Cubs' Kris Bryant: 'Playing outfield is always a possibility'

Cubs' Kris Bryant: 'Playing outfield is always a possibility'
June 18, 2014, 11:00 pm
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Kris Bryant has seemingly done it all at the minor-league level in 2014.

The Cubs top prospect led the Southern League in the Triple Crown categories and hit .355 with 22 home runs and 58 RBI in 68 games with the Tennessee Smokies.

After doing exactly what the front office wanted him to do at the Double-A level, Bryant was promoted to Triple-A Iowa on Wednesday morning.

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There's no question Bryant can rake, but one area of his game that the Cubs want to see improvement is with his glove. In 62 games at third base, Bryant compiled 14 errors with a .923 fielding percentage.

And Bryant knows it's something he needs to work on.

"More on the defensive side," Bryant told Tennessee Smokies broadcaster Mick Gillispie. "I need to work on that a little bit. I made some silly errors here and there."

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Bryant is expected to be the Cubs' third baseman of the future, but if the Cubs need him to make a positional switch it doesn't sound like he would be opposed to it.

"That's always a possibility," Bryant said. "I've said it before that I've played outfield. I think it was 15 games my last year in college that I played outfield. It's not completely different for me. I grew up playing right field and it's always fun running down some balls out there."

Check out more of Bryant's interview and hear his advice for the Cubs' 2014 draft class in the video above.