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Posted: Sunday, October 2, 2011 8:51 pm | Updated: 3:15 pm, Sat Dec 22, 2012.

As the baseball postseason kicks off, I figured it would be a good time to chase down the final stats for C.J. Cron's first year in pro ball.

The Mountain Pointe product spent his entire season in Advanced Rookie ball for the Orem Owlz of the Pioneer League before it was cut short by a knee injury.

Cron, who had a shoulder injury that limited him to designated hitter, dislocated his right knee cap and had some ligament damage as well in early August. He had surgery on the knee in early September and rehab began recently at Tempe Diablo.

Before the injury, Cron was hitting per usual.

After being drafted No. 17 overall by the Los Angeles Angels out of Utah and signing in June, Cron played in 34 games as he hit .308 (44 of 143) with 13 home runs and 41 RBIs.

He scored 30 runs, had five doubles, one triple and 90 total bases. He walked 10 times, struck out 34, was hit by a pitch five times, grounded in two doubles plays, had a sacrifice fly and was intentionally walked once. His on-base percentage was .371 and his slugging percentage was .629 to finish with an impressive OPS of 1.000.

Contact writer: (480) 898-7915 or JSkoda@ahwatukee.com. Follow him on Twitter @JskodaAFN.

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