10 best single season performances by Chicago Cubs players in the last decade

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Anthony Rizzo
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6. Anthony Rizzo 2016

Perhaps his most important and impressive season was the curse-breaking 2016 campaign, where Rizzo helped lead the Cubbies to a World Series Championship. In addition to being a respected teammate and leader in the clubhouse, Rizzo provided excellent on-field prowess with his bat and his glove. For his efforts in 2016, Rizzo collected a slew of personal accolades including a Platinum Glove, The NL Silver Slugger, Wilson Defensive Player of the Year, an All-Star appearance, and best social media personality. He also led the Cubs in RBIs (109), and doubles (43) and tied Kris Bryant for the highest team batting average (.292). His 5.2 WAR ranked 9th in the National League and third among first basemen.

Although he was traded at the 2021 deadline, Rizzo will be remembered as a crucial member of the Cubs in the 2010s, and the Cubs simply do not win a World Series without him in my opinion.