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Kris Bryant Making Jump Throws Like a Shortstop (VIDEO)

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While we wait for actual baseball action tomorrow night – and then lots more after that, right? – there is at least one final highlight from the regular season I wanted to share. It came in the 9th inning of Sunday’s win, and it featured Kris Bryant looking like a dang shortstop making a beautiful leaping throw:


Joe Maddon has said before that Bryant is athletic enough to play shortstop – not that it will happen – and you can see obvious hints of it there in that play. As it was developing, I was thinking to myself, “He’s not gonna do the jump throw thing, is he? Does he really need to? Can he get enough on the thro…”, and then I shut up, because he did that.

Who knows where Bryant’s long-term defensive home will be, and, even in the short-term, it’s an open question where he’ll see most of his time in 2016. The incredible thing about a guy like Bryant is that he has both the athleticism and the humility to play just about anywhere the Cubs need him to play.


Brett Taylor

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