Chicago Cubs: Four players looking to rebound in 2020

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There is a lot of uncertainty going into the 2020 campaign, but what we do know is that if the Cubs want to have a chance, they need some rebound performances.

One of the many things that made the 2019 season so frustrating was that the main offensive core of Anthony Rizzo, Kris Bryant, Javier Baez and Willson Contreras all had good seasons. If you said the four of them had a combined 15.9 fWAR going into the 2019 season then the Cubs’ hopes of a postseason berth feel pretty good.

Keep in mind this number came with the four of them missing a combined 112 games, so had these guys not had injuries throughout the year, the number is likely higher.

The point of all this is to show that the Cubs missing the playoffs with the core playing well shows how the rest of the team saw a lot of down years from key players. Obviously this is not the case for everyone, but there are a group of guys who want to see better seasons in 2020.

It is worth pointing out that some guys who struggled in 2019 will not or might not be back in 2020 on the Cubs. We will look at players on the current roster, even if there is a chance they get traded, they are Cubs for now.