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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 78 71 12 15 6 16 0 .211 .269 .521 .790
1 Season 78 71 12 15 6 16 0 .211 .269 .521 .790
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2019 .211 6 16 0 .790
1 Season .211 6 16 0 .790

Standard MLB Batting Statistics

SeasonTmLGGPAABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSHBPAVGOBPSLGOPS
2019 ARI NL 39 78 71 12 15 4 0 6 16 4 28 0 1 2 .211 .269 .521 .790
*: 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 78 37 34 0 1 .237 10 2 4 311 3.99 .359 .077 .143 .310 .310 0

Scouting Report

Scouting grades: Hit: 45 | Power: 60 | 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, Cron set Arizona high school records for home runs in a career (60) and single season (27) and has hit at least 22 home runs in each of his five full seasons of pro ball. He made his Major League debut in May 2019, after hitting 21 homers over his first 44 games at Triple-A Reno, and had already set a new career high in home runs just 55 games into his season.

At 6-foot-5, 250 pounds, Cron's strength is obvious, and his raw power is massive. Swing-and-miss issues and a lack of plate discipline had previously held him back, but his pitch recognition has improved tremendously, while an increase in walks has helped to offset his declining strikeout totals. 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, which enables him to play a solid third base, but overall he profiles better at first.

Fulfilling the offensive demands of a big league corner infielder is a challenge, but Cron has the type of power and enough hitting ability to fit the profile. Though he may bounce between the two positions on an as-needed basis, Cron's right-handed power should continue to give him chances at the highest level.


Statcast - Batting

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB %
2019 311 44 10 22.7 90.2 14.4 .230 .520 .321 .343 .514 51.2 35.9 5.1
ALL 311 44 10 22.7 90.2 14.4 .230 .520 .321 .343 .514 51.2 35.9 5.1
MLB 40553 6.3 87.5 11.2 .251 .412 .317 .318 .371 34.5 21.7 8.3

Transactions

Team Date Transaction
09/01/2019 Arizona Diamondbacks recalled 1B Kevin Cron from Reno Aces.
08/01/2019 Arizona Diamondbacks optioned 1B Kevin Cron to Reno Aces.
08/01/2019 Arizona Diamondbacks reassigned 1B Kevin Cron to the minor leagues.
07/30/2019 Arizona Diamondbacks sent 1B Kevin Cron on a rehab assignment to AZL D-backs.
07/18/2019 Arizona Diamondbacks optioned 1B Kevin Cron to Reno Aces.
07/03/2019 Arizona Diamondbacks recalled Kevin Cron from Reno Aces.
06/22/2019 Arizona Diamondbacks optioned 1B Kevin Cron to Reno Aces.
06/01/2019 Arizona Diamondbacks recalled 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.