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Kevin Cron

Kevin Cron

1B | B/T: R/R | 6' 5" 250 | Age: 26
Draft: 2014 (Rd: 14, #420, Arizona Diamondbacks) - Texas Christian
Placentia, CA USA
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Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2019 44 40 7 9 3 10 0 .225 .273 .550 .823
1 Season 44 40 7 9 3 10 0 .225 .273 .550 .823
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2019 .225 3 10 0 .823
1 Season .225 3 10 0 .823

Standard MLB Batting Statistics

SeasonTmLGGPAABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSHBPAVGOBPSLGOPS
2019 ARI NL 19 44 40 7 9 4 0 3 10 3 14 0 1 0 .225 .273 .550 .823
*: All Star Season, Rankings AL/NL: Top 5 10 15 20      Click for Chart.

Advanced MLB Batting Statistics

SeasonTmLGPATBLOBSACSFBABIPXBHGIDPGIDPONPP/PAK/PAHR/PABB/KISOROEWO
2019 ARI NL 44 22 20 0 1 .250 7 1 3 180 4.09 .318 .068 .214 .325 .325 0

Scouting Report

Scouting grades: Hit: 45 | Power: 55 | Run: 30 | Arm: 55 | Field: 50 | Overall: 45

There have been two certain things about Cron since he came out of TCU as a 14th-round pick in 2014: He has a ton of power and comes from a family steeped in the game of baseball. The younger brother of C.J. and son of former professional player and coach Chris has now hit at least 25 home runs in each of his three full seasons of pro ball. Improvements in his approach led to even better offensive results in Double-A in 2017, leading to him earning Southern League MVP honors.

At 6-foot-5, 245 pounds, Cron's strength is obvious, and his raw power is at least plus. Swing-and-miss issues and a lack of plate discipline had previously held him back and forced him to repeat at Double-A in 2017. His pitch recognition improved tremendously in his second go-round in the Southern League, with the increase in walks helping to offset what will always be a healthy strikeout total. With his size and below-average speed, Cron is a little limited defensively, but he has good hands and the D-backs actually think he's deceptively strong as a fielder. He has a strong arm and could even see a little time at third in 2018.

It will be Cron's bat that gets him to The Show, and the power will have to keep showing up for him to be a regular first baseman in the big leagues. The D-backs didn't protect Cron on the 40-man roster last offseason, but he went unselected in the Rule 5 Draft. He'll try to show the organization he deserves a spot in 2018.


Statcast - Batting

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB %
2019 171 26 7 26.9 93.2 21.2 .263 .557 .355 .383 .539 53.8 31.0 7.1
ALL 171 26 7 26.9 93.2 21.2 .263 .557 .355 .383 .539 53.8 31.0 7.1
MLB 35480 6.3 87.4 11.0 .251 .409 .317 .318 .370 34.3 21.5 8.3

Transactions

Team Date Transaction
06/01/2019 Arizona Diamondbacks recalled 1B Kevin Cron from Reno Aces.
05/31/2019 Arizona Diamondbacks optioned 1B Kevin Cron to Reno Aces.
05/24/2019 Arizona Diamondbacks recalled Kevin Cron from Reno Aces.
03/12/2019 Arizona Diamondbacks optioned 1B Kevin Cron to Reno Aces.
11/20/2018 Arizona Diamondbacks selected the contract of Kevin Cron from Reno Aces.
05/04/2018 Kevin Cron roster status changed by Reno Aces.
04/04/2018 Reno Aces placed 1B Kevin Cron on the 7-day disabled list.
01/09/2018 Arizona Diamondbacks invited non-roster 1B Kevin Cron to spring training.
09/06/2017 1B Kevin Cron assigned to Reno Aces from Jackson Generals.
03/02/2017 1B Kevin Cron assigned to Arizona Diamondbacks.
04/02/2016 Kevin Cron assigned to Mobile BayBears from Visalia Rawhide.
03/10/2016 1B Kevin Cron assigned to Arizona Diamondbacks.
09/24/2015 Visalia Rawhide activated 1B Kevin Cron from the 7-day disabled list.
09/16/2015 1B Kevin Cron assigned to Visalia Rawhide from Visalia Rawhide.
04/06/2015 1B Kevin Cron assigned to Visalia Rawhide from Hillsboro Hops.
03/22/2015 1B Kevin Cron assigned to Arizona Diamondbacks.
07/29/2014 1B Kevin Cron assigned to Hillsboro Hops from Missoula Osprey.
06/24/2014 1B Kevin Cron assigned to Missoula Osprey.
06/23/2014 Arizona Diamondbacks signed 1B Kevin Cron.