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Kris Bryant | Third Baseman

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (23) / 1/4/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Kris Bryant went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in his major league debut Friday.
James Shields overwhelmed Bryant with changeups to get the youngster to go down swinging in each of his first three at-bats and Dale Thayer got him to ground out in his fourth plate appearance. Obviously it wasn't the best debut, although Bryant did make a couple nice plays in the field. Ultimately, Bryant figures to provide plenty of power for fantasy owners right away, but don't be surprised if he strikes out a bunch and doesn't hit for a great average. Apr 17 - 5:30 PM

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Cubs purchased the contract of 3B Kris Bryant from Triple-A Iowa.

Bryant is starting at third base and hitting in the cleanup spot in his major league debut Friday. The stud prospect was kept in the minors long enough so that the team could secure an extra year of control, with Bryant batting .321/.364/.679 with three homers and 10 RBI in his first seven contests at Iowa. Viewed by many as the top prospect in the game, Bryant has the potential to be a fantasy monster right out of the gate. Jorge Soler is hitting second and Anthony Rizzo third ahead of Bryant. The Cubs are going with Jonathan Herrera at second base and Welington Castillo at catcher Friday.

Jesse Rogers of ESPN Chicago reports that top prospect third baseman Kris Bryant will be called up by the Cubs on Friday.

April 17 was the scheduled day that fans had targeted, knowing that's all it took for the Cubs to gain an extra year of team control for the budding superstar. Bryant put on a show in his final game at Triple-A Iowa, blasting a three-run homer. He's likely to be immediately slotted in as the team's everyday third baseman and his power makes him mixed league relevant from day one.
Apr 16 - 9:39 PM

Cubs prospect Kris Bryant launched his second home run of the season Sunday in Triple-A Iowa's 7-2 win over Memphis.

Bryant entered the year as the game's best prospect and has done nothing to disprove that over his first four games. Dating back to last season, Bryant has now corked 45 home runs in his last 508 minor league at-bats. Bryant's big league debut is imminent, which means it's time to add him in all fantasy formats. Mike Olt's days at third base could be numbered.
Apr 13 - 3:10 PM

Cubs reassigned 3B Kris Bryant and SS Addison Russell to minor league camp.

Bryant was the best hitter in the Cactus League this spring, but the Cubs can get an extra year of control on him if they leave him off their roster for another two weeks. The 23-year-old top third base prospect should be mashing in the majors by the middle of April.
Mar 30 - 1:19 PM

Kris Bryant continued his assault on Cactus League pitching Saturday, finishing 4-for-5 with three runs scored in a win over the Rockies.

Bryant doubled in the first inning and later added three singles. The third baseman now has 17 hits in 37 at-bats (.459) during spring. He's not expected to open the season at the major league level, though, and is still ticketed for Triple-A Iowa.
Mar 28 - 7:54 PM

Kris Bryant launched his ninth home run of the Cactus League season on Tuesday.

Bryant's towering solo shot came off A's starter Drew Pomeranz in the third inning. It was his lone hit in three at-bats on the afternoon, painfully lowering his spring average to .464 (13-for-28). He has a Cactus League-leading nine homers to go along with 15 RBI. Bryant is going to be sent to Triple-A Iowa when camp breaks, but he'll get the callup about two weeks in and could be a fantasy monster out of the gate.
Mar 24 - 9:13 PM

Cubs manager Joe Maddon said Sunday that Kris Bryant would see work in the outfield before the end of spring camp.

The plan is for Bryant to do defensive drills with the outfielders on Tuesday and should see some game action out there before the spring is through. The young slugger is setting the Cactus League on fire with eight homers and 14 RBI to date, and could be forcing his way into the Cubs' Opening Day lineup.
Source: ESPN Chicago
Mar 22 - 4:52 PM

Kris Bryant hit his seventh and eighth home runs of the spring, finishing 2-for-2 with a walk Saturday against the Mariners.

Bryant swatted a two-run home run off of Felix Hernandez in the first inning, then went yard against Kevin Correia for a three-run blast in the fourth. The uber-prospect has eight official Cactus League home runs (plus another one in a B-game) along with 14 RBI and a .480 average (12-for-25). Bryant may be forcing the Cubs' hand with his hot spring, as the club intended to have him start the season at Triple-A.
Mar 21 - 7:42 PM

Kris Bryant tested out his shoulder with some throws Thursday and will be re-evaluated on Friday.

Bryant homered in a "B" game Thursday while serving as the designated hitter and could return to third base soon. He's had six longballs this spring (not including Thursday's unofficial bomb" but remains likely to begin the season at Triple-A so the Cubs can gain an extra year of control.
Mar 19 - 8:25 PM

Kris Bryant (shoulder) is now expected to serve as the designated hitter in a B-game on Thursday.

The hope was that Bryant would be ready to play third base on Thursday, but the Cubs don't want him to rush things with his fatigued right shoulder. It will continue to be a day-to-day situation. Despite the vocal sparring between Bryant's agent, Scott Boras, and Cubs president Theo Epstein, the top prospect appears likely to begin the season in the minors, with a possible MLB debut by the end of April.
Mar 18 - 3:31 PM

Kris Bryant threw Tuesday to test his right shoulder.

Bryant is dealing with some fatigue in his throwing shoulder, which has prevented him from playing third base in recent days. However, he insists that it's not a major concern and that he would be playing if it was the regular season. "Changing the arm angle is not good for you, so I’m focusing on repeating the motion, just like a pitcher would," he said. "If this was the season, I would definitely be playing through it." The hope is that Bryant could be ready to return to third base on Thursday.
Source: MLBlogs.com
Mar 17 - 3:17 PM

Cubs manager Joe Maddon said that Kris Bryant (shoulder) should return to third base on Thursday or Friday.

Bryant has been bothered by a bit of shoulder fatigue in recent days, but it's not a major concern. The 23-year-old has been tearing it up in Cactus League action, but he still appears likely to spent the first couple of weeks in the minors to delay his service time.
Mar 17 - 1:07 PM

Kris Bryant is not in Tuesday's lineup.

The belief is that the Cubs just want to give Bryant's shoulder a rest. Of course, it hasn't impacted him at the plate so far this spring, as the top prospect is batting .435 (10-for-23) with six homers and a 1.804 OPS across nine games.
Mar 17 - 11:11 AM

Kris Bryant went 2-for-2 with a two-run home run followed by a solo home run in Saturday's Cactus League match-up with the Athletics.

Bryant was scratched due to shoulder fatigue, but entered the game as a pinch-hitter in the DH spot for Anthony Rizzo in the third inning. He greeted Jesse Hahn with an opposite-field two-run home run, then followed up with a solo homer off of Evan Scribner in the sixth. He accounted for all three of the Cubs' runs in their win. Bryant is 9-for-20 with nine RBI and a spring-leading six home runs thus far.
Mar 14 - 5:54 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Miguel Montero
2David Ross
3Welington Castillo
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Arismendy Alcantara
2Tommy La Stella
SS1Starlin Castro
2Jonathan Herrera
3B1Kris Bryant
2Mike Olt
LF1Chris Coghlan
2Chris Denorfia
CF1Dexter Fowler
2Matt Szczur
RF1Jorge Soler
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jon Lester
2Jake Arrieta
3Jason Hammel
4Kyle Hendricks
5Travis Wood
6Tsuyoshi Wada
7Jacob Turner
8Dallas Beeler
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Hector Rondon
2Neil Ramirez
3Pedro Strop
4Jason Motte
5Justin Grimm
6Phil Coke
7Edwin Jackson
8Brian Schlitter
9Zac Rosscup