Best Chicago Cubs’ I’ve seen play second base in my lifetime
Chicago Cubs – Ryan Theriot
I’ll admit, I had a lot of doubts about the Chicago Cubs’ Ryan Theriot that he was on the ‘right side of the rivalry.’ Luckily he spent one year in St. Louis, and he was gone. Good. He spent one more in the Giants organization and retired. Still, he was an excellent Cub. Again, thank God he wasn’t a Cardinal for long.
Over the last four years, Theriot averaged 148+ games played. He played 96 before he was traded to the Dodgers before he played in 54 games (150.) He played 132 games for the Cardinals and 104 for the Giants. He was on the World Series-winning teams in St. Louis in 2011 and San Francisco in 2012.
By the bat, Theriot was a real solid performer. He posted a slash of .287/.350/.362 with an OPS of
.712. In 2009, he had his ‘best year’ with seven home runs and 54 RBI. In theory, you can say 2008 was his most outstanding. He hit just one home run with 38 RBI. He got on the ‘power train,’ hitting seven in 2008. It was the most he ever hit for his career. Still, a good player nonetheless.