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17 Kris Bryant 3B
Height/Weight: 6-5/215 | Birthdate: 1/4/1992 | Birthplace: Las Vegas, NV | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Chicago | College: None | MLB Experience: 1 | Owned/Started%: 99/95 | Average Draft Position: 95.43
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3B Kris Bryant blasts two homers in Cubs' win


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(8/23/2015) 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. 


Cubs 3B Kris Bryant doubles, homers in two-RBI performance


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(8/20/2015) Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant went 4 for 4 with a double, a home run and two RBI in Wednesday's loss to the Tigers.

Bryant is hitting .358 with 19 hits, four doubles, three home runs and eight RBI in his last 15 games.


Cubs' Kris Bryant has 12-game hit streak snapped


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(8/16/2015) Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant went 0 for 4 in Sunday's loss to the White Sox. 

Bryant struck out three times and saw his 12-game hitting streak come to an end. Bryant hit .341 with 1.010 OPS over the streak. 


Cubs slugger Kris Bryant happy to learn from struggles


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/7/2015) Cubs rookie Kris Bryant isn't happy he has been mired in the first slump of his career. But he is turning it into a positive in his mind.

Bryant is hitting just .162 with two home runs in 21 games since the All-Star break.

"I wouldn't really want to come out my first year and dominate," he told the Chicago Tribune. "You want to keep getting better. To come out and domiante your first year, I don't think you'd learn too much from it. ... I'm learning a lot from the struggles. At the same time, I'm ready to get out of it."

Bryant might be doing just that with a five-game hitting streak, though he has no multi-hit games since July 27.


Cubs' Kris Bryant to avoid head-first slides following Sunday's scare


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8/3/2015) After a scary play at second base almost left him with a head injury on Sunday, Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant says he will give up head-first sliding. Bryant slid into second base in the fifth inning of Sunday's win over the Brewers, and was immediately taken out of the game with diziness after crashing into shortstop Jean Segura.

He was able to return to the lineup on Monday, but he said he will no long employ the use of a head-first slide.

"I have only one head, only one life," Bryant said per the Chicago Tribune. "There's nothing really to joke about with that. So we're taking this very seriously.

"It's instinct. I think that was the hardest I've run. I run very hard every time and looking back, I think I'll be sliding feet first."


Cubs 3B Kris Bryant able to start Monday vs. Pirates


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/3/2015) Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant bounced back quickly from a head/neck injury he suffered Sunday, as he was in the starting lineup Monday against the Pirates. Bryant also went through the concussion protocol Sunday.

Bryant is batting just .149 with 34 strikeouts in his last 25 games. He also has two doubles, two triples, two home runs, 12 RBI, 10 runs and 14 walks in that span.


Cubs 3B Kris Bryant goes through concussion protocol Sunday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/2/2015) Cubs slugger Kris Bryant has gone through concussion protocol after leaving the game Sunday, per the Chicago Sun-Times. He was removed after a hard slide at second base.

The team is at this point calling his issue dizziness. He told the media following the game that he was feeling better, but he will be further examined Monday.


Cubs 3B Kris Bryant taken out Sunday after head-first slide


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/2/2015) Cubs rookie third baseman Kris Bryant has been removed from the game Sunday after sustaining an injury to his head/neck area on a head-first slide in the fifth inning.

Bryant was replaced at second base by Jonathan Herrera. Further details have yet to be revealed.


Cubs 3B Kris Bryant falls to fifth in lineup Friday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/31/2015) Slumping Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant has slipped to fifth in the lineup Friday night in Milwaukee for the second time this season.

Bryant, who was benched Thursday, is batting .100 (2-for-20) over his last six games.


Scuffling Cubs 3B Kris Bryant out of Thursday lineup


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/30/2015) Struggling Cubs rookie third baseman Kris Bryant has been benched for the Thursday night game in Milwaukee.

Bryant is hitless in four of his last five games and has just one multi-hit performance since July 4. He has just nine hits in his last 68 at-bats. His .249 average is at its lowest point since May 10.


