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C.J. Cron | First Baseman | #24

Team: Los Angeles Angels
Age / DOB:  (28) / 1/5/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 235
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Utah
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (17) / LAA
Contract: view contract details

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Angels and 1B C.J. Cron avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $2.3 million contract.
It's a nice little salary bump for Cron, who was arbitration-eligible for the first time. Cron has been up-and-down both from the majors and minors and from a performance perspective the last couple years, hitting .248/.305/.437 with 16 homers over 100 games for the Angels in 2017. Jan 12 - 10:47 AM

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C.J. Cron went 2-for-4 with a homer and two RBI versus the Indians on Wednesday.

Mike Scioscia comes to the park every day and thinks, "yeah, I'm just dandy with Cron potentially getting fewer at-bats than Brandon Phillips, Albert Pujols, Kole Calhoun, Andrelton Simmons and Luis Valbuena tonight" and pencils him into the eighth spot. Cron is hitting .293 with 14 homers and 40 RBI in 184 at-bats since being recalled from the minors in July.
Thu, Sep 21, 2017 02:09:00 AM

C.J. Cron hit a two-run homer in a five-run sixth inning as the Angels edged the Rangers 7-6 on Friday.

We don't know why the Angels' have their third-best hitter batting eighth, but we're just glad he's playing after getting jerked around for four months this year. He's batting .290 with 13 homers and 38 RBI in 169 at-bats during the second half of the season.
Sat, Sep 16, 2017 01:40:00 AM

C.J. Cron went 3-for-4 with a triple, a home run, a walk, two runs scored and three RBI in Tuesday's extra-innings win on the road against the A's.

Cron has hit safely in nine consecutive games, but he has picked up the intensity in September. The slugger is 7-for-23 (.304) with two doubles, two homers and 11 RBI in five September outings, posting at least one RBI in each contest.
Wed, Sep 6, 2017 04:37:00 AM

C.J. Cron belted a pair of home runs on Tuesday, leading the Angels in an 8-2 rout over the Athletics.

Cron crushed a three-run homer off of Chris Smith in the first inning that increased the Angels' early lead to 5-0. He later victimized Michael Brady for a solo shot in the eighth inning, capping the scoring in the game. Cron finished the evening 2-for-3 and also drew a walk. He's hitting .258/.318/.453 with 12 homers and 39 RBI in 71 games on the season.
Wed, Aug 30, 2017 01:43:00 AM

C.J. Cron is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Nationals.

He'll take a seat with the DH unavailable under National League rules. Albert Pujols will make the start at first base and bat third against Gio Gonzalez.
Tue, Aug 15, 2017 03:49:00 PM

C.J. Cron went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in Sunday's win over Mariners.

The Angels trailed 1-0 after one inning, but Cron made it a new ballgame in relatively short order, swatting a solo home run to tie matters up in the third inning. He has homered three times in his last five games and owns a .260/.309/.443 triple-slash with nine homers and 32 RBI for the campaign as a whole.
Sun, Aug 13, 2017 07:41:00 PM

C.J. Cron finished 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored in Saturday's victory in Seattle.

Cron has hit safely in five straight outings and he has six multi-hit efforts already in the month of August through just 10 games. He is hitting a robust .395 (15-for-38) with three doubles, three homers and 10 RBI to raise his average from .228 to .262 just since flipping the calendar to August.
Sun, Aug 13, 2017 03:13:00 AM

C.J. Cron went 3-for-4 with a two-run home run and two runs scored in Wednesday's win over the Orioles.

Cron blasted a two-run home run in the sixth inning to give the Angels a 4-1 lead. They would tack on more run before all was said and done in what finished as a 5-1 final in the Halos' favor. For his part, Cron is now slashing .251/.302/.411 with seven homers and 29 RBI over the course of 175 at-bats. He has picked up multiple hits in three of his last four games.
Wed, Aug 9, 2017 08:26:00 PM

C.J. Cron picked up a pair of singles and two RBI in Tuesday's 3-2 win against the Orioles.

While the other big bats took the night off, it was the bottom of the order providing the heroics for the Halos. Cron is 7-for-22 (.318) with a double, a home run and six RBI in six games in the month of August to raise his average from .228 to .240.
Wed, Aug 9, 2017 03:59:00 AM

C.J. Cron went 2-for-3 with a two-run homer and an HBP against the Phillies on Wednesday.

Cron barely played in his first two weeks back in the majors last month, but he's getting a chance now and he's homered four times since the All-Star break. He's one of the Angels' best corner bats, and he's worthy of regular playing time the rest of the way.
Thu, Aug 3, 2017 12:59:00 AM

C.J. Cron blasted his fifth home run of the season as the Angels topped the Blue Jays on Friday night in Toronto.

Cron's two-run shot in the ninth inning capped off the scoring for the Angels. The hard-hitting first baseman is hitting .233/.285/.370 with five homers and 21 RBI on the season.
Fri, Jul 28, 2017 10:58:00 PM

C.J. Cron finished 2-for-4 with a two-run homer versus the Nationals in Wednesday’s win.

Cron was making his first start in 12 days and just his second since being recalled from the minors. Still, he has homered in two of his six at-bats since the All-Star break. The Angels could do a lot worse than to stick him at first base and just leave him alone for a spell. He was one of their best hitters each of the previous two seasons.
Thu, Jul 20, 2017 01:11:00 AM

C.J. Cron connected for a go-ahead two-run home run in the eighth inning of Sunday's win over the Rays.

Cron has struggled for most of the season -- he was even optioned down to Triple-A for two weeks near the end of June -- but came up clutch as a pinch-hitter on Sunday. The first baseman launched a two-run homer off Adam Kolarek with one out in the eighth inning. It barely got out to right, but distance mattered not to the score. These heroics aside, Cron is still hitting just .220/.271/.333 in 123 at-bats this season.
Sun, Jul 16, 2017 06:59:00 PM

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

Cron has hit only .212/.266/.297 with the big club this season. He'll get some starts against lefties.
Fri, Jul 7, 2017 01:17:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Martin Maldonado
2Rene Rivera
3Carlos Perez
4Juan Graterol
1B1C.J. Cron
2Jefry Marte
2B1Ian Kinsler
2Kaleb Cowart
3Colin Walsh
4Emmanuel Burriss
SS1Andrelton Simmons
2Nolan Fontana
3B1Zack Cozart
2Luis Valbuena
LF1Justin Upton
CF1Mike Trout
2Michael Hermosillo
RF1Kole Calhoun
DH1Albert Pujols
Starting Pitcher
S1Garrett Richards
2J.C. Ramirez
3Matt Shoemaker
4Tyler Skaggs
5Parker Bridwell
6Alex Meyer
7Andrew Heaney
8Troy Scribner
9Nick Tropeano
Relief Pitcher
R1Cam Bedrosian
2Blake Parker
3Jim Johnson
4Keynan Middleton
5Jose Alvarez
6Blake Wood
7Noe Ramirez
8Eduardo Paredes
9Luke Bard
10Felix Pena
11Ian Krol