Fantasy Outlook for 2020 Chicago Cubs
Chicago Cubs: Infield stock full of high fantasy pick-ups
The 2020 version of the Cubs infield is one of the best in baseball and, in turn, fantasy baseball as well. Four of the five infielders are top 10 players at their positions, and a non-biased observer could even place all of them in the top five at their positions. Heck, a Cubs fan might also put three or four of them as the best possible pick at their respective spots.
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Given fantasy’s devaluation or indifference towards defense, Willson Contreras is the best catcher you could select. Yasmani Grandal and J.T. Realmuto are certainly right there with Contreras, but much of their value is in their defense and pitch-framing in addition to their offensive production. If healthy, Contreras is in a league of his own offensively, capable of putting up MVP-type numbers with the bat.
Anthony Rizzo is one of the most consistent performers in all of baseball, and his worth as a fantasy option at first base is undeniable. You know that he’s going to put up 30 home runs, 100 RBI, and draw plenty of walks. Other than Cody Bellinger, which first baseman merits a pick ahead of the sure thing Rizzo offers? Sure, Pete Alonso might be a sexy pick this year, but he has no track record to assuage fears of a sophomore slump.