Jake Cronenworth
26-Year-Old ShortstopSS
2020 Fantasy Outlook
The Padres acquired Tommy Pham and a good prospect in an offseason trade that sent Hunter Renfroe and a great prospect (Xavier Edwards) to the Rays. That good prospect was Cronenworth, a big-league-ready infielder (shortstop by trade) who doubles as a right-handed reliever. He missed a third of the season with a hamstring injury, but led the International League with a .334 AVG and ranked fourth with a 0.79 BB/K. It was his age-25 season, but Cronenworth's plate skills seem legitimate, and he may end up with a 55-grade hit tool. Power probably won't be a big part of his game, but he could chip in 10-15 steals. He would need at least one injury to get starts on the left side of the infield and will be competing with newly-acquired Jurickson Profar and upwards of five other internal options for time at the keystone. His two-way ability could work as a tie breaker and give him the edge if Profar falters. Read Past Outlooks
$Traded to the Padres in December of 2019.
Claims spot on 60-man roster
SSSan Diego Padres
June 30, 2020
Cronenworth has been named to the Padres' 60-man player pool.
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Cronenworth's selection is far from a surprise considering the fact that he was competing for a spot on the team's Opening Day roster when spring training was suspended. With initial MLB rosters expanding to 30, the versatile infielder appears to have a chance to break camp with the big-league club, though perhaps less so after the acquisition of Jorge Mateo from Oakland. A point in Cronenworth's favor is MLB's decision to allow position players to pitch without restrictions during the shortened 2020 campaign; that should boost the value of two-way players such as Cronenworth given the condensed schedule and likely careful handling of pitching staffs.
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In contention for roster spot
SSSan Diego Padres
March 24, 2020
Cronenworth is vying for 26th spot on the Padres' Opening Day roster, AJ Cassavell of MLB.com reports.
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Slated for occasional mound work
SSSan Diego Padres
February 16, 2020
Cronenworth is expected to pitch "one inning per week" during spring training, AJ Cassavell of MLB.com reports.
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Shipped to San Diego
SSSan Diego Padres
December 6, 2019
Cronenworth has been traded from the Rays to the Padres along with Tommy Pham in exchange for Hunter Renfroe and Xavier Edwards, Dennis Lin of The Athletic reports.
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Contract selected
SSTampa Bay Rays
November 20, 2019
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Back in action at Durham
SSTampa Bay Rays
August 25, 2019
Cronenworth is 2-for-12 with a double, a walk and two runs in the three games he's played for Triple-A Durham since returning from a stay on the 7-day injured list due to a hamstring strain.
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