Chicago Cubs Rumors: Ranking the top 10 remaining FA position players

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Brandon Drury
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Ranking the remaining top 10 - 5. Brandon Drury

Fresh off a career year, Brandon Drury is flying entirely under the radar. I'm not sure why the Cubs haven't been at least a little more after this guy, but he is a good target for the Cubs to utilize in a platoon at first base with Matt Mervis. Drury struggled upon being traded to San Diego but still managed to notch an impressive .263/.320/.492 slash with 27 HRs and 87 RBIs. Against lefties, however, Drury mashed with a .299/.329/.626 and 160 wRC+ in 147 at-bats.

Granted, Great American Ballpark, where Drury spent the first half of 2022, ranked as the #1 hitter-friendly ballpark this season. Petco Park in San Diego didn't crack the top 15, whereas Wrigley Field was ranked 6th overall. This can't entirely attribute to all of Drury's struggles in the second half, but it can certainly help present an optimistic viewpoint when placing Drury in Wrigley for 81 games a year. If he can put up numbers closer to what we saw in the first half (20 HRs and 59 RBIs), he certainly has the potential to be a significant addition to the Cubs lineup.

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