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C.J.
Cron
College Utah
Team Minnesota Twins
241B
6'4"Height
235Weight
29Age
6Exp
R/RBats/Throws
C.J. Cron's Fantasy Scouting Report

DAILY FANTASY VALUE

Projected for 5.5 DraftKings pts C.J. Cron is the #24 ranked first basemen. At $4800 he is expected to be the #7 first basemen. At his projected points, he is worth a salary of $3.2K (expected pts per $ is calculated daily based on the average of healthy starters). There are 2 other options at $4800 (Matt Olson, Luke Voit) and Cron is ranked #3 among the 3. These are 5 better options at lower salaries: Edwin Encarnacion (7.5 FP), Joey Votto (6.7 FP), Mark Reynolds (5.6 FP), Yonder Alonso (6.5 FP), and Eric Hosmer (8.5 FP). Based on salary, he is expected to have 8.2 FPs, a value reached in 64 of 201 games (32%). The combined 'cover percentage' for first basemen expected to start is 35%.

  • 6/15 VEGAS LINE EXPECTATION: MIN 5.4 (#5 Most Today) vs KC 4.1 (#21 Most)
  • PROJECTION (POS RANK): 5.45 Fantasy Points (#23), 2.95 plate appearances (#25), 0.248 BA (#24), 0.766 OPS (#19), 0.15 HR (#15), 0.44 RBI (#21), 0.34 runs (#25),

FANDUEL VALUE: Projected for 7.2 FanDuel pts C.J. Cron is the #39 ranked C/1Bs. At $3700 he is expected to be the #13 C/1Bs. Using the salaries and projected points for healthy players in in today's pool to calculate expected points per dollar, Cron is worth $2.7K. There are 2 other options at $3700 (Eric Hosmer, Max Muncy) and Cron is ranked #3 among the 3. These are 5 better options at lower salaries: Miguel Cabrera (7.9 FP), Yadier Molina (8.1 FP), Howie Kendrick (7.8 FP), Joey Votto (8.7 FP), and Mark Reynolds (7.6 FP). Based on salary, he is expected to have 9.7 FPs, a value reached in 66 of 201 games (33%). The combined 'cover percentage' for second basemen expected to start is 45%.

Cron is NOT in the SportsLine DraftKings optimal lineup or the FanDuel optimal lineup which are based on the computer model's projection. SportsLine.com also offers premium optimal lineups from Mike McClure, a professional DFS player who has over $1 million in career winnings. He uses his own proprietary model to find great DFS values and often differs from the computer in how a player is projected to play on a daily basis.

WEEKLY FANTASY VALUE

C.J. Cron is a bad value the rest of the week. He has a market rank of #19 while his projection (rest of week 12) rank is #32. When compared to other 1B/DHs in week 13 these are 5 better options at lower start percentages: Albert Pujols (17.3 FP), Justin Smoak (17.2 FP), Justin Bour (17.9 FP), Jesus Aguilar (17.4 FP), and Matt Olson (16.9 FP). He is projected for more points than 4 other 1B/DHs starting in more leagues: Daniel Murphy (14.1 FP), Jose Abreu (13.9 FP), Josh Bell (14.6 FP), and Luke Voit (14.2 FP). Starting in 61% of leagues he is expected to produce 17.2 fantasy points (WK 13). At his start percentage, he is expected to be the #17 1B/DH of the week, but he is projected to be the #22 1B/DH. His per game projected FP average is 2.8 which is less than his actual per game average (3.3).

He is projected for 16.3 fantasy points in week 13 (#22 1B/DH) in 6 games.


  • Based on 6/15 start percentages, C.J. Cron is valued behind Vogelbach and above Olson but the projections rank Olson over C.J. Cron in week 13.
  • C.J. Cron last five game log with fantasy points (CBS, FD, DK) and statline.

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    REST OF SEASON VALUE

    Based on ownership percentage (76%), C.J. Cron has a market rank of #19 among 1B/DHs. Based on the latest projections the market is overrating Cron. The projections have him 11 spots lower in the rankings. This is not necessarily a player you would start every active week. He is projected for 209 fantasy points in 74 remaining games. Based on average FPs, he is even better with the #26 highest average. The market ranks C.J. Cron behind Vogelbach and above Olson but the projections rank Olson over C.J. Cron.

    His value decreases in leagues where winning specific categories is important because he has more relative weaknesses than strengths.

    WEEKLY FANTASY RECAP

    He has averaged 16 fantasy points per week and had 3 weeks where he came up short (below 50% of average) and had 2 weeks where he was +50% above average.

