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  C.J. Cron
C.J. Cron

Player Profile
Hometown:
Phoenix, Ariz.

High School:
Mountain Pointe HS

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 230

Position:
C/1B

Experience:
3L

B/T:
R/R

About Cron: Became Utah's first-ever first-round draftee when he was selected 17th overall in the 2011 MLB Draft (Los Angeles Angels) ... a two-time first-team All-American (2010 and 2011) ... 2011 Golden Spikes Semifinalist ... two-time Dick Howser Trophy semifinalist ... two-time NCBWA District VIII Player of the Year ... two-time MWC Player of the Year ... set Utah career record for batting average (.396) ... only player in the country in 2009 to get three hits in a game off No. 1 MLB draft pick Stephen Strasburg (5/14/09) ... played over the summer of 2010 with the Conduit Kettleers of the Cape Cod League and was near the top of the league in batting average, home runs and RBI before an injury ... was scheduled to spend the second part of the summer with USA Baseball before being sidelined with an injury ... comes from a baseball family.

2011: Named a first-team All-American at first base by Baseball America, NCBWA, ABCA, Perfect Game, ESPN, and the Collegiate Baseball newspaper (Louisville Slugger) ... semifinalist for the Golden Spikes Award and Dick Howser Trophy ... NCBWA District VIII Player of the Year ... MWC Player of the Year ... first-team All-Midwest Region ... led the NCAA in slugging percentage (.803) and OPS (1.320, on-base plus slugging percentage) ... ranked second nationally in doubles per game (0.53), third in batting average (.434), eighth in total doubles (26), sixth in total bases (159) and on-base percentage (.517), 11th in home runs per game (0.31) and 14th in RBI per game (1.2) ... led the MWC in batting average, slugging percentage, on-base percentage, hits (86), RBI (59), home runs (15) and total bases ... had a hit in all but four games during the season, reaching base in all but one game ... 33-game hitting streak through April 10 that dated back to 2010 ... 70-game reached base streak dating back to 2010 that ended in the final game of the year ... 31 walks (22 intentional) ... 29 multiple hit games ... 16 multiple RBI games ... three-time MWC Player of the Week (3/15, 3/21, 4/18) ... named to the Houston College Classic All-Tournament team after hitting .556 (5-for-9) during the tournament with two walks and two HBP ... two home runs with three RBI against Arkansas (2/26) ... 2-for-2 against No. 9 Texas A&M at the Houston College Classic (3/4) ... hit .667 during the BYU series with three doubles, one home run and seven RBI (3/17-19) ... 4-for-4 against San Diego State (4/8) ... four RBI (including a two-run homer) on a 3-for-5 night against New Mexico (4/15) ... hit .462 (6-for-13) during New Mexico series, earning MWC Player of the Week honors (4/15-17) ... walk-off two-run home run as part of a two-homer day against San Diego State, going 3-for-5 with four RBI (5/8) ... intentionally walked as the tying run in the ninth inning with the bases loaded for an RBI against TCU (5/14) ... 4-for-4 against Utah Valley (5/17) ... selected a preseason All-American by the NCBWA, College Baseball Lineup, Collegiate Baseball newspaper and Baseball America ... mid-season All-American by Baseball America.

2010: Named a first-team All-American by the NCBWA, Collegiate Baseball newspaper and Ping!Baseball ... semifinalist for the Dick Howser Trophy ... MWC Player of the Year (first-team DH) ... led the NCAA in RBI per game (1.65), while ranking fifth nationally in slugging percentage (.817), eighth in home runs per game (0.41), 12th in RBI (81), 14th in batting average (.431) and 25th in home runs (20) ... led the MWC in slugging percentage, RBI and home runs while ranking second in batting average and on-base percentage (.487) ... started 29 games at first, 16 at catcher and four at DH ... ended the season on a nine-game hitting streak ... 16 multiple RBI games and 28 multiple hit games ... 12-game hitting streak from 4/13 - 5/7 ... hit .479 with runners in scoring position and was 6-for-11 with the bases loaded ... 16 doubles ... 55 runs scored ... 3-for-5 with nine RBI, including a grand slam as part of two home runs, against New Mexico (3/19) ... two home runs and a double as part of a 3-for-5 day against Northern Colorado (3/27) ... six RBI, two home runs, going 3-for-5 against Southern Utah (4/7) ... hit .462 during the BYU series with three doubles and four RBI (4/22-24) ... had a solid TCU series (4/30 - 5/2), hitting .636 (7-for-11) over three games with three homers, a double and seven RBI ... named National and MWC Player of the Week after hitting 7-for-15 (.467) in a three-game series with UNLV with four doubles, two homers, six runs and 14 RBI (5/14-16) ... drove in the game-winning runs against UNLV on 5/16 with a two-run double in the ninth ... named to the MWC All-Tournament team ... hit .615 during the tournament (8-for-13) with nine RBI, two home runs and two doubles.

2009: Earned Freshman All-America honors from Baseball America (second-team catcher), NCBWA (second-team catcher) and Collegiate Baseball (designated hitter) ... MWC Freshman of the Year ... led the Utes in hits (83), doubles (19), home runs (11) and RBI (58) ... .337 hitting percentage and .557 slugging percentage ... 137 total bases ... led conference with 246 at-bats ... in the top 10 in the MWC in RBI, doubles, home runs and total bases ... led Utah with 16 multiple-RBI games ... 26 multiple hit games ... rotated between catcher and DH ... .989 fielding percentage ... five pickoffs ... hit .414 with 19 RBI, five home runs, six doubles and a triple during the month of April ... team-high 16-game hitting streak from 4/10 through 5/9 ... only player in the country to get three hits in a game off 2009 No. 1 MLB draft pick Stephen Strasburg (5/14) ... named to MWC All-Tournament team ... hit five doubles and drove in five runs during MWC Tournament ... two-RBI double against TCU gave Utah the lead (5/20) ... had six RBI during the NCAA Regional with two home runs and a double.

High School: Drafted by the Chicago White Sox with the eighth selection in the 44th round (1,320 overall) ... 2007 Louisville Slugger Honorable Mention All-American ... hit .421 with eight home runs and 35 RBI as a senior in 2008 at Mountain Pointe HS ... holds school records for doubles, RBI and least strikeouts in a season ... also pitched ... two-time all-state, all-region, all-city ... 5A State All-Star Team ... hit .419 with 46 RBI and 8 home runs in 30 games in 2007.

Personal: Comes from a baseball family - father Chris is a manager in the Detroit Tigers organization while brother Kevin is a TCU commit and was a third-round selection in the 2011 MLB Draft (Seattle Mariners).

Major: Information Systems.

CRON, C.J.


Year       Avg  GP-GS    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   TB  SLG%  BB HBP  SO GDP   OB%  SF  SH  SB-ATT   PO   A   E  FLD%
2009....  .337  59-58   246   39   83  19   1  11   58  137  .557  14   4  31   7  .375   5   2   1-3    165  21   2  .989
2010....  .431  49-49   197   55   85  16   0  20   81  161  .817  17   7  23   4  .487   3   0   0-0    364  30   4  .990
2011....  .434  49-49   198   51   86  26   1  15   59  159  .803  31   6  21   4  .517   3   0   1-2    478  21   4  .992
TOTAL...  .396 157-156  641  145  254  61   2  46  198  457  .713  62  17  75  15  .456  11   2   2-5   1007  72  10  .991

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