|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||0.00||0.00||.000||0.00||0.00||0.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Oakland||18||2||0|| .158|| .167|| .111|
|vs Gray (Career)||3||1||0|| .333||.333||.333|
|vs RHP||141||38||7|| .299|| .468|| .270|
|Last 10 Games|
|C.J. Cron swats 11th home run Wednesday |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(9/18/14) Angels first baseman C.J. Cron went 2 for 3 with a three-run home run in his team's 5-0 win over the Mariners Wednesday.
Cron's home run came at an opportune time, as the Mariners turned to the bullpen in the seventh inning only for the Angels first baseman to immediately smack a three-run blast to put the lead out of reach. He has hit .273/.301/.482 with 11 home runs and 35 RBI in 220 at-bats.
|C.J. Cron returns to starting lineup Friday |
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(9/12/14) Angels designated hitter C.J. Cron made his return to the starting lineup Friday night against Houston. Cron was not in the lineup since Monday because of a forearm injury, though he did make a appearance Thursday as a defensive substitute. He has five hits over his first 11 at-bats since being called up in September.
|C.J. Cron dealing with sore forearm |
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(9/11/14) Angels designated hitter C.J. Cron has been unavailable since Monday because of a sore wrist, the Los Angeles Times reports. Cron has five hits over his first 11 at-bats since being called up in September. He is expected to return this weekend against the Astros.
|C.J. Cron likely to be called up soon |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(8/20/14) Angels designated hitter C.J. Cron is likely to be called up soon, according to the Orange County Register.
Cron has performed well in a nine-game stint in the minors, and could be on his way back up with the team facing two lefties during the weekend series. Cron has hit .266/.295/.462 over 199 at-bats this season.
|From the moment the Angels selected him with the 17th pick of the 2011 draft, C.J. Cron's only route to the big leagues was to become a Mark Trumbo-like slugger. In his first two years, he played the part, hitting 40 homers in 668 at-bats between two stops. But leaving the heavy-hitting California League behind, he got a rude awakening at Double-A Arkansas, hitting just 14 homers in 519 at-bats. With no other skills to fall back on, he'll need to figure out how to hit home runs in the upper levels to have any shot of reaching the big leagues, and at age 23, he doesn't have much time to do so. The good news is he appeared to make some strides late in the season, with four of his home runs coming in his last 16 games. He also hit four homers in eight playoff games. The late surge gives him some hope of reaching the majors in 2014, but of course, he'll have to show he can sustain that level of production first. If you're desperate for power, you could take Cron late in an AL-only league, but for the most part, he should go undrafted.
(Updated 1/2/14) |
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|9/23/14||@ OAK||10:05 pm||Sonny Gray|
|9/24/14||@ OAK||3:35 pm||Jon Lester|
|9/26/14||@ SEA||10:10 pm||Hisashi Iwakuma|
|9/27/14||@ SEA||9:10 pm||James Paxton|
|9/28/14||@ SEA||4:10 pm||Felix Hernandez|