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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%: 99/96 | Average Draft Position: 95.65
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Cubs' Mike Olt taking batting practice again


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7:22 pm ET) Cubs Opening Day third baseman Mike Olt is making progress in recovering from a fractured wrist, suffered in the second week of the season. 

Olt got the cast off of his wrist last week and took batting practice for the first time this week. 

When Olt returns, he'll find out that his spot has been filled by rookie Kris Bryant

"Kris is doing a great job right now, and I’m just making sure I get this back to 100 percent and be able to play with that team wherever they need me," Olt said, per the Chicago Sun Times.

There's a possibility Olt may play the outfield when he returns to the Cubs. 


Cubs' Kris Bryant slugs fifth home run Thursday vs. Padres


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/21/2015) Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant went 1 for 4 with a two-run home run in his team's 3-0 win over the Padres on Thursday.

Bryant's homer came in the top of the first inning after leadoff man Dexter Fowler took a walk to reach first base. That extended his hit streak to 10 games, and he's managed to rack up four home runs during that stretch. Bryant has hit .289/.411/.482 with five home runs, 27 RBI and four stolen bases in 114 at-bats.


Cubs 3B Kris Bryant goes extends hit streak in win over Padres


(5/21/2015) Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant continued his hot-streak in his team's 3-2 win over the Padres on Wednesday.

Bryant, who is on a nine-game hitting streak, went 1 for 3 with a stolen base, a run scored and an RBI.

During his nine-game run, Bryant is hitting .414/.500/.793 with three home runs and nine RBI in 29 at-bats.


Cubs' Kris Bryant in the starting lineup vs. San Diego


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/19/2015) Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant remained in the starting lineup and at the No. 2 hole for Tuesday's contest against San Diego, per the team's official website.

Bryant exited Sunday's game against Pirates due to an illness. He is hitting .291 (30 for 103) with five doubles, one triple, four homers, 24 RBI and two steals in 21 games.

The Cubs are underdogs (+110) at Petco Park, per VegasInsider.com.


Cubs 3B Kris Bryant (illness) leaves Sunday's game after four innings


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(5/17/2015) Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant left Sunday's game after four innings because we was under the weather, the team has announced.

Bryant was 1 for 2 with a single before exciting the game.

Jonathan Herrera replaced Bryant in the lineup.

Kris Bryant homers, drives in four for Cubs


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/15/2015) Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant hit a three-run home run in Friday's 12-inning win over Pittsburgh. Bryant went 1 for 4m walked twice and also hit a sacrifice fly, giving him four RBI on the day. 

Bryant is now hitting .273, with four home runs and 24 RBI. 


Cubs Kris Bryant gets twentieth RBI of year


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/14/2015) Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant went 1 for 4 in Thursday's win over the Mets. 

Bryant improved his average to .274 and drove in the twentieth run of the year on an RBI single in the fifth inning that tied the game. 


Cubs swap Anthony Rizzo, Kris Bryant in batting order


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/14/2015) Cubs manager Joe Maddon swapped first baseman Anthony Rizzo and third baseman Kris Bryant in the batting order for Thursday's contest against the Mets.

Rizzo, who has been in the No. 3 hole 25 times this season, was moved to the second spot in the order. Bryant will bat third for just the second time this season, and the first time since May 6.

Bryant has homered three times in May, and is hitting .297 (11 for 37) with a double, a triple and nine RBI in his last 10 games. Rizzo is also having a strong month, hitting .347 (17 for 49) with four doubles, one triple, five homers and 10 RBI in 13 games this month.

Chicago is favored (-118) at Wrigley Field against the Mets, per VegasInsider.com.


Cubs manager pleased with third baseman Kris Bryant so far


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/13/2015) Cubs manager Joe Maddon likes how well Kris Bryant has performed so far this season. He especially liked how Bryant took a pitch to the opposite field on Tuesday, producing his first triple of the season, according to MLB.com.

"That's who he is," Maddon said Wednesday of the rookie third baseman. "His left field foul line should be left center and then move it over from there. If he's hooking the ball a lot, he's not going to be happy."

Bryant is hitting .276 with 19 RBI in 87 at-bats this season.

"I was really happy to see the ball go that way," Maddon said of the triple to right. "You'll see a lot of home runs to right central. He's one of those rare dudes who can hit the ball out to the opposite gap in any ballpark and you'll see that this summer."


3B Kris Bryant triples, homers in Cubs' victory on Tuesday


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(5/12/2015) Third baseman Kris Bryant singled, tripled and homered Tuesday in the Cubs' victory over the Mets.

The triple was the first for his career and the homer was the rookie's third.

"Everybody's talking about this guy as if he's just a power hitter but he's a baseball player and a very good one," Cubs manager Joe Maddon said, per MLB.com.

