Kris Bryant Ripped the Ball Harder Than He Has in Years

Social Navigation


Kris Bryant Ripped the Ball Harder Than He Has in Years

Chicago Cubs

You might not otherwise notice a 1-4 night from Kris Bryant and think that it was a seminal moment in his return to pre-2018 glory. But that’s only if you didn’t actually pay attention to the contact he created:

You can’t control everything as a hitter, but one thing the very best hitters can try to do regularly? Hit the ball very hard. Last night, in his four at bats (he also walked once), Bryant did that better than he has in literal years.

When you combine that with the positive signals we were already seeing an noted before last night’s game? Yeah, I’m feeling good. I guess the leg tightness he was feeling last night was not an issue.

Also, hey, it’s not MVP-caliber, but it’s not terrible: Bryant’s slash line is up to .230/.355/.420, good for a 110 wRC+ (i.e., 10% better than league average).

(Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)


Author: Brett Taylor

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