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Christopher John Cron Jr.

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The son of big leaguer Chris Cron and brother of Kevin Cron, first baseman C.J. Cron, also known as Christopher Cron, was selected by the Chicago White Sox in the 44th round of the 2008 amateur draft. He opted to attend college instead and was an All-American in 2010. He was later chosen by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim with the 17th overall pick in the 2011 amateur draft. He signed with the Angels and scout John Gracio on June 28th in spite of an MRI which revealed a labral tear in his right shoulder. He was sent to the Orem Owlz of the Pioneer League to begin his professional career.

Cron hit his first big league homer against J.A. Happ of the Toronto Blue Jays on May 10, 2014.

C.J. and Carlos Perez formed a two-men wrecking crew when the Angels demolished the Boston Red Sox, 21-2, on July 2, 2016. Perez went 5 for 6 with a homer and 6 RBIs while C.J. was 6 for 6, with two homers and 5 RBIs. They were the first pair of teammates to have at least 5 hits and RBIs each since Gene Moore and Buck Jordan had done so for the 1936 Boston Bees.

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