. Wendle (L)
  3. X. DanielD. Robertson (R) 10-Day DL
Shortstop
  1. 1. WillyW. Adames (R)
  2. 2. JoeyJ. Wendle (L)
  3. X. DanielD. Robertson (R) 10-Day DL
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  1. C.J. Cron 2018 Preseason Outlook
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  2. C.J. Cron 2017 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  3. C.J. Cron 2016 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  4. C.J. Cron 2015 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  5. C.J. Cron 2014 Preseason 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. 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.
  6. C.J. Cron 2013 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  7. C.J. Cron 2012 Preseason Outlook
    The Angels selected Cron with the 17th pick in the 2011 draft. Though he didn’t 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 Angels’ 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.
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Not in Wednesday's lineup
1BTampa Bay Rays
August 15, 2018
Cron is out of the lineup versus the Yankees on Wednesday, Marc Topkin of The Tampa Bay Times reports.
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Hits bench once again Sunday
1BTampa Bay Rays
August 12, 2018
Cron is not in the lineup Sunday against the Blue Jays.
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Out of lineup Wednesday
1BTampa Bay Rays
August 8, 2018
Cron is not starting Wednesday against the Orioles.
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Takes seat in series finale
1BTampa Bay Rays
August 5, 2018
Cron is out of the lineup Sunday against the White Sox, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.
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Plates two vs. Angels
1BTampa Bay Rays
August 2, 2018
Cron went 1-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored Thursday in the 4-2 victory over Los Angeles.
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