Christopher John Cron...resides in Scottsdale, Ariz., in the offseason...He is a big supporter of Chelsea F.C. of the Premier League...Father, Chris, played briefly in the Majors with Los Angeles-AL and Chicago-AL and was the manager of Double-A Erie in the Tigers organization from 2011-13...is currently the assistant hitting coach for the Oakland A’s...Brother, Kevin, appeared in 47 games for the Diamondbacks 2019-20 before playing for Hiroshima in the JPWL in 2021...signed a Minor League contract with Oakland prior to the 2023 season...Cousin, Chad Moeller, was a catcher for 11 seasons in the Majors...Graduated from Mountain Pointe High School in Phoenix, Ariz., in 2008...Attended the University of Utah...led the nation in OPS (1.320) and slugging percentage in 2010 and was named a Baseball America All-American.
First career All-Star selection at first base, the third first baseman in franchise history to earn an All-Star nod along with Todd Helton (five times) and Andres Galarraga (two times)...Set career highs in games (150), hits (148), RBI (102) and total bases (269)...Slashed .298/.350/.552 with 21 doubles, two triples, 21 home runs and 69 RBI through the first half of the campaign...sixth player (seventh time overall) in franchise history to have at least 100 hits, 20 doubles, 20 home runs and 69 RBI prior to the All-Star Break, the first since Todd Helton and Preston Wilson in 2003...Led the Majors with 75 RBI at home...also ranked among Major League leaders at home in slugging (.601, fifth), home runs (22, T-3rd) and total bases (169, fifth)...slashed .193/.268/.443 (17-for-88) with six home runs and 22 RBI in 23 home games in the second half...slashed .352/.393/.674 at home prior to the All-Star Break...His 102 RBI tied for ninth in the Majors, tied for sixth in the NL...one of nine Major Leaguers to finish the season with at least 29 home runs and 100 RBI...nine home runs with RISP tied for third in the NL, tied for seventh in the Majors...Reached base in 20-straight games June 17-July 8, slashing .329/.400/.632 with six home runs and 22 RBI through the streak, the third-longest of his career (25 games twice, last: Aug. 3-31, 2021)...10-game hitting streak June 25-July 5 (.325/.372/.600), his longest since another 10-game streak May 8-17, 2018 (career-high 12 in 2016)...Recorded three multi-home run games, all at Coors Field: April 16 vs. Chicago-NL, June 17 vs. San Diego and July 3 vs. Arizona...16 career multi-home run games...Led the Rockies with 23 multi-RBI games, tied for the 11th-most in the NL...finished ninth in the NL with 164 strikeouts, a career-high...Played in all 84 of the Rockies’ games through July 8 before getting hit by a pitch in the left wrist and missing three of the next four games...slashed .295/.350/.551 with 20 home runs prior to the HBP and .208/.270/.360 with nine home runs in 66 games after the HBP.
In his first season with the Rockies, slashed .281/.375/.530 with career highs in games (142), runs (70), hits (132), doubles (31) and RBI (92) … led the Rockies with 28 home runs... Finished seventh in the NL with a .375 OBP and was ninth with a .530 slugging mark and a .905 OPS... Among NL first basemen, finished third in batting and OBP, and second in slugging... Slashed .248/.359/.401 in 51 games through June 13 … from June 14 through the end of the season, slashed .297/.383/.594 … 74 RBI over that span were the second-most in the NL and his 23 home runs were tied for the fifth-most... 60 walks the most for a Rockies first baseman since Todd Helton in 2010 (67)... At Coors Field, slashed .326/.412/.661 with 19 home runs and 68 RBI, the fourth-most home RBI in the Majors behind Nick Castellanos (72), Salvador Pérez (70) and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (69) … slashed .408/.473/.776 with 12 doubles, eight home runs and 34 RBI over his last 27 home games... Named NL August Player of the Month after hitting .387 (36-for-93) with 18 runs, eight doubles, 11 home runs, 34 RBI, a .463 OBP and .828 SLG … led the NL in average, home runs and RBI, tied for second in hits and ranked third in OBP … most RBI in a month by any player in 2021 and the most by a Rockies player since Nolan Arenado had 36 in August, 2016 … fourth player in franchise history (fifth time) to record at least 11 home runs and at least 34 RBI in a month, joining Dante Bichette (July, 1995 and June, 1996), Preston Wilson (July, 2003) and Troy Tulowitzki (Sept., 2010) … first player to bat over .380 while recording those numbers … his 25-game on-base streak Aug. 3-31 tied for the longest of his career (also: April 21-May 19, 2018)... Recorded a career-high seven RBI Aug. 8 against Miami, the most by a Rockies player since Trevor Story collected seven on May 31, 2019 vs. Toronto … 20th time in Rockies history a player has recorded seven-plus RBI in a game … one of 11 NL players with as many or more RBI in a game in 2021... Notched 13 RBI in a three-game set against Miami Aug. 6-8, the second-most in a three-game series in franchise history … first Major Leaguer since RBI became an official statistic in 1920 to log at least eight runs and 13 RBI in a three-game set... Won his first career Player of the Week Aug. 2-8 … posted a slash line of .556/.636/1.278 with nine runs, one double, four home runs and 16 RBI in five games … had two multi-home run games, Aug. 6 and Aug. 7 against the Marlins, the 12th and 13th of his career... Hit three grand slams, the most in franchise history, most in the NL and tied for the second-most in the Majors (Jose Altuve, Brett Phillips) trailing Lourdes Gurriel Jr. (4)... Hit a home run on June 14 that snapped a 21-game homerless streak, his longest since 2016... Walk-off RBI single in extra-innings on June 14 vs. San Diego, the second walk-off RBI of his career (first: May 31, 2016 vs. Detroit) … hit his second career walk-off home run Aug. 16 vs. San Diego (first: May 31, 2016 vs. Detroit)... On the injured list May 10-18 with a lower back strain.
