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C.J. Cron | First Baseman

Team: Los Angeles Angels
Age / DOB:  (24) / 1/5/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 235
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Angels prospect 1B C.J. Cron was 3-for-6 with a double and his first home run of the season on Tuesday for Triple-A Salt Lake.
The 24-year-old is batting .321 with five doubles and seven RBI through his first six games. Cron's production dropped off last season at Double-A Arkansas, as the right-handed hitter slugger posted a .746 OPS with 36 doubles, 14 home runs and an 83/23 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 134 games. However, he did partially make up for the down year by starring in the Arizona Fall League, where he batted .413/.467/.700 with five home runs and 20 RBI in 20 games en route to capturing league MVP honors. Apr 9 - 12:26 PM

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C.J. Cron hit a three-run home run in his only at-bat on Thursday.

Cron made his one at-bat count, hitting a game-tying three-run home run off of Daniel Moskos in the bottom of the ninth. Cron is coming off of a fantastic performance in the Arizona Fall League. He'll start the season in Triple-A.
Mar 6 - 6:53 PM

Angels prospect C.J. Cron went 2-for-4 with his sixth double of the year on Thursday in his final regular-season game of the Arizona Fall League.

The 23-year-old has been on a tear at the plate this fall playing for the Mesa Solar Sox, and he now leads the league with a .413 batting average after Thursday's win against Glendale. Cron is likely one the finalists for AFL's MVP award, as he also ranked second in OPS (1.167), total hits (33), home runs (5) and RBI (20). After hitting 27 home runs during his full-season debut at High-A in 2012, Cron took a step back this past season at Double-A Arkansas. Playing in 134 games, the 23-year-old held his own with a .274 batting average but saw his home run total drop to 14 while striking out a career-high 83 times. As a first-base-only prospect, let alone a right-handed one, Cron’s impact in the major leagues will always be tied to his power potential. So, his .700 OPS in 20 games this fall is certainly encouraging.
Fri, Nov 15, 2013 07:52:00 AM

Angels prospect C.J. Cron continued his offensive onslaught of the Arizona Fall League on Friday, going 4-for-4 with a pair of RBI in Mesa's 6-1 victory over Surprise.

Cron doubled twice, scored a run and also drew a walk, reaching base in all five trips to the plate on the afternoon. The 23-year-old slugger is now hitting .393/.449/.639 with three homers and 13 RBI through 15 games on the fall season. He remains a player that fantasy owners in deeper formats should keep an eye on in the spring, as his power potential could certainly play dividends if he manages to crack the Angels roster.
Source: MILB.com
Fri, Nov 8, 2013 07:36:00 PM

Angels first base prospect C.J. Cron will undergo surgery to repair the labrum in right shoulder.

Cron first suffered the injury in his senior year in college. He's had no trouble hitting while playing through the ailment, batting .293 with 27 homers and 123 RBI for High-A Inland Empire this season. But, the first baseman has decided it's best he get cut open now, as it's really affected his throwing. It's not clear at this point how long his rehab will take.
Wed, Aug 29, 2012 08:06:00 PM

Angels prospect first baseman C.J. Cron underwent surgery Wednesday to repair ligament damage in his right knee.

Cron was also playing with a torn labrum in his right shoulder, but Angels general manager Tony Reagins said Wednesday that he may be able to avoid surgery. If he ends up needing the procedure, the recovery time is expected to be six months. Cron, 21, was selected 17th overall in June's First-Year Player Draft. He batted .308/.371/.629 with 13 homers and 41 RBI over his first 34 pro games with the Angels' rookie league team before being shut down.
Thu, Sep 1, 2011 08:44:00 AM

Angels prospect first baseman C.J. Cron will undergo surgery this week to repair ligament damage in his right knee.

Cron dislocated his right knee cap during a game on Sunday. The 21-year-old first baseman was already playing with a right shoulder tear that needed surgery, so he will almost certainly miss the rest of the season. Selected 17th overall in June's First-Year Player Draft, Cron led the Pioneer League with 13 homers and 41 RBI thi season while playing with the Angels' rookie league team.
Wed, Aug 17, 2011 11:14:00 AM

Angels prospect C.J. Cron dislocated his knee cap in Sunday's game at Single-A Orem.

He will be examined Monday to ensure that his tendons and ligaments check out. Cron collapsed following a swing on Sunday and it took seven people to get the 6-4, 235 pounder onto a stretcher and into an ambulance. The 17th overall pick in June's MLB Amateur Draft has a crazy .310/.373/.634 slash line with 13 homers over 158 at-bats for Orem. The 21-year-old also needs surgery on his right shoulder after the season.
Sun, Aug 7, 2011 10:32:00 PM

Angels prospect C.J. Cron injured his leg in Sunday's game at Single-A Orem.

It took seven people to get the 6-4, 235 pound Cron onto a stretcher and into an ambulance after he collapsed following a swing. Orem has had no further updates on his injury, but one guess is a broken kneecap. The Angels selected Cron with the 17th overall pick in June's MLB Amateur Draft. He's hit a ridiculous .310/.373/.634 slash line with 13 homers over 158 at-bats for Orem. The 21-year-old will already require surgery on his right shoulder after the season, but he might now have more pressing health concerns.
Sun, Aug 7, 2011 07:59:00 PM

C.J. Cron hit .438/.571/.813 with two home runs in his first weekend at Single-A Orem.

The Angels selected Cron with the 17th overall pick in June's MLB Amateur Draft and are ecstatic about his offensive potential. The 21-year-old will require surgery on his right shoulder after the season, but he plans on getting acquainted with professional baseball for the next couple of months before undergoing that procedure in the fall.
Tue, Jul 5, 2011 10:47:00 AM

An MRI reconfirmed that Angels' 2011 first-round pick C.J. Cron has a labrum tear in his right shoulder.

Cron, 21, was selected 17th overall by the Angels earlier this month. The Halos' first base prospect will almost certainly need surgery eventually, but he's slated to begin his pro career with the Orem Owlz in rookie ball this season.
Tue, Jun 28, 2011 11:30:00 PM

Angels' 2011 first-round pick C.J. Cron will put off right shoulder surgery in order to make his professional debut this summer.

Cron was selected 17th overall by the Angels earlier this month. The 21-year-old first baseman has already agreed to terms on a $1.467 million signing bonus. He's slated to play with the Orem Owlz in rookie ball and will undergo shoulder surgery in September, a procedure that is expected to sideline him for three to nine months.
Mon, Jun 27, 2011 04:59:00 PM

The Angels have agreed in principle on a deal with first-round draft pick C.J. Cron.

The slugging first baseman was selected 17th overall earlier this month. Already 21 years old, he shouldn't need a terribly long time in the minor leagues, though his power is still developing.
Fri, Jun 24, 2011 08:19:00 AM

Angels picked Utah first baseman C.J. Cron with the 17th pick in the 2011 MLB Amateur Draft.

Cron also played some catcher for the Utes, but the Angels are expected to keep him at first base. He won Player of the Year honors in the Mountain West twice and posted an .803 slugging percentage this season in 198 at-bats. The 21-year-old has serious offensive updside.
Mon, Jun 6, 2011 09:22:00 PM

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