Jake Cronenworth Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 0" / 187 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 1/21/1994 (27)
Jake Cronenworth Season Stats
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Jake Cronenworth News
San Diego Padres infielder Jake Cronenworth entrenched himself as an everyday big leaguer after a successful sophomore campaign. The 27-year-old tallied a .266/.340/.460 slash with 21 homers, four steals and 165 runs-plus-RBI over 643 plate appearances, earning an All-Star bid while playing both first and second base. Under team control through 2026, Cronenworth should remain a vital piece in a Friars squad that enters 2022 with high expectations. With his excellent plate discipline, Cronenworth's .276 xBA and 14 percent strikeout rate support a sustainable ability to provide usable fantasy production as a potential top-20 middle infielder going forward.
San Diego Padres infielder Jake Cronenworth isn't in the starting lineup on Saturday. The Padres will take on the Atlanta Braves and right-hander Huascar Ynoa but will do so with one of their best hitters on the bench. Cronenworth is batting .266 with a .342 on-base percentage, 20 home runs, and four stolen bases in 614 plate appearances this season. Eric Hosmer is starting at first base on Saturday after Cronenworth got the start there on Friday. Hosmer is batting .269 with a .337 on-base percentage, 11 home runs, and five stolen bases in 541 plate appearances this season. Fantasy managers are probably better off looking elsewhere for streaming help at first base.
San Diego Padres infielder Jake Cronenworth (finger) is taking part in batting practice prior to the team's game against the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday. According to AJ Cassavell of MLB.com, the Giants are hopeful that Cronenworth will return for this weekend's series against the St. Louis Cardinals. The 27-year-old has been out since last Friday when he was hit on the left hand by a Julio Urias pitch. Fernando Tatis Jr. has been manning shortstop in Cronenworth's absence, but Tatis will likely move back to the outfield once Cronenworth is back. Additionally, Tommy Pham and Wil Myers are both likely to see decreased playing time once Cronenworth returns.
Jake Cronenworth enjoyed a fantastic rookie campaign with San Diego in 2020, hitting .285/.354/.477 with four homers and three steals over 192 PAs. His plate discipline was excellent, with a 9.4 BB% against a 15.6 K% backed by both his MiLB resume and outstanding peripherals (22.4% chase rate, 5.8 SwStr%). His .324 BABIP also looks sustainable thanks to an above-average 25.2 LD% and below-average 29.4 FB%. In fact, Cronenworth's .324 xBA suggests that he offers significant batting average upside! Sadly, that strong average comes at the expense of power potential. Cronenworth doesn't hit that many flies, and his 91.5 mph average airborne exit velocity was below-average. He should still get a handful of homers thanks to his solid 10.5% rate of Brls/BBE, and Baseball Savant thought he deserved a higher slugging percentage as well at .541. The Padres hit Cronenworth everywhere in 2020, and his fantasy stock would improve if he looks like he'll lock down a significant lineup spot in Spring Training. Overall, the 26-year-old has a similar profile to Placido Polanco: a consistent producer who savvy fantasy managers would take in the later rounds to offset batting average risk elsewhere in their lineups. Cronenworth is eligible at three different positions (1B, 2B, SS) and affordably-priced at an ADP of 150.68, making him a great addition regardless.