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C.J. Cron named NL Player of the Month for August

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Cron takes the honor for the first time in his career

After two massively productive series against the Marlins and Cubs, C.J. Cron earned his first NL Player of the Week honors on August 9th. He didn’t stop there, rolling all month long and earning National League Player of the Month for the first time as well.

Cron led all National League hitters in batting average (.387), home runs (11), RBIs (34), SLG (.828), OPS (1.291), total bases (77) and had a wRC+ of 217 for the month. His 34 RBI were nine more than second-place Bryce Harper’s and his on-base percentage of .463 was second in the league behind Juan Soto.

After joining the organization this past off-season on a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training, Cron has been the leader of the Rockies’ lineup all year. He leads all qualified Colorado hitters this season in HR (25), RBI (77), BB (52), wOBA (.387), OPS (.913) and wRC+ (129).