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Chicago Cubs: Who is the highest rated Cub in MLB The Show 17?

Mar 23, 2017; Salt River Pima-Maricopa, AZ, USA; Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jake Arrieta (49) throws in the first inning during a spring training game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick. Mandatory Credit: Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 23, 2017; Salt River Pima-Maricopa, AZ, USA; Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jake Arrieta (49) throws in the first inning during a spring training game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick. Mandatory Credit: Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports /
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The Professor

There is no doubt Kyle Hendricks is the future of this starting rotation. The 27-year-old right-hander has continued to improve over the years. Despite hitting a slight bump in 2015, Kyle stood out from the rest of the rotation.

Not because of his velocity but his command and how he was able to get the best of opposing hitters. His strikeouts increased from 47, 167 up to 170 in 2016 while holding the league’s lowest ERA of 2.13.

Hendricks carried over his dominance to the postseason as his only loss came in a pitching classic against Clayton Kershaw. Someone who missed a significant amount of time due to a back injury.

Despite the loss, Hendricks remained strong. Joe Maddon‘s young workhorse cruised through lineups, yielding only four earned runs over 25 1/3 innings. You can expect bigger and better things from him in 2017.

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Well, there you have it. But before we part ways, just know that these overalls will either increase or decrease based on their performance throughout the regular season. That is one of the best features about these new video games. The fact that they are able to make adjustments for each roster update makes the experience even better.

Who knows, Baez could jump up to an 85 or even Addison Russell, Kyle Schwarber, Willson Contreras could see themselves at the top of the list as well. Either way, I can’t wait until I get my hands on this game.

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