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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 22)
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Birth Date1-4-1992
Height6' 5"
Weight215 lbs
Age22 years, 9 months, 16 days
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WARP Summary

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YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP

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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2013 BOI A- 18 77 .372 .252 .328 .361 .270 .404 108 8.4 2.0 0.1 1.5 -0.2 8.6 1.1 8.6 1.1
2013 DAY A+ 16 62 .362 .264 .338 .381 .266 .400 102 6.9 1.8 0 1.4 -0.6 8.5 1.0 8.5 1.0
2013 CUB Rk 2 7 .213 .259 .313 .381 .271 .167 93 -0.4 0.2 0 -0.2 0.0 -0.6 -0.1 -0.6 -0.1
2014 TEN AA 68 297 .405 .256 .324 .384 .266 .440 96 44.3 8.2 0.6 1.5 0.1 55.3 6.0 55.3 6.0
2014 IOW AAA 70 297 .358 .272 .336 .425 .264 .367 98 33.1 8.9 1 5.3 -2.2 39.1 4.4 39.1 4.4

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2013 BOI A- 77 13 23 8 1 4 16 8 17 0 0 .354 .416 .692 .338 .372 8.6 1.5 1.1
2013 CUB Rk 7 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 .167 .143 .333 .167 .213 -0.6 -0.2 -0.1
2013 DAY A+ 62 9 19 5 1 5 14 3 17 1 0 .333 .387 .719 .386 .362 8.5 1.4 1.0
2014 IOW AAA 297 57 72 14 1 21 52 43 85 7 2 .295 .418 .619 .324 .358 39.1 5.3 4.4
2014 TEN AA 297 61 88 20 0 22 58 43 77 8 2 .355 .458 .702 .347 .405 55.3 1.5 6.0

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Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-08-17 - Minors - - - Foot Contusion -

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-10-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)If Kris Bryant busts, it's because...
(JG from Chicago)
The world is over and we're all dead. I don't see any scenario in which Kris Bryant "busts," at least if your definition of busting is to flame out completely and have a terrible major league career. Is there a chance he doesn't become a role 7 perennial all-star? Sure, and if he doesn't it will be because the strike outs get to be too much for him. But even if that happens he should be a solid regular for a decade. For a guy with such a high ceiling, he also has a pretty high floor, which is what makes him one of the top 2-3 prospects in the game. (Jeff Moore)
2014-10-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Kris Bryant has consistently posted exceptionally low contact rates in the upper minors and hasn't exactly been the most patient hitter (46-47% swing rates in AA/AAA). While it's understood that a lack of contact can be forgiven with the right power and the right patience, a lot of us don't get much of a look at how Bryant works counts and recognizes pitches. Does he have the strike-zone discipline and pitch recognition to pair with his power for concerns about contact rate to be minimal? What kinds of pitches is he swinging at so relatively often? Does he chase? Get fooled?
(JG from Chicago)
I haven't seen enough of Bryant since he's become a pro to accurately answer what kinds of pitches he's swinging and missing at, but I will say this: his strike out rates are high and that is a concern, but as I mentioned in the Judge article, at least a portion of those strike outs have to be because he's a patient hitter who draws a ton of walks. We don't have pitch fx data for the minors to tell us what his swing and miss rate is, and I'll bet it's higher than average, but the tradeoff is massive power, so it's ok with me. As long as it's not Javy Baez extreme it'll be ok, and the fact that he draws a ton of walks tells me it's significantly better. Deep counts lead to strike outs, but they also lead to a lot more times on base and fewer outs, so I'll take it.

