Kris Bryant was recognized by his peers for the tremendous season he put together. Bryant won the 2015 Players Choice Award for NL Outstanding Rookie over finalists Matt Duffy (Giants) and Jung Ho Kang (Pirates).
Kris Bryant will donate his MLB Players Trust of $20,000 to the Wounded Warrior Project.
After making his big league debut on April 17, Bryant had a very good first two and half months in the majors. Bryant earned a spot on the NL All-Star team and participated in the Midsummer Classic in Cincinnati.
Bryant struggled in July and turned it back on in August and September. Bryant was a main contributor to an offense that was rather fun to watch over the last two-plus months of the season. Bryant batted .282/.361/.505 in the second half with 17 doubles, a triple and 14 home runs for a .867 OPS.
Kris Bryant set Cubs’ rookie records for home runs (26) and RBI (99) that were previously held by Billy Williams. And based on the numbers, Bryant really enjoyed hitting in what will be his home ballpark for at least the next six seasons.
In 76 games at Wrigley Field, Bryant put together a .311/.408/.629 line with 14 doubles, four triples and 21 home runs for a 1.037 OPS.
Kris Bryant finished his first season in the majors with a .275 average, .369 on-base percentage and he slugged .488 in 151 games. Bryant hit 31 doubles, five triples and 26 home runs for a .858 OPS.