For all of the early season hand-wringing, the Cubs' decision to not put Kris Bryant on their opening day roster wound up not making much of a Fantasy impact. He was called up for the team's ninth game and went on to make 148 starts. Aside from a cold July that produced a .168 batting average, Bryant was a consistent contributor, and he finished fifth among third basemen in Rotisserie value and seventh in Fantasy points. Even during his cold snap, Bryant was making hard contact. He can be counted on as one of the top five third basemen in Fantasy and is likely to be unavailable by the third round.
Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant went 2 for 3 Saturday with a walk, a double, two runs scored, two RBI and his 25th home run of the season. He's now tied the Cubs record for most home runs in a season by a rookie, set in 1961 by Hall of Famer Billy Williams. Bryant's 95 RBI also leads all rookies this season, and he seems all but certain to top the century mark as the team heads toward the playoffs.
Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant is out of the lineup for Friday's game against the Cardinals. Days off for Bryant are rare, considering this is only his second day off since the beginning of August, but he'll hit the bench while Tommy La Stella covers third base. He has been seeing much more frequent starts in the outfield since Jorge Soler hit the DL with an oblique strain, but that might come to an end with the Cuban's return Thursday.
Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant went 3 for 4 with two doubles, a walk and a run scored in Thursday's 9-6 victory over the Pirates. Thursday's tally brought Bryant's average to .600 (6 for 10) over the final two games of the key four-game set against the Pirates. The rookie sensation is following up a torrid August with a very productive September that has already seen him amass six doubles, three homers and 13 RBI.
Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant went 3 for 6 with two doubles, one RBI, one steal and one run in a 3-2 win over the Pirates on Wednesday. Bryant was just 2 for 15 over his last four games, but he broke out of his mini-slump big time with this monster line. The only concern for the young power-hitter is the strikeouts, as he has 181 in 500 at-bats this season. If he can clean up that 36 percent strikeout rate, Bryant could become an even more elite hitter than he already is.
Kris Bryant was an offensive force for the red-hot Cubs Sunday, crushing two home runs and driving in three runs in Chicago's 9-3 rout of the Braves. Bryant's two longballs gave him 19 on the season. He hit a 404-foot, two-run shot to right field in the first inning and then added a solo shot to center in the sixth. Bryant, like most of the Cubs, has been productive in August, with five homers and 14 RBIs to go along with 24 hits in the month.
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