Kris Bryant, Cubs’ top prospect takes advantage of early opportunities

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No. 2 pick of the the 2013 draft, Kris Bryant has been cited as a cant-miss athlete with big league power. Kris started his minor league career in short season single A in Boise with a .354 batting average and 4 HR before being promoted to High-A Daytona where he finished out the season batting .333 with 5 HR. His pro career has continued to impress into the offseason where he took home the Arizona Fall League MVP award with a gaudy .364/.457/.727 and 6 HR in just 20 games. The Cub’s plans for Kris remain to be seen, however if these numbers continue into the spring, it is going to be tough keeping this kid out of a big league uniform.

Here is a look at some of the top offensive producers in the AFL. (Top 10 in terms of OPS)

NAME TEAM POS AB H 2B HR RBI TB BB SO SB CS OBP SLG AVG OPS
Kris Bryant MSS 3B 77 28 8 6 17 56 14 23 3 0 .457 .727 .364 1.184
C.J. Cron MSS 1B 80 33 6 5 20 56 8 11 0 0 .467 .700 .413 1.167
Travis Shaw SUR 1B 61 22 6 5 19 43 10 14 0 0 .452 .705 .361 1.157
Jared Mitchell GDD OF 69 21 2 5 11 40 14 17 6 2 .425 .580 .304 1.005
Andrew Susac SCO C 50 18 0 2 7 24 16 11 0 0 .507 .480 .360 .987
Henry Urrutia SUR OF 69 26 3 3 15 38 7 8 1 1 .434 .551 .377 .985
Jorge Alfaro SUR C 70 27 6 0 11 35 5 17 2 3 .438 .500 .386 .938
Stephen Piscotty SRR RF 89 33 3 1 18 45 9 14 7 2 .430 .506 .371 .936
Tommy La Stella SCO 2B 62 18 6 1 10 29 16 4 1 1 .436 .468 .290 .904
Jason Rogers SUR OF 61 19 3 2 8 28 12 21 2 0 .432 .459 .311 .891

*Numbers courtesy of milb.com