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Kris Bryant | Third Baseman

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (22) / 1/4/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right

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CSN Chicago's Patrick Mooney reports that the Cubs have had internal discussions about moving third base prospect Kris Bryant to right field.
Bryant is, at best, an adequate defensive third baseman, but the Cubs are content to leave him there for now. However, a position switch to right field could eventually come. "He can do it," general manager Jed Hoyer said of moving Bryant to the outfield. "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." Jul 23 - 10:01 AM
Source: CSN Chicago

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Cubs prospect 3B Kris Bryant went 3-for-5 with a solo home run on Thursday for Triple-A Iowa.

He also picked up a double and scored two runs in the game. The home run was Bryant's 32nd of the season and helped him reclaim the minor league-lead from Rangers third baseman Joey Gallo (31 HR). The 22-year-old continues to have a phenomenal year in his first full professional season, as he's batted .350/.446/.712 with 32 home runs, 27 doubles, 82 RBI and a 108-55 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 93 games between Double-A Tennessee and Triple-A Iowa.
Jul 18 - 2:52 PM

Cubs third base prospect Kris Bryant went 2-for-4 with a grand slam for Triple-A Iowa on Monday, raising his season line to .333/.412/.800.

Bryant was also intentionally walked in the 10th inning, which was his fifth intentional walk of the year. Bryant has three doubles and six home runs in 12 games in Triple-A. He has struck out nearly 35 percent of the time in Triple-A, and will need to decrease his swing-and-miss tendencies before he has a chance at a promotion. He is unlikely to reach the major leagues in 2014, and should be an early promotion in 2015.
Jul 1 - 9:36 AM

Cubs prospect 3B Kris Bryant was at it again on Sunday, going 2-for-4 with a pair of home runs for Triple-A Iowa.

Bryant is just 3-for-16 with eight strikeouts since his promotion to Iowa late last week, but each of his three hits have left the yard. The 22-year-old continues to put up other worldly numbers this year in his first full professional season, as Sunday's two-homer performance improved his batting line to .345/.444/.705 in 72 games to go along with 20 doubles, 25 home runs, 63 RBI and an 85-43 strikeout-to-walk ratio. The strikeouts may continue to pile up for Bryant in the Pacific Coast League against pitchers with advanced sequencing and deep arsenals, but the right-handed slugger's capacity to make adjustments (in addition to the 80-grade power) at the plate makes him likely to maintain his torrid production.
Jun 23 - 12:50 PM

Cubs president Theo Epstein said Friday that he's doesn't "foresee" third base prospect Kris Bryant in the majors this season.

Bryant homered in his first game since being promoted to Triple-A Thursday and now sports a ridiculous .353/.455/.706 with 23 bombs and 60 RBI over two levels this season. The Cubs are obviously in no rush to bring him up, so a cup of coffee in September is probably the best we can hope for in 2014.
Jun 20 - 2:20 PM

The Cubs have promoted third base prospect Kris Bryant to Triple-A Iowa.

Bryant clearly needed a new challenge after destroying Double-A pitching to the tune of a .355/.458/.702 batting line, 22 homers and 58 RBI over 297 plate appearances. While he's one step closer to the big leagues, it remains unlikely that the Cubs will promote the top prospect before September.
Jun 18 - 12:03 PM

Cubs third base prospect Kris Bryant won the Southern League Home Run Derby on Monday, blasting 16 home runs.

The Derby was light on prospects but heavy on power, and Bryant bested everyone to complete the first half of 2014 with a crown. He could be promoted to Triple-A Iowa after the All-Star Game, which could pose an interesting situation with Christian Villanueva starting at third base. Bryant's offensive output should allow him to push Villanueva into a reserve role, though there is a chance that Bryant could spend some time in the outfield to give him a trial run for a potential position change.
Jun 17 - 9:01 AM

Cubs prospect 3B Kris Bryant continued his assault on Southern League pitching Sunday, going 2-for-4 with a double, home run and two RBI for Double-A Tennessee.

The home run was Bryant's 21st of the season, which ties him with the Rangers' Joey Gallo for the minor league lead. The 22-year-old slugger continues to put up monster numbers this season in his first taste of the Double-A level, as he currently leads the Southern League in batting average (.356), on-base percentage (.461), slugging (.716), home runs (21), OPS (1.177), total bases (161), runs scored (55), hits (80) and RBI (54).
Jun 9 - 1:47 PM

Cubs prospect third baseman Kris Bryant went 3-for-3 with a home run, an intentional walk, and a stolen base for Double-A Tennessee on Saturday, raising his season line to .353/.460/.701.

