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All Eyes On Chicago Cubs’ Kris Bryant

Chicago Cubs’ 3B prospect Kris Bryant, the second overall pick in the 2013 rule 4 draft, is almost unanimously accepted by experts as baseball’s top prospect. In a world where most prospects ride one or two particularly strong aspects of their game, Bryant is a true 5-tool player. Even with under 300 plate appearances at triple-A, it’s clear that Bryant’s skills make him...
Via Baseball Essential
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Bryant to Play the Outfield in Spring Training

The debate about what to do with Kris Bryant heated up again yesterday when Joe Maddon brought up his plans for the kid in Spring Training this year. Maddon says Bryant will be used at third and in outfield this spring. — Gordon Wittenmyer (@GDubCub) February 23, 2015 If you have been paying any attention since he was drafted, there have been plenty of rumblings that Bryant would...
Via World Series Dreaming
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Maddon to play Kris Bryant in the OF

When Chicago Cubs prospect Kris Bryant makes his debut at the corner of Clark and Addison, it may not be at the hot corner. 670 The Score’s Bruce Levine reports manager Joe Maddon has asked Bryant to put in some work in the outfield this spring. The request is aimed at giving the new Cubs skipper as much roster flexibility as possible. While Bryant prefers to stay at third, his...
Via Sports Mockery
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Kris Bryant’s One Offensive Question Mark

Pretty often, we get accused of overvaluing young players and prospects. The line of thinking is that we don’t properly appreciate the chances of a player flaming out and failing to accomplish anything of consequence. Yet, I don’t think we’ve ever been accused of overvaluing Kris Bryant. Around Bryant, there’s developed a consensus. Kiley ranked […]
Via Fangraphs
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Player Profile #95: Kris Bryant | 3B | CHC

Unlike most players in our Top 200 Countdown, I’ve never watched Kris Bryant play. In fact, Bryant may be the only player on our list that I’ve never seen play. I’ve seen clips, of course, but I’ve never sat down and watched a game in which he’s played. Immediately that puts me at a disadvantage when analyzing and projecting Bryant, but due to his insane prospect status...
Via Baseball Professor
January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Cubs' plan with Kris Bryant still uncertain

The Chicago Cubs made a rather expected move on Monday when they went out and acquired center fielder Dexter Fowler from the Houston Astros. Fowler fills a need for on-base percentage at the top of the lineup, while also presenting Joe Maddon with an extremely versatile lineup to work with throughout the year. There is also another rather exciting aspect of the deal, that has not...
Via The Outside Corner
January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: Projecting the Opening Day lineup

After making a big splash at the winter meetings, the Chicago Cubs seem to be ready to finally make a push for the playoffs after having last played October baseball in 2008. With so many offseason acquisitions, plus numerous prospects coming up throughout the 2014 season, the Cubs Opening Day lineup should be very different from the one we saw last season. Here is what I think the...
December 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: Could they really trade for Cole Hamels?

Early this morning it was reported by David Kaplan of, that the Chicago Cubs have placed a revocable waiver claim on Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels. Interesting report out of Philly says that #Cubs were lone team to put in claim on Cole Hamels. Could he be moved? — David Kaplan (@thekapman) August 7, 2014 What this means is...
August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs prospect profile: Arismendy Alcantara

The Chicago Cubs are currently an franchise built on the future, with many of their prospects grabbing more headlines than their big league players (except for Jeff Samardzija). The future, however, is still a little ways down the road. Kris Bryant was recently called up to Triple-A Iowa, and will likely finish the year there. Javier Baez still needs to show improvement in his hitting...
June 20, 2014  |  1 Comment

Bryant Says Hello & Bye Bye in Des Moines Debut

  Having waited half a season, I thought as the deluge pounded the car in the Principal Park lot, what’s another hour or so?   When the rain relented and while the grounds crew did its pregame thing I went to check for Superman capes and the like in the Backstop Store. No, the notice of Kris Bryant’s arrival in town had been too short to allow for restocking. Nevertheless,...
Via Cub Reporter
June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

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