2014 Fantasy Baseball: Expect Kris Bryant To Get The Call Soon

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3B Kris Bryant of the Chicago Cubs is one of the bright prospects in fantasy baseball. The youngster is hitting everything right now at the plate and he has flown through the team’s farm system.

Bryant was drafted in the first round last year (second overall), but the young slugger has already managed to work his way up to Triple-A. He won the Golden Spikes Award in 2013 for being the best collegiate base player and the fact that he is such a polished hitter has helped him easily transition to the pitching in the minor league.

Bryant has already smacked 26 home runs on the year to go along with 58 RBIs in 73 games. He was recently moved to Triple-A as a result of his hot start, and since being promoted to the Pacific Coast League, Bryant has slugged five home runs and added nine RBIs in first six games.

KB has continued his torrid pace into the highest level of minor league ball and seems likely to be promoted any day now. He is a natural power hitter that can hit the ball to both sides of the field and has true 30-HR potential.

The team has tried out countless options at the hot corner already. Mike Olt is hitting for power (10 HRs), but his pathetic .146 batting average has the team at the end of their rope. Luis Valbuena has started to fill in for Olt more often, but even he has struggled lately. Valbuena has just one hit in his last 22 at-bats, which is an uninspiring .045 batting average. Needless to say, the team could really use Bryant’s bat in Chicago right now.

Bryant will be in the majors before too long and fantasy fans would be wise to get ahold of this guy as soon as possible. The Cubs can’t keep a bat this hot in the minors, especially considering the glaring hole at third, so expect him to be the in bigs soon after the All-Star break.

 

Adam McGill is the Senior Fantasy Sports Writer at Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @adammcgill83, like him on Facebook, or add him to you networks on Google here or here.