    DAILY FANTASY SEASON RECAP

    He averaged 10.8 FD points and 8.9 DK points per game. We looked at all of his games that were between the 10th and 90th percentile where the 10th percentile is his floor and the 90th is his ceiling. When he was bad in DFS, he was really bad with a floor of zero points. When he was good, he was very good with a DraftKings ceiling of 20 and 28.7 on FanDuel. He has had more bad FanDuel games (below average by 20%) than good games (20% above average), and the same was true on DraftKings. We are only including games where they were in the daily fantasy slate and played.

    Career Stats
    YEARTEAMGABRHHRRBIBBKOSBCSAVGOBPSLG
    2019MIN6122532611545185400.271.333.533
    2018TB1405016812730743714512.253.323.493
    2017LAA10033939841656229632.247.304.436
    2016LAA116407511131669247523.277.325.466
    2015LAA11337837991651178231.261.300.439
    2014LAA7924228621137106100.256.288.450
    Career (6 Seasons)609209225554610433212851398.261.313.468
    YEARTEAM2B3BTBSFSHHPIBGDP
    2019MIN14012020411
    2018TB2812475017211
    2017LAA14114830705
    2016LAA25219050719
    2015LAA17116630519
    2014LAA121109001010
    Career (6 Seasons)110698018041545
    2019 Situational Stats
    CATEGORYGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVGTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
    March3103310000200.300.400.300400001
    April22726162051451600.282.458.2223300100
    May27107203270821112900.374.589.2996320300
    June6242840182400.385.625.3331500010
    CATEGORYGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVGTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
    Home289415214061992500.308.457.2234310301
    Away30119163810082492600.369.605.3197210110
    CATEGORYGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVGTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
    Day2487152560519101700.374.529.2874600201
    Night3412616348092483400.319.548.2706920210
    CATEGORYGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVGTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
    vs. Balt.5174700352100.500.941.4121600100
    vs. Chi-A3112210041300.308.273.182300100
    vs. Clev.5173420011300.278.353.235600001
    vs. Det.937512304113700.375.730.3242700010
    vs. Hou.7231110031600.080.087.043210000
    vs. K.C.150210010100.400.600.400300000
    vs. LA-AL5205620113500.417.550.3001100100
    vs. Milw.281210011400.333.375.250300000
    vs. NY-NL250100000200.200.200.200100000
    vs. NY-AL392200122300.385.556.222510100
    vs. Phil.390100001200.200.111.111100000
    vs. Sea.4186810361500.4741.000.4441800000
    vs. T.B.3120420031400.385.500.333600000
    vs. Tor.6222700251500.348.591.3181300000
    CATEGORYGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVGTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
    Angel Stadium of Anaheim2103520111100.5451.000.5001000000
    Progressive Field270110011100.250.286.143200000
    Kauffman Stadium150210010100.400.600.400300000
    Oriole Park at Camden Yards282400121000.556.875.500700000
    Target Field289415214061992500.308.457.2234310301
    T-Mobile Park4186810361500.4741.000.4441800000
    Citi Field250100000200.200.200.200100000
    Rogers Centre2101400120200.400.700.400700000
    Citizens Bank Park390100001200.200.111.111100000
    Tropicana Field3120420031400.385.500.333600000
    Yankee Stadium392200122300.385.556.222510100
    Comerica Park3132520141200.429.769.3851000010
    Minute Maid Park3130110020300.077.154.077200000
    CATEGORYGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVGTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
    vs. Lefthanded Pitcher27521119306185900.424.769.3654010110
    vs. Righthanded Pitcher561612040110825134200.315.466.2487510301
    CATEGORYGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVGTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
    Turf5221820151600.391.591.3641300000
    Grass5319130511201338174500.336.534.26710220411
    CATEGORYGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVGTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
    Pre All-Star5821331591401443185100.342.540.27711520411
    CATEGORYGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVGTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
    RISP464819157043051200.386.708.3133420211
    RISP w/Two out322645400103900.300.346.192900110
    Runners on Base528423318063581600.427.679.3695720211
    Bases Empty551298286088103500.284.450.2175800200