Appeared in only 13 games in his lone season with Detroit after undergoing left knee surgery... Batted .190 (8-for-42) with three doubles, four home runs and right RBI in 13 games from July 24-Aug. 10 … suffered the injury while fielding a ground ball on Aug. 10 … placed on the 10-day injured list on Aug. 11 and transferred to the 60-day IL on Aug. 19.
Drove in a career-best 78 runs with Minnesota in 2019...Hit .326/.385/.636 with seven doubles, 11 home runs and 31 RBI vs. lefthanded pitchers, while he batted .225/.281/.404 with 17 doubles, 14 home runs and 47 RBI against righties...Was one of the three American League first basemen on the "Starters Election" ballot, along with Carlos Santana and Luke Voit...Recorded the 11th multi-homer game of his career on May 18 at Seattle...Went 5x6 with two doubles, a home run and a RBI on May 23 at Los Angeles (AL)...the performance came as part of a stretch where he had four games with four-or-more hits in a 14-game span...Sidelined from July 6-16 with right thumb inflammation...Sidelined from July 21-August 3 with right thumb inflammation...Played in two games of the American League Division Series vs. New York (AL).
Spent first season with Tampa Bay after being traded on February 17, in exchange for a Player to be Named Later (Luis Rengifo). Started at first base on Opening Day vs. Boston, his fourth Opening Day roster (all starts)...was one of only three players to make the Opening Day roster and remain on the active roster for the entire season, joining Sergio Romo and Jesús Sucre...Reached base safely in a career-long 25 consecutive games from April 21-May 19...Recorded two multi-homer games: April 21 vs. Minnesota and July 29 at Baltimore...Broke a scoreless tie with a two-run ninth inning homer off Shane Greene on April 30 at Detroit...it was the second time in his career he hit a go-ahead homer in the 9th inning or later, following May 31, 2016 vs. Detroit...Hit 16th homer June 19 at Houston off Justin Verlander to match his home run total from each of the previous three seasons...reached 16 homers in his 70th game compared to 113 games in 2015, 116 games in 2016 and 100 games in 2017...Hit a home run 464 foot August 18 at Boston...according to StatCast, matching the longest by a Ray since StatCast started tracking them in 2015...it was also the fifth-longest hit at Fenway Park over that span and third-longest by a visiting player, behind Manny Machado on May 4, 2017 (466 feet) and Nelson Cruz on June 22, 2018 (465 feet)...Hit a solo homer in the second inning for his 30th of the season September 29 vs. Toronto...the homer was the first of his career on a 3-0 pitch...Set career-highs with 140 games, 68 runs, 127 hits, 28 doubles, 30 home runs and 74 RBI...14 of his 30 HR gave the Rays a lead, tied for fourth-most in the AL and tied for second-most for a single season in franchise history behind Carlos Peña (15) in 2007...Hit 19 HR on the road, tied for seventh in the majors and tied for fourth in the AL...Appeared in 140 games and made 125 starts (67 as designated hitter and 58 at first base)...Was hit by pitch 17 times, third-most in the AL...Became the ninth player in club history with 30 home runs in a season, joining Evan Longoria (4), Carlos Peña (3), Steven Souza Jr., Logan Morrison, Brad Miller, Aubrey Huff, Fred McGriff and José Canseco...His 30 HR were 14 more than his previous career high and were more than twice as many as any other Rays player, ahead of Wilson Ramos (14)...hit 20.0% of the team's homers.
