Chicago Cubs: Meet your 2015 NL Rookie of the Year
Bryant’s first full month in the majors certainly did not disappoint. While his debut was nothing to scoff at, at the end of that first month Bryant slashed a robust .291/.426/.476 with a ridiculous .902 OPS. He posted an incredible..395 wOBA and 152 wRC+ – impressive numbers for the then 23-year-old.
The best game perhaps of Bryant’s rookie season came on the fourth of July versus the Miami Marlins. In that contest, Bryant finished 2-for-4 with two home runs and six RBI. It was Bryant’s second multi-home run game as his first came just a week and a half earlier.
Bryant finished his rookie campaign with 151 games under his belt. He finished with a slash line of .275/.369/.488 with 26 home runs, 99 RBI, a .371 wOBA and above-average 136 wRC+.
The season was so solid for Bryant, he earned an All-Star nod, while easily beating out a relatively weak field for the National League Rookie of the Year. However, a substantial accomplishment for Bryant lands at number two.