Kris Bryant is having a MVP-caliber season for the Chicago Cubs but his true value for the team this season has been about his ability to play multiple positions. It has been nearly two months since Kris Bryant has played third base and that flexibility is reaping rewards for the Cubs’ offense.
Let’s not be mistaken, Bryant’s value for the Cubs is certainly on offense. Entering play on Wednesday, Bryant has a slash line of .307/.383/.575/.959 with 13 home runs and 38 RBIs. However, even with the offensive success, Bryant’s ability to play multiple positions has afforded Cubs’ manager David Ross the opportunity of playing the hot hand offensively.