While the world of baseball focuses on the New York Yankees and their many home runs, somebody else has entered the conversation.
Cron’s home run was his 10th on the season thus far, which makes him the first player in the National League to have reached double digits in his home run total.
MLB tweeted about Cron’s accomplishment, featuring a graphic of him with the number 10 behind it.
— MLB (@MLB) May 18, 2022
Cron Is On
While Aaron Judge, Anthony Rizzo, and Giancarlo Stanton light it up in the American League, Cron is doing the exact same in the NL.
He’s got a power stroke that is as good as anybody in the game, and he has been one of the Rockies’ key contributors thus far.
He’s also got a .969 OPS, a .310 batting average, and 30 RBI in his first 144 at-bats of the 2022 season.
Cron had himself a solid year last season as well, going deep 28 times while driving in 92 runs and hitting for a .281 batting average.
He appears to be building off of his success from a year ago and is providing a spark in the Rockies’ lineup.
He’s one of the reasons why the Rockies got off to a solid start and why they are still hanging around the .500 mark.
The power has always been there, but at Coors Field, it’s much easier to hit home runs given the altitude.
In short, it’s the perfect place for a guy like Cron to play and has contributed to his red-hot start that has allowed him to become the first NL player to reach double-digit home runs.