I don't think he'll be a .320 hitter like he has been in the minors, but even if he hits .260 it could easily be a .260/.360/.550 line, which would be fantastic, even if it comes with 150 strike outs. (Jeff Moore)
2014-10-03 11:00:00 (link to chat)Will you root for Addison Russell to become a star because he and you used to be tight, or will you root for him to fail so you feel better about the trade? I'll assume you said the second and go ahead and call you a monster and a illogical psychopath.
(Paul from Ohio)
I actually feel relatively indifferent toward Addison Russell now. I'll root for a lot of players who get traded from the A's on the basic ground of familiarity, but I never really formed an emotional bond with Russell. It didn't take very long for me to start thinking of him as yet another Cubs prospect, and I, outside of general feelings of empathetic sadness when players are themselves sad, don't really care whether Javier Baez and Arismendy Alcantara and Kris Bryant succeed or fail. In my heart, Russell joined that group pretty quickly. (Jason Wojciechowski)
2014-09-15 19:30:00 (link to chat)Which MLB ready talent from BP's Top 20 Prospect List yet to make an appearance in the Show this year is most likely to make a 2015 starting roster?
(Paul from DC)
If the Mets are serious about competing, I could see Thor in the starting rotation on Opening Day next year. Depending on what the Indians do, Lindor could be their shortstop come opening day. If the Twins lose their minds, maybe Sano could win a spot with a huge spring. Kris Bryant will start on opening day and hit .300/.400/.600 if you ask Cubs Twitter. (Ben Carsley)
2014-09-15 19:30:00 (link to chat)Hey Past Ben, want to guess what the top five names on the MLB home run leaderboard in 2018 look like? Also, congrats on the upcoming five-year anniversary of TINO. The show got much better in year three after Craig was replaced with Hank the Dog.
(Ben Carsley from The Future)
Giancarlo Stanton. Joey Gallo. Kris Bryant. Miguel Cabrera. Raul Ibanez. (Ben Carsley)
2014-08-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)In a dynasty format (5x5), which side of a Gerrit Cole for Kris Bryant trade would you prefer?
(RatedRookie from Atlanta)
I'd take Bryant. (Mike Gianella)
2014-09-03 14:00:00 (link to chat)Of the Cubs big four of Kris Bryant, Javier Baez, Addison Russel, and Jorge Soler, who is the safest bet to be successful and who is most likely of being a bust?
(AB from North Side)
Bryant is the safest bet. He's going to hit for power, and although strikeouts will be a part of his game for sure, the average should settle in around .270. It was actually a toss up between he and Russell due to positional value. On the other hand, I believed Soler was the most likely to be a bust before the 2014 campaign started. He's had some attitude issues in the past 12 months, but is (small, small sample alert) outperforming Baez. Yet, I'm still going to stick with Soler as the most likely bust, even with Baez' down year. (Jordan Gorosh)
2014-08-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Harry, I need some help deciding on keepers. I can only keep 9 of the following players, who should I stick with? (I am currently in rebuilding mode) Mesoraco, Zunino, Kipnis, Trumbo, Rollins, Bogaerts, Addison Russell, Kris Bryant, Castellanos, Marte, Yelich, Joc Pederson, Bryce Harper Thanks!
(Dan from Toronto)
this one is out of my domain, I'l defer to the Fantasy guys on this one (Harry Pavlidis)
2014-08-19 14:00:00 (link to chat)Any high-profile potential September call-ups you see having regular playing time?
(Shawn from Cubicle)
Kris Bryant.... I hope (CJ Wittmann)
2014-08-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who are some good up and coming prospects that might blossom into fantasy superstars?
(xVitality from Toronto, Canada)
Tyler Glasnow is going to strike out the world.
Joey Gallo and Kris Bryant are going to hit home runs.

I am bad at fantasy, but I am pretty sure this is how it works. (Tucker Blair)
2014-08-15 14:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Matthew, thanks for the chat! Just wanted to know which of these players would you keep (I can keep only 9 and am in re-build mode): Mesoraco, Zunino, Trumbo, Kipnis, Rollins, Bogaerts, Addison Russell, Castellanos, Marte, Yelich, Kris Bryant, Bryce Harper and Joc Pederson
(Dan from Toronto)
I'm not a fantasy guy, but it's fun! I'm just not an expert. So I'd ask Mike Gianella (@MikeGianella on the twitters) or one of our fine prospect guys here at BP.

