Chicago Cubs: Who will play outfield in the postseason?
It’s a well-known story. The Chicago Cubs have depth. But what part of that depth will be playing the outfield in the playoffs?
Part of the Chicago Cubs success over the last three seasons is because they have multiple players who can play a variety of positions. Let’s start in the infield since a lot of experts and fans don’t exactly say much about those positions for this topic.
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First base is Anthony Rizzo, obviously. The only time he isn’t, there is on an off day. Thank goodness he’s durable (knocks on wood).
But across the diamond is different. We’ve seen Javier Baez, Ian Happ, Ben Zobrist and Tommy La Stella at second base at one point or another this season.
Shortstop isn’t as crowded as its always been Addison Russell or Baez more often than not. Zobrist has played there but only when Baez came out of a game due to injury and minor league player Mike Freeman has started there for Joe Maddon too. Freeman won’t make the playoff roster.
And at the hot corner, we’ve mainly seen Kris Bryant, but there have been times we’ve seen La Stella and Baez there when Maddon either gives Bryant an off day or inserts him into the crowded outfield.