Christopher John Cron Jr. popularly known as ‘C.J Cron’ is a first baseman and designated hitter for the Colorado Rockies of Major League Baseball. He was born on January 5, 1990.
He had previously played for the Detroit Tigers, Minnesota Twins, Los Angeles Angels, and Tampa Bay Rays. He uses his right hand to toss and bat.
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).
The Minnesota Twins took Cron off waivers on November 26, 2018. Cron hit.253 with 25 home runs and 78 RBI in 125 games. Cron was not extended a contract by Minnesota on December 2 of this year, making him a free agent.
Cron and the Detroit Tigers agreed to a one-year, $6.1 million contract on December 21, 2019. On July 24, 2020, Cron started at first base for the Tigers’ Opening Day.
Cron signed to a minor league deal with the Colorado Rockies on February 15, 2021, which included an invitation to Spring Training. His contract was added to the 40-man roster on March 20.