Latest Update Angels will go with C.J. Cron at designated hitter against Jason Vargas for Game 1 of the American League Division Series on Thursday. Thu Oct, 02, 05:29 PM
Has monster home-run power and great hands (which he uses in plate coverage effectively). Is also a huge target (6-4, 235 pounds) at first base.
Flaws: : Doesn't draw enough walks to maximize his tremendous power, and also lacks plate discipline. Also, he is a bit defensively challenged.
Cron is a right-handed bat who hit .258 with four home runs against lefties and owns a .462 slugging percentage against them as well.Analyst: Howard Bender
Cron only has 11 home runs on the season, but he could be a fantasy sleeper if he ever ever receives consistent playing time.Analyst: Steve Pimental
Cron has made the most of his opportunity to contribute in the Angels offense over his last two games, going 4-for-7 with two extra-base hits, three RBI and two runs scored in that stretch. However, his increased playing time may be limited, so there is a chance it will be short-lived so don't look too far into his recent production. Analyst: Matthew Beck
The Angels are in need of relief arms after the 19-inning marathon Saturday night in which they used 9 different pitchers. He'll be back in the next few days once the Halos' bullpen gets some rest. Analyst: Spencer Silva