Cubs News: Giving key players their 2020 letter grades

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Chicago Cubs: Most of the offensive production came from the outfielders

Ian Happ: A

He was arguably the MVP for the team throughout much of the season. Happ solidified the leadoff spot and was able to flex the muscles and hit for power and get on base. What stinks is that he tailed off towards the end of the year. Still, he hit .258/.361/.505 with a 131 OPS+, .866 OPS, and team-leading 12 home runs and 11 doubles. He was also the only player to have any offensive production in the playoffs. Keep it up, kid.

Jason Heyward: A 

Heyward stepped up at the plate this year. He finished with a .265/.392/.456 slash with a 129 OPS+ and .848 OPS. One of his six home runs was the epic go-ahead shot off Josh Hader in Milwaukee. He had an excellent approach at the plate and was able to draw walks. As per usual, he manned right field masterfully and is likely in the running for another Gold Glove. It is excellent seeing Heyward produce as he is a great teammate and gives his 100% regardless of the outcome.

Kyle Schwarber: D

Incredibly disappointing season for the slugger. He hit 11 home runs, which is excellent, and was second on the team in BB% (13.4%), but he hit just .188/.308/.393 with an OPS of .701. The only thing saving him from being an F is the fact that he at least hit double-digit home runs and walked a lot. His 2020 season was summed up in game two of the playoffs when he slammed his bat after striking out in a prominent spot.

Albert Almora Jr: F

I think his days as a Cub are over. After a seemingly promising start to his career, it just faded away so fast. A change in scenery might do him a lot of good, and I hope he can figure it out. It just should not be here.

Steven Souza Jr: F

Gave the former 30-home run hitter a try after he suffered severe injuries a few years ago. It just did not work out.