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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 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

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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

C.J. Cron homered in his third consecutive game on Sunday, powering the Angels to a 5-2 victory over the Rangers on Sunday.

Cron victimized Yu Darvish with a solo blast in the fourth inning. With Raul Ibanez out of the picture, the 24-year-old slugger is primed for everyday playing time and makes for a tremendous addition in all mixed leagues. He’s now hitting .286/.310/.536 with six homers and 18 RBI through his first 112 at-bats.
Jun 22 - 11:14 PM

C.J. Cron homered Saturday as the Angels edged the Rangers 3-2 in 10 innings.

Howie Kendrick doubled in Josh Hamilton to win it in the 10th. Cron's homer in the eighth off Nick Martinez was his fifth since his callup. His fantasy value is on the way back up with Raul Ibanez getting released; he should get regular DH at-bats for as long as he proves worthy.
Jun 22 - 1:17 AM

C.J. Cron made his third start in four games Monday, but finished 0-for-3 against the Mariners.

It's interesting that Cron got the nod over Grant Green again, with those two likely contesting for one roster spot upon Josh Hamilton's return. Green hasn't played any of the last three days, even though he has better overall numbers than Cron and his presence in left would have given the Angels a better defense today (Cron started at DH, putting Raul Ibanez in the outfield). It's clear Cron is Scioscia's favorite of the two, though it won't be completely up to Scioscia who stays when Hamilton returns.
May 26 - 10:51 PM

C.J. Cron homered in his second straight game Monday off the Jays' Steve Delabar.

Cron didn't play Sunday, but he hit first big-league homer in Saturday's win. He's 11-for-28 with three doubles and six RBI since his callup. He deserves to keep playing until he cools off, no matter what that means for Raul Ibanez.
May 12 - 10:20 PM

C.J. Cron smacked his first major league home run in Saturday's win over the Blue Jays.

Cron went 2-for-4 with two RBI and two runs scored on the day. His third-inning solo homer was a prodigious blast which traveled an estimated 468 feet to the second deck in left-center field. The 24-year-old is hitting .417 (10-for-24) with one home run, three doubles, and five RBI over his first seven games in the majors and is worth a flier in deeper mixed fantasy leagues.
May 10 - 4:17 PM

C.J. Cron is batting cleanup for the Angels on Monday.

Cron has five hits and a couple RBI in his first nine major league at-bats, and the Halos are showing a lot of faith in him by putting him in the No. 4 hole. It's especially notable because they're facing a right-hander, which isn't good news for Raul Ibanez. Ibanez has batted just .144/.222/.289 in the early going.
May 5 - 6:29 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Chris Iannetta
2Hank Conger
1B1Albert Pujols
2B1Howie Kendrick
SS1Erick Aybar
2John McDonald
3B1David Freese
LF1Josh Hamilton
2Grant Green
CF1Mike Trout
RF1Kole Calhoun
2Collin Cowgill
DH1Efren Navarro
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jered Weaver
2C.J. Wilson
3Garrett Richards
4Tyler Skaggs
5Matt Shoemaker
6Hector Santiago
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Huston Street
2Joe Smith
3Jason Grilli
4Kevin Jepsen
5Joe Thatcher
6Mike Morin
7Cory Rasmus
8Fernando Salas
9Yoslan Herrera
10Sean Burnett
11Brian Moran
12Ryan Brasier