Kevin Crohn (30), who played for SSG Landers until the first half of last year’s KBO League, returned to the United States, but failed to revive.
The Oakland Athletics announced on the 5th (Korean time) that they “released first baseman Kevin.”
Krone was 메이저놀이터selected in the 14th round, 420th pick, by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 2014 Major League Baseball Draft. In 2019, he appeared in 82 games in minor league Triple-A, posting 101 hits and 38 home runs for a 1.226 OPS, setting the record for most home runs in the Triple-A PCL League.
After becoming a big leaguer, Cron recorded a batting average of 0.170, 6 homers, 16 RBIs, and an OPS of 0.665 in 47 major league games.
Cron turned his eyes to Asia. In the 2021 season, he passed through the Hiroshima Toyo Carp of the Japanese Professional Baseball and nested in SSG last year. But Cron couldn’t laugh in the KBO league. After starting 67 games in the first half, he was released during the season due to a poor batting average of 0.222 (54 hits in 243 at-bats), 11 home runs and 35 RBIs with an on-base percentage of 0.255.
After his exit, Cron, who returned to the United States and was looking for a new team, settled for the Las Vegas Aviators, a minor league triple-A team in Oakland.
But his comeback was in vain. He appeared in 10 games this season and had a batting average of 0.133 and only 6 RBIs. He had an on-base percentage of 0.152 and an OPS of 0.308.
According to MLB Trade Rumors, Cron recorded a walk rate of 2.2% and a strikeout rate of 39.1% per at-bat.
Cron, who could not overcome his poor hitting, was eventually released.