Another first baseman that the Phillies should target is Colorado Rockies first baseman, C.J. Cron. Cron is a nine-year MLB veteran and is in his third season with the Rockies. He is a bit of a journeyman as he is currently with his fifth team in the majors. The 33-year-old has enjoyed the two best seasons of his career. In those two years, Cron has 25-plus home runs, 25-plus doubles, and 90-plus runs batted in. The power is not totally in question. But if it is for you, here's Cron's rocket 500-foot homer from last year.
This season has not been too kind to the Colorado Rockie. The right-handed big bopper has not really come up big or bopped in runs for Colorado. In his 51 games, Cron has a .251 batting average, .297 on-base percentage, .455 slugging percentage, 47 hits, 29 runs scored, 11 doubles, nine home runs and 28 runs batted in in 198 plate appearances. He has struggled this year because he has been by the baseball slump bug that gets every and anybody at one or another. In addition to a slump, he has dealt with a lingering lower back injury since mid-May and was only activated three weeks ago on June 26th.
Despite that, Cron’s ability to drive in runs is still there. He just needs to get healthy and in rhythm. With runners in scoring position, Cron is a respectable hitter as he has a slash line of .235/.268/.510, 12 hits, 22 runs scored, two doubles, four homers, and 22 RBI in 51 at-bats. It’s noteworthy that out of his 29 RBI on the year, 22 of them have come when his teammates get into scoring position.