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C.J. Cron | First Baseman | #24

Team: Los Angeles Angels
Age / DOB:  (26) / 1/5/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 235
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Utah
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (17) / LAA
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C.J. Cron hit his sixth home run of the season in Tuesday's loss to the Astros.
Cron went deep off Astros starter Collin McHugh in the fourth inning for a solo shot. He's now 8-for-18 with a homer, five RBI and four runs scored in his last four starts. The 26-year-old is batting .265/.315/.422 with 31 RBI and 24 runs scored overall. Jun 22 - 12:43 AM

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

Cron had three hits on Saturday but is getting a breather a day later. Jefry Marte is at first base.
Jun 19 - 1:23 PM

C.J. Cron went 3-for-5 with a double and three RBI against the Twins on Wednesday.

Despite the extreme lack of power from the bottom half of the Angels order, Cron has had some difficulty finding playing time lately. This should help him out a bit, though the Angels clearly aren't as optimistic about him now as they were at the conclusion of last season.
Jun 16 - 1:38 AM

C.J. Cron is absent from the Angels' lineup Friday.

He's expected to only pinch-hit this weekend, as the Angels will use Albert Pujols at first base with the designated hitter spot not available in Pittsburgh. Cron is hitting just .250/.306/.390 with five homers this season.
Jun 3 - 1:56 PM

C.J. Cron swatted a pair of home runs -- including a two-run walk-off shot -- in Tuesday's 11-9 win over the Tigers.

Cron finished the game 2-for-4 with five RBI. He got his evening off to a nice enough start, hitting a two-run home run against Tigers starter Anibal Sanchez in the first inning. A sacrifice fly in the fourth accounted for his third RBI of the evening. And then, silence until the ninth, when the 26-year-old first baseman demolished a Mark Lowe offering for a no-doubter of a game-winner. Cron hasn't put together too many performances like this in 2016 and is slashing just .250/.307/.394 with five homers and 24 RBI over 160 at-bats.
Jun 1 - 1:59 AM

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

He's just getting a breather. Kaleb Cowart is at first base and Albert Pujols is in the designated hitter spot Sunday.
May 29 - 12:39 PM

C.J. Cron homered in the eighth and delivered a two-run single in the ninth to lead the Angels to a 7-6 win over the Mariners on Friday.

The Angels were down 5-1 after six before scoring two runs in each of the subsequent three innings. Cron's homer in the eighth came off Joel Peralta. In the ninth, he faced Steve Cishek with the bases loaded and swung at the first pitch, even though it was in on his hands. The resulting fly ball fell in between the shortstop, center field and left fielder, giving him a two-run single that gave the Angels the lead.
May 14 - 2:01 AM

C.J. Cron's second homer of the year was a two-run shot off the Cardinals' Jaime Garcia on Wednesday.

It gave the Angels their only runs of the game. Cron also walked. After a really slow start, he's gone 15-for-33 since April 26. As a result, he's once again a fixture in the Angels lineup.
May 12 - 1:35 AM

Hitting eighth against a left-hander, C.J. Cron went 3-for-4 with two RBI in Tuesday's game.

Dropping Cron to the eighth spot against righties might not have been a bad idea for the Halos. Putting him there versus a lefty doesn't make as much sense, but it's a fluid situation anyway. He raised his average from .100 to .159 tonight.
Apr 19 - 12:14 AM

C.J. Cron has been dropped to eighth for Monday's game against the White Sox.

Cron has mostly batted fifth or sixth so far this season, but Angels manager Mike Scioscia is going to make a change for the time being. The 26-year-old is off to a rough 4-for-40 (.100) start.
Apr 18 - 5:01 PM

C.J. Cron is out of the Angels' lineup Tuesday night against the Athletics.

Albert Pujols will make a second straight start at first base and Ji-Man Choi will serve as the Angels' designated hitter against Oakland right-hander Kendall Graveman. Cron is 2-for-26 to open the season.
Apr 12 - 6:52 PM

C.J. Cron collected his 15th homer and his 17th double against the Mariners on Friday.

Cron had been in a 4-for-34 slump since his two-homer game on Sept. 13. The homer tonight came off righty reliever Logan Kensing, meaning 12 of his 15 homers on the season have come versus righties. We're just not positive whether that's a good thing. If he were mostly smacking lefties around, he'd at least be in position to have a long future as a role player. That he's slugging 60 points higher against righties has made him an acceptable regular of late, but it's still far from assured that he'll be able to keep that up.
Sat, Sep 26, 2015 01:38:00 AM

C.J. Cron went 2-for-3 with a pair of solo home runs in Sunday's loss to the Astros.

Cron made Astros starter Mike Fiers remember his name, launching solo home runs in the second and seventh innings. Alas, the Astros would rally in the ninth inning to make Cron's efforts meaningless beyond the box score. This season, the 25-year-old has provided a little bit of pop (14 homers), a little bit of average (.275) and an aggressive approach at the plate (just 12 walks over 306 at-bats) while settling in as a solid piece to the Angel Rubik's Cube.
Sun, Sep 13, 2015 07:03:00 PM

C.J. Cron went 2-for-3 with a homer and a walk to lead the Angels to a 3-2 win over the Astros on Saturday.

This was one of those games against a right-hander that Cron wasn't supposed to start following the Angels' trade deadline acquisitions, but he's asserted himself as an everyday player with 2 1/2 months of strong play. He's hitting .271 with 12 homers in 303 at-bats.
Sun, Sep 13, 2015 01:42:00 AM

C.J. Cron drove in five runs with a single, a triple and a double in Friday's win over the Rangers.

Cron was supposed to see a reduced role after the Angels picked up two left-handed hitters before the deadline, but he kept hitting and David Dejesus didn't, allowing him to return to regular duty. He's at least a fringe mixed leaguer at the moment.
Sat, Sep 5, 2015 01:21:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Carlos Perez
2Geovany Soto
3Jett Bandy
1B1C.J. Cron
2B1Johnny Giavotella
2Gregorio Petit
SS1Andrelton Simmons
2Cliff Pennington
3Brendan Ryan
3B1Yunel Escobar
2Jefry Marte
LF1Daniel Nava
2Craig Gentry
3Shane Robinson
4Todd Cunningham
CF1Mike Trout
RF1Kole Calhoun
DH1Albert Pujols
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jered Weaver
2Hector Santiago
3Nick Tropeano
4C.J. Wilson
5Andrew Heaney
6Jhoulys Chacin
7Garrett Richards
8Matt Shoemaker
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Huston Street
2Joe Smith
3Fernando Salas
4Cory Rasmus
5Jose Alvarez
6Mike Morin
7Cam Bedrosian
8Deolis Guerra
9Al Alburquerque
10A.J. Achter