C.J. Cron Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 4" / 235 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 1/5/1990 (31)
C.J. Cron Season Stats
Last 10 Games
C.J. Cron News
Colorado Rockies first baseman C.J. Cron is heading to the bench for the team's season finale against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday. Colton Welker is getting the start at first base and batting sixth in the game. Cron got off to a slow start to his first year with the Rockies, but he settled in nicely. Over 141 games, he slashed .279/.374/.527 with 28 home runs, 92 RBI and 70 runs. His .900 OPS on the year was a career-high mark.
Colorado Rockies first baseman C.J. Cron went 2-for-4 with a double, an RBI, and a run scored in a 10-5 win over the Nationals on Wednesday. Cron got the Rockies on the board with an RBI single in the bottom of the first inning. He would come around to score in that same frame and add a double later in the contest. The 31-year-old slugger had put together a solid season in Colorado, notching a career-high 90 RBI to go along with 28 home runs and one stolen base over 462 at-bats. He's slashing .277/.371/.528 as well.
Colorado Rockies first baseman C.J. Cron went 4-for-5 with two doubles, two runs scored and an RBI in a 10-5 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday. Cron had himself another big day at the plate, collecting four hits, including two doubles. He drove in one run and scored two others as well. The veteran first baseman now has nine hits over his last four games and has his season batting line up to .277/.372/.533 with 27 home runs, 86 RBI and one stolen base over 433 at-bats on the year. It's been a successful season in Colorado for the veteran slugger, who has met his fantasy expectations.
Veteran 1B C.J. Cron came into 2020 riding high off of a 2019 season that saw him finish with 25 HR, 78 RBI, and a triple slash of .253/.311/.469. While Cron's batting average was down at the start of the 2020 season, he had a 19.2% barrel rate and .894 OPS in 13 games before missing the rest of the season with a knee injury. Although Cron was only able to find a minor league contract this offseason, signing with the Rockies presents salivating possibilities for the 31-year-old. Cron has to beat out Josh Fuentes,Greg Bird, and prospect Colton Welker in order to be the starting 1B on a team that plays in the most hitter-friendly park in baseball and he's been hitting very well so far this spring. One of the key reasons to believe in Cron is the growth he showed from 2017-19. Cron began to be more aggressive in the zone, pulling the ball more, and increasing his launch angle. As a result, the years between 2017-19 saw him average 24 HR on a .224 ISO with a .251 batting average. He had over a 10% barrel rate each year and a Hard% of 41%, so he wasn't a one-year flash in the pan. With Coors Field being proven to boost BABIP, and thus batting average, there's a real chance that Cron could hit .270 with 30+ HRs if he wins the 1B job. Even if he splits time, and only plays in 110+ games, he will provide solid power production and RBIs in that hitting environment, which makes him a solid gamble around pick 260 in most drafts.