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Player Outlook
Nico Hoerner took hold of a starting job for the Cubs in 2022 and produced a .281/.327/.410 slash line with 10 homers, 20 steals, 55 RBI and 60 runs in 135 games, and he followed up with similar production last season. He moved from shortstop to second base in 2023 following the signing of Dansby Swanson and had nine long balls, 43 steals, 98 runs and 68 RBI with a .729 OPS across 150 contests. Those figures resulted in a 102 wRC+, and he was sixth in the league in stolen bases while being caught seven times. He hit 46.9 percent of his balls on the ground and didn't consistently make solid contact with a 1.7 percent barrel rate and 33.0 percent hard-hit rate, both of which rank near the bottom for qualified hitters. However, none of those figures are significantly different from the previous year, which indicates his production over the past two seasons is sustainable. Hoerner should provide a strong average with plenty of runs and stolen bases for fantasy managers again in 2024 with his high-contact, low-power approach, though he's unlikely to be a significant contributor in other categories.

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2024 1592.7 32 2 17 24 9 .252
2023 503.53.4 98 9 68 49 43 .283
2022 355.52.6 60 10 55 28 20 .281
3y Avg. 318.52.9 57 6 46 31 23 .284
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  • Cubs' Nico Hoerner: Back in action Wednesday

    Hoerner (hand) will start at second base and bat sixth in Wednesday's game against the Rays. Though Hoerner was diagnosed with a small fracture in his right hand over the weekend, he avoided a stint on the injured list and will make his return to the lineup after missing only four starts. Before his recent absence, Hoerner had gone 0-for-8 over his last three starts, and it may take a bit for him to regain full strength in his hand and recapture the exit velocities he had provided prior to suffering the injury. Fantasy managers in leagues with daily lineup moves may be best served leaving Hoerner on the bench until he resumes producing at a level that warrants keeping him active.
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  • Cubs' Nico Hoerner: On bench again Tuesday

    Hoerner (hand) remains out of the lineup for Tuesday's game versus the Rays. Hoerner is dealing with a small fracture in his right hand and will miss a fourth straight start. According to Maddie Lee of the Chicago Sun-Times, the 27-year-old partook in a hitting session Tuesday and will be available off the bench, and he could be back in the lineup for Wednesday's contest. Michael Busch is getting a second straight start at second base Tuesday.
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  • Cubs' Nico Hoerner: Sitting as expected Sunday

    Hoerner (hand) is out of the lineup for Sunday's game at Cincinnati. The 27-year-old was diagnosed with a small fracture in his hand Saturday after being hit by a pitch Thursday, so it's not a surprise he's sitting for the series finale versus the Reds. Hoerner won't necessarily require a trip to the injured list, and he may be able to play through the injury once the swelling subsides. Michael Busch will handle the keystone Sunday for the Cubs.
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  • Cubs' Nico Hoerner: Diagnosed with hand fracture

    Manager Craig Counsell said Saturday that Hoerner has a small fracture in his hand, Maddie Lee of the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Counsell noted that the team's doctors are comfortable with Hoerner playing through his injury once the swelling subsides, and the Cubs will wait a few days to see how his hand recovers before deciding on a potential IL move. Meanwhile, David Bote figures to see regular action at second base while Hoerner is sidelined.
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  • Cubs' Nico Hoerner: Sitting again Saturday

    Hoerner (hand) isn't in the Cubs' lineup for Saturday's game against the Reds. Hoerner sat out Friday's game after getting hit in the hand by a pitch Thursday, and the issue seems to still be bothering him ahead of Saturday's contest. David Bote will start at second base and bat seventh while Hoerner recovers.
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  • Cubs' Nico Hoerner: Sitting out after HBP

    Hoerner is not in Friday's lineup in Cincinnati after being hit on the hand by a pitch during Thursday's win over the White Sox, Meghan Montemurro of the Chicago Tribune reports. Hoerner was struck by a pitch in the fourth inning Thursday but finished the game. He underwent a precautionary X-ray afterward, which evidently came back clean. However, he could be dealing with some residual soreness. David Bote will handle second base Friday.
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  • Cubs' Nico Hoerner: Walk-off hit in return

    Hoerner went 1-for-5 with one RBI in Tuesday's 4-3 extra-inning win over Atlanta. Hoerner had a relatively unimpressive return after missing over a week with a hamstring issue, but he made up for it with a one-out, walk-off single in the 10th inning. The infielder is slashing .267/.357/.385 with two home runs, 13 RBI, 25 runs scored and five stolen bases over 185 plate appearances. Hoerner's return will likely mean less playing time for Nick Madrigal moving forward, assuming Hoerner doesn't suffer a setback with his hamstring.
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  • Cubs' Nico Hoerner: Returning to lineup Tuesday

    Hoerner (hamstring) will start at second base and bat sixth in Tuesday's game versus Atlanta. Hoerner hasn't played in more than a week due to a left hamstring injury, but he's finally feeling well enough to give it a go Tuesday. Dansby Swanson is also back from an injured-list stint, so the Cubs will have their middle-infield duo back together for the first time since May 7.
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  • Cubs' Nico Hoerner: Remains out Sunday

    Hoerner (hamstring) is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Pirates, Andy Martinez of Marquee Sports Network reports. Make it six straight absences for Hoerner, who continues to nurse a sore left hamstring. He was still hoping to avoid the injured list as of Friday, but it's reasonable to think Hoerner to the IL could be the move to accommodate the return of Dansby Swanson (knee) on Tuesday. Nick Madrigal has been serving as the Cubs' primary second baseman in Hoerner's absence.
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  • Cubs' Nico Hoerner: Out again Saturday

