June 22, 2021

2019 Arizona Diamondbacks Reviews: #29, Kevin Cron (AZ Snakepit)

Rating: 5.08

Age: 26

2019 Stats: 78 PA .211/.269/.521 = 790 OPS +0.1 bWAR

2019 Salary: League minimum

2020 Status: Pre arbitration, currently on the 40 man roster.


Kevin Cron, an alumni of Mountain Pointe H.S. in Phoenix, AZ, played catcher during his high school years in Ahwatukee. Prior to the 2014 amateur draft during which Kevin Cron was selected by the Diamondbacks in the 14th round, Kevin had declined to sign with the Seattle Mariners in the 11th round of the 2011 amateur draft. From 2014 until 2018 Cron moved-up and through the Diamondbacks farm system showcasing his massive physique and ability to launch massive home runs. It was after the 2018 season that Cron was added to the 40 man roster along with Taylor Clarke and Emilio Vargas (and 2 others) – however the former 3 were named as “notable” prospects in this milb.com article.

2019 Review

Kevin Cron was assigned to Reno and started the 2019 season in the minors. While playing in the PCL Cron’s bat dominated, knocking out 38 home runs, with 105 RBIs and commanding a 1.223 OPS. Cron was named to the 2019 PCL All Star Team, was selected to participate in the home run derby, and also won the…

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