- Height / Weight
- 6' 4" / 235 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 1/5/1990 (29)
The Minnesota Twins didn't tender a contract to first baseman C.J. Cron on Monday, making him a free agent, according to a source. Cron was productive in his lone season with the Twins, hitting .253/.311/.469 with 25 home runs, 51 runs and 78 RBI in his 458 at-bats. The power is nice -- he had 30 long balls in 2018 with the Rays -- but he could find a cold market because he's limited defensively. Other than the power, Cron doesn't offer fantasy owners much.
Minnesota Twins first baseman C.J. Cron (thumb), who had been bothered by a bone bruise in his thumb for most of the second half of the season, could need surgery to fix the issue. Cron was put on the injured list twice, and the injured limited his ability at the plate down the stretch. The 29-year-old finished the season hitting .253/.311/.469 with 25 home runs and 78 RBI, but he was much better in the first half before his thumb injury. Cron has some pop and can drive in runs but doesn't do much else for fantasy owners. You can do much worse for a corner infielder in AL-only leagues, though.
Minnesota Twins first baseman C.J. Cron (rest) is out of the starting lineup for Saturday's first game of the doubleheader against the Cleveland Indians. It appears to be a routine off day, so he'll likely be in the lineup for the second game. Willians Astudillo will cover first base and bat ninth versus righty Mike Clevinger. Astudillo is a reliable hitter, but doesn't offer much upside at the bottom of the batting order against a strong pitcher like Clevinger.