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Declan Cronin

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Declan Cronin
Chicago White Sox
Born: (1997-09-24) September 24, 1997 (age 23)
Glen Ridge, New Jersey
Bats: Right Throws: Right

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Declan Cronin (born September 24, 1997) is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Chicago White Sox organization. Cronin played college baseball for the Holy Cross Crusaders, and graduated from the College of the Holy Cross in 2019. He was drafted by the White Sox in the 36th round of the 2019 Major League Baseball draft.[1][2]

Baseball Career[edit]

Amateur Career[edit]

Cronin graduated from Regis High School in New York, New York in 2015. As a senior, Cronin was named to the NYC Mayor's Cup CHSAA All-Star team.[3] Cronin also played basketball at Regis, and was a member of the 2014 New York State Championship team.[4]

At Holy Cross, Cronin was a part of the 2017 team that reached the NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament. His senior season, Cronin was named to the 2019 All-Patriot League First Team as a starting pitcher alongside Navy ace, and eventual Red Sox 4th round pick, Noah Song.[5] Cronin ranks 10th in Crusader baseball history in career strikeouts (156).[6] After his graduation, Cronin was named a recipient of the Patriot League's 2019 Outstanding Leadership and Character Award, established "to recognize and honor those individuals who demonstrate excellence in leadership and service."[7]

Cronin spent each of his three summers at Holy Cross competing in summer collegiate baseball leagues in the New England area. After his freshman year, Cronin played for the Pittsfield Suns of the Futures Collegiate Baseball League, compiling a 1.17 ERA with 16 strikeouts in 15.1 innings of work and receiving an All-Star nod. He then spent his sophomore summer in the New England Collegiate Baseball League with the Plymouth Pilgrims, striking out 21 in 13.2 innings. Before his senior year, Cronin pitched for the Falmouth Commodores in the Cape Cod Baseball League.[8]

Professional Career[edit]

Drafted in the 36th round, Cronin was assigned to the Arizona League White Sox in the AZL. After posting a 0.90 ERA in seven appearances with 13 strikeouts, Cronin was promoted to the Kannapolis Intimidators of the South Atlantic League, the organization's Class A affiliate.[9] Cronin rounded out his rookie season in Kannapolis going 1-2 with a 3.70 ERA and 1.03 WHIP, surrendering only 16 hits in 24.1 innings of work.[10]

Personal life[edit]

Cronin is from Montclair, New Jersey. His mother, Trish, also attended Holy Cross, and he has one brother, Brian.[11]

In June 2018, Cronin authored an article on the Battle of Gettysburg that was published in Time magazine.[12] He is additionally a member of Alpha Sigma Nu (Jesuit Honor Society), Phi Alpha Theta (National Historical Honor Society), Phi Sigma Tau (International Honor Society in Philosophy) and Delta Phi Alpha (German National Honor Society).[7]


  1. "Sox wrap draft with 30 more picks on Day 3". NBC Sports Chicago. 2019-06-05. Retrieved 2020-02-27.
  2. "2019 MLB draft: Picks and analysis". ESPN.com. 2019-06-03. Retrieved 2020-02-27.
  3. "NYC Mayor's Cup". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 2020-02-27.
  4. "Varsity Basketball Wins Back-to-Back City Championships". www.regis.org. Retrieved 2020-02-27.
  5. "Patriot League Announces Baseball Major Awards and All-League Teams (5.8.19)". patriotleague.org. Retrieved 2020-02-27.
  6. "Holy Cross Baseball Career Records" (PDF). GoHolyCross.com. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Patriot League Announces 2019 Outstanding Leadership and Character Award". patriotleague.org. Retrieved 2020-02-28.
  8. "Baseball season: player". doi:10.31096/wua033-pls90a190.
  9. WSM20051917 (2019-10-09). "Deep Dive: Winston-Salem and Kannapolis right-handed relievers". South Side Hit Pen. Retrieved 2020-02-27.
  10. "Declan Cronin College, Amateur & Minor Leagues Statistics & History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2020-02-27.
  11. "Declan Cronin - 2019 - Baseball". Holy Cross Athletics. Retrieved 2020-02-27.
  12. "The Surprising Reason Why the Battle of Gettysburg Took Place Where It Did". Time. Retrieved 2020-02-27.

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