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C.J. Cron | First Baseman

Team: Los Angeles Angels
Age / DOB:  (25) / 1/5/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 235
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Utah
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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. Sep 26 - 1:38 AM

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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.
Sep 13 - 7:03 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.
Sep 13 - 1:42 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.
Sep 5 - 1:21 AM

C.J. Cron broke a seventh-inning tie with a solo home run, helping the Angels beat the White Sox on Monday.

Cron finished 2-for-3 on the evening. His solo shot to right-center against Carlos Rodon broke a 1-1 tie and proved to be the deciding factor in the game. Cron, who last appeared as a pinch-hitter on Saturday, has homered in each of his last two games. He has nine home runs and 27 RBI with a .276/.315/.452 triple-slash line on the year.
Aug 18 - 12:43 AM

C.J. Cron had two of the Angels' five hits in Tuesday's loss to the White Sox.

Cron had two singles in the contest, but the Angels couldn't push across any runs against Carlos Rodon and company. Cron has hit well in recent games, batting .389 (7-for-18) with a home run over his last six games. The 25-year-old is hitting .265/.306/.417 on the year.
Aug 11 - 11:13 PM

C.J. Cron hit a two-run homer off the bench Friday against the Orioles.

Cron is sitting against right-handers since the David Murphy and David DeJesus acquisitions, but tonight's homer did come off a righty. The Angels will probably consider playing him over DeJesus if he continues to put together quality at-bats.
Aug 8 - 1:33 AM

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

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

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