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2019 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 26)
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Birth Date2-17-1993
Height6' 5"
Weight250 lbs
Age26 years, 9 months, 1 days
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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
2019 ARI 26 39 78 15 4 0 6 4 28 2 0 1 .211 .269 .521 83 -1.4 -0.1 -0.4 0.0
Career397815406428201.211.269.52183-1.4-0.1-0.40.0

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
2014 YAK A- NOR 31 142 .248 .320 .357 .323 92 7.1 4.0 -2.4 138 0 1.4 0.6 1.1 0.5
2014 MSO Rk PIO 33 150 .000 .000 .000 .297 0.0 128 0 0.0 0.0 -0.4 0.0
2015 VIS A+ CAL 127 559 .258 .319 .399 .311 102 18.3 15.0 -9.6 109 0 2.5 0.5 -8.8 -0.1
2016 MOB AA SOU 127 510 .245 .315 .358 .248 99 -1.4 13.7 -8.8 89 0 0.9 -3.7 -14.6 -1.4
2016 SRR Wnt AFL 20 86 .000 .000 .000 .203 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2017 WTN AA SOU 138 588 .245 .319 .368 .332 105 21 16.0 -10.1 143 0 -0.9 0.8 24.0 3.2
2018 RNO AAA PCL 104 438 .279 .346 .454 .359 116 18 12.9 -2.5 124 0 2.9 0.0 14.0 2.8
2019 ARI MLB NL 39 78 .256 .339 .443 .237 104 -1 2.4 -1 83 18 -0.4 -0.1 -1.4 0.0
2019 RNO AAA PCL 82 377 .289 .362 .502 .328 110 38.8 12.7 -6.4 178 0 7.8 -2.3 40.2 4.5
2019 DIA Rk AZL 2 5 .241 .351 .419 .000 97 0.3 0.2 -0.1 64 0 -0.5 0.0 -0.2 -0.1

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
2014 YAK A- NOR 142 129 23 37 8 0 6 63 17 10 29 0 0 .287 .338 .488 .202 2
2014 MSO Rk PIO 150 132 31 39 10 0 6 67 28 10 16 0 0 .295 .373 .508 .212 1
2015 VIS A+ CAL 559 518 71 141 34 0 27 256 97 28 131 0 0 .272 .314 .494 .222 6 0
2016 MOB AA SOU 510 465 60 103 20 1 26 203 88 33 134 3 1 .222 .278 .437 .215 6 0
2016 SRR Wnt AFL 86 80 5 15 3 0 3 27 11 4 19 2 0 .188 .233 .338 .150 1 0
2017 WTN AA SOU 588 515 76 146 35 0 25 256 91 56 134 1 0 .284 .357 .497 .214 9 0
2018 RNO AAA PCL 438 392 57 121 28 1 22 217 97 36 100 1 0 .309 .368 .554 .245 6 0
2019 RNO AAA PCL 377 305 81 101 20 1 38 237 105 61 77 1 2 .331 .449 .777 .446 2 0
2019 ARI MLB NL 78 71 12 15 4 0 6 37 16 4 28 0 1 .211 .269 .521 .310 1 0
2019 DIA Rk AZL 5 5 1 1 0 0 1 4 2 0 2 0 0 .200 .200 .800 .600 0 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2019 306 0.4575 0.5654 0.5723 0.7143 0.4398 0.7000 0.3973 0.4277 0.0000
Career3060.45750.56540.57230.71430.43980.70000.39730.42770.0000

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

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2019 ARI $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 0 d1 year (2019)

Details
  • 1 year (2019). Contract selected by Arizona 11/20/18. Re-signed by Arizona 3/19.
  • Drafted by Arizona 2014 (14-420) (TCU).

2019 Preseason Forecast

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

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2019-09-23 20:00:00 (link to chat)lDo you see any similarities between Kevin Cron and Pete Alonzo? I know he's blocked by Walker and maybe he gets moved for that reason, but I think he has a chance to be an impactful bat wherever he plays-----but what are your thoughts on Cron?
(bob from philly)
Kevin Cron reminds me of none other than C.J. Lame answer, but it's a very similar profile. Cron lacks the discipline and lift Alonso gets on that swing. Kevin could be C.J., but I personally wouldn't project THAT much higher. Would stick with Walker for sure at the moment if I am ARZ. (Tyler Oringer)
2019-08-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)J.P. thanks for the chat and taking my question. Kevin Cron has Kingman, Kittle, Deer, Ruthian power but do you foresee an MLB career or more of a 4A player that will still be playing in AAA in 2025?
(Marcus from Tampa, FL)
I think he could legit hold down the weak side of the platoon, as he has historically crushed lefties. Those types of players find it hard to carve out a spot on major-league rosters, though. And to even get that role, he'll have to fix his massive strikeout issues. So I think he's more of a Quad-A guy. (JP Breen)
2019-06-10 20:00:00 (link to chat)I just recently picked up Kevin Cron and Josh Naylor when they came up----and I was prety happy about getting them----gonna be tough for both to get playing time right now but they're off to a nice start when they had a chance to play. Both seem to have a track record of good hit/contact and power tools, so what are your thoughts about their ceilings and their futures with the Padres and D'Backs respectively! Thx. How do you feel about their ceilings and their futures in the Bigs?
(bob from philly)
Bret? Is this you? As much as I've argued with my Internet Dad about being too high on Naylor ... I like Naylor substantially more. I am a bigger believer in the hit tool, even if I think he needs to move to DH yesterday. As for Kevin and the entire Cron family, I just want to say thank you. You have brought me more joy than you could ever know, and I hope you produce a long line of thicc, slugging sons who mash dongers while looking like what I imagine everyone in Iowa looks like. God bless. (Ben Carsley)
2019-06-10 20:00:00 (link to chat)Ben, I need to create 3 or 4 roster spots in my MILB roster. (Dynasty, salary cap, H2H, 14 category). Are any of these guys worth holding: Casey Golden, Kevin Cron, Ty France, Mariel Bautista, Moises Gomez, Kelvin Gutierrez, Corey Ray, Kevin Smith, Scott Moss & Jean-Carlos Mejia? Thanks.
(slappy123 from Charlotte)
I would not be too concerned about dropping any of those guys, honestly. I'd probably be most inclined to keep Ray thanks to name value/proximity, but I'm not really big on him, either. Also, I know Golden is a Rockie but he's like 90 years old. (Ben Carsley)
2015-07-28 18:00:00 (link to chat)What's your take on Kevin Cron? Just California league or something worthwhile?
(STEVE from Phoenix)
I'm not a fan of the profile and he's truthfully not really hitting enough to warrant worthwhile consideration at this point. (Mauricio Rubio)


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