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C.J. Cron DHTwins

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PA AVG HR R RBI SB DRC+ WARP
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Birth Date1-5-1990
Height6' 4"
Weight235 lbs
Age29 years, 4 months, 21 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
0.72015
1.22016
0.72017
1.92018
1.42019
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA H 2B 3B HR BB SO HBP SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ DRAA BRR FRAA BWARP
2014 ANA 24 79 253 62 12 1 11 10 61 1 0 0 .256 .289 .450 110 2.8 -1.6 -0.9 0.3
2015 ANA 25 113 404 99 17 1 16 17 82 5 3 1 .262 .300 .439 100 1.4 1.4 -0.5 0.7
2016 ANA 26 116 445 113 25 2 16 24 75 7 2 3 .278 .325 .467 111 6.6 -2.0 2.6 1.2
2017 ANA 27 100 373 84 14 1 16 22 96 7 3 2 .248 .305 .437 99 0.8 -2.1 4.1 0.7
2018 TBA 28 140 560 127 28 1 30 37 145 17 1 2 .253 .323 .493 118 13.6 -3.5 2.6 1.9
2019 MIN 29 47 189 47 8 0 13 14 39 4 0 0 .278 .344 .556 122 5.8 -0.7 0.2 0.7
Career595222453210461021244984198.261.314.46910931.0-8.58.35.5

Statistics for All Levels

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YEAR Team Lg LG G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
2011 ORM Rk PIO 34 159 .285 .351 .442 .320 110 10 5.0 -3.2 139 0 0.0 -1.9 2.8 0.3
2012 SBR A+ CAL 129 557 .275 .339 .436 .295 92 25.7 16.7 -10.7 0 0 1.1 -5.2 0.0 0.0
2013 ARK AA TEX 134 565 .256 .320 .398 .298 94 12.3 15.4 -9.9 113 0 -0.5 -1.5 -6.1 -0.3
2014 ANA MLB AL 79 253 .250 .311 .383 .300 92 2 6.5 -4.1 110 13 -0.9 -1.6 2.8 0.3
2014 SLC AAA PCL 49 213 .278 .346 .423 .368 102 9.8 6.4 -4.1 130 0 -0.3 1.7 6.1 1.0
2015 ANA MLB AL 113 404 .253 .314 .407 .293 102 -0.4 10.9 -6.9 100 11 -0.5 1.4 1.4 0.7
2015 SLC AAA PCL 23 98 .269 .329 .408 .324 107 5.5 2.7 -1.7 140 0 -1.4 -1.4 2.3 0.1
2016 ANA MLB AL 116 445 .254 .317 .420 .302 103 9 12.5 -7.9 111 9 2.6 -2.0 6.6 1.2
2016 SLC AAA PCL 6 24 .261 .315 .394 .188 105 -1.9 0.7 -0.4 54 0 -0.3 0.1 -1.5 -0.1
2017 ANA MLB AL 100 373 .254 .323 .429 .296 101 0.8 10.9 -6.9 99 10 4.1 -2.1 0.8 0.7
2017 SLC AAA PCL 22 96 .286 .350 .462 .273 106 2.2 2.8 -1.8 100 0 0.9 0.0 -0.8 0.1
2018 TBA MLB AL 140 560 .251 .320 .422 .293 101 15.2 15.7 -9.9 118 10 2.6 -3.5 13.6 1.9
2019 MIN MLB AL 47 189 .255 .326 .458 .286 105 8.4 5.5 -3.5 122 14 0.2 -0.7 5.8 0.7

