C. J. Cron

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C. J. Cron
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim – No. 20
First baseman
Born: (1990-01-05) January 5, 1990 (age 24)
Fullerton, California
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
May 3, 2014 for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Career statistics
(through August 6, 2014)
Batting average .269
Hits 52
Home runs 9
Runs batted in 29
Teams

Christopher John Cron (born January 5, 1990) is an American professional baseball first baseman for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim of Major League Baseball (MLB). He bats and throws right-handed.

Professional Career[edit]

Minors[edit]

Cron attended Mountain Pointe High School, and graduated in 2008.[1] He was drafted by the Chicago White Sox in the 44th round (1320th overall) of the 2008 Major League Baseball Draft, but he did not sign, opting to attend college. Cron attended the University of Utah, where he played college baseball for the Utah Utes baseball team.[2]

In 2009, Cron was named a second Team College Freshman All-American and Mountain West Conference (MWC) Freshman of the Year. In 2010, he was named a third Team College All-American, MWC All-Star and MWC Player of the Year. In 2011, Cron led the nation in on-base plus slugging (OPS) (1.320) and slugging percentage, for which he was named a Baseball America All-American.[3] The Angels selected Cron in the first round (17th overall) of the 2011 Major League Baseball Draft.[4] He made his professional debut that season with the Rookie-level Orem Owlz of the Pioneer League.[1]

Los Angeles Angles of Anaheim[edit]

2014 season[edit]

Cron made his major league debut with the Angels on May 3, 2014.[5] Cron hit his first career major league home run on May 10, in an eventual win against the Toronto Blue Jays.[6]

The Angels continued to use Raúl Ibañez as their designated hitter, while Ibañez mentored Cron, in spite of Ibañez's struggles.[7][8] Following the release of Ibañez on June 21, Cron became the Angels' primary designated hitter.[9]

Personal[edit]

He is the son of former Major League Baseball player Chris Cron.[3] Cron's younger brother, Kevin, also plays professional baseball.[10]

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