To say the Chicago Cubs are loaded with top-of-the-line talent is an understatement. But, there are five players that could break through to All-Star levels in 2017.
We know it. We have talked about it at great length. The Chicago Cubs’ roster is loaded with premier talent. Top to bottom, the full 25 man-roster is filled with players that would be team leaders and aces on other teams. It is a great problem to have, with managing egos the main concern for the team.
Many of the names are known throughout baseball.
Anthony Rizzo. Kris Bryant. Jon Lester. Jake Arrieta. Ben Zobrist. These players are known commodities in the league. Addison Russell was elected to the 2016 NL All-Star game. Even Jason Heyward, John Lackey and Miguel Montero played in the All-Star game in years prior. Kyle Hendricks was a Cy Young candidate and Javier Baez stole the show in the postseason and World Baseball Classic.
Several of the players mentioned above will likely represent the team again in 2017. But there are five players on the Cubs that deserve watching for such an honor this year. Should they play up to potential, 2017 will be a breakout season for these players..