One guy I wouldn't get rid of though (no matter what Mike says) is Bryce Harper. (Matthew Kory)
2014-08-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)In a league where you can only keep players if they play in the MLB that year, have someone offering me a league minimum Kris Bryant for a high priced Lynn. what are the odds Bryant gets the call up this year? is it worth the risk?
(JP from tx)
I don't think it is. Bryant is a 2015 debut for me, so while I don't love Lynn overall, I'm not trading him for nothing. (Craig Goldstein)
2014-08-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)10-team league where you keep 7 guys. I'm thinking about going super young and keeping: Harper, Taveras, Machado, Billy Hamilton, Matt Harvey, Kris Bryant, CarGo. Any chance my 2015 team doesn't suck ass?
(Bobby from Chicago)
Yeah there's a chance, but there's a *ton* of risk that you have in those guys. Good long term bets on all of them, but you should focus your draft on 2015 talent and not worry about future bets too much if this is going to be your strategy. (Craig Goldstein)
2014-08-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)Dynasty league, which side you got? Chris Sale + Kris Bryant + Marcell Ozuna or Gregory Polanco + Anthony Rendon + Christian Yelich
(John Johnson from Wisconsin)
Sale/Bryant/Ozuna on the strength of the first two. (Craig Goldstein)
2014-08-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)Know this is total guesswork but wondering if you'd take a shot at ETAs for these youngsters...Justin Williams, Gabby Guerrero, Margot, Almora, Rafael Devers, Ryan McMahon
(Brian from mass)
It is total guesswork so I won't guess, but it brings up a good point. The fact that we have no idea when a player like Devers, who is 17 and in the GCL, will make the majors, or whether he will at all, is why teams can't make organizational decisions based on these players no matter how good they are. It's why there is an inherent value to a prospect who is in Double-A, even if his ceiling isn't as high. He's a lot closer to the majors and a lot more of a sure thing. The Cubs can make certain decisions based on having Kris Bryant in Triple-A. The Red Sox can't make any decisions based on Devers tearing up the GCL. (Jeff Moore)
2014-07-31 19:30:00 (link to chat)I have two for you Ben... 1) just now far has Rafael Montero buried himself in the Mets organization? Has deGrom's emergence almost sealed his fate? 2) Now that the Cubs have acquired Addison Russell, is either he, Javier Baez, or Kris Bryant trade bait? Is there a way for all three, as well as Arismendy Alcantara to remain in the Cubs future lineup? Thanks, and it's awesome to see your continued success in the field you love. Congrats
(Andy Singleton (@PeoplezPen) from Brooklyn, NY)
Montero certainly isn't done, no. He has higher upside than deGrom in the long run, and injury/attrition always present opportunities for pitchers. Bryant at 3B, Russell at SS, Baez at 2B and Alcantara in CF with Castro the odd man out is one way to get that done. Could also move Castro to 3B and put Bryant in LF and keep them all. Thanks for the kind words! (Ben Carsley)
2014-07-24 19:00:00 (link to chat)Help me feel less angst about trading away Kris Bryant for Javier Baez a month ago. (I knew Bryant would pass Baez on all the midseason prospect lists, and figured Bryant is more likely to become an impact player. I need more help in the infield than in the outfield, though, and maybe Baez still has a bit more ceiling than Bryant. Still, all the homers.)
(justarobert from Santa Clara)
I cannot assuage your pain. Your only hope is that Bryant ends up in the outfield and Baez sticks at short or second because the 3B pool of talent is hyper thin for the short term. Baez is still a freak so it's not exactly a loss per se, but I think Bryant will be the better player in both real life and fantasy. (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-07-22 15:00:00 (link to chat)Which Cubs prospect is Michael Westen and which one is Nate?
(Rockford Bulldog from Illinois)
Kris Bryant is Michael. Jacob Hannemann is definitely Nate (Jordan Gorosh)
2014-07-22 15:00:00 (link to chat)Will we see Kris Bryant in Sept?
(Phil from Chicago)
It doesn't seem that way, unfortunately, but I certainly hope so. (Jordan Gorosh)
2014-07-07 11:00:00 (link to chat)I know the difference between #1 and #3 is splitting hairs, but can you make the case for Kris Bryant being no doubt #1 prospect in the game? Has absolutely demolished AA and now AAA, where as Buxton and Correa have battled injuries and never been above A ball. Their ceilings that much higher?
(Manny from Iowa)
Bryant has a case. As good as he will be, I don't think he profiles at a premium spot with a premium ceiling, like Buxton and Correa. Keep in mind that both Buxton and Correa were high school draftees and they aren't in the same spot as Bryant--developmentally speaking. That makes the projections more abstract--which can make ranking them alongside polished college mashers quite difficult. (Jason Parks on the Top 50)
2014-07-07 11:00:00 (link to chat)Has your opinion on Kris Bryant's hit tool improved? I believe you had him at a 5 for hit in the pre-season list with a concern that the hit tool could limit his in-game power.
(Tim from Munster, IN)
I still think he's a 5 hit tool at the end of the day, which might end up being low. I think he's going to offer more swing and miss at the higher levels, which shouldn't limit his game power but should bring down his average. Maybe a .265/.270 bat with 30+ bombs? I'll take that all day long. (Jason Parks on the Top 50)
2014-07-07 11:00:00 (link to chat)Is Brandon Wood a cautionary tale for Kris Bryant?
(Gabe from TX)
No. DIfferent hitters with different approaches. Bryant is going to hit. Its just a question of softcore or hardcore. Both will do the trick but some like to see a little bit more. (Jason Parks on the Top 50)
2014-07-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)Has your projection for Kris Bryant's *defense* changed since the offseason? I've heard some interesting reports about his work at 3B....
