Chicago Cubs: Which other current sluggers could make this list?
Obviously, Bryant and Rizzo caught the eye of modern-era fans when they perused this list. But several other names from this team’s core could edge their way up the rankings in the years to come, as well.
Infielder Javier Baez, who finished as the runner-up in the NL MVP race in 2018, is tied with teammate Kyle Schwarber with 110 homers apiece. That ranks 20th all-time. By the end of 2020, both could be knocking on the door of the Top 15 in franchise history, especially when you consider the fact Schwarber belted 38 homers in 2019 – the most by a Cubs left-handed slugger since Billy Williams.
The list of top power hitters in Chicago Cubs history includes many Major League greats. Cubs fans are proud of their heritage.
The fact the Cubs had three players like Santo, Williams and Banks all playing together for most of a decade is incredible. The fact they never won a pennant with those players is almost unbelievable.
It will be fun to see where the likes of Bryant, Rizzo, Schwarber and Baez wind up at on this historically impressive list of sluggers. Before it’s all said and done, current-era Cubs players could comprise nearly one-third of this list.