Kevin Cron taken by Seattle in 3rd round of 2011 MLB draft
June 7, 2011 by Les Willsey, AZPreps365
It took nearly two more rounds and 75 more picks, but Mountain Pointe High School grad Kevin Cron has the opportunity to go to professional baseball with older brother C.J., if he so chooses.
Kevin Cron was selected with the second pick of the third round Tuesday (92nd overall) by the Seattle Mariners in the 2011 Major League Baseball first-year player draft. C.J. Cron was drafted with the 17th pick overall on Monday night by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
"This is amazing, to see everything you work for come together," Kevin Cron said. "Yesterday was awesome to have my family and close friends here when my brother got drafted. My dad (Chris) got to come out because it was an off-day for him, but he had to fly back out today. I'll wait for him to land in a little while and then call him and let him know." Chris Cron manages the Detroit Tigers Double A farm team, the Erie Seawolves in Erie, Penn.
Kevin Cron has already committed to Texas Christian and will the next few days with Seattle and see if he'll join them or go the college route.
"I didn't really have a preference who drafte me," Kevin Cron said. "I worked out for Seattle, so I know about them. It's a great feeling, I can't describe."
Kevin Cron, the consensus prep player of the year in Arizona in 2011 and also a pitcher and catcher for Mountain Pointe, helped lead the Pride to their first-ever state baseball title. He broke state records for home runs in a season with 27 this year (his own record) and 53 for his career. Kevin Cron projects to be a first baseman professionally.
If Kevin Cron does decide to go pro, the potential is there down the line he could compete and see a lot of his brother C.J. in American League West games against the Angels.