Diamondbacks at Cubs: 5 Players to Watch

By Thomas Lynch
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Sep 1, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant (17) hits an RBI single scoring Chicago Cubs left fielder Kyle Schwarber (12) in the sixth inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports

1-Kris Bryant

The outstanding Cubs’ third baseman has lived up to the hype. Bryant is the front-runner to win the National League Rookie of the Year, leading the team in RBI’s with 84 and is second on the team in home runs with 22. The 23-year old Bryant has been stroking it over the last month, hitting .343 with eight home runs and a .442 on-base percentage. About the only knock on him at this point is an alarmingly-high 161 strikeouts in 450 at-bats. However, Bryant only fanned once in 11 at-bats during his last series.

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