Bryant had not homered until May 9, and now has three in his last four games.

"He's just a special talent and it's fun to watch him play every day. I look forward to watching him grow," Cubs starting pitcher Jake Arrieta said after the game.


Cubs 3B Kris Bryant cracks second home run of the year


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/11/2015) Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant went 1 for 2 at the plate in Chicago's 4-3 win over the Mets on Monday. Bryant did his damage in the first inning when he crushed a pitch over the left center field wall off of Jacob deGrom for a two-run shot, his second of the season.

"That ball was properly struck," Cubs manager Joe Maddon said to MLB.com. "Kris caught that one. Normally, power hitters, when they get it going, home runs come in bunches."

Bryant, who also drew two walks, boosted his average to .265 with 19 RBI in 83 at-bats this season.


3B Kris Bryant fitting in nicely with Cubs


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(5/11/2015) With all the hype surrounding third baseman Kris Bryant, it could have been tough for the rookie to find his place in a veteran clubhouse. But Bryant has quickly established himself as one of the guys, per CSNChicago. 

"I really just want to be another guy in the locker room," Bryant said. "I'm just trying to help the team win. I don't want to be bigger than anybody else here. I'm just here trying to help them out."

Bryant cracked his first home run Friday and the Cubs responded with an exaggerated version of the silent treatment, going into the clubhouse tunnel before emerging to celebrate with the rookie, who has not shown any jitters about playing in the majors. 

"We all know how good he is. We know what he's capable of," pitcher Jake Arrieta said. 


Cubs phenom Kris Bryant smashes first homer in bigs


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/9/2015) It took 74 at-bats, but ballyhooed Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant has finally blasted off. He hit his first major league home run in his second at-bat Saturday in Milwaukee.

Bryant rocketed the shot to center off veteran Brewers right-hander Kyle Lohse with two aboard.

Not that he has been struggling at the plate. His homer sweetened an already-sweet slash line to .284/.424/.405. He has been pitched around plenty, as his 17 walks in his first 20 games attests.


Cubs move Kris Bryant to second spot Thursday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/7/2015) Cubs young star Kris Bryant has been elevated from cleanup to second in the lineup Thursday for their clash in St. Louis. He has yet to man that spot this season.

Bryant is on a four-game hitting streak, but has just six hits in his last 27 at-bats. He remains homerless in 18 games.


Cubs' Kris Bryant using walks to contribute while searching for power


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(5/6/2015) Although Kris Bryant hasn't hit any home runs yet, his batting eye remains locked in as he's using the walk to contribute, showcased Monday when he took four free passes, reports the Chicago Tribune.

"I’ve always walked a good amount," Bryant said. "My junior year in college I had a pretty good amount of walks, and I think that made me a better player, just seeing a lot of off-speed pitches, and it made me the player I am today. I'm just taking that same approach."

Bryant has 16 walks in 17 games this season.

Cubs 3B Kris Bryant not fazed by move to third in lineup


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(5/6/2015) Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant was not fazed Tuesday moving from fourth in the lineup to third in the Cubs' loss in St. Louis, per the Chicago Tribune

"Just another spot in the order to me," Bryant said. "I don't care where I hit, but it's cool. It's not too much of an overreaction to me." 

Bryant, who went 1 for 5 in the loss, has not homered this season in 16 starts batting fourth.


Cubs RF Jorge Soler returns to lineup Tuesday, hits cleanup


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/5/2015) Cubs right fielder Jorge Soler returned to the starting lineup for Tuesday's contest against the Cardinals. Soler was hitting in the cleanup spot for the first time this season, as manager Joe Maddon did some juggling in his batting order.

Third baseman Kris Bryant was batting third on Tuesday, after hitting cleanup in each of his first 16 games of the year.


Kris Bryant draws career-high four walks vs. Cardinals


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/5/2015) Cubs rookie third baseman Kris Bryant went 1 for 1 with two runs and four walks in his team's 10-9 loss to the Cardinals Monday.

It was the first time during Bryant's rookie campaign that he's drawn four walks in a game, though he's been consistently picking up free passes since joining the Cubs and owns a 19:16 K:BB ratio on the season. Bryant has hit .291/.458/.382 in 55 at-bats but is still looking for his first home run of the season.


Cubs 3B Kris Bryant not concerned with lack of homers


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(5/3/2015) Although he hit nine home runs in spring training and led the minors with 43 last year, Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant is not too concerned that he has yet to connect this season, reports MLB.com.

"I could go the whole season without hitting a home run as long as we're winning games, and right now we're doing pretty good," Bryant said. "I know the type of player I am."

Bryant is hitting .280 with four doubles and 10 RBI this year.