    Hoerner (hamstring) isn't in the Cubs' lineup for Saturday's game against the Pirates. Saturday marks the fifth game in a row that Hoerner has missed due to a sore left hamstring. The Cubs have been hopeful that the infielder would be able to avoid the injured list, but manager Craig Counsell said Friday that Hoerner may need to spend time on the IL if his hamstring continues to bother him. Nick Madrigal and Miles Mastrobuoni will once again serve as the Cubs' middle infielders Saturday.
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  • Cubs' Nico Hoerner: Still hoping to avoid injured list

    Hoerner (hamstring) remains day-to-day and the Cubs are still hoping he can avoid the injured list, Ryan Herrera of MLB.com reports. Hoerner is missing a fourth straight start Friday after still feeling something in his left hamstring Thursday, per manager Craig Counsell. While the skipper expressed hope that an IL won't be needed, he conceded that a move would be on the table if the issue continues to linger. With Dansby Swanson (knee) also out, the Cubs have been going with Miles Mastrobuoni and Nick Madrigal as their middle infield duo.
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  • Cubs' Nico Hoerner: Remains out with hamstring issue

    Hoerner (hamstring) remains out of the lineup for Friday's game versus the Pirates. It's the fourth straight game Hoerner has been out of the lineup due to tightness in his left hamstring. A stint on the injured list would seem to be a distinct possibility at this point given how much time Hoerner has missed, although there's been no indication from the Cubs yet that a move is coming. Miles Mastrobuoni and Nick Madrigal will again be tasked with middle infield duties for Chicago.
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  • Cubs' Nico Hoerner: Remains out Thursday

    Hoerner (hamstring) isn't in the Cubs' lineup for Thursday's game against the Pirates. Hoerner was scratched from the lineup before Tuesday's game versus Atlanta due to tightness in his left hamstring, and it will now keep him from starting for the third game in a row. Nick Madrigal will cover second base Thursday while Miles Mastrobuoni starts at shortstop.
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  • Cubs' Nico Hoerner: Held out again Wednesday

    Hoerner (hamstring) remains out of the lineup for Wednesday's game in Atlanta, Maddie Lee of the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Hoerner was a late scratch ahead of Tuesday's 7-0 loss with left hamstring tightness and still isn't feeling up to playing. Hamstring injuries are notoriously tricky, but the Cubs haven't indicated at this point that Hoerner will require a stint on the injured list. Miles Mastrobuoni will again fill in at shortstop.
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  • Cubs' Nico Hoerner: Scratched from lineup

    Hoerner was scratched from Tuesday's lineup against Atlanta due to left hamstring tightness, Taylor McGregor of Marquee Sports Network reports. Hoerner was originally slated to bat leadoff for Chicago in Game 2 of its series in Atlanta, but he will now be forced to take a seat. More information on his injury will likely be provided following the contest, but in the meantime, Miles Mastrobuoni will take over at shortstop and bat eighth against Atlanta.
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  • Cubs' Nico Hoerner: Goes deep in loss

    Hoerner went 1-for-3 with a walk, a solo home run, an additional run scored and two total RBI in Saturday's 10-9 loss to the Pirates. Hoerner took rookie Paul Skenes deep in the fourth inning for just his second long ball of the season. He drove in another run an inning later when he walked with the bases loaded. The low power output isn't too surprising, as Hoerner had only nine home runs last year and just 10 in 2022. The shortstop has still been productive in May with a .300 batting average and .941 OPS for the month along with both homers and three stolen bases.
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  • Cubs' Nico Hoerner: Drives in two runs

    Hoerner went 3-for-5 with two doubles and two RBI in Sunday's loss to Miami. Hoerner put the Cubs on the board with an RBI single in the second inning before adding an RBI double in the fourth. The 26-year-old began the year in an 8-for-44 slump but has turned things around as of late. Over his last seven appearances, Hoerner has gone 14-for-32 (.438) with six extra-base hits and just three strikeouts. That hot stretch has boosted his season slash line to .289/.389/.395.
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  • Cubs' Nico Hoerner: Doubles twice in win

    Hoerner went 2-for-5 with two doubles, an RBI and a run scored in Friday's 8-3 win over the Marlins. Hoerner paced the way as the leadoff hitter, and after a slow start to the season, he's now batting a robust .361 over his last 10 games. The infielder has batted .280 or better in each of the last three years, and he should be able to reach that mark again in 2024, particularly if he keeps up his recent level of performance.
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  • Cubs' Nico Hoerner: Stays hot at plate

    Hoerner went 4-for-5 with two runs scored and a run batted in during Tuesday's loss to the Diamondbacks. Hoerner put up his fourth career four-hit game Tuesday and after scoring twice, he ranks second on the Cubs in runs scored in 2024 (12). Over his last eight games, Hoerner is 11-for-27 (.407) and boasts an impressive .403 on-base percentage for the season, though he still does not have a stolen base.
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  • Cubs' Nico Hoerner: Taking seat Wednesday

    Hoerner is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game in San Diego. Hoerner is getting his first day off of the season after having started in each of the Cubs' first 11 contests. Miles Mastrobuoni will serve as the Cubs' second baseman Wednesday.
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