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2 Nico Hoerner SS

Chicago Cubs

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
16%3%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
783.28217130
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2019CHC2078132231731100.305.436.282

Player Updates

July 11, 2020 10:36 PM
Cubs' Nico Hoerner: Getting some time at short
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hoerner has been working out some at shortstop, though he's still likely to see most of his playing time at second base this season, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

Hoerner figures to split time with Jason Kipnis and possibly David Bote at second, but the former also stands to operate as Javier Baez's primary backup at short. Chicago manager David Ross said Hoerner "looks great defensively" at both positions, and this gives the 23-year-old another path to regular playing time if anything were to happen to Baez this season.

July 4, 2020 01:04 PM
Cubs' Nico Hoerner: Part of 60-man pool
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hoerner is among seven infielders in the Cubs' player pool working out at Wrigley Field for summer camp.

Three of the four starting infield spots in Chicago are locked down by Anthony Rizzo, Kris Bryant and Javier Baez. Second base is a bit of a different story, where Hoerner, Jason Kipnis, David Bote and possibly Daniel Descalso could see some playing time. The veteran Kipnis figures to get the first shot at starting, though the team may elect to deploy Hoerner against left-handed pitchers. And if the talented 23-year-old performs like he did in a short MLB stint last year, when he batted .282 and hit three home runs in 20 games, he could wrestle away more playing time.

April 17, 2020 07:48 PM
Cubs' Nico Hoerner: Could benefit from compacted season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hoerner could land himself a role in the majors and regular playing time whenever the regular season is able to begin, Tim Stebbins of NBC Sports Chicago reports.

Before play was suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic, Hoerner was likely looking at starting the year at Triple-A Iowa to get more regular playing time. However, if rosters are expanded and the schedule gets compacted as expected, the 22-year-old might stick in the majors from the start. The thinking is that with fewer off days, teams will need to rotate players more, and that could get Hoerner the requisite at-bats at the MLB level. He certainly looked the part of a big-league player when he made his debut last season, posting a .282 batting average and three home runs in 20 games.

March 3, 2020 11:12 PM
Cubs' Nico Hoerner: Three-hit game Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hoerner went 3-for-4 with a double and a run scored in Tuesday's Cactus League game against the Rockies.

Hoerner started at shortstop in this one, though his most likely path to regular MLB playing time in 2020 is at second base. The 22-year-old performed well in 20 games in the majors last season, slashing .282/.305/.436, and he could make a strong case for an everyday role in 2020 with a strong spring. However, a crowded middle infield that includes the likes of Javier Baez, David Bote, Jason Kipnis and Daniel Descalso could force Hoerner to Triple-A Iowa, at least initially.

February 17, 2020 09:04 PM
Cubs' Nico Hoerner: Could start season in minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hoerner could begin the year with Triple-A Iowa, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

The Cubs recently signed veteran Jason Kipnis, which further crowds a middle infield group that includes Javier Baez, David Bote and Daniel Descalso. The 22-year-old Hoerner performed well in 20 games at the MLB level last season, slashing .282/.305/.436, but the team could decide to give him more time at Triple-A with a number of experienced options on the roster. It should only be a matter of time, however, before Hoerner is raking at Wrigley Field.

September 28, 2019 10:44 AM
Cubs' Nico Hoerner: Records two hits in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hoerner went 2-for-5 with a run scored and an RBI in Friday's 8-2 win over the Cardinals.

Hoerner continued his strong start to his MLB career, as he's now slashing .296/.324/.465 through his first 18 games. The 22-year-old is making a compelling case for regular playing time in 2020, which could bump Addison Russell out of the picture in Chicago.

September 26, 2019 03:36 PM
Cubs' Nico Hoerner: Heads to bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hoerner is not in the lineup Thursday against the Pirates.

The Cubs are trotting out mostly reserves for Thursday's series finale after getting eliminated from playoff contention Wednesday. Addison Russell is starting at shortstop and hitting seventh in place of Hoerner.

September 24, 2019 11:20 PM
Cubs' Nico Hoerner: Drives in two in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hoerner went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI in Tuesday's 9-2 loss to the Pirates.

The Cubs have seen their playoff chances evaporate with a seven-game losing streak, but a silver lining has been the emergence of Hoerner. The rookie shortstop is slashing .295/.328/.492 through the first 15 games of his MLB career. Heading into 2020, a healthy Javier Baez will lock down one of the middle infield spots, but Hoerner has made a strong case for ample playing time.

September 22, 2019 11:08 AM
Cubs' Nico Hoerner: Connects for third home run
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hoerner went 1-for-4 with a solo home run and two runs scored in Saturday's 9-8 loss to the Cardinals.

Hoerner connected off Ryan Helsley in the sixth inning to give the Cubs a 6-5 lead. In 13 games since his MLB debut on Sept. 9, Hoerner is 15-for-53 (.283) with 12 RBI.

September 14, 2019 06:36 PM
Cubs' Nico Hoerner: Hits second MLB home run
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hoerner went 3-for-4 with a three-run home run and three runs scored in Saturday's 14-1 win over the Pirates.

Hoerner connected off Clay Holmes in the sixth inning with two aboard to balloon the Chicago lead to 13-1. In six games since his MLB debut on Monday, Hoerner is 10-for-24 (.417). The 22-year-old should see regular playing time with Javier Baez (thumb) and Addison Russell (head) both out.

September 14, 2019 02:32 PM
Cubs' Nico Hoerner: Hits first MLB home run
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hoerner went 2-for-5 with a walk, a two-run home run, two runs scored and four total RBI in Friday's 18-7 win over the Pirates.

