Jake Cronenworth

Jake Cronenworth

28-Year-Old Second Baseman2B
San Diego Padres
2022 Fantasy Outlook
On the surface, Cronenworth followed up on his strong 2020 campaign with an equal effort across a full 2021 season, but a deeper look offers reason for pause. Though he topped 20 home runs and his ISO remained stable at .194, Cronenworth's xSLG dipped from .538 to .445 and his barrel rate fell to a near league-average 7.2 percent clip. After successfully swiping three of four stolen bases in 2020, Cronenworth was successful on only four of seven attempts in 2021. Meanwhile his .283 BABIP suggests his .266 batting average should rise, yet his infield-flyball rate rose from 4.8% to 10.4% and his flyball rate from 29.4% to 36.1%. Despite some of these negatives, Cronenworth hit between second and fourth in the Padres' lineup in 504 of his 643 plate appearances in 2021. If he can maintain that role in 2022, he should remain a solid fantasy contributor in all five categories, though a significant jump in production doesn't appear to be a probable outcome. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
#124
ADP
$Signed a contract with the Rays in June of 2015. Traded to the Padres in December of 2019.
Three RBI in win
2BSan Diego Padres
September 25, 2022
Cronenworth went 1-for-4 with a triple, three RBI and one run scored in Sunday's 13-6 win over Colorado.
ANALYSIS
Cronenworth hit a sacrifice fly in the first inning to put the Padres up 2-0 and later hit a two-run triple to put the Padres up 5-1. For the second game in a row, Cronenworth knocked in three runs, increasing his season-long total to 83. In 21 games this month, the 28-year-old is batting .215 with three homers, 16 RBI, 11 runs and one stolen base.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
12
34
17
7
20
9
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
6
17
8
2
2
6
7
1
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+7%
OPS vs RHP
2022
 
 
+3%
OPS vs LHP
2021
 
 
+6%
OPS vs RHP
2020
 
 
+59%
OPS vs RHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020vs Left .738 448 51 10 46 1 .254 .337 .401
Since 2020vs Right .792 1021 154 31 128 9 .261 .343 .449
2022vs Left .736 201 20 6 24 0 .240 .338 .398
2022vs Right .712 453 66 10 59 3 .238 .331 .381
2021vs Left .769 196 23 4 21 1 .270 .337 .433
2021vs Right .815 442 71 17 50 3 .265 .342 .473
2020vs Left .622 51 8 0 1 0 .244 .333 .289
2020vs Right .991 126 17 4 19 3 .327 .389 .602
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+4%
OPS at Home
2022
 
 
+18%
OPS on Road
2021
 
 
+20%
OPS at Home
2020
 
 
+11%
OPS at Home
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020Home .787 720 98 24 86 4 .262 .344 .443
Since 2020Away .757 760 107 17 88 6 .253 .336 .421
2022Home .653 288 33 8 31 2 .212 .313 .340
2022Away .773 366 53 8 52 1 .260 .350 .423
2021Home .869 335 52 13 44 1 .288 .360 .508
2021Away .725 303 42 8 27 3 .243 .318 .407
2020Home .893 97 13 3 11 1 .318 .381 .511
2020Away .803 91 12 1 9 2 .263 .341 .463
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Stat Review
How does Jake Cronenworth compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 400 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Expected BA
    Expected Batting Average.
  • Expected SLG
    Expected Slugging Percentage.
  • Sprint Speed
    The speed of a runner from home to first, in feet per second.
  • Ground Ball %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are on the ground.
  • Line Drive %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are line drives.
  • Fly Ball %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are fly balls.
BB/K
0.55
 
BB Rate
10.4%
 
K Rate
19.0%
 
BABIP
.274
 
ISO
.148
 
AVG
.238
 
OBP
.333
 
SLG
.386
 
OPS
.719
 
wOBA
.320
 
Exit Velocity
87.6 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
25.7%
 
Barrels/PA
3.8%
 
Expected BA
.222
 
Expected SLG
.358
 
Sprint Speed
22.8 ft/sec
 
Ground Ball %
35.4%
 
Line Drive %
16.9%
 
Fly Ball %
47.6%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2021
2020
Viewed by many as a secondary piece in the Tommy Pham-Hunter Renfroe-Xavier Edwards trade, Cronenworth broke out in the short 2020 season to finish tied for second in the NL Rookie of the Year voting. His mid-teens K% from the upper levels of the minors was copied-and-pasted over his first 192 PA in the majors (15.6%), and Cronenworth showed good gap power with 15 doubles (t-12th in MLB). Statcast suggests more of those would clear the fences in a more neutral setting; keep in mind the Padres played in a lot of spacious parks out west with the geographical scheduling of 2020. There is room for growth in the SB department as well as Cronenworth showed 92nd percentile sprint speed. His playing time at second base is now in question after the team signed Ha-seong Kim. That being said, Cronenworth can move around if necessary, like he did in 2020, gaining three-position eligibility in many leagues (2B, SS, 1B).
The Padres acquired Tommy Pham and a good prospect in an offseason trade that sent Hunter Renfroe and a great prospect (Xavier Edwards) to the Rays. That good prospect was Cronenworth, a big-league-ready infielder (shortstop by trade) who doubles as a right-handed reliever. He missed a third of the season with a hamstring injury, but led the International League with a .334 AVG and ranked fourth with a 0.79 BB/K. It was his age-25 season, but Cronenworth's plate skills seem legitimate, and he may end up with a 55-grade hit tool. Power probably won't be a big part of his game, but he could chip in 10-15 steals. He would need at least one injury to get starts on the left side of the infield and will be competing with newly-acquired Jurickson Profar and upwards of five other internal options for time at the keystone. His two-way ability could work as a tie breaker and give him the edge if Profar falters.
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Registers steal in win
2BSan Diego Padres
September 16, 2022
Cronenworth went 1-for-5 with a stolen base, an RBI and a run scored in Friday's 12-3 win over the Diamondbacks.
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Homers in three-hit effort
2BSan Diego Padres
September 7, 2022
Cronenworth went 3-for-4 with a solo home run in Wednesday's 6-3 win over the Diamondbacks.
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Knocks homer in win
2BSan Diego Padres
September 6, 2022
Cronenworth went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run and an additional run scored in Tuesday's 6-5 win over the Diamondbacks.
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On bench Saturday
2BSan Diego Padres
August 27, 2022
Cronenworth isn't in the lineup Saturday against the Royals.
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Two RBI in win
2BSan Diego Padres
August 27, 2022
Cronenworth went 2-for-5 with a solo home run and an RBI single in Friday's win over Kansas City.
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