Chicago Cubs: Who was more valuable – Anthony Rizzo or Jake Arrieta?

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Anthony Rizzo Most Consistent Cub

Anthony Rizzo was arguably the 2015 MVP of the Cubs for the entire season. He only hit two home runs in April, and he was hit an absurd 30 times, but he also did his fair-share of hitting opposing pitchers.

Rizzo posted a .478 OBP for April, and finished with at .387 for the season – 31 points above his career average.

The Cubs first baseman hit .324 for April, .314 in May, slipped to a .269 June average but still maintained a .538 SLG%, leading his Chicago teammates for the month.

Though Chicago struggled a bit offensively at times during the season, it was no surprise that the spike in production seemed to correlate with Rizzo getting hot again, when he put up seven homers, 21 runs driven in for the month of August.

He posted 17 RBI in September, helping him get to 100 for the first time in his career, and becoming the only Cub in 2015 to eclipse the 100 mark – although Rookie of the Year Kris Bryant narrowly missed with 99 driven in.

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