Chicago Cubs: David Bote, 2018-Present
In a surprise turn to the narrative of all-time clutch hitters in history, but David Bote is the guy. Bote has been with the team since last year and has already been apart of some big moments.
In August of last season, in a game where the Cubs were down 3-0 in the ninth and down to their last strike, Bote delivered a home run which should also be remembered for years to come. It was a career-defining moment for Bote and one of Cubs lore.
During his few months as a member of the Cubs, Bote wrote a narrative nobody could believe. He slashed .294/.395/.441 with a .353 wOBA and 122 wRC+. While he is still very young and hopefully has a long career ahead of him, Bote is a guy who can be counted on in clutch situations.
In 65 plate appearances at the major league level, in ‘high-leverage’ situations, Bote has a .390 wOBA and 143 wRC+. He has been that great. Bote has had an up-and-down 2019 season but those big moments on the grandest stage will be the ones Cubs fans will never forget.