Cubs 3B Kris Bryant delivers first dinger since July 4


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/24/2015) Cubs rookie Kris Bryant didn't end his stretch Friday without a multi-hit game that has lasted since Independence Day. But he did do something he hadn't done since America celebrated its birthday.

That is, hit a home run.

Bryant blasted off against Phillies starter Jerome Williams in the third inning before making outs the rest of the afternoon. He is batting just .143 (7-for-49) over his last 13 games.


Cubs 3B Kris Bryant not in lineup for Game 2 of DH vs. Reds


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/22/2015) Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant is not in the starting lineup for Game 2 of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Reds. Bryant was 0 for 3 with a walk in the opener, and has struggled to a .132 batting average over his last 10 games.

Jonathan Herrera will man the hot corner and bat ninth in the nightcap on Wednesday.


Cubs 3B Kris Bryant accounts for pair of runs in victory


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(7/12/2015) Kris Bryant has been in a mild slump, but got the Cubs started early in Sunday's 3-1 win over the White Sox.

Bryant tagged a first-inning triple off White Sox starter Jose Quintana to put Chicago on the board, and then scored on Jose Soler's single to make it 2-0. 

Bryant finishes the first half with 51 RBIs, though he did also cross the 100-strikeout threshold as well. 


Cubs' Kris Bryant has eight-game hitting streak snapped


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/8/2015) Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant went 0 for 3 with a walk in the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader. 

Bryant's hitless game snapped an eight-game hitting streak. He was 9 for 29 (.310) over the streak. 


NL All-Star reserves, pitchers and Final Vote candidates revealed


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/6/2015) The National League All Star reserves and pitchers were announced on Monday evening, and there was no room for the reigning National League MVP.

Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw was not selected for the All Star team, although he's one of five candidates to take the final spot on the roster in the Final Vote. 

Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant made the team as an injury replacement for the Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton. Bryant is one of two rookies on the team, along with Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson

The Pirates sent two starting pitchers to the All Star team for the first time since 1960. MLB wins leader Gerrit Cole and fellow Pittsburgh starter A.J. Burnett will both be making their first appearance. 

National League reserves are:

Catchers: Yasmani Grandal, Dodgers; Yadier Molina, Cardinals
First basemen: Adrian Gonzalez, Dodgers; Anthony Rizzo, Cubs
Second basemen: DJ LeMahieu, Rockies; Joe Panik, Giants
Third basemen: Nolan Arenado, Rockies; Kris Bryant, Cubs
Shortstop: Brandon Crawford, Giants
Outfielders: Andrew McCutchen, Pirates; Joc Pederson, Dodgers; A.J. Pollock, Diamondbacks; Justin Upton, Padres

National League pitchers are:

Madison Bumgarner, Giants; A.J. Burnett, Pirates; Aroldis Chapman, Reds; RHP: Gerrit Cole, Pirates; Jacob deGrom, Mets; Zack Greinke, Dodgers; Mark Melancon, Pirates; Shelby Miller, Braves; Jonathan Papelbon, Phillies; Francisco Rodriguez, Brewers; Trevor Rosenthal, Cardinals; Max Scherzer, Nationals; Michael Wacha, Cardinals

The five candidates for the Final Vote are:

Johnny Cueto, Reds; Jeurys Familia, Mets; Carlos Martinez, Cardinals; Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers; Troy Tulowitzki, Rockies


Cubs slugger Kris Bryant slams pair in first two innings Saturday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/4/2015) After two innings Saturday night, Cubs slugger Kris Bryant was on pace to hit eight home runs and drive in 24 against shell-shocked Miami.

OK, that wasn't going to happen. But Bryant certainly destroyed the Marlins with his bat, pretty much putting it away well before darkness fell in Chicago.

Bryant opened the scoring with a two-run homer in the first, then blasted a grand slam in the second to give him 12 home runs and 49 RBI on the year. The cherry on top is that he now has a five-game hitting streak.

"It was him -- that was our offense tonight," Cubs manager Joe Maddon said, per MLB.com. "Without that, this game is entirely different. It was nice to get him going."

