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Portrait of C.J. Cron

C.J. Cron 1BAngels

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2014 Rest-of-Season Projections (seasonal age 24)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
3 .251 0 0 0 0 .255 0.0
Birth Date1-5-1990
Height6' 4"
Weight235 lbs
Age24 years, 9 months, 19 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2010
2011
2012
2013
0.12014
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WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2014 ANA 24 79 253 242 28 62 12 1 11 109 10 61 1 0 0 37 0 0 .256 .289 .450 .265 1.8 -0.7 0.1
Career7925324228621211110910611003700.256.289.450.2651.8-0.70.1

Advanced

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2011 ORM Rk 34 159 .312 .285 .351 .442 .275 .320 110 9.8 5.0 -3.2 0.0 -1.9 9.6 0.9 9.6 0.9
2012 SBR A+ 129 557 .302 .275 .339 .436 .276 .295 92 25.7 16.7 -10.7 0.1 -5.2 27.7 2.8 27.7 2.8
2013 ARK AA 134 565 .278 .256 .320 .398 .261 .298 97 10.4 15.4 -9.9 2.2 -1.5 12.3 1.6 12.3 1.6
2014 ANA MLB 79 253 .265 .250 .311 .383 .259 .300 95 1.1 6.5 -4.1 -0.7 -1.6 1.8 0.1 1.8 0.1
2014 SLC AAA 49 213 .297 .278 .346 .423 .269 .368 104 9 6.4 -4.1 -0.5 1.7 13.0 1.3 13.0 1.3

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2011 ORM Rk 159 30 44 5 1 13 41 10 34 0 0 .308 .371 .629 .322 .312 9.6 0.0 0.9
2012 SBR A+ 557 73 154 32 2 27 123 17 72 3 4 .293 .327 .516 .223 .302 27.7 0.1 2.8
2013 ARK AA 565 56 142 36 1 14 83 23 83 8 4 .274 .319 .428 .154 .278 12.3 2.2 1.6
2014 SLC AAA 213 30 60 14 1 7 33 18 40 2 1 .316 .385 .511 .195 .297 13.0 -0.5 1.3
2014 ANA MLB 253 28 62 12 1 11 37 10 61 0 0 .256 .289 .450 .194 .265 1.8 -0.7 0.1

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2014 970 0.4588 0.5015 0.7716 0.6247 0.3962 0.8525 0.6635 0.2284
Career9700.45880.50150.77160.62470.39620.85250.66350.2284

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-09-09 2014-09-11 DTD 2 2 Left Wrist Soreness -
2014-08-31 2014-09-03 Minors 3 0 - Elbow Contusion -
2011-08-08 2011-09-05 Minors 28 0 - Not Disclosed - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 ANA $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 0 dMoye Sports1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Contract selected by LA Angels 5/3/14.
  • Drafted by LA Angels 2011 (1-17) (Utah). $1.467M signing bonus.

2014 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/11/2014 05:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
90o 316 36 88 18 1 11 41 8 54 2 1 .292 .320 .473 .287 10.4 1B 0 1.2
80o 294 32 77 16 1 9 36 7 52 1 1 .276 .304 .447 .272 5.5 1B 0 0.6
70o 277 29 69 14 1 8 33 7 50 1 1 .265 .292 .429 .262 2.4 1B 0 0.3
60o 263 27 65 13 1 8 30 6 48 1 1 .256 .282 .413 .253 0.1 1B 0 0.0
50o 250 25 58 12 0 7 28 6 46 1 1 .247 .273 .398 .245 -2.0 1B 0 -0.2
40o 237 23 53 11 0 6 26 5 44 1 1 .238 .263 .384 .236 -3.8 1B 0 -0.4
30o 223 21 48 10 0 6 24 5 42 1 1 .229 .253 .368 .227 -5.5 1B 0 -0.6
20o 206 18 43 9 0 5 21 4 40 1 0 .218 .242 .350 .217 -7.1 1B 0 -0.7
10o 184 15 35 7 0 4 18 3 36 1 0 .203 .225 .325 .202 -8.9 1B 0 -0.9
Weighted Mean256266113072964711.251.277.406.249-1.01B 0-0.1