    Bases Loaded1171110040300.125.286.143210000
    Late Inning Pressure17172300112600.333.353.176600201
    LIP-Runners On10101200000200.273.200.200200101
    with 0 outs43614174041351800.343.541.2793300100
    with 1 out508118255071751500.348.630.3095120101
    with 2 outs48719175031381800.333.437.2393100210
    Leading Off354216201131600.217.262.1431100100
    1st Inning22202930282300.500.900.4501800000
    >= 7th Inning5362712401371900.292.306.1941910211
    CATEGORYGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVGTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
    Lineup Slot 2140000000100.000.000.000000000
    Lineup Slot 34152210012700.278.200.133300100
    Lineup Slot 46183500023700.364.278.278510000
    Lineup Slot 54216624501301339123600.357.614.30110210311
    Lineup Slot 6142100111000.4001.000.250400000
    Lineup Slot 7110000000000.000.000.000000000
    Lineup Slot 8240000000000.000.000.000000000
    Lineup Slot 91101000000001.0001.0001.000100000
    CATEGORYGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVGTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
    Playing 1B5319726501201136174800.323.482.2549520411
    Designated Hitter3145820371300.6001.357.5711900000
    Pinch Hitter220100000000.500.500.500100000
    2019 Game Log
    MARCH
    DATETEAMOPPONENTRESULTABRH2B3BHRRBIBBKSBCSHBPAVGSLG%YTD OBP%
    03/28vsW2-0311000000000.333.333.333
    03/30vsL2-1400000002000.143.143.143
    03/31vsW9-3322100000000.300.400.300
    APRIL
    DATETEAMOPPONENTRESULTABRH2B3BHRRBIBBKSBCSHBPAVGSLG%YTD OBP%
    04/02@W5-4502100101000.333.467.333
    04/05@L10-4200000001000.294.412.294
    04/06@W6-2301000010000.300.400.318
    04/07@L2-1400000001000.250.333.269
    04/09@W14-8101000000000.280.360.296
    04/10@L9-6400000002000.241.310.258
    04/13vsW4-3400000001000.212.273.229
    04/14vsW6-4311001310000.222.361.250
    04/15vsL5-3411001301000.225.425.250
    04/16vsL6-5100000000000.220.415.244
    04/17vsW4-1301000010000.227.409.260
    04/18vsL7-4401000002000.229.396.259
    04/20@W6-5522001100000.245.453.271
    04/21@W4-3302000110000.268.464.297
    04/22@W9-5501100201000.262.459.290
    04/23@L10-4400000001000.246.431.274
    04/24@L7-1400000001000.232.406.260
    04/26vsW6-1311001100000.236.444.263
    04/27vsW9-2412001200000.250.487.274
    04/28vsW4-1200000011000.244.474.273
    04/29vsW1-0000000000000.244.474.273
    04/30vsL11-0400000003000.232.451.261
    MAY
    DATETEAMOPPONENTRESULTABRH2B3BHRRBIBBKSBCSHBPAVGSLG%YTD OBP%
    05/01vsW6-2300000100000.224.435.253
    05/02vsW8-2310000010000.216.420.250
    05/03@L6-3301000102000.220.418.252
    05/04@W7-3421001110000.221.442.257
    05/05@L4-1200000011000.216.433.257
    05/06@W8-0500000002000.206.412.246
    05/08@W9-1514001200000.234.458.268
    05/10vsW6-0401000001000.234.450.268
    05/11vsL5-3825102412000.261.521.292
    05/12vsL5-3500000001000.250.500.282
    05/13vsL5-4310000011000.244.488.279
    05/14vsW4-3400000002000.237.473.272
    05/15vsW8-7311000011000.239.470.276
    05/16@W11-6514001201000.259.504.292
    05/17@W7-1321000011000.261.500.295
    05/18@W18-4633102401000.270.547.302
    05/19@L7-4400000002000.263.533.295
    05/21@W8-3400000011000.256.519.291
    05/23@W16-7635201100000.278.562.309
    05/24vsW11-4400000002000.271.548.302
    05/25vsW8-1322100410000.278.556.310
    05/26vsW7-0400000001000.272.543.303
    05/27vsL5-4501000003000.270.534.301
    05/28vsW5-3311100111000.271.536.303
    05/30@L14-3401000002000.270.530.302
    05/31@W5-3401100011000.270.529.303
    JUNE
    DATETEAMOPPONENTRESULTABRH2B3BHRRBIBBKSBCSHBPAVGSLG%YTD OBP%
    06/02@W9-7402100301000.275.534.307
    06/05@L9-7301100111000.276.536.309
    06/06@W5-4400000000000.270.525.303
    06/07@W6-3422101110000.275.544.308
    06/08@L9-3401000102000.274.538.307
    06/09@W12-2502100200000.277.540.309
    06/12vsL9-6401000000000.276.535.308
    06/13vsW10-5511001201000.275.541.306
    06/14vsW2-0300000002000.271.533.303
    Past Projections
  • 14 Jun 2019

    Cron DraftKings Projection Provides Play and Fade Advice

    Cron DraftKings Projection Provides Play and Fade Advice
  • 13 Jun 2019

    Cron FanDuel Projection Provides Play and Fade Advice

    Cron FanDuel Projection Provides Play and Fade Advice
  • 12 Jun 2019

    Cron DraftKings Projection Provides Play and Fade Advice

    Cron DraftKings Projection Provides Play and Fade Advice
  • 11 Jun 2019

    Does Cron's Latest DraftKings Projection Justify His $4.4K Salary?

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