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C.J. Cron | Designated Hitter

Team: Los Angeles Angels
Age / DOB:  (25) / 1/5/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 235
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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C.J. Cron had hits in all four at-bats on Tuesday as the Angels shut out the Twins 7-0.
All four hits were singles and he scored only once, on Chris Iannetta's three-run home run in the sixth inning. Cron has really turned things on in July, registering five multi-hit performances in his last nine games. He's hitting .278/.305/.424 with five home runs and 18 RBI in 167 plate appearances on the year. Jul 22 - 1:23 AM

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C.J. Cron hit a pair of homers Friday against the Mariners.

It might be a while before Cron finds himself on the bench again; he's 11-for-16 with three homers, two doubles and 10 RBI in his last four starts. It's raised his average all of the way from .198 to .255, which makes his absurd 31/3 K/BB ratio a bit less annoying. Cron should be a nice DFS play against lefties until he cools.
Jul 11 - 1:17 AM

C.J. Cron went 3-for-6 with a three-run homer and six RBI in the rout the Rangers on Saturday.

The outburst was appreciated, but Cron needs to come up big in games the Angels aren't winning 13-0. He entered the night with a .198/.228/.281 line and a 30/2 K/BB ratio in 121 at-bats. The Angels are starved for offense, though, so this might earn him some extra playing time.
Jul 5 - 1:18 AM

C.J. Cron went 1-for-3 with a solo home run, helping the Angels edge the Yankees on Monday.

Cron, recently recalled from Triple-A, drilled his second big league home run of the season in the seventh inning off of CC Sabathia to pad the Angels' lead to 4-1. He hasn't hit much in the majors this season, but has crushed Triple-A competition in two short stints.
Jun 30 - 1:04 AM

Angels recalled 1B/DH C.J. Cron from Triple-A Salt Lake.

Cron is batting just .204/.237/.269 in his time with the big club this season. He'll see some time versus left-handers.
Jun 29 - 4:26 PM

Angels optioned 1B/DH C.J. Cron to Triple-A Salt Lake.

Cron has been terribly disappointing in a couple stints with the big club this season, batting just .204/.237/.269. He'll try to get things together in the minors.
Jun 14 - 12:45 PM

Angels recalled 1B/DH C.J. Cron from Triple-A Salt Lake.

Cron struggled to start the year, hitting .204 across 98 at-bats before his demotion. He fared much better at Salt Lake, plating seven runs with a .644 slugging percentage in 10 contests. The 25-year-old should draw a handful of starts against left-handed pitching.
Jun 6 - 4:25 PM

Angels optioned 1B/DH C.J. Cron to Triple-A Salt Lake.

Cron's playing time had been dwindling and he's hit just .204/.225/.276 for the season with an ugly 23/2 K/BB ratio. The Halos will make a corresponding move prior to Tuesday's game.
May 26 - 12:55 AM

C.J. Cron went 3-for-4 with a double Friday against the Rangers.

With Josh Hamilton departing, this sure would be a good time for Cron to step up his game. He's currently batting .209 with one homer and just two walks in 43 at-bats. The Angels want Cron to be their DH and Matt Joyce to be their primary left fielder going forward, but they might need to end up replacing one of the two before the trade deadline.
Apr 25 - 1:12 AM

C.J. Cron is not in the Angels' lineup Wednesday.

Albert Pujols is in the designated hitter spot, but the Halos decided to put Efren Navarro at first base instead of Cron. Collin Cowgill is getting another start in right field with Kole Calhoun (calf) still out as expected.
Apr 15 - 11:02 AM

C.J. Cron is not in the Angels' lineup Saturday.

Cron entered the 2015 season with some hype after his big Cactus League showing, but he is off to an 0-for-10 start with three strikeouts. Efren Navarro is starting at DH on Saturday night against the Royals.
Apr 11 - 5:20 PM

C.J. Cron went 0-for-4 on Friday and is off to an 0-for-10 start following his big spring.

Cron had two homers in five at-bats against Jason Vargas coming into this one, but that wasn't enough to get him going. Cron is supposed to be a regular with Josh Hamilton out, but that will change quickly enough if he doesn't hit.
Apr 11 - 1:39 AM

C.J. Cron went 2-for-2 with a pair of doubles and an RBI on Wednesday versus the Athletics.

Cron got the scoring started in the first inning with an RBI double off of Jesse Chavez. His afternoon performance brought his Cactus League average up to .415 (27-for-65). Of his 27 hits, 15 of them have gone for extra bases. As long as Josh Hamilton is out, Cron should see regular at-bats in the DH slot for the Angels. His power will give him mixed league appeal.
Apr 1 - 5:47 PM

C.J. Cron went 3-for-5 with an RBI as the Angels routed the Indians 11-5 in Cactus League action on Friday.

The 25-year-old slugger finished a home run shy of the cycle in this one and also scored a pair of runs. He's having a tremendous spring at the plate, slashing .395/.429/.711 with six RBI. With Josh Hamilton unavailable for the start of the season, Cron should find himself as the Angels primary designated hitter, where he should be able to carve out mixed league value with his power.
Mar 21 - 3:01 PM

C.J. Cron went 1-for-3 with an RBI double as the Angels topped the Rangers 5-3 on Monday.

Cron, who had minor wrist surgery over the winter, is having a solid spring. He's batting .357 (10-for-28) with a pair of doubles and a pair of home runs.
Mar 16 - 7:35 PM

Depth Charts

C1Chris Iannetta
2Carlos Perez
1B1Albert Pujols
2B1Johnny Giavotella
2Taylor Featherston
SS1Erick Aybar
3B1David Freese
2Conor Gillaspie
LF1David Murphy
2Shane Victorino
3Matt Joyce
CF1Mike Trout
RF1Kole Calhoun
DH1David DeJesus
2C.J. Cron
Starting Pitcher
S1Jered Weaver
2Garrett Richards
3C.J. Wilson
4Hector Santiago
5Andrew Heaney
6Matt Shoemaker
7Tyler Skaggs
Relief Pitcher
R1Huston Street
2Joe Smith
3Fernando Salas
4Trevor Gott
5Cesar Ramos
6Cory Rasmus
7Cam Bedrosian