(Jivas from formerly Chicago)
I've heard some positive things as well, and all indications are he's been willing to put the work in. I think the odds of him staying at third base hinge more on the other players in the Cubs system than they do on him actually improving. (Mark Anderson)
2014-07-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)Kris Bryant is available in our 14 team 5 keeper league, but the fact he may not see the Show till 2015, and could lose his 3B eligibility when he does, makes me hesitate. Would Bryant in the 21st round be a better keeper than any of my current 4? Votto- 6 Puig-18 Desmond-20 Jose Fernandez-22 All can be kept indefinitely in rounds orig drafted per lg rules.
(Launchme from Austin, TX)
No, he's not a better keeper than any of those four at those costs. I love his upside, but it's just potential at this point. All four of your others have shown it. And Fernandez's scant cost offsets the awfulness of his getting TJ. (Paul Sporer)
2014-07-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Any reason why we won't see Kris Bryant up this year? He's raking, Cubs have nothing to play for and Olt and Valbuena shouldn't be blocking him.
(Norm from NYC)
I think if we see any of the big guys it will be Baez, simply because he's been in Triple-A longer. I think the Cubs are really just not going to rush things, and I don't blame them. Sure, they're not playing for anything and no, Olt and Valbuena won't block anybody once the time comes, but you can look at it the other way around too. Why use up valuable days of cheap production on games that dont matter. Even big spending teams have to have cheap production. Don't waste a single day of it. (Jeff Moore)
2014-07-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Jeff! Does that Restasis commercial starring the slow motion women with the weird blue eyes creep you out too? I get scared.
(TV guy from davenport, not Iowa)
When you say blue eyes, all I think of is Kris Bryant. (Jeff Moore)
2014-06-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Should we be concerned about Kris Bryant's .000 BABIP in Iowa?
(Jeremy from Iowa)
Yes, you should panic. He'll probably never get another hit again. (Jeff Moore)
2014-06-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks for the Chat, Jeff! Can you give me the most recent comparable minor league season to what Kris Bryant is doing in 2014?
(Number27 from Millioke)
How soon we forget. Javier Baez hit 37 home runs last year. That was pretty impressive. (Jeff Moore)
2014-06-26 14:00:00 (link to chat)Who are your personal top 5 prospects, based on potential production in 2015-17?
(Graham from Richmond, VA)
Great question. It's really difficult to question what Kris Bryant could bring to the table next year. He's been mashing and has overwhelmed the opposition. I'd probably go Baez, Bryant, Buxton, Correa, and Syndergaard. It's a very flexible list, obviously. I'm also not sure we should be ignoring what Archie Bradley and Dylan Bundy are capable of, though. (J.P. Breen)
2014-06-26 14:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks for the chat! Any prospects with combined hit/power tools to dream on not named Taveras?
(Ryan from Glendale)
Plenty of them, Ryan! Kris Bryant is setting the minor leagues ablaze at the moment. If you want to dig a bit deeper, pay attention to what David Dahl is doing for Class-A Asheville in the Rockies org. He'll be making some noise on midseason prospect lists. (J.P. Breen)
2014-06-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)How good can Kris Bryant be? Could possibly acquire Harper for him in a standard dynasty league. Is the fact that he could be 3B and healthy reason enough to keep him? Still expect Harper to be a monster and how much better than Bryant?
(Harper Time? from Chucktown)
Harper is in my top 5 in fantasy, even with the injury concerns. Bret Sayre recently ranked Bryant at 65 in his top 500. The gap is pretty substantial. (Jordan Gorosh)
2014-06-03 14:00:00 (link to chat)If you were to redraft the 2013 draft, who would be your top 10 taken?
(jpolinsky from NJ)
It hasn't even been a year yet, but even then, it looks like Kris Bryant is of a different breed. Might take Hunter Refnroe higher because those tools are loud. (Ron Shah)
2014-06-03 14:00:00 (link to chat)Do you think teams trying to find a guy who will sign for under slot particularly in the top 10 is overrated? I know hindsight, but would any team really pass on a Kris Bryant type talent to safe a few million early for a marginally better 3rd/4th rounder?
(Shawnykid23 from CT)
It can be, sure, but teams don't do it for fun. It is a long process that starts immediately when "draft season" starts; you need to know who you'd target (two-sport, strong college commitments) & identify them early. I think identifying the best player then getting a deal is more important. (Ron Shah)
2014-06-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)What do you make of Brian McCann ROS? How many homers does Kris Bryant hit in the big leagues this year?
(mattstupp from NYC)
I expected a lot more out of McCann. I'm still buying, though. I think we'll see a second-half surge - though he admittedly doesn't have to be THAT great to be better than the ugly first half (Paul Sporer)
2014-06-16 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you have any concerns with Kris Bryant's K rate at the major league level? Do you see this limiting the utility of his power tool?
(Jon from Boston)
Concern is relative. I think it may be enough to make him a .280 hitter in the big leagues rather than the .350 minor league hitter he's been thus far, but with his power, that will be plenty good enough to be an all-star. (Jeff Moore)
2014-05-29 19:30:00 (link to chat)What's the last year Kris Bryant gets more than a handful of starts at 3B?
(justarobert from Santa Clara)
2015 (Ben Carsley)
2014-05-29 19:30:00 (link to chat)What's the over/under on all the Cubs prospects coming to the MLB with dreadlocks and really baggy pants?
(fredmu from where ever ppl are really nice to eachother)
