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Jake Cronenworth
SS | B/T: L/R | 6' 0" 187LBS | Age: 26

Draft: 2015 | Rd: 7, #208, Tampa Bay Rays | Michigan
MLB Pipeline Rank
Poor Avg Great

Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2020 173 155 25 47 4 20 3 .303 .370 .516 .886
1 Season 173 155 25 47 4 20 3 .303 .370 .516 .886
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2020 .303 4 20 3 .886
1 Season .303 4 20 3 .886

Standard MLB Batting Statistics

SeasonTmLGGPAABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSHBPAVGOBPSLGOPS
2020 SD NL 48 173 155 25 47 15 3 4 20 16 26 3 1 1 .303 .370 .516 .886
*: All Star Season, Rankings AL/NL: Top 5 10 15 20      Click for Chart.

Advanced MLB Batting Statistics

SeasonTmLGPATBLOBSACSFBABIPXBHGIDPGIDPONPP/PAK/PAHR/PABB/KISOROEWO
2020 SD NL 173 80 60 0 1 .341 22 4 18 689 3.983 .150 .023 .615 .213 .213 1

Scouting Report

2020

A two-way player during his three years at the University of Michigan, Cronenworth made a steady climb through Tampa Bay's system before breaking out in 2019 at Triple-A, where he showcased some newfound power to go along with an improved feel to hit. He also opened eyes in his return to the mound, despite having not pitched competitively in four years. The Rays rewarded Cronenworth with a 40-man roster spot after the season, then packaged him with Tommy Pham to San Diego in December to acquire Hunter Renfroe and Xavier Edwards.

Cronenworth is a pure hitter who has long been able to hit for average thanks to a clean, fluid stroke from the left side of the plate. His over-the-fence power finally emerged in 2019 after he tacked on muscle and adopted a more aggressive approach, and he's always had the ability to manage the strike zone well while getting on base at a high clip. Cronenworth's athleticism and quickness give him solid range at shortstop, where he's viewed as an average defender with good hands who's capable of making all the necessary plays.

Cronenworth's biggest asset as a shortstop is the plus arm strength that prompted the Rays to give him another shot at pitching. Serving as an "opener" at Triple-A Durham, Cronenworth operated with a 94-96 mph fastball that he paired with a knee-buckling curveball and a cutter that touches 90. With the potential to offer real value as both an infielder and a reliever, Cronenworth appears poised to become a legitimate two-way talent at the highest level.



Statcast - Batting

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB %
2020 689 130 14 10.8 90.2 11.6 40.0 .356 .616 .371 .435 .489 42.3 15.0 9.2
ALL 689 130 14 10.8 90.2 11.6 40.0 .356 .616 .371 .435 .489 42.3 15.0 9.2
MLB 43265 6.4 88.3 11.9 32.8 .250 .416 .317 .322 .378 34.8 21.8 8.3

Transactions

Team Date Transaction
12/06/2019 Tampa Bay Rays traded LF Tommy Pham and SS Jake Cronenworth to San Diego Padres for LF Hunter Renfroe, SS Xavier Edwards and Player To Be Named Later.
11/20/2019 Tampa Bay Rays selected the contract of SS Jake Cronenworth from Durham Bulls.
08/25/2019 Durham Bulls activated SS Jake Cronenworth from the 7-day injured list.
08/19/2019 Durham Bulls sent SS Jake Cronenworth on a rehab assignment to GCL Rays.
07/17/2019 Durham Bulls placed SS Jake Cronenworth on the 7-day injured list.
01/31/2019 Tampa Bay Rays invited non-roster SS Jake Cronenworth to spring training.
09/02/2018 SS Jake Cronenworth assigned to Durham Bulls from Montgomery Biscuits.
04/26/2018 SS Jake Cronenworth assigned to Montgomery Biscuits from Durham Bulls.
04/17/2018 SS Jake Cronenworth assigned to Durham Bulls from Montgomery Biscuits.
02/18/2018 Tampa Bay Rays invited non-roster SS Jake Cronenworth to spring training.
07/18/2017 SS Jake Cronenworth assigned to Montgomery Biscuits from Charlotte Stone Crabs.
04/04/2017 SS Jake Cronenworth assigned to Charlotte Stone Crabs.
02/25/2017 SS Jake Cronenworth assigned to Tampa Bay Rays.
09/03/2016 Bowling Green Hot Rods activated SS Jake Cronenworth.
09/02/2016 SS Jake Cronenworth assigned to Bowling Green Hot Rods from Charlotte Stone Crabs.
07/20/2016 SS Jake Cronenworth assigned to Charlotte Stone Crabs from Bowling Green Hot Rods.
07/20/2016 Charlotte Stone Crabs activated SS Jake Cronenworth.
06/30/2016 SS Jake Cronenworth assigned to Charlotte Stone Crabs.
04/05/2016 2B Jake Cronenworth assigned to Bowling Green Hot Rods from Hudson Valley Renegades.
06/19/2015 Tampa Bay Rays signed 2B Jake Cronenworth.
06/19/2015 2B Jake Cronenworth assigned to Hudson Valley Renegades.