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2014 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP VORP BRR POS_ADJ REP_ADJ RAA FRAA
20152525029601309328451.254.287.426.2590.76.4-0.6-3.611.0-0.40.2
20162625629601209318511.248.280.405.2490.54.3-0.6-3.714.9-6.40.2
201727614701422712174211153.246.282.403.249-0.1-1.6-1.5-8.814.9-6.30.6
201828629731493012278211172.251.286.415.2550.21.1-1.6-9.014.9-3.30.6
201929637741513012278231142.252.289.413.2560.31.7-1.6-9.114.9-2.50.6
202030619721483011974251041.256.296.412.2580.43.5-1.6-8.814.9-1.00.6
202131621711452811872271011.252.296.400.2540.20.9-1.6-8.914.9-3.50.6
20223260971146291187128990.258.302.407.2600.54.4-1.6-8.714.9-0.30.6
202333621651322511665241310.229.271.358.231-1.3-12.8-1.6-8.914.9-17.30.6

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
0.660.3out of baseball2.51.99.5

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 83)

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend
1 91 Mark Trumbo 2010 .075
2 91 Jim Fasano 2008 .000 DNP
3 91 Wes Bankston 2008 .195
4 89 Dean Green 2013 .000 DNP
5 89 Sean Ochinko 2012 .000 DNP
6 88 Beau Mills 2011 .000 DNP
7 88 Joey Terdoslavich 2013 .230
8 88 Chris Swauger 2011 .000 DNP
9 88 Clint Robinson 2009 .000 DNP
10 87 Curt Smith 2011 .000 DNP
11 87 Gabe Jacobo 2011 .000 DNP
12 87 Ben Paulsen 2012 .000 DNP
13 86 Jonathan Griffin 2013 .000 DNP
14 86 Chad Tracy 2010 .000 DNP
15 86 Angelo Songco 2013 .000 DNP
16 86 Rebel Ridling 2010 .000 DNP
17 86 Mike McDade 2013 .000 DNP
18 85 Mark Fleisher 2008 .000 DNP
19 85 Joe Mahoney 2011 .000 DNP
20 85 Stephen Head 2008 .000 DNP
21 85 Russ Canzler 2010 .000 DNP
22 85 Justin Bour 2012 .000 DNP
23 85 Billy Nowlin 2011 .000 DNP
24 84 Micah Schnurstein 2009 .000 DNP
25 84 Rhyne Hughes 2008 .000 DNP
26 84 Bryan LaHair 2007 .000 DNP
27 84 Mark Hamilton 2009 .000 DNP
28 84 Javier Herrera 2009 .000 DNP
29 84 Rich Poythress 2012 .000 DNP
30 84 Michael Jones 2009 .000 DNP
31 84 Brandon Snyder 2011 .270
32 83 Steffan Wilson 2010 .000 DNP
33 83 Hunter Morris 2013 .000 DNP
34 83 Tyler Townsend 2012 .000 DNP
35 83 Matt Hague 2010 .000 DNP
36 83 Chris Carlson 2008 .000 DNP
37 83 Steve Pearce 2007 .247
38 82 Tyler Moore 2011 .000 DNP
39 82 Darin Ruf 2011 .000 DNP
40 82 Bill Rhinehart 2009 .000 DNP
41 82 Nate Freiman 2011 .000 DNP
42 82 Luis Jimenez 2012 .000 DNP
43 82 Robert Lyerly 2012 .000 DNP
44 81 Christian Marrero 2011 .000 DNP
45 81 David Winfree 2010 .000 DNP
46 81 Sean Halton 2011 .000 DNP
47 81 Logan Parker 2009 .000 DNP
48 81 Neftali Soto 2013 .022
49 81 David Chester 2013 .000 DNP
50 81 Aaron Baker 2012 .000 DNP
51 81 Jaime Ortiz 2013 .000 DNP
52 81 Erik Morrison 2010 .000 DNP
53 81 Kyle Phillips 2008 .000 DNP
54 81 Alfredo Marte 2013 .203
55 81 Ryan Patterson 2007 .000 DNP
56 81 Brian Dopirak 2008 .000 DNP
57 81 James Van Ostrand 2009 .000 DNP
58 81 Chih-Hsien Chiang 2012 .000 DNP
59 81 Casey Haerther 2012 .000 DNP
60 81 Tyler Colvin 2010 .284
61 81 Garrett Weber 2013 .000 DNP
62 80 Matthew Spencer 2010 .000 DNP
63 80 Brandon Laird 2012 .262
64 80 Brandon Short 2013 .000 DNP
65 80 Chris Marrero 2013 .094
66 80 Zack Cox 2013 .000 DNP
67 80 Andy Wilkins 2013 .000 DNP
68 80 Eduardo Perez 2009 .000 DNP
69 80 Ian Bladergroen 2007 .000 DNP
70 80 Jim Gallagher 2010 .000 DNP
71 80 David Cooper 2011 .245
72 80 Jon Gilmore 2013 .000 DNP
73 80 Dan Black 2012 .000 DNP
74 80 David Lough 2010 .000 DNP
75 80 Brent Morel 2011 .243
76 79 Jake Shaffer 2012 .000 DNP
77 79 Jason Pridie 2008 .139
78 79 Austin Gallagher 2013 .000 DNP
79 79 Brett Nicholas 2013 .000 DNP
80 79 Bobby Coyle 2013 .000 DNP
81 79 C.J. Retherford 2010 .000 DNP
82 79 Miguel Perez 2008 .000 DNP
83 79 Rene Leveret 2010 .000 DNP
84 79 Jon Talley 2013 .000 DNP
85 79 Scott Van Slyke 2011 .000 DNP
86 79 Marcos Vechionacci 2011 .000 DNP
87 79 Tony Thompson 2013 .000 DNP
88 79 Todd Frazier 2010 .000 DNP
89 79 Chris Errecart 2009 .000 DNP
90 79 Mickey Wiswall 2013 .000 DNP
91 79 Ryan Wheeler 2013 .173
92 79 Yonder Alonso 2011 .316
93 79 Roger Kieschnick 2011 .000 DNP
94 78 John Shelby 2010 .000 DNP
95 78 Richard Jones 2012 .000 DNP
96 78 Leandro Castro 2013 .000 DNP
97 78 Joe Leonard 2013 .000 DNP
98 78 Danny Valencia 2009 .000 DNP
99 78 Erik Lis 2008 .000 DNP
100 78 Jordan Brown 2008 .000 DNP

