Overreaction or reality: A closer look at 3 Cubs' spring training performances

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Overreaction or reality: A closer look at 3 Chicago Cubs spring training performances - Trey Mancini

When the Cubs signed Trey Mancini this past winter, I was pleasantly surprised because I still believe he has plenty left in the tank. Although his poor 2nd half in 2022 with Houston gave him an overall down season, Mancini has still registered a .263/.337/.456 collectively since 2019, appearing in no less than 143 games per season. He recorded just 18 home runs last year, but with any resurgence, there's no reason to believe he can't still be a 20+ HR hitter at Wrigley Field.

Mancini is off to a hot start this spring with a line of .538/.571/.769, 1 HR, and 2 RBIs. His role has become ever more vital with Seiya Suzuki sidelined for the foreseeable future, so this is precisely what the doctor ordered. I see no reason that a poor showing in the 2nd half of 2022 should automatically exclude any optimism regarding what he can bring to the table. I'm all-in on Mancini having a bounce-back season.

Verdict: Reality