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So Much Power: Watch Kris Bryant Blast Another Homer, and Discuss How Good He’s Been

Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects

Good, good morning, friends. Treat yourself to Kris Bryant displaying his prodigious power:


It takes all kinds. I love watching Javier Baez hit a homer, because he swings so hard and destroys the ball. But I also love watching Kris Bryant hit a homer, because it looks so easy and smooth. Consider that homer up there: yes, the pitcher missed his spot (supposed to be down and in, and it was up and away), but Bryant simply puts a smooth swing on a pitch on the outer half, and it just flies out to right center. For how many players is that simply a lazy fly ball that doesn’t come within 80 feet of the wall?

Checking in on the fun that is Kris Bryant’s 10-game line, he’s gone .412/.545/1.029 over his last 10 games. How’s this for a slump? In his last four games, Bryant has gone 5-15 with a double, three homers, and three walks. *THAT’S THE DOWN PART OF HIS LAST 10 GAMES.* *YES I AM YELLING.* *BRYANT WAS BETTER THAN THAT IN THE SIX GAMES THAT CAME BEFORE.* *THAT IS INSANE.* *I LIKE CHEEZ-IT SNACK MIX!*

On the year, Bryant is hitting .348/.452/.692 with 18 homers, 15 doubles (and still no triples … #slack). His season OPS (1.143) only just now finally passed his career minor league OPS (1.119), which is a credit both to his AA season, and also what he did last year.

Perhaps the best compliment I can give: last year at AA, Javier Baez hit .294.346/.638 with 20 homers in 54 games. This year at AA, Bryant has hit .348/.452/.692 with 18 homers in 55 games. Bryant’s numbers are actually better.


(But, hey, don’t sleep on how crazy what Baez did was: he was a shortstop, and he did it at an age two years younger than Bryant is now.)


Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation.