Chicago Cubs: Could Patrick Wisdom actually be the real deal?

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While the home run barrage has slowed down considerably since his first week and a half, Patrick Wisdom continues to make it difficult to keep him out of the Chicago Cubs lineup. playing well in all facets of the game since being called up on May 25.

In the past month, Wisdom has slashed a pretty crazy .284/.343/.716, but obviously his numbers have come down a bit since his blistering start. Not that Wisdom was ever going to keep his numbers at an MVP level, but despite a few struggles the past couple weeks, Wisdom has continued doing little things to show he absolutely deserves to stay on the Cubs roster and in their lineup Jenga even once everybody is healthy.

Chicago Cubs: If you watch Patrick Wisdom, you know he’s here to stay

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Not only has Wisdom shown off his ability to hit the ball out of the park, he’s also showcased a patient approach at the plate, as well as a solid glove at third base. Even when he hasn’t been getting many hits over the past couple weeks, he’s still approaching his at-bats in a professional manner and drawing walks at a steady rate.

Of course, the question is going to be where is Wisdom going to fit once Nico Hoerner, David Bote, and Matt Duffy make their way back to Chicago when healthy. Granted, you could ask the same question about Sergio Alcantara and even Eric Sogard, as David Ross and Jed Hoyer will have some difficult and intriguing roster decisions to make in the coming weeks.

The question and decision on Wisdom will ultimately come down to this: is Wisdom the real deal and is he going to help the Cubs continue to win ball games?

The answer, if you’ve been watching him play, is most certainly yes. He may not be starting as many games when some of these other guys get back, but he deserves the chance to stay and continue helping this ball club win games.

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Regardless of what happens once the Cubs are back to full strength, the fact that they have yet another guy who they know can help them win ball games, both on the offensive and defensive side, means that going forward they’ll be able to withstand another barrage of injuries or stay that much deeper on the bench to mix and match with different lineups.