Hoerner connected off Pittsburgh starter Steven Brault in the first inning for his first career MLB home run. The 22-year-old shortstop, who is one of the top prospects in the Cubs' system, has shined since his MLB debut Monday. In five games, he's slashing .350/.435/.600, and with Javier Baez (thumb) and Addison Russell (head) both out, Hoerner should continue to see regular playing time.

September 10, 2019 09:28 AM
Cubs' Nico Hoerner: Shines in big-league debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hoerner went 3-for-5 with a triple, two runs and four RBI in his big-league debut Monday in San Diego.

Hoerner would not even be in the majors if the Cubs hadn't been decimated by injuries at shortstop, but he made the most of his opportunity in his first game. The Cubs fans traveled well and were cheering on the top prospect throughout his excellent debut. Not only did he impress at the dish, but he made some excellent plays at shortstop and scored from third on a heads-up baserunning play. If he continues to produce, he could displace Addison Russell (head) even when the latter is healthy.

September 9, 2019 07:00 PM
Cubs' Nico Hoerner: Gets call to big leagues
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Cubs will call up Hoerner from Double-A Tennessee ahead of Monday's game against the Padres, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports. He's starting at shortstop and hitting sixth in his big-league debut.

Hoerner is one of the top prospects in the Cubs' farm system, but the 22-year-old wasn't expected to make his big-league debut until 2020 before late-season injuries to Javier Baez (wrist) and Addison Russell (head) decimated the team's depth at shortstop. Expect Hoerner to immediately step in as the Cubs' everyday option at the position while the aforementioned two players are unavailable, but he shouldn't be counted on to provide a major fantasy impact in his first taste of the majors. Hoerner boasts strong bat-to-ball skills and could deliver a useful batting average in September, but he's unlikely to offer much counting-stats production while presumably occupying a spot near the bottom of the order.

July 2, 2019 01:28 PM
Cubs' Nico Hoerner: Hot on rehab assignment
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hoerner (wrist) went 2-for-5 with a pair of singles in a rehab game with the Cubs' rookie-level affiliate Monday.

The 22-year-old has played in four Arizona League games since getting the green light to return to game action, and he has recorded multiple hits in all four. Hoerner, the No. 24 overall pick in last year's draft, landed on the 7-day IL in late April with what was diagnosed initially as a hand bruise. Things didn't go well when he tried to ramp up in May, and a CT scan later revealed a hairline fracture in his wrist. Now that the wrist is seemingly healed, it probably won't be too long before he's back with Double-A Tennessee.

June 24, 2019 09:40 PM
Cubs' Nico Hoerner: Nearing rehab assignment
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hoerner (wrist) could begin playing in rehab games in Arizona this weekend, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

Hoerner is nearing a return to game action after spending the past two months on the shelf with a wrist injury. Prior to landing on the shelf near the end of April, the well-regarded youngster slashed .300/.391/.500 with one homer and one stolen base in 18 games with Double-A Tennessee.

May 20, 2019 06:16 PM
Cubs' Nico Hoerner: Diagnosed with hairline fracture
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hoerner was diagnosed with a hairline wrist fracture, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Hoerner apparently suffered a setback after beginning a hitting progression last week, and a CT scan revealed a hairline fracture in the wrist area, per Patrick Mooney of The Athletic. The injury will leave Hoerner in a splint for at least the next three weeks.

May 14, 2019 06:40 PM
Cubs' Nico Hoerner: Nearing hitting progression
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hoerner (wrist) is expected to begin a hitting progression in Arizona later in the week, Patrick Mooney of The Athletic reports.

Hoerner has been on the 7-day injured list since the end of April due to a bruised hand, but he's set to ramp up his baseball activities within the next few days. The Cubs have yet to reveal a concrete timetable for his return.

April 27, 2019 02:36 PM
Cubs' Nico Hoerner: Placed on injured list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hoerner (bruised hand) was placed on the 7-day injured list retroactive to April 24, Double-A Tennessee broadcaster Mick Gillispie reports.

The 21-year-old prospect left Tuesday's game after a pitch hit his left wrist. No structural damage occurred, and he's expected to return at the beginning of May.

April 25, 2019 01:36 PM
Cubs' Nico Hoerner: Escapes with bruise
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hoerner was diagnosed with a bruised wrist, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Hoerner exited Tuesday's Double-A game after being hit by a pitch in the wrist area, but he appears to be fine after initial tests cleared him of any fracture. The 21-year-old shortstop should be considered day-to-day for now. He's off to a hot start with Double-A Tennessee, slashing .293/.288/.483 with a homer and a steal through 17 games.

April 24, 2019 01:12 PM
Cubs' Nico Hoerner: Exits after HBP
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hoerner left Double-A Tennessee's game Tuesday after being hit by a pitch in the wrist area, Smokies' broadcaster Mick Gillispie reports.

Hoerner has gotten off to a hot start this season with the Smokies by slashing .298/.385/.491 through 16 games. There should be some clarity on the injury within the next few days.

Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs St. Louis2561 .231 .360 .240
vs Flaherty (Career)300000
vs RHP64192 .328 .438 .297
Last 7 Games
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Batting Stats
SeasonTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLGOPS
2020CHC0000000000------------
2019CHC2078132231731100.282.305.4360.741
Total2078132231731100.282.305.4360.741
More Batting Stats
SeasonTeamG2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2020CHC000000000
2019CHC20113410013
Total20113410013
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGPABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLG
2018ROK-AZL Cubs 13123311012--20.250.400.500
2018AFX-South Bend Cubs4151610132100.400.471.667
2018ASX-Eugene Emeralds7226701125341.318.464.545
2019AAX-Tennessee Smokies702683776163322213184.284.344.399
2019ROK-AZL Cubs 25202810001100.400.429.450
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-1/200
Birthdate:
5/13/1997
Age:
23
Hometown:
Oakland, CA
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Chicago Cubs
College:
Stanford
MLB Experience:
1