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The Best Third Base Prospect in Baseball? Do I Have to Say It?

Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects

kris bryant iowa cubs featureThe MLB Pipeline crew is going through it’s positional rankings, which are a lot of fun – especially when your team has a lot of top prospects.


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Today’s installment is third base, which means it’s another day to fawn all over the beast that is Kris Bryant. After winning every award after his first full professional year – including, somehow, the Grammy for Best New Artist – it’s time to claim another honor. Perhaps the most obvious one: he’s the top third base prospect in baseball, according to MLB.com. You can see the full list and write-up here to see those who trail Bryant.

Among the comments from Jim Callis: “Of the three players considered among baseball’s best prospects – Twins outfielder Byron Buxton and Astros shortstop Carlos Correa are the others – Bryant will make the swiftest impact. Ready for Wrigley Field right now, he should hit for a lot of power, draw plenty of walks and play a capable third base.”

Bryant will come to big league Spring Training with a nominal shot at winning the third base job on the big team, but everyone expects that he’ll head back to AAA Iowa for a little final seasoning before taking over the gig sometime in late April or early May.


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And now a video on Bryant for good measure:


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Brett Taylor

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