Jason Heyward isn’t the next best hitter
When Jason Heyward joined the Cubs he was supposed to be the young superstar the front office signed to add to their young core. At first, he batted second in the order ahead of Bryant and Rizzo and behind Fowler. But the fact that Heyward at no point can actually claim to be the next best hitter since joining the Cubs makes my point.
The Cubs offense has evolved a lot in a very short period of time. It would be great if some of their young hitters had been more consistent. But remember it took Anthony Rizzo a long time to develop into the cornerstone of the organization we know today. He didn’t hit well as a Padre and he had a down sophomore season with the Cubs.
For the most part, the young hitters are improving. It is a testament to how well the organization has been built that the Cubs have both a duo as great and dependable as Bryant and Rizzo as well as so many other hitters who have stepped up right behind them. This post mentioned every current Cubs position player who can arguably be considered a starter except Albert Almora. The Cubs don’t need one more guy to add to a trio of greatest because they may end up with more than just a trio.