A Somewhat Brief Appreciation Of Colorado Rockies First Baseman C.J. Cron

A couple of years ago, one of my acquaintances wanted to know which free agent would make the biggest impact in the Major Leagues. I let them know that I was adamant that C.J. Cron would make the biggest impact. Fast forward to today, and I was pretty correct in my potent beliefs. The man is so talented it’s hard to deny it any longer.

C.J., a Capricorn, was born on January 5, 1990, in Fullerton, California. He is from a baseball family, the son of former Major League Baseball player Chris Cron, elder brother of Texas Christian University baseball alum Kevin Cron, and cousin of former Major League Baseball player Chad Moeller. In 2008, C.J. graduated from Arizona’s Mountain Pointe High School and was drafted by the Chicago White Sox. Instead of signing with Chicago, he decided to enroll at the University of Utah.

C.J. living his best life in Anaheim (Credit: Halo Hangout)

C.J. has become nothing short of a magical unicorn since. He was a Freshman All-American, and also earned First-Team All-American honors during his sophomore year at the university. What are his average stats during his time at University of Utah? Good question! Overall, during the three years he played NCAA ball, C.J. boasted a .399 batting average, 40 home runs, and 18 runs batted in. Honestly, if I were family or friends with someone as magical as that, I would jump and sing with happiness!

He isn’t just any run-of-the-mill magical unicorn, however. He is a lavender unicorn covered in burgundy glitter, along with gilded hooves and a bronze horn. The horn has diamonds, aquamarines, and amethysts. The left front hoof has rubies, the right front hoof has sapphires, the left rear hoof has emeralds, and the right rear hoof has garnets. Best yet, there are also matte silver wings with flowers, butterflies, and sugar skulls. That’s how awesome King C.J. is!

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C.J. celebrates a home run (Credit: Sports Illustrated)

I’m very impressed with his 2021 statistics so far. So far, his statistics include a .269 batting average, 21 home runs, and 68 runs batted. Plus, he’s made it on base over 100 times. What about CJ’s career stats? That’s an excellent question. He’s been so wonderful that he has a career .259 batting average, 441 runs batted in,and 139 home runs under his belt, in addition to the fact that he has gotten base over 1,000 times. The more I think about it, the more he becomes one of my favorite people.

I was so excited when I learned that he had won the National League Player of the Week Award! It was shortly after I took my sister and a family friend to the Star Wars Night game. C.J. was lights out during that game! The day after that, he hit a grand slam and boosted his runs batted in count to seven. As the saying goes, seven is a lucky number. He has been a wonderful member of the Colorado Rockies!

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C.J. comforts and reassures Troy Tulowitzki (Credit: Toronto Star)

In addition, he seems like a really positive friend and teammate to be around. Recently, after hitting a game-winning home run this past week, he said that there is no quit in the team, and he also loves playing in front of the fans. I absolutely adore that positive energy. I like to think of them as the team cheerleader. Honestly, he’s the kind of person I would invite over to watch Hulu and bake cookies.

Go C.J.! That’s my C.J.!

SOURCES:

https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/c/croncj01.shtml

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C._J._Cron

https://www.purplerow.com/2021/8/9/22617358/colorado-rockies-cj-cron-earns-nl-player-of-the-week-honors

https://www.deseret.com/2011/4/29/20188680/utah-utes-baseball-c-j-cron-talks-softly-and-carries-a-big-stick-for-utes#university-of-utah-baseball-player-c-j-cron-here-in-the-utes-indoor-practice-facility-is-leading-the-nation-in-hitting-cron-is-one-of-the-top-hitters-in-the-country

https://www.ksl.com/article/15859467/mlb-draft-where-will-utahs-cj-cron-end-up

https://www.fortmorgantimes.com/2021/08/17/cj-cron-walk-off-homer-rockies-padres/

https://www.astrology.com/article/zodiac-sign-dates/

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