You've never seen Kris Bryant, have you? Tell me about Cincy later. (Ben Carsley)
2014-06-17 20:00:00 (link to chat)My milb draft for my dynasty league is tomorrow, I have a plethora of early picks including 6 out of the first 11 and 1st overall. I am taking Kris Bryant number 1 but my real question is should I take Jon Gray or Kyle Schwarber with my number 4 pick assuming Aiken and Rondon go 2 and 3. I also have the 6th, 8th, 9th, and 11th picks. There are many arms including Harvey, Urias, Manaea, Glassnow, Shipley, Stewart, Wisler, Appel, still available including other arms from the most recent draft.
(robarge00 from Vermont)
Not Scoresheet, but we can dig, we're versatile! We'll please Fantasy Overlord Bret Sayre's heart and say Schwarber, because the thing he can do is more rare than what Jon Gray can do. We'd actually rate Sean Manaea from that list ahead of Gray, which is a minority opinion, but you're certainly right that Gray is closer to the pile of arms than he is to superstardom. We'd also suggest that you check out Bret's list of top players for dynasty value for even more of his wisdom. (Scoresheet Chat with Ben, Jared, and Ian)
2014-05-15 20:00:00 (link to chat)Springer or Kris Bryant?
(Cody from St Louis )
I had Springer barely ahead in the pre-season and see no reason to flip flop now. Give me the guy who's already there. (Bret Sayre)
2014-05-15 20:00:00 (link to chat)In our h2h points league where we keep 5 players in the round drafted and can keep them as long as forever, I have stashed Bradley in round 16. His injury is making me wonder if it would be advisable to change horses. Other options that could be kept in round 20 would be Noah Syndergaard, Addison Russell, Kris Bryant, Byron Buxton, or Marcus Stroman. Benches are short so keeping any prospect is a luxury especially since my team is always a strong title contender. Is anyone of the above arguably a better stash than Bradley as far as impact both this year and beyond?
(Eric Nosebar from Albuquerque )
Give me Syndergaard, Russell, Bryant or Buxton in Round 20 over Bradley in Round 16. Buxton's the biggest upside, but he likely won't contribute right away in 2015. (Bret Sayre)
2014-05-13 11:00:00 (link to chat)Two questions regarding Kris Bryant 1. Who is a good comp for him? Longoria? 2. If he were playing this whole year in the majors what would you expect his stat line to look like by seasons end? Thanks big dog.
(Opi from Sheboygan )
1) Maybe Troy Glaus; 2) Bryant in the majors this season? He'd get abused but would still manage to hit some bombs. Very low batting average, 10-15 HR. (Jason Parks)
2014-05-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Has a system as a whole had a worse start to their season than the Cubs? The only player playing at or above expectations is Kris Bryant.
(Abe Froman, Sausage King from Chicago)
as noted before it's probably too easy to slam the system based on 1 or 2 months of struggles for the bigger names. (Harry Pavlidis)
2014-04-01 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who finishes with more MLB HRs? Javier Baez or Kris Bryant?
(Number27 from The Good Land)
Career? Baez. (Jason Parks)
2014-04-01 13:00:00 (link to chat)With the recent decision by the Cubs to try Javier Baez out at second base, does this open up third for Kris Bryant for the next few years?
(SenatorsGuy from Minnesota)
I think its about having options. You could try Baez out at third, but you already have Olt and Villanueva ahead in the queue--which should be considered a strength in the upper minors/majors, not to mention Bryant; although I think his long-term home will be in a corner OF spot. As an org, if you can fill a weakness from a position of strength, you explore those options. Baez needs more time in the minors, but there is going to come a time when he is ready to attack the major league level, and when that time comes, you have to play him somewhere. You might as well prepare for that outcome by getting him reps at a position of weakness in the short-term regardless of your long-term plans or projections for the player. It's smart baseball. (Jason Parks)
2014-03-27 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who plays 3b for the Cubs this season. Olt have a shot? Valbuena?
(Southcoast from Texas)
I saw a report a few days ago suggesting Olt is in line for the job, but something may have changed since. Were it up to me, I'd start Olt. Valbuena had a decent 2013, but he's a bench player long-term. Olt could be a starter for someone, even if it's not the Cubs. Let him show the league what he can do before he gets shoved aside for Javier Baez and/or Kris Bryant. (R.J. Anderson)
2014-03-21 14:00:00 (link to chat)Power-wise, Bryant or Fraizer?
(KJ from penn)
Kris Bryant. (Ronit Shah)
2014-02-26 19:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks for the chat. Took over a last place dynasty team last year and took it to 2nd place with some adept maneuvering. Here is my lineup: McCann, Fielder, Kipnis, Reyes, Donaldson, Puig, Bautista, Granderson, Holliday and Taveras. Scherzer, Wainwright, Anibal, Cole, Wacha, Rosenthal, Soriano. My question is this, I have a couple aging OFs(Grandy and Joey Bats) I have the #2 overall pick this year and am torn between Jose Abreu and Kris Bryant. Abreu will add to my team being competitive for 1st this year, while Bryant is the much better overall future contributor and could take over an OF spot. What say you?
(Jon Snow from The Wall)
Typically Iím for drafting guys who can help you right the hell now but Iím not sure Abreu fits that mold. There are legit questions about his bat speed that worry me on a few levels. Iím cautious with him. I would select Bryant over Abreu. (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-02-26 19:00:00 (link to chat)Really appreciate the chat! Who are some guys you would target after the first 15 or so picks in a rookie draft(that includes international players). I have picks 17 and 18. Would you try to package them together to move up a bit? Thanks
(Mill from Lodi)
Assuming you mean rookie draft as in new signees to an established dynasty league I think outside of the top 6 guys:

