|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||100.00||3.00||.220||11.00||6.00||0.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|07/28/2014||Evan Longoria, 3B TB||Kris Bryant, 3B CHC|
|07/28/2014||Kris Bryant, 3B CHC||Aramis Ramirez, 3B MIL|
|07/28/2014||Clayton Kershaw, SP LAD|
Jonathan Papelbon, RP PHI
Neil Walker, 2B PIT
Cliff Lee, SP PHI
|Melky Cabrera, LF TOR|
Joba Chamberlain, RP DET
Archie Bradley, SP ARI
Kris Bryant, 3B CHC
|Cubs considering moving Kris Bryant to right field |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(7/23/14) The Cubs have had internal discussions about transitioning prospect Kris Bryant from third base to right field, according to CSN Chicago. However, the talks have not progressed to making that move just yet.
"He can do it," general manager Jed Hoyer said. "He played center in college, and he’s played right. He feels good out there. The biggest focus for him right now is he’s working on his defense. He is almost 6-6, and with that the fundamentals of playing third base are more challenging.
"In the future, I would never say never that we wouldn’t put him out there. But right now, our focus is third."
|Kris Bryant hopes to stick at third base in majors |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(7/16/14) Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant has 24 errors in 117 career minor-league games at third base, but he believes he's getting better defensively and would like to stay at the hot corner as a major-leaguer, Comcast SportsNet Chicago reports.
"I think my defense has gotten a whole lot better," Bryant said. "Coming into the year, there was a lot of talk about where I'd be playing -- outfield, third base. But I think I've come in and worked really hard to stay at third base and I sure hope to stay there. But if the time comes where I need to move a position, I'm all for it."
Bryant participated in the Futures game at Target Field Sunday, drawing a walk and striking out twice in four plate appearances. The 2013 first-round pick owns a share of the minor-league lead in home runs this year, hitting .346/.444/.701 with 31 home runs, 81 RBI and 11 stolen bases in 335 at-bats between Double-A Tennessee and Triple-A Iowa. Despite his excellent offensive numbers, Bryant isn't expected earn a call-up anytime soon.
|GM: Kris Bryant likely won't be with Cubs in 2014 |
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
(6/20/14) Cubs third base prospect Kris Bryant has been promoted to Triple-A and has already homered at that level, but that will probably be as far as he ascends this season, according to president of baseball operations Theo Epstein.
Epstein told ESPN that he doesn't "foresee" Bryant being elevated to the big league club at any point this year despite his tremendous numbers in the minors. Bryant boasts a .353/.455/.706 stat line at two levels combined in 2014 with 23 home runs.
|Kris Bryant still has a ways to go |
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
(6/18/14) Kris Bryant's promotion to Triple-A Iowa Wednesday is certainly a positive -- and yes, overdue -- step in his development. He was only leading the Southern League in just about every offensive category, batting .355 with 22 home runs and an 1.160 OPS at Double-A Tennessee.
But as I wrote in this week's Prospects Report, it may be his last promotion this year.
I go into the reasons in the column, but the Cubs have far more to lose than gain by rushing him to the big leagues for another last-place finish. And make no mistake: Regardless of how he performs at Triple-A, they would be rushing him. At this time a year ago, he hadn't even played a minor-league game.
Those who stash him in a standard mixed league are liable to be as disappointed as the those who stashed George Springer last season. In anything deeper, maybe you could afford to take a what-do-you-have-to-lose approach to that final roster spot, but when you're fighting for a playoff spot, you can't commit to playing the rest of the season a man down. And for a player just promoted to Triple-A, it would probably be a rest-of-season commitment.
|Kris Bryant announces promotion to Triple-A |
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
(6/18/14) Cubs stud third base prospect Kris Bryant tweeted Wednesday that he has been promoted to Triple-A Iowa.
The 22-year-old Bryant was tearing it up at Double-A Tennessee. He had 22 home runs and 58 RBI in just 297 at-bats and owned an eye-popping stat line of .355/.458/.702. He did rack up 77 strikeouts.
|In the months following the 2013 draft, Kris Bryant did exactly what you'd expect the second overall pick to do to the lower levels of the minors. But it wasn't until the Arizona Fall League that he really began to stand out, batting .364 with six homers and a 1.184 OPS in 77 at-bats to take home MVP honors. Bryant's performance against some of the game's more advanced prospects shows he may be closer to major-league ready than his inexperience would have you believe. Of course, he is 22, and after winning the Golden Spikes Award, which recognizes the best collegiate player, most scouts expected him to advance quickly. But now, he looks like he has a chance of taking over as the Cubs' starting third baseman by midseason. Because the Cubs aren't looking to contend anytime soon, they'll likely use any excuse they can to hold him back, much like the Astros did with George Springer last year, but sooner than later, Bryant will be showing off his light-tower power at Wrigley Field. He does swing and miss a good bit, which could limit his batting average early in his career, but his ultimate ceiling is closer to Sano's than not. Bryant is one of those prospects whose value could skyrocket with a big spring training, so keep a close eye on him.
(Updated 1/15/14) |
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|7/28/14||COL||8:05 pm||Yohan Flande|
|7/29/14||COL||8:05 pm||Jorge De La Rosa|
|7/30/14||COL||8:05 pm||Brett Anderson|
|7/31/14||COL||2:20 pm||Tyler Matzek|
|8/1/14||@ LAD||10:10 pm||Hyun-Jin Ryu|
|8/2/14||@ LAD||9:10 pm||Dan Haren|
|8/3/14||@ LAD||4:10 pm||Josh Beckett|