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team lvl LG PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
2011 ORM Rk PIO 159 143 30 44 5 1 13 90 41 10 34 0 0 .308 .371 .629 .322 1 0
2012 SBR A+ CAL 557 525 73 154 32 2 27 271 123 17 72 3 4 .293 .327 .516 .223 4 0
2013 ARK AA TEX 565 519 56 142 36 1 14 222 83 23 83 8 4 .274 .319 .428 .154 8 0
2014 SLC AAA PCL 213 190 30 60 14 1 7 97 33 18 40 2 1 .316 .385 .511 .195 1
2014 ANA MLB AL 253 242 28 62 12 1 11 109 37 10 61 0 0 .256 .289 .450 .194 0
2015 ANA MLB AL 404 378 37 99 17 1 16 166 51 17 82 3 1 .262 .300 .439 .177 3 0
2015 SLC AAA PCL 98 93 15 30 10 2 6 62 23 4 14 0 0 .323 .347 .667 .344 1 0
2016 ANA MLB AL 445 407 51 113 25 2 16 190 69 24 75 2 3 .278 .325 .467 .189 5 0
2016 SLC AAA PCL 24 20 0 3 1 0 0 4 2 3 5 1 0 .150 .250 .200 .050 1 0
2017 ANA MLB AL 373 339 39 84 14 1 16 148 56 22 96 3 2 .248 .305 .437 .189 3 0
2017 SLC AAA PCL 96 82 11 22 6 0 4 40 23 7 15 1 0 .268 .344 .488 .220 3 0
2018 TBA MLB AL 560 501 68 127 28 1 30 247 74 37 145 1 2 .253 .323 .493 .240 5 0
2019 MIN MLB AL 189 169 28 47 8 0 13 94 34 14 39 0 0 .278 .344 .556 .278 2 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2014 965 0.4487 0.5047 0.7598 0.6120 0.4173 0.8491 0.6532 0.2402 0.0083
2015 1524 0.4810 0.5079 0.7791 0.6194 0.4046 0.8634 0.6594 0.2209 -0.0042
2016 1646 0.4660 0.5237 0.7680 0.6871 0.3811 0.8615 0.6209 0.2320 0.0000
2017 1390 0.4518 0.5223 0.7287 0.7022 0.3740 0.8345 0.5649 0.2713 0.0000
2018 2168 0.4557 0.5088 0.7099 0.6670 0.3763 0.8118 0.5586 0.2901 0.0000
2019 692 0.4855 0.4855 0.7530 0.6637 0.3174 0.8700 0.5221 0.2470 0.0000
Career83850.46330.51140.74630.66150.38190.84380.59810.25370.0002

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-09-09 2014-09-11 DTD 2 2 Left Wrist Soreness -
2014-08-31 2014-09-03 Minors 3 0 - Elbow Contusion -
2011-08-08 2011-09-05 Minors 28 0 - Not Disclosed - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2019 MIN $4,800,000
2018 TBA $2,300,000
2017 ANA $565,000
2016 ANA $525,000
2015 ANA $512,500
2014 ANA $
YearsDescriptionSalary
4 yrPrevious$3,902,500
2019Current$4,800,000
5 yrPvs + Cur$8,702,500
5 yrTotal$8,702,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
4 y 97 dMoye Sports1 year/$4.8M (2019)

Details
  • 1 year/$4.8M (2019). Claimed by Minnesota off waivers 11/26/18 after being DFA by Tampa Bay 11/20/18. Re-signed by Minnesota 11/30/18.
  • 1 year/$2.3M (2018). Re-signed by LA Angels 1/12/18 (avoided arbitration). Acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from LA Angels 2/17/18. DFA by Tampa Bay 11/20/18.
  • 1 year (2017). Re-signed by LA Angels 3/17.
  • 1 year/$0.525M (2016). Re-signed by LA Angels 3/16.
  • 1 year/$0.5125M (2015). Re-signed by LA Angels 3/9/15.
  • 1 year (2014). Contract selected by LA Angels 5/3/14.
  • Drafted by LA Angels 2011 (1-17) (Utah). $1.467M signing bonus.

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ VORP FRAA WARP
90o 425 55 109 23 2 19 63 36 92 3 2 .289 .365 .512 129 24.1 1B 3 2.8
80o 409 51 102 22 2 17 59 33 90 2 2 .279 .352 .490 123 19.3 1B 3 2.3
70o 398 49 95 20 1 17 56 32 89 2 2 .267 .341 .472 119 16.1 1B 3 2.0
60o 389 47 92 20 1 16 53 30 88 2 1 .264 .335 .466 115 13.4 1B 3 1.7
50o 380 45 88 19 1 15 51 29 86 2 1 .258 .329 .452 112 11.1 1B 3 1.4
40o 371 43 84 18 1 15 49 28 85 2 1 .251 .321 .446 108 8.8 1B 3 1.2
30o 362 41 80 17 1 14 47 26 84 2 1 .245 .313 .433 104 6.5 1B 3 0.9
20o 351 38 75 16 1 13 44 25 82 2 1 .237 .305 .416 100 3.9 1B 3 0.7
10o 335 35 70 15 1 12 41 23 80 2 1 .230 .296 .405 94 0.5 1B 2 0.3
Weighted Mean38145881911552298721.257.328.45011211.41B 31.5

