C.J. Cron, the son of major leaguer Chris Cron and brother of Kevin Cron, has 114 home runs in six seasons, including a 30-homer season with the Tampa Bay Rays.
C.J. was drafted in the 44th round of the 2008 amateur draft by the Chicago White Sox. He chose to go to college and was an All-American with the Utah Utes in 2010.
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim selected him with the 17th overall choice in the 2011 amateur draft.
On June 28th, he signed with scout John Gracio, and the team was unconcerned with an MRI that revealed a labral tear in his right shoulder.
To begin his career, he was assigned to the Pioneer League’s Orem Owlz, and he spent the next three seasons in the minors.
Cron made his major league debut on May 3, going 3-for-5 with two RBI against the Texas Rangers, after starting the season with Triple-A Salt Lake.
On May 10, he hit his first major league home run against J.A. Happ of the Toronto Blue Jays, bringing his early batting line to .417/.440/.667.
In his rookie season, he appeared in 79 games and batted .256/.289/.450 (111 OPS+) with 11 home runs and 37 RBI. He went 1-for-9 with a double in the postseason as the Angels were swept by the Kansas City Royals in the Division Series.
How Old Is C.J. Cron?
C.J. Cron is 32 years old. He was born on January 5, 1990.