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C.J. Cron | Designated Hitter

Team: Los Angeles Angels
Age / DOB:  (24) / 1/5/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 235
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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C.J. Cron will serve as the Angels' designated hitter for Thursday's Game 1 of the ALDS against the Royals.
With left-hander Jason Vargas on the hill for the Royals, Angels manager Mike Scioscia will counter with a largely right-handed lineup. It doesn't hurt that Cron homered twice in three at-bats against Vargas this season. Oct 1 - 6:34 PM

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C.J. Cron went 2-for-3 with a three-run homer in a win over the Mariners on Wednesday.

Cron had gone 1-for-10 with zero RBI in his previous five games since going deep for the last time. At this point in his career, Cron is a bit of an all-or-nothing proposition. The .482 slugging percentage is spectacular, but he'll want to get on base at a better than .301 clip in future campaigns.
Sep 18 - 1:12 AM

C.J. Cron returned to action on Friday and went 0-for-3 against the Astros.

Cron had been out with a sore wrist. He'll likely head back to the bench versus righty Scott Feldman on Saturday, but he should get another start versus left-hander Dallas Keuchel on Sunday.
Sep 13 - 2:23 AM

C.J. Cron has been unavailable the last few days due to a sore wrist.

He's expected to be available to play this weekend. Cron is hitting .276/.306/.481 with 10 homers and 32 RBI over 67 games for the Angels this season.
Sep 11 - 7:03 PM

C.J. Cron went 2-for-3 with a two-run home run and two runs scored in a win over the Twins on Sunday.

Cron hit a two-run shot in the sixth inning, his first homer since July 5. Cron also doubled in the game. He'll remain a part-time player for the rest of the season, barring injury, and should only be owned in deep AL-only leagues.
Sep 7 - 6:27 PM

Angels recalled DH C.J. Cron from Triple-A Salt Lake.

Cron is batting .266/.295/.462 with nine home runs and 29 RBI in 62 games this season at the major league level. He should DH against some right-handed starters.
Sep 2 - 4:56 PM

C.J. Cron is likely to be recalled from Triple-A Salt Lake this weekend.

The Angels could use the right-handed bat against Jon Lester and Scott Kazmir this weekend against the A's. Cron is batting .266/.295/.462 with nine homers and 29 RBI over 62 games with the Angels this season.
Aug 20 - 6:29 PM

Angels optioned DH C.J. Cron to Triple-A Salt Lake.

Cron is a victim following Saturday's 19-inning game, as the Angels needed some fresh relief arms. He also didn't do himself any favors by batting just .250/.280/.333 in his most recent stint with the big club. The Angels figure to mix and match in the DH spot for now.
Aug 10 - 1:26 PM

C.J. Cron went 0-for-3 and struck out twice Friday against the Tigers.

It's kind of odd that while the Angels chose Efren Navarro over Cron a week ago, Cron has started both games over Navarro since the Grant Green injury got him back to the majors. Cron was a certainty to start tonight against the left-handed Drew Smyly, but he also played over Navarro against a righty on Thursday. He's 1-for-7 with five strikeouts since his callup and 10-for-51 (.196) with one homer and an 18/2 K/BB ratio in 51 major league at-bats this month. He should be sitting in favor of Navarro against righties.
Jul 26 - 1:22 AM

Angels recalled DH C.J. Cron from Triple-A Salt Lake.

Cron was just optioned over the weekend, but a back injury to Grant Green opened up a spot for the slugger. Cron is hitting .269./297/.480 with nine home runs with the big club this season, and although he was recently demoted it would be surprising if he didn't see a fair amount of playing time while he's up. The 24-year-old has good power and is worth a flyer in deeper mixed leagues where he's still available.
Jul 23 - 6:38 PM

Angels first base prospect C.J. Cron went 2-for-4 with a walk in his return to Triple-A Salt Lake on Monday.

Cron hit .269/.297/.480 during his time in the majors, but just .233/.258/.383 over his last 15 games. It appears that the Angels are trying to keep an extra reliever on their roster, and Cron could be back up in the next few weeks, and no later than September 1.
Jul 22 - 12:27 PM

Angels optioned DH C.J. Cron to Triple-A Salt Lake.

It's a surprising move given the power that Cron has provided this season, but the Angels needed to clear a spot for new closer Huston Street. Cron should be back up pretty soon. He has nine homers and 27 RBI in 53 games.
Jul 19 - 5:53 PM

C.J. Cron went 2-for-5 with a three-run homer against the Astros on Saturday.

That makes nine homers in 149 at-bats for Cron, who has done an excellent Mark Trumbo impersonation since getting the call. He's probably never going to be much of an OBP guy, but he's an asset in mixed leagues at the moment.
Jul 6 - 1:46 AM

C.J. Cron went 2-for-4 with two home runs and three RBI in the Angels' 8-6 loss to the Royals on Friday.

Cron hit both of his homers off of Royals starter Jason Vargas. He was the DH in this one and gave the Angels some nice production from the seven hole. He now has eight home runs on the year. While he's never going to get the same attention that teammates Albert Pujols and Mike Trout get, Cron has been productive when he's been given chances to play. With Raul Ibanez out of the picture, Cron should have plenty of ABs. He's slashing .301/.328/.577 in 123 ABs.
Jun 28 - 12:00 AM

C.J. Cron finished 2-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI against the Twins on Wednesday to help propel the Angels to a 6-2 victory.

The Angels have taken the first two games of a three-game set against the Twins and have won 17 of 21 at home. Their young designated hitter Cron has responded well to everyday at-bats since Raul Ibanez's release, banging out a five-game hitting streak in which he's gone 7-for-17 (.412) with three homers and four RBI. The 24-year-old slugger owns a robust .294/.323/.529 slash line and is worth owning in standard mixed formats. Currently owned in only 4.4 percent of ESPN leagues, expect Cron to be one of fantasy's most added players over the next few weeks.
Jun 26 - 1:18 AM