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Kris Bryant | Third Baseman | #17

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (24) / 1/4/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 230
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: San Diego
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 1 (2) / CHC
Contract: view contract details

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Kris Bryant had a night for the ages in Monday's win over the Reds, going 5-for-5 with three homers and two doubles while driving in six runs.
Bryant went deep twice off of Reds starter Dan Straily and once off of reliever Ross Ohlendorf, with two of the longballs reaching the upper deck at Great American Ball Park. He scored four times and totaled 16 bases on the night, which was three shy of Shawn Green's major league record of 19. Dating back to 1913, no player had ever hit three homers and doubled twice in the same game. Bryant's 21 dingers on the season pull him into a tie with Nolan Arenado and Adam Duvall for the National League lead. Jun 27 - 10:49 PM

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Kris Bryant went 0-for-3 with a pair of strikeouts and a sacrifice fly in Sunday's loss to the Marlins.

Bryant did loft a third-inning sacrifice fly against Jose Fernandez, but the Cubs' offense was more/less silenced otherwise. For the season, the 24-year-old third-baseman is slashing .265/.367/.520 with 17 doubles, 18 homers and 51 RBI across 279 at-bats.
Jun 26 - 4:55 PM

Kris Bryant is not in Friday's lineup due to a stomach bug.

He could be available to pinch-hit and should be back in the lineup in a day or two. Javier Baez is at third base Friday.
Jun 17 - 11:51 AM

Kris Bryant is not in the Cubs' lineup Friday.

He's just receiving a day of rest. Jason Heyward is also sitting out for the Cubs, as they have Javier Baez at third base and Matt Szczur and Albert Almora in the corner outfield spots.

On the possibility of competing in the Home Run Derby for a second consecutive year, Kris Bryant said, "I don't really want to."

"My mind could change, but I have to get [to the All-Star Game] first. There's still a lot of baseball to be played," Bryant said. The 24-year-old star was the leading vote-getter among NL third basemen as of MLB's last update, so he probably doesn't have to worry about making the Midsummer Classic. Teammate Anthony Rizzo, who also competed in the Derby in Cincinnati last July, wouldn't rule out participating, but said, "We'll see where we're at when it comes. You never know."
Jun 15 - 5:27 PM

Kris Bryant slugged his 14th home run of the season in Wednesday's rout of the Phillies.

It was a two-run homer in the top of the sixth inning. Bryant also singled, stole a base, and scored another run in the top of the eighth as the Cubs went on to win 8-1. The 24-year-old has an .886 OPS in 57 games and he is currently on pace for 39 homers and 120 RBI.
Jun 8 - 4:24 PM

Kris Bryant went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer, which proved to be the difference in Wednesday's 2-1 victory over the Dodgers.

Bryant got a 79 mph breaking ball that lingered too long on the inner-half of the plate, and the 24-year-old slugger demolished it to straight-away center field. It was his 12th homer of the year and raised his RBI total to 39. He's now hitting .280/.366/.510 in 50 games and remains one of the premier hitters in Major League Baseball.
Jun 1 - 10:58 PM

Kris Bryant finished 2-for-3 with three RBI as the Cubs topped the Cardinals 9-8 on Wednesday.

Bryant singled and scored in the Cubs' six-run second inning and cracked a long three-run homer off Seung Hwan Oh in the top of the sixth. The star third baseman has an .870 OPS with 10 home runs and 35 RBI in 44 games this season for the Cubs, who now hold an eight-game lead over the Cardinals in the National League Central. Bryant has done nothing but rake since he arrived in the majors last April.
May 25 - 5:46 PM

Kris Bryant went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Saturday's loss to the Giants.

Bryant went ya-ya against Giants starter Matt Cain in third inning. He has now homered in back-to-back games and has collected two-hit performances in three of his last four. For the season, he is slashing .282/.364/.509 with nine homers and 31 RBI over 163 at-bats.
May 21 - 10:53 PM

Kris Bryant went 2-for-5 with a homer and four RBI in the Cubs' 8-1 rout of the Giants on Friday.

Bryant's play hasn't gotten a lot of attention, what with the pitchers, Anthony Rizzo and Dexter Fowler making waves, but he's up to eight homers and 30 RBI now. He's also struck out 36 times in 39 games this year after whiffing 199 times in 151 games as a rookie.
May 21 - 1:45 AM

Kris Bryant hit his seventh home run of the season in a loss to the Brewers on Tuesday.

Bryant and the Cubs were held down by Brewers starter Chase Anderson for most of the night before Jason Heyward and Bryant went back-to-back with two outs in the ninth inning. Bryant has 26 RBI and 27 runs scored -- fifth most runs in the National League -- to go with his seven homers this season. The 24-year-old is batting .274/.354/.486 overall.
May 17 - 10:55 PM

Kris Bryant hit his fifth home run of the season in Saturday's win over the Nationals.

Bryant also walked and scored a run in the game. The homer, a solo shot against Nats starter Gio Gonzalez in the fourth inning, was a no-doubter, a reminder that Bryant possesses endless power. His 23 runs are third-most in the National League, and the 24-year-old has 18 RBI to go with his five homers on the year. He's hitting .288/.378/.495 overall.
May 7 - 8:02 PM

Kris Bryant went 3-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored in Tuesday's win over the Pirates.

The Cubs didn't hit any homers in this one, but they piled up 11 hits and seven runs against Jon Niese and the Pirates' bullpen. Bryant has picked up five hits over 12 at-bats since returning from an ankle injury and is now up to .305/.394/.505 for the season with four homers and 17 RBI.
May 3 - 9:52 PM

Kris Bryant (ankle) is back in the Cubs' lineup Sunday.

Bryant didn't play Friday and wasn't in Saturday's lineup before the game was rained out after spraining his right ankle Thursday. He's feeling better now, though, and is in left field and batting third Sunday. The Cubs have Tommy La Stella at third base and Jorge Soler on the bench.
May 1 - 11:40 AM

Cubs manager Joe Maddon hasn't decided if Kris Bryant (ankle) will play on Sunday.

Bryant sprained his ankle Thursday and wasn't in the starting lineup on Friday, though he was on deck to pinch-hit. "I'll debate whether to play him or not," said Maddon. "If we don't start him for sure, he'll be able to come off the bench." Javier Baez filled in at third base Friday and would likely do so the same Sunday if Bryant sits.
Apr 30 - 4:46 PM

Depth Charts

C1Miguel Montero
2David Ross
3Willson Contreras
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Ben Zobrist
2Chris Coghlan
3Tommy La Stella
SS1Addison Russell
2Javier Baez
3B1Kris Bryant
2Christian Villanueva
LF1Kyle Schwarber
2Jorge Soler
CF1Dexter Fowler
2Matt Szczur
3Albert Almora
RF1Jason Heyward
Starting Pitcher
S1Jake Arrieta
2Jon Lester
3John Lackey
4Jason Hammel
5Kyle Hendricks
6Aaron Brooks
Relief Pitcher
R1Hector Rondon
2Pedro Strop
3Justin Grimm
4Trevor Cahill
5Travis Wood
6Spencer Patton
7Gerardo Concepcion
8Carl Edwards Jr.
9Clayton Richard
10Zac Rosscup
11Joe Nathan