"I'm sure that monkey coming off his back will help," Cubs manager Joe Maddon said.

Cubs' Kris Bryant strikes out four times Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/3/2015) Cubs rookie third baseman Kris Bryant struck out four times in a game for the first time this season in Saturday's 6-1 loss to the Brewers, who fed the young hitter a steady diet of off-speed pitches, MLB.com reports.

"That’s what happens in the major leagues, you have to adjust," manager Joe Maddon said. "He was swinging at some pitches out of the zone today, too. Just get back into the zone because that’s something he had been doing well coming out of spring training, wasn’t chasing. He’s been doing it for the most part this season. He’s been doing really well at maintaining the integrity of his strike zone. I’m fully confident he’ll do that again."

Bryant has hit .280/.429/.360 with four doubles and 10 RBI in 50 at-bats. He's yet to homer during the regular season after smacking nine home runs in 40 spring-training at-bats.


Cubs not concerned over possible grievance filed by Kris Bryant


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/1/2015) The Cubs are not concerned about the possible grievance being filed by third baseman Kris Bryant. In fact, the club is thinking about trying to make Bryant a Cub for life, reports CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.

Bryant thrived at the plate during spring training, going 17 for 40 and smacking an MLB-best nine home runs while driving in 15 runners, but did not make the Opening Day cut when the club broke camp at the end of spring.

The Cubs purchased the contract of Bryant on April 17 after two of their third basemen went down with injuries. Those close to Bryant suggested he was unhappy about the timing of his promotion from Triple-A Iowa. However, since joining the big-league team, Bryant has hit .318 (14 for 44) with four doubles, 10 RBI, 10 walks and 13 strikeouts in 12 games.


Kris Bryant still waiting for first Cubs homer


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/28/2015) Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant has played 10 games in the Major Leagues, and he's still waiting for his first home run. 

Bryant's longest home run drought last season, with Triple-A Iowa, was 11 games. 

"Then I’m due," he said, per ESPN. "I’m proud of myself I’m showing I’m more than just a home run hitter. I like to hit line drives to right field sometimes or a ground ball up the middle."

Bryant has been hitting with the Cubs. His average is at .351. He just hasn't gone deep yet. 

"I’ve had people tell me in the past get your singles out of the way so that’s what I’m doing I guess," Bryant said. "Get your feet wet. Those (home runs) will come when you have the right approach and I think I have the right approach."


Cubs' Joe Maddon praises Kris Bryant's batting eye


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/26/2015) Cubs manager Joe Maddon had positive things to say about the batting eye of rookie third baseman Kris Bryant, who has eight walks in his first eight games, MLB.com reports.

"They're coming after him pretty hard right now," Maddon said of the way opponents are approaching Bryant. "To his credit, he's not swinging at everything, he's taking his walks. If he continues to do that, he'll continue to hit at a high pace. For right now, he's doing a nice job of not biting [at pitches out of the zone], and they keep trying to expand the strike zone, and he's not doing it."

Bryant has hit .379/.526/.517 with four doubles and seven RBI in 29 at-bats over his first eight games.


Union considering filing grievance on behalf of Cubs' Bryant


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/24/2015) The Kris Bryant Era has begun wonderfully for the Cubs, who are benefitting from his immense talent. But despite his affable nature and outward joy over his situation, those close to Bryant have suggested he was unhappy about the timing of his promotion from Triple-A Iowa, CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman has reported.

The two weeks Bryant spent in the minors after a dominant performance in exhibition play allowed the Cubs to add a year to his service time in Chicago. Heyman has stated that the player's union is consdering filing a grievance on his behalf in making that claim. After all, it was apparent in spring training that Bryant was ready to mash in the big leagues, which he is already doing.

Bryant slammed 43 home runs in 2014, earning Minor League Player of the Year honors in the process, then ripped nine more during the exhibition season before his demotion. He has continued to rake since joing the Cubs to the tune of a .360/.515/.520 slash line and seven RBI in just 25 at-bats. He is being pitched carefully, as his seven walks suggest.


Cubs 3B Kris Bryant earns first start in outfield Thursday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/23/2015) A day after playing in the outfield for the first time in his pro career, Cubs rookie Kris Bryant earned his first start in the outfield Thursday against the Pirates. Bryant started in center field, as Dexter Fowler was sidelined due to a groin injury.

Bryant, who started his first six games at third base, moved from third base to center field in the eighth inning Wednesday at Pittsburgh. He had one putout on one chance.

“It's something different," Bryant said, per The Chicago Tribune. "Obviously it’s not my position. It’s Dexter’s spot out there. I’m just going where they tell me. I’ll have fun with it.’’

Bryant is batting .409 (9 for 22) with six RBI, six walks, six strikeouts and four runs.