Over his last 30 games (May 7 through June 7), Bryant is hitting .409/.508/.873 with nine doubles, 14 home runs, and three intentional walks. Bryant leads the Southern League in slugging percentage (.701), home runs (20, second has 13), hits (78), walks (39), total bases (155, second has 124), and OPS. Double-A is clearly not a sufficient challenge, and should be promoted sometime soon.
Jun 8 - 8:43 AM

Cubs third base prospect Kris Bryant went 4-for-4 with a home run and a double for Double-A Tennessee on Wednesday.

Bryant has hit .545/.677/1.091 with three doubles and three home runs over his past seven games, raising his season line to .349/.452/.667 with 14 doubles and 15 home runs. He has struck out too much (60 times in 51 games), but he is making consistent contact and hitting for power. Bryant, who leads the Southern League in home runs by five and is third in batting average, could be in line for a promotion to Triple-A Iowa sometime soon.
May 29 - 8:54 AM

Cubs prospect 3B Kris Bryant reached base five times on Thursday, as he went 3-for-3 with a double, two walks and three RBI for Double-A Tennessee.

The 22-year-old slugger is putting together a monster season and has been especially hot this month, batting .397/.460/.718 with four doubles, seven home runs and 28 RBI in 20 games. Overall, Bryant owns a .335/.431/.623 batting line with 12 doubles, 12 homers, 40 RBI and six steals in 45 games this season for Tennessee.
May 23 - 2:56 PM

Cubs prospect 3B Kris Bryant was at it again on Tuesday, going 2-for-5 with a home run and four RBI for Double-A Tennessee.

The 22-year-old slugger has five home runs and 18 RBI in his last 10 games, and he’s now batting a robust .324/.425/.620 with nine doubles, 11 homers and 33 RBI through 38 games on the season. He also has 35 runs and five steals thus far, to go along with a 46/20 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 167 plate appearances. Bryant continues to check all the developmental boxes at Tennessee and shows no signs of slowing down until he reaches the major leagues, which looks like it will occur at some point later this season.
May 14 - 10:34 AM

Cubs third base prospect Kris Bryant hit his 10th home run of the season for Double-A Tennessee on Saturday.

Bryant has four home runs in his last four games, and is hitting .320/.428/.625 with nine doubles and 10 home runs for the season. He is unlikely to reach the major leagues this season, but he could see time in Triple-A soon. If he keeps hitting, he could force his way to Chicago in September.
May 11 - 11:12 AM

Cubs prospect 3B Kris Bryant continued his assault on Southern League pitching Thursday, going 3-for-4 with his ninth home run of the season.

Bryant, 22, is yet to slow down since launching his professional career last summer, and he's now batting .328/.437/.630 with nine doubles, nine homers and 24 RBI in 33 games. He's struck out his fair share this season, though that's common with advanced hitters who consistently work deep counts. Bryant has been especially hot over his last six games, batting .545/.583/1.136 with four home runs and 11 RBI.
May 9 - 11:03 AM

Cubs third base prospect Kris Bryant hit two home runs as part of a 3-for-4 day for Double-A Tennessee on Wednesday.

In his last five games, Bryant is hitting .500/.550/1.056 with three home runs and a double, bringing his season line up to .313/.428/.600. He is still striking out too much (27.5% of his plate appearances), but he is hitting for power (.287 ISO) and has increased his walk rate (13.8% of his PA). He may be destined for an outfield corner, but he has the power to hit 30-plus home runs while hitting above .280.
May 8 - 8:52 AM

Depth Charts

C1Welington Castillo
2John Baker
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Emilio Bonifacio
SS1Starlin Castro
3B1Luis Valbuena
LF1Junior Lake
2Chris Coghlan
CF1Arismendy Alcantara
2Ryan Sweeney
RF1Nate Schierholtz
2Justin Ruggiano
Starting Pitcher
S1Jake Arrieta
2Travis Wood
3Edwin Jackson
4Kyle Hendricks
5Tsuyoshi Wada
6James McDonald
Relief Pitcher
R1Hector Rondon
2Neil Ramirez
3Pedro Strop
4James Russell
5Wesley Wright
6Carlos Villanueva
7Justin Grimm
8Brian Schlitter
9Kyuji Fujikawa