In the second round of the 2013 MLB Draft, the Chicago Cubs selected third basemen Kris Bryant. Bryant proceeded to receive the highest all-time signing bonus by a position player out of the collegiate level. Over the past two seasons, Bryant has won the Minor League Player of the Year and is on a direct path to becoming a superstar. In 2014, Bryant led the minors in home runs and extra base hits; in only forty at-bats during spring training, Bryant led the MLB with nine home runs. He is without a doubt be on his way to becoming a perennial all-star.
Kris Bryant is now the Cubs starting third baseman and is hitting third in a talented Cubs lineup. Kris is in the Top 10 for RBI’s in the National League, despite starting the season in the minor leagues. Many scouts project Bryant to be an elite power hitter with the ability to hit over 40 home runs in a season. One scout having said a rookie hasn’t brought this much excitement since Ken Griffey Jr. It is difficult to project player’s long-term ability, but Bryant has every toll needed to become a superstar. Whenever Bryant steps into the batter’s box, there is a feeling that something magical is about to happen. Watching this young talent grow and becoming the player than many think he could become will be a highlight of the next few seasons.
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