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2019-05-13 16:00:00 (link to chat)Can you provide some explanation behind the decision to bat Marwin Gonzalez cleanup the other day? I know he's been hitting better the past 7-10 days, and a doubleheader was involved, but it still seems like there were several better candidates for that slot in the order.
(Mike from Saint Paul)
Marwin Gonzalez hit cleanup yesterday against a left-handed pitcher. The hitters behind him in the Twins' lineup were C.J. Cron, Max Kepler, Ehire Adrianza, Jake Cave, and Byron Buxton. Kepler and Cave are lefties. Adrianza is a poor hitter. Buxton has hit ninth all year and has also often been a poor hitter. I suppose you could have flipped Gonzalez and Cron, but there's no real impact there. (Aaron Gleeman)
2019-02-06 21:00:00 (link to chat)Only one C.J. Cron comp in this year's list I'm thinking about unsubscribing.
(Jimmy from Six Callers Ahead Of Us)
Some people are mad at us for the recurring CJ Cron jokes. Others want more. A guy just can't win. Kind of like CJ Cron. - BC (Dynasty 101 Chat w/ Ben Carsley and Bret Sayre)
2018-12-11 13:00:00 (link to chat)Rays have a ton of prospects and young players with a fair amount of payroll room. They also have a lot of average players on their roster with a real need for all-star upgrades. Who do you see the Rays ending up with this offseason?
(Bearry from Woods)
Sounds like they're going pretty hard after Nelson Cruz, perhaps competing with the Twins and a couple other AL teams. They cut loose C.J. Cron to save money, but also because they genuinely are convinced they can add a bigger bat in his place. (Aaron Gleeman)
2017-03-29 14:00:00 (link to chat)Does Matt Thaiss move quickly through the Angels' system?
(Buddy from Peoria, IL)
He might. It's not like the Angels have a ton of reasons to keep C.J. Cron in an everyday role, not to mention Luis Valbuena. But, I worry about first basemen in the minors. You need to absolutely rake, and he certainly has hit, but too often teams kind of sit back with first basemen until they're fully marinated, or at least that's what I'm inclined to think. I'd say he might get his first cup of coffee this year and be up for good after the trade deadline in 2018, especially if the Angels aren't competitive. (Trevor Strunk)
2015-10-27 13:00:00 (link to chat)Which of the following will make an impact this year above and beyond what they have done to this point Marcus Semien, Steven Souza Jr., Eddie Rosario C.J. Cron,
(OB1 from Tampa)
All those guys are giving you about what you'd expect, no? None were huge upside guys as prospects, and all have been usefulish major league pieces. Semien might benefit from moving off shortstop, but I don't see a huge offensive step forward. Cron is well on his way to being suitably Trumboish, and Souza is an example of the dangers of the 35% K guys I mentioned above. Rosario is another guy I saw a fair bit of on those Rock Cats teams, and he is playing more or less to what I saw. I guess if I had to pick one I'd take Rosario because maybe he can make some marginal approach gains to let the power play a bit more. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2013-11-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)C.J. Cron continued to hit in AFL and was used in middle of the order in most cases. Do you see him as a full time MLB 1b?
(TRAVS HOUND from Arkansas )
That's a stretch for me. I don't see the approach and hit tool playing to such a level that his power can fully come through at the Major League level. He's more of a second division type for me. (Mark Anderson)
2013-07-16 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you think -- like he seems to think -- that C.J. Cron could catch? Or is he just saying whatever to get to the MLB quicker?
(Free Boosie from ATL)
Well, he's got the running speed of a catcher. But Cron is a huge man, and huge men are already at a disadvantage. More importantly, the curve for catcher defense really requires a ton of experience. It seems unfathomable to me that he could start now and have any hope at all of catching and pitch-calling at even a Double-A skill level, let alone major-league skill level, let alone Mike Scioscia-required skill level. Without doing nearly enough research/thinking to crush the young man's dreams, I feel pretty confident saying "wat" (Sam Miller)
2013-02-25 11:00:00 (link to chat)Not that I believe they are deserving, but were C.J. Cron or Nick Maronde of the Angels anywhere near the Top 101?
(Teacher from Chico)
They weren't anywhere near it, which just means they weren't in the discussion. (Jason Parks on the Top 101 Prospects)


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