Appeared in 100 games with 92 starts, all at first base, over three stints with the Angels: Opening Day-May 21, June 3-22 and July 7 through the end of the season... Ended the season with 16 HR for a third consecutive year, tying his career high... Hit .267/.326/.512 (58-for-217) with 14 HR and 42 RBI in 63 games (60 starts) after the All-Star break, compared to .213/.265/.303 (26-for-122) with 2 HR and 14 RBI in 37 games (32 starts) in the first half…his 42 RBI after the break tied Luis Valbuena for 2nd on the team behind Albert Pujols (47)... Made his third consecutive Opening Day roster…started on Opening Day at first base for the second consecutive year, after starting at designated hitter on Opening Day in 2015... Was on the 10-day DL with a left foot contusion from April 29-May 13... On May 21 at NYM, hit his second career grand slam, in the 1st inning off Tommy Milone… according to the Elias Sports Bureau, he became the first Angel to hit a grand slam in the 1st inning of a road game since Casey Kotchman on May 14, 2007 at TEX... On July 16 vs. TB, hit a 2-run, pinch-hit home run in the 8th inning off Adam Kolarek, giving the Angels a 4-2 lead in the eventual 4-3 win… he was the first Angel with a go-ahead home run as a pinch-hitter since Hank Conger on Aug 31, 2013 at MIL (9th inning)…he was the first Angel to do that in a home game since Bengie Molina on Aug 12, 2001 vs. TOR.
In third season with the Angels, established new career highs in hits (113), runs (51), doubles (25), triples (2), RBI (69) and games (116)...Also matched a career high with 16 home runs...Posted a .302 (77/255) average with 19 doubles, a triple, 13 home runs and 51 RBI over his fi nal 71 games of the season...Tied a franchise record with six hits July 2…Was just the third Angel ever to accomplish the feat, joining Chone Figgins and Garret Anderson...Also ti ed a franchise record by scoring fi ve runs July 2, becoming just the fourth player to do so, joining Mark Trumbo, Erick Aybar and Tim Salmon…Was just the sixth player in baseball history with at least six hits, fi ve runs and fi ve RBI in a game, joining Shawn Green, Edgardo Alfonzo, Cal Ripken Jr., Larry Walker and Walker Cooper
In sophomore season with the Angels, hit .262 (99/378) with 17 doubles, a triple, 16 home runs and 51 RBI... Improved in nearly every offensive category over rookie campaign including games (113), hits, runs (37), doubles, home runs and RBI...One of three Angels over the last five seasons to log at least 15 home runs during sophomore campaign: Mike Trout - 30 HR in 2012 and Mark Trumbo - 29 HR in 2011. Made three stints with the Halos...Following final recall on June 29, went on to bat .285 (77/270) with 13 doubles, a triple, 15 home runs and 45 RBI... Was one of 11 players in the Majors to hit .285, with 15 home run and 45 RBI in that stretch (Mike Trout also on the list)... His 20 RBI in September were ti ed for fifth in the A.L... Combined to hit .204 (22/108) with four doubles, a home run and six RBI in his first two stints. Seven of 16 home runs came in the seventh inning or later, with two giving the Halos the lead. Tallied a career-high six RBI on July 4 at Texas...Was the 47th such occurrence in franchise history and first since Kendrys Morales accomplished the feat in 2012. Named to first Opening Day roster.
After making his Major League debut with the Angels May 3 vs. Texas, went on to bat .256 (62/242) with 12 doubles, a triple, 11 home runs and 37 RBI across three different stints with the club...Despite three trips to the minors, his 11 home runs were tied for sixth overall by an A.L. rookie...Is the third Angels rookie in the last four seasons with a 10-home run campaign: Mark Trumbo, 29 HR in 2011 and Mike Trout, 30 HR in 2012...Eight of his 11 home runs came in his first 40 career games...Joined Wally Joyner (15 in 1986), J.T. Snow (9 in 1993) and Mike Napoli (8 in 2006) as the only Angels with 8+ HR in their first 40 tilts...Homered three straight days from June 20-22 all vs. Texas...Was the first Angels rookie to homer in all three games of a series since Tim Salmon in 1993...Went 3-for-5 with two RBI during in his big league debut...Was just the fourth Angel to collect three hits in their debut...According to STATS, was the first A.L. player with two go-ahead hits in MLB debut since Don Baylor for Orioles on Sept. 18, 1970...A 2011 first round Draft pick (17th overall), was the ninth first-rounder from the 2011 Draft to appear in the Majors: Gerrit Cole, Trevor Bauer, Dylan Bundy, Anthony Rendon, George Springer, Jose Fernandez, Sonny Gray and Kolton Wong...Hit .316 (60/190) in 49 games with Triple-A Salt Lake with seven home runs and 33 RBI.