Jake Cronenworth Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 0" / 187 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 1/21/1994 (28)
Jake Cronenworth Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Jake Cronenworth News
San Diego Padres second baseman Jake Cronenworth is not in the starting lineup on Thursday against Philadelphia Phillies left-hander Ranger Suarez. It's just the second day off of the season for Cronenworth, who has been red-hot in the month of June with a .337/.436/.593 slash line, a 1.029 OPS, four home runs, 22 RBI, 20 runs scored and a stolen base in 22 games. It has raised his season line to .250/.341/.408 with seven home runs, 41 RBI, 45 runs scored and one stolen base in 317 plate appearances. C.J. Abrams will play second base and hit eighth on Thursday for the Friars against Suarez. Those looking for a deep sleeper in DFS should look elsewhere, as Abrams has looked overmatched at the plate so far in the big leagues with just 12 hits and one home run in his first 65 at-bats.
San Diego Padres second baseman Jake Cronenworth picked up a pair of hits in Monday's 6-3 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals. He doubled, scored a run, and struck out once. Cronenworth's having a poor offensive season after two productive campaigns to begin his career. Over 47 games, he's slashing .213/.297/.328 with three home runs, 19 RBI, 25 runs, and no stolen bases. Besides Monday's contest, Cronenworth's showing no signs of heating up, as he's hit .212 across his last 15 contests. In shallower leagues, fantasy managers can feel safe letting go of the 28-year-old.
San Diego Padres second baseman Jake Cronenworth is taking the day off on Thursday in the series finale against the Philadelphia Phillies. It will be his first game off of the season. The 28-year-old has gone 4-for-28 in his last six games, so it's a good time for his first day off. Cronenworth has had a tough start to the 2022 campaign, slashing just .206/.301/.319 with two home runs, 15 RBI and 18 runs scored in 37 games played. Veteran Robinson Cano will get the start at the keystone and will bat sixth on Thursday against Phillies right-hander Kyle Gibson. Cano is 2-for-9 with a strikeout in his first two games with the Friars and was hitting .195 with a homer and three RBI in 12 games with the New York Mets earlier this year before he was released.
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.