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Former Ute, Owl and Bee, C.J. Cron is mashing it for the Angels
MLB » Angels rookie gets a hit on his first big-league pitch, has one of longest HRs of season.

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"It’s about as good as it’s advertised," he said of life in the majors. "It’s what we all strive to be as baseball players, so once we get the opportunity … it’s just fun to be out there."

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C.J. Cron

Hometown » Phoenix

College highlights » Named an All-American by a variety of publications after first coming to the U. as a catcher and later moving to first base. Cron hit .396 with 46 homers and 198 RBIs in three years as a Ute.

Minor league highlights » After being taken with the 17th overall pick in 2011, Cron went from rookie league Orem to A Inland Empire to AA Arkansas to, this year, Salt Lake. In 1,300 minor league at-bats he has hit .289 with 60 home runs, 85 doubles and 273 RBIs.

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