First-round pick C.J. Cron agreed to terms with the Angels on a $1.467 million bonus on Thursday. He'll officially sign the deal on Monday.
His bonus matched MLB guidelines for his draft slot, No. 17 overall.
A Utah first baseman, Cron had one of the most potent bats available in this year's draft. He hit .434/.517/.803 this spring, leading NCAA Division I in slugging and OPS (1.320), and projects as a plus hitter with at least plus power. A former catcher, he'll be limited to first base as a pro and will require surgery to repair a torn labrum in his throwing shoulder.
Cron's father Chris played briefly in the majors and currently manages Double-A Erie in the Tigers system. Cron's brother Kevin, who also projects as a power-hitting first baseman, was a third-round pick of the Mariners out of Mountain Pointe HS in Phoenix.
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