By Mark Maxwell
Cubs prospect Kris Bryant has been named the MVP of the Arizona Fall League.
The number two overall selection in the 2013 MLB draft played his fall ball for the Mesa Solar Sox. Over 20 games, his numbers were staggering and, well, MVP-like. With slash line of .364/.457/.727 (BA/OBP/SLG), Bryant gives Cubs fans plenty of reason to be excited.
The third baseman absolutely crushed right handed pitching this fall, to the tune of .440/.508/.900. His 1.184 OPS and 6 home runs were both league leaders. The MVP’s stellar performance led the Solar Sox to the league title game.
Many scouts have projected Bryant to play in the outfield when he arrives to the major leagues. Whether he plays in the outfield or at third base, his largest contributions will most likely take place in the batter’s box.