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BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2014 Due to publishing agreements, the 2014 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2014 book (available in hardcopy, e-book, and Kindle).
2013 The day that the Angels signed Albert Pujols, 2011 first-round pick C.J. Cron became every Angels fan’s trade bait of choice. One complication: Cron hasn’t done enough to plump his value. While leading the California League in RBIs and finishing second in home runs, he was just 80th in OBP and 23rd in slugging, and he committed 19 errors in part-time play at first base. He resembles the High-A version of Mark Trumbo (.283/.329/.553 as a 22-year-old) more than anything. That cuts both ways; Trumbo’s story turned out great, but he wasn’t considered much of a prospect at the time. Cron probably shouldn’t be, either.
2012 The Angels' first-round grab was an unusual Angels pick, though it set the tone for the rest of scouting director Ric Wilson's first draft: no toolsy outfielders, no risky high school arms, no tough signs in the first dozen rounds. Just a long string of college picks. Short-season ball shouldn't be much of a challenge for a polished college kid as strong as Cron, and it wasn't: he finished sixth in the Pioneer League in home runs—five of them going to right field—despite playing less than half the season. Five days after hitting three home runs in a game, he collapsed mid-AB with a dislocated knee. That required surgery, and it's probable that the labrum tear he suffered in college will, too.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2013-11-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)C.J. Cron continued to hit in AFL and was used in middle of the order in most cases. Do you see him as a full time MLB 1b?
(TRAVS HOUND from Arkansas )
That's a stretch for me. I don't see the approach and hit tool playing to such a level that his power can fully come through at the Major League level. He's more of a second division type for me. (Mark Anderson)
2013-07-16 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you think -- like he seems to think -- that C.J. Cron could catch? Or is he just saying whatever to get to the MLB quicker?
(Free Boosie from ATL)
Well, he's got the running speed of a catcher. But Cron is a huge man, and huge men are already at a disadvantage. More importantly, the curve for catcher defense really requires a ton of experience. It seems unfathomable to me that he could start now and have any hope at all of catching and pitch-calling at even a Double-A skill level, let alone major-league skill level, let alone Mike Scioscia-required skill level. Without doing nearly enough research/thinking to crush the young man's dreams, I feel pretty confident saying "wat" (Sam Miller)
2013-02-25 11:00:00 (link to chat)Not that I believe they are deserving, but were C.J. Cron or Nick Maronde of the Angels anywhere near the Top 101?
(Teacher from Chico)
They weren't anywhere near it, which just means they weren't in the discussion. (Jason Parks on the Top 101 Prospects)


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