Kris Bryant of the Chicago Cubs has progressed from Babe Ruth to Pablo Sandoval in six seasons. But, even as we approach 2021, Bryant is still better at baseball than the majority of the athletes that play, play, play, play.
Bryant's career average is.292; his 2,679 total bases are 5th all-time; and his 1,878 hits are 3rd all-time. But what makes him special is his record-breaking power; he ranks 7th all-time with 307 home runs. And although he's only 32 years old, there's no doubt about it: Kris Bryant is the best hitter in baseball today.
He was selected second overall by the Cubs in the 2015 MLB Draft, after playing one season at UNLV. He immediately made an impact by hitting 30 homers in his first full season (2016), when many people were expecting more of a break-out year from Paul Goldschmidt, the current leader on this list.
Since then, nobody has been able to hit like Kris Bryant does. In 2019 alone, he led the league in batting average, OPS+, and WAR. He's the first player ever to win the MVP Award before turning 23 years old. And he's still going strong; according to ESPN, anyone who matches or beats Kris Bryant's 2018 season will be awarded the MVP Award next month.
It's because her husband, Kris, is one of the top players in the MLB right now. Bryant began his professional career as the second overall choice in the 2013 MLB draft by the Chicago Cubs. Kris, on the other hand, had to wait a few years before making his debut. When he did, he not only helped his team win a World Series title but also won the MVP award.
He is only 25 years old and has played all but three games this season for the Cubs. That means he gets to spend more time with his wife and son who was born in April 2014.
Kris was also part of the USA baseball team that won the gold medal at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. He then went on to play college baseball for the University of Florida where he won several awards including being named the best hitter in the nation twice.
After graduating from Florida, Kris entered into his first season with the Cubs in 2015. He has continued to excel both at the plate and in the field and is currently ranked third among all major league hitters in batting average. In 2016, he has already hit seven home runs and has been awarded the MVP prize for the early part of the season.
In addition to playing baseball, Kris is also involved in many other activities such as modeling, acting, and singing.
The Chicago Cubs have completed the deal of Kris Bryant to the San Francisco Giants in exchange for two prospects. Bryant, Jake Marisnick, Javier Baez, Trevor Williams, Craig Kimbrel, Ryan Tepera, and Anthony Rizzo have all been moved by the Cubs in the previous two days. The Cubs are looking to clear space on their roster for another hitter after they traded away Corey Seager earlier this week.
Bryant is coming off a season in which he finished first in MVP voting while hitting.493 with 16 home runs and 49 RBIs in 46 games for the Cubs. He's one of the best hitters in baseball and will be an immediate upgrade at the top of the Cubs lineup. The Cubs were said to be interested in Paul Goldschmidt but he ended up signing with the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Marisnick was drafted by the Cubs back in 2008 and played three seasons in their minor league system before being released last year. He posted a.275 average with 12 home runs and 58 RBIs in 141 games between Chicago and its Class AAA team in Iowa. Marisnick is a good defensive third baseman who can also play second or short if needed. He'll provide the Cubs with some much-needed power from the middle of the batting order.
Baez has been the most popular Cub among fans since his call-up in 2015.
Kris Bryant, current third baseman for the San Francisco Giants The Chicago Cubs entered the 2021 season with three players on their final year of contracts, and all three have already been moved, with third baseman Kris Bryant being shipped to the San Francisco Giants.
He has two more years remaining on his contract with the Cubs. It was reported earlier this month that the two sides were close to a deal that would send him to San Francisco in exchange for left-hander Jeff Samardzija. The Cubs announced later that day that they had agreed to the trade.
Bryant, 26, finished second in MVP voting last year after hitting.292 with 39 home runs and 102 RBIs. He's one of just four players to hit 40 or more homers while batting at least.275 (the others are Barry Bonds, Hank Aaron, and Sammy Sosa).
The Cubs acquired Bryant from the Pittsburgh Pirates in a 2015 trade that sent Starlin Castro from behind the plate to Pittsburgh.
Bryant made his major league debut the same day as Aaron, July 4, 2015. He didn't get a chance to play against him because Aaron broke the record first game in Milwaukee. But he did get to face him again a few days later when the Pirates played the Cubs at Wrigley Field.
Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo did not play in the Chicago Cubs' last home game before the trade deadline. It was an apt hymn for the 2021 Cubs, who were at a crossroads in team history with three key players from the 2016 core available before the trade deadline on Friday. The Cubs traded Bryant to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday for four minor leaguers - including two top prospects, pitcher Joe Haggerty and third baseman/first baseman Jesus Luzardo. The move came one day after the Cubs lost to the San Francisco Giants in Game 7 of the National League Championship Series. With no more games left to be played in 2020, attention quickly turned to next season when the Cubs will try to win their first World Series title in 108 years.
Bryant is coming off his second straight year hitting over.300 with at least 20 homers and 90 RBIs. He was voted the NL Rookie of the Year and made the All-Star team. However, the Cubs decided they could use their resources elsewhere and gave up their biggest star ahead of what many consider to be a rebuilding phase.
Bryant was drafted by the Cubs in the first round (third overall) of the 2015 MLB Draft. In his only full season with the Cubs, he set new career highs in almost every statistical category except wins. He is expected to become one of the best power hitters in baseball.