Chicago Cubs: Ranking the greatest duos in team history

Anthony Rizzo, Kris Bryant (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Anthony Rizzo, Kris Bryant (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) /
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Chicago Cubs: #2: Anthony Rizzo and Kris Bryant

What can you say about this current duo at Wrigley Field? These two have been the center of the Cubs’ core since the team resurgence in 2015 when Kris Bryant came up. Anthony Rizzo suffered through the rebuild from 2012-2014, but every since Bryant arrived they have made the postseason each year.

So far they have combined for a .276/.377/.496 slash with 227 home runs and 746 runs batted in from 2015-Present. That’s not to mention a dozen long-balls and 34 RBI in the postseason. Rizzo has an average 4.3 fWAR per season since 2015 while Bryant has a 5.8 average fWAR per season.

Among other accomplishments include two All-Star nods together in 2015 and 2016, multiple Gold Gloves for Rizzo, a Rookie of the Year for KB in 2015 followed by his NL MVP season. And perhaps most important of all, the 5-3 putout to win the 2016 World Series. They have plenty of years ahead of them to pad their stats and add to their trophy cases.