5 Players who could play first base for the Chicago Cubs in 2024

The Chicago Cubs still need a full-time first baseman moving forward and there are plenty of options available via free agency, trades or in-house

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5. Rhys Hoskins

I feel like Rhys Hoskins has flown under the radar given his season-ending surgery in April to repair a torn ACL. But the 30-year-old is a power-hitting first baseman who will be a free agent this winter, and he could be an intriguing dark horse option for the Cubs.

Hoskins has started at first base for the Phillies full time since 2018, and he has surpassed 25+ home runs in four separate seasons. In addition to power, Hoskins drives in plenty of runs (405 career RBI's) while also showing a keen batter eye with a career on base percentage of .353.

Hoskins has been a solid contributor to the Phillies in his career and he was an integral part of the team's 2022 World Series run where he smacked 6 home runs in the postseason. Coming off a serious injury, Hoskins may have to sign a short-term prove-it deal similar to Bellinger's deal last year. This means the Cubs may be able to get Hoskins for a cheaper price if the Phillies don't re-sign him.

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