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C.J. Cron
Birthdate: 1/5/1990 (27 y, 2 m, 24 d)     Bats/Throws: R/R     Height/Weight: 6-4/235     Position: 1B/DH
Drafted: 2011 June Amateur Draft - Round: 1, Pick: 17, Overall: 17, Team: Los Angeles Angels
Contract: $0.5M / 1 Years (2016)
RotoWire News: With Luis Valbuena (hamstring) heading for an MRI on Thursday, Cron's chances of becoming the Angels' starter at first base increase, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports. (3/23/2017)
Profiles:  2015  2016  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: A fractured left hand costed Cron over a month of games, but he made some gains while he was healthy enough to take the field. He boosted his walk rate, while reducing his strikeout rate, which is a good sign; however, it was accomplished by simply swinging more often. That's not really a sustainable strategy, so although the results were good, the process wasn't. Interestingly, his overall power, as measured by ISO, increased, while his home run power actually decreased, as measured by HR/FB. That either signifies a real reduction in power or simply a bunch of just-misses that turned into doubles and will once again become homers in 2017. He still hits too many pop-ups to raise his BABIP much, and since his strikeout rate is probably going to rise, his batting average is headed down. The hope here is his first 500 plate appearance season, which should increase all his counting stats. (Mike Podhorzer)

The Quick Opinion: Cron performed mostly the same as in his 2015 season, and if he could finally stay healthy all year, could enjoy his first 20-homer campaign in 2017. It likely won't come with a beneficial batting average though, as he hits too many pop-ups to help out there once his strikeout rate heads back up.

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C.J. Cron Pitch% vs All Pitchers
Season: 2016-04-04 to 2016-10-02 | Count: All Counts | Total Pitches: 1646 | View: Catcher
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