Chicago Cubs: Who will replace Dexter Fowler in center?
October 20, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant (17) hits a two run home run in the eighth inning against the New York Mets in game four of the NLCS at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports
As far-fetched as it may seem, there is a relatively decent chance Kris Bryant moves to the outfield sooner or later.
He has not been a disaster by any means at third base, but many project him to move to the outfield due to his 6’5″ height. He has shown that he is capable of such a move over a small sample size, playing at all three outfield positions over 19 games this season.
Another reason this move would be beneficial is because the team would not have to trade Starlin Castro and/or Javier Baez to make room up the middle. It is obvious the Cubs have a logjam of middle infielders, but Bryant moving to center field would allow Baez to play third base and Castro to stay at second.
However, the team may need to trade Baez or Castro for pitching this offseason, which would not allow the Bryant move to take place – or, at the very least, complicate matters.
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