What Does CJ Stand For In CJ Cron?

First baseman and designated hitter Christopher John Cron Jr., also known as “C.J. Cron,” plays for the Colorado Rockies of Major League Baseball. On January 5, 1990, he was born.

He had previously played for the Los Angeles Angels, Detroit Tigers, Minnesota Twins, and Tampa Bay Rays. He bats and throws with his right hand.

What Does CJ Stand For In CJ Cron?
What Does CJ Stand For In CJ Cron?

Cron graduated in 2008 from Phoenix, Arizona’s Mountain Pointe High School. In the 44th round (1320th overall) of the 2008 Major League Baseball draft, he was selected by the Chicago White Sox. However, he decided to enroll in college instead of signing a contract.

When Cron was a student at the University of Utah, he played baseball for the Utah Utes. Cron was drafted by the Angels with the 17th overall pick in the first round of the 2011 Major League Baseball draft.

That year, he made his professional debut with the Orem Owlz of the Pioneer League’s Rookie Division. The Tampa Bay Rays purchased Cron from the Angels on February 17, 2018, in exchange for a player who will be announced later (Luis Rengifo).

On November 26, 2018, the Minnesota Twins claimed Cron off waivers. In 125 games, Cron hit.253 with 25 home runs and 78 RBI. On December 2 of this year, Cron’s contract with Minnesota was not renewed, leaving him a free agent.

On December 21, 2019, Cron and the Detroit Tigers reached an agreement on a $6.1 million, one-year deal. For the Tigers’ Opening Day on July 24, 2020, Cron started at first base.

Cron agreed to a minor league contract with the Colorado Rockies that included an invitation to Spring Training on February 15, 2021,  On March 20, his name was added to the 40-man roster.