Chicago Cubs: A better version of KB? It’s possible
As Bryant prepares for his fifth big league season, he remains as poised as anyone to improve.
The young slugger reflected on his disappointment in his post-game interview after the Wild Card loss to the Rockies, but was notably humble and determined in his tone:
Does that sound like a player who might fail to bounce back? Hardly.
On the contrary, given everything Bryant went through last season paired with an offseason that will be filled with mechanical adjustments and strengthening his shoulder, Bryant may be in the best position of any Cub hitter to bust out.
Bryant posted a 20.7 fWAR from 2015-17, trailing just Mike Trout and Josh Donaldson in that span. That statistic alone should speak to the immense value Bryant brings to the franchise and ensures that his star power should return in the near future.
So relax, Cubs fans, this is only the beginning.