The Cubs selected 3B Kris Bryant with the second pick in the first round of the 2013 MLB Draft. Bryant was considered the best position player in the draft. The 21-year old third baseman from the University of San Diego Bryant has special power and led college baseball with 31 home runs in 62 games this season.
Bryant, a right-handed hitter, is known as a patient hitter that does not chase out of the zone. Bryant walked 66 times this season and ended with a 1.313 OPS. Bryant’s power projects as a 70 on the 20 to 80 scouting scale and many see him with 30-homer potential.
Kris Bryant is 6-foot-5, 215 pounds and projects to hit the middle of the lineup. Questions remain if Bryant will be able to stick at third base. The Cubs project Bryant as a third baseman and he will start his professional career at the hot corner.
According to reports, Kris Bryant was number two on the Cubs’ board behind RHP Mark Appel, who went 1-1 to the Houston Astros. The selection of Bryant should not come as a surprise. Jason McLeod has been dropping hints for weeks that Bryant would likely be the Cubs’ selection.
Kris Bryant was advised by Scott Boras … and is now represented by Scott Boras.
Jason McLeod thinks Bryant will advance rather quickly but would not put a timetable on when they expect him in the big leagues. Bryant will have to adjust to wood bats.
Kris Bryant loves playing third base and sees the position as a challenge. Bryant is hoping to stick at third base and that is where the Cubs have him projected to play.