In the process he became the first Cubs rookie to hit two grand slams in a season since Billy Williams in 1961.


Cubs hold Kris Bryant out of Thursday's lineup


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(7/2/2015) Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant was not in the lineup for Thursday's game at the New York Mets, according to MLB Lineups.

Bryant was replaced at third by Jonathan Herrera, who will bat seventh. Bryant is hitting .171 with two home runs and four RBI in his last 12 games.

The Cubs are the underdogs (+125) at New York on Thursday.


Cubs slugger Kris Bryant not blaming fatigue for slump


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/28/2015) Something has gone awry for Cubs heralded rookie Kris Bryant lately, but you can scratch fatigue off the list of possibilities.

Bryant is hitless in six of his last nine games and is batting just .133 (4-for-30) during that stretch. But he insists he's not tired.

"I'm 23 years old," he reminded ESPN. "Maybe 10 years from now I'll be tired around this time. I'm not tired at all."

Bryant continues to whiff at a prodigious rate. He has fanned 86 times in 65 games.


Cubs 3B Kris Bryant fine for Friday game


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/26/2015) Cubs slugging rookie Kris Bryant has overcome an illness and is in the lineup Friday night against host St. Louis.

Bryant did not miss a start, but did leave the game Thursday.

He will try to break a slump that has had him him hitless in six of the last seven games, dropping his average from .295 to .278.


Cubs OF Kris Bryant leaves Thursday's game due to illness


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/25/2015) Cubs outfielder Kris Bryant was forced to exit Thursday's game against the Dodgers because of flu-like symptoms, the team announced.

Bryant was 0 for 1 with one strikeout before leaving the game.


Cubs 3B Kris Bryant hits two home runs against Dodgers


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6/22/2015) Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant blasted two home runs in Monday night's 4-2 win over the Rays. 

Bryant's first homer was a two-run bomb over the right field wall off of Clayton Kershaw in the third inning. Bryant came back in the eighth inning to hit a solo shot over the left center wall. 

Bryant now has 10 home runs for the season. Bryant finished the game 2 for 3 with three RBI, one walk and one strikeout. He now has a slash line of .282/.384/.485. 


Cubs 3B Kris Bryant ends hit streak at 14 games


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/19/2015) Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant snapped his 14-game hitting streak, as he went 0 for 4 on Friday against the Twins. He wasn't the only one to be held hitless, as the Cubs were only able to scratch out a total of four hits on the evening. 

Bryant is still batting a fine .288 over his first 57 games of his career. 


Cubs 3B Kris Bryant belts first-career grand slam on Wednesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/17/2015) Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant extended his current hitting streak to 13 games with a 2-for-6 effort in the 17-0 thrashing of the Indians on Wednesday. Bryant singled in the sixth, and then connected for his first-career grand slam as part of a seven-run ninth inning.

The home run, his eighth of the season, came off David Murphy who took the mound with the game well out of reach. 

With the 13-game hitting streak, Bryant has hit safely in all but one game this month. He has 19 hits in 53 at-bats during the streak.


Cubs' Kris Bryant hits in twelfth straight


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/17/2015) Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant went 1 for 4 in Tuesday's loss to Cleveland. 

Bryant struck out twice in the Cubs shutout loss, but his single extended his hitting streak to 12 games, the longest current streak in MLB.

Bryant is hitting .362 with .989 OPS over the streak. 


Cubs 3B Kris Bryant pushes hit streak past 10 games


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/15/2015) Cubs rookie third baseman Kris Bryant pushed his hitting streak to 11 games with a 1-for-5 performance Sunday against the Reds. His lone hit was his 12th double and fourth in four games.

Bryant is batting .372 (16 for 43) with a .460 on-base percentage, .535 slugging percentage and .995 OPS in his last 11 games. He has one triple, five doubles, two RBI, nine runs, six walks and 14 strikeouts in that span.

In his last 38 games, Bryant has a .308/.402/.538/.941 slash line.