28-year-old Jacob John Cronenworth is a Major League Baseball infielder for the San Diego Padres in the United States. He has a stature of 6 inches. In 2020, he made his Major League Baseball debut.
Cronenworth was drafted in the seventh round of the 2015 Major League Baseball (MLB) draft by the Tampa Bay Rays. With the Hudson Valley Renegades, he made his professional debut.
In 2016, he hit.282/.389/.386 for the Bowling Green Hot Rods and Charlotte Stone Crabs; in 2017, he hit.274/.364/.358 for Charlotte and the Montgomery Biscuits; in 2018, he hit.253/.321/.345 for the Montgomery Biscuits and Durham Bulls; and in 2019, he hit.274/.364/.358 for Charlotte and the Montgomery Biscuits.
On December 6, 2019, Cronenworth and Tommy Pham were traded to the San Diego Padres in exchange for Hunter Renfroe, Xavier Edwards, and a player to be named later.
Cronenworth made his MLB debut with the Padres on July 26, 2020, and notched a hit and an RBI against the Arizona Diamondbacks. On August 4, Cronenworth hit his first MLB home run off Dustin May in a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers. On August 22, Cronenworth hit his first career grand slam off of Humberto Castellanos of the Houston Astros.
On July 4, 2021, Cronenworth was selected to his first All-Star Game as a reserve. In his first game back from the All-Star Break on July 16, he hit the cycle at Nationals Park against the Washington Nationals. He finished the 2021 season batting .266/.340/.460 with 21 home runs, 71 RBIs, and 94 runs scored.