Kris Bryant, Jose Abreu, Masahiro Tanaka, Clint Frazier, Jonathan Gray, Mark Appel

it gets really clogged in the middle. I would trade the lower picks to get into the top 6 because you're talking about guys like Colin Moran and Austin Meadows down there. It's ok, but not ideal. (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-01-27 13:00:00 (link to chat)You think Kris Bryant makes the bigs this year?
(Danny from Wisconsin)
I do. (Jason Parks on the Top 101 Prospects)
2014-02-11 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is there any prospect who probably won't be on an Opening Day roster, that you would target in a draft for a non-keeper league. I had Trout in 2012 and Puig last year, and I'm looking for someone to stash that could make an impact this year at some point. Thanks
(Brian from CT)
Jonathan Gray. Springer. Kris Bryant. (Sam Miller)
2014-01-29 19:00:00 (link to chat)My Yordano Ventura and Koji Ueharra for his Kris Bryant? Thoughts?
(proffitt9 from Tampa)
Thanks for being my first chat question ever. I'll always remember you and I'll make note of your name in my diary tonight <3 -

If you have a shot at contention this season, keep your package. I love Ventura's strikeout potential, and Koji has a good shot at 40 saves in 2014. If you're playing more for 2016 or beyond, go with Bryant, who is one of the 10 best fantasy prospects in the game. It's a fair trade, so it's really based on your needs. (Ben Carsley)
2014-01-29 19:00:00 (link to chat)Welcome Ben, I'll start you off with a curveball: Let's say every draft eligible prospect from 2010 to 2014 was eligible for this year's draft. Just based on pre-draft scouting reports and without the benefit of hindsight, how would the first 10 picks of the draft unfold?
(baseballjunkie from cali, where it's already Spring)
This is an amazingly difficult question to answer, and also quite fun. Itís probably better suited for an article than for a fantasy chat answer, but since I was able to access this question ahead of time, hereís what I came up with after about 30 min of research. Iíll note that since Iím not familiar enough with 2014 prospects yet, Iíve restricted your search to 2010-2013 draftees. Iíll go with:

1. Bryce Harper 2. Manny Machado 3. Gerrit Cole 4. Dylan Bundy 5. Anthony Rendon 6. Jameson Taillon 7. Bubba Starling
8. Byron Buxton 9. Carlos Correa 10. Archie Bradley

Toughest omissions for me were Francisco Lindor, Trevor Bauer, Kevin Gausman, Kris Bryant and Mark Appel. If Luc Giolito had been healthy for his senior year, heíd probably have made it on this list. Obviously thatís not how weíd rank them now, and itís funny that guys like Chris Sale, Jose Fernandez, Matt Harvey and Javier Baez are left in the dust. Bubba Starling sticks out like a sore thumb, and Buxton was underrated. This exercise also reinforces how loaded the 2011 draft was. Last yearís pales in comparison. (Ben Carsley)
2014-01-29 19:00:00 (link to chat)I have 5 dynasty league minor league slots, the first 4 are filled by Javier Baez, Miguel Sano, Kris Bryant, and Gregory Polanco. Who should I choose for my last spot between Clint Frazier and Jorge Alfaro?
(CharlieWerner from Manayunk PA)
I have them ranked fairly closely to one another. I'll say Frazier, but barely. (Ben Carsley)
2014-02-03 13:00:00 (link to chat)My Yordano Ventura and Koji Ueharra for his Kris Bryant? Thoughts?
(proffitt9 from Tampa)
Assuming this is Dynasty, I like the Kris Bryant side of this trade over 5 years, but in the short term Yordano and Kojiís side will bring in more value. Ventura is a ROY candidate and Koji is an elite closer. Both of those guys will provide a lot of value over the next two years. Bryant still has to make it to the show and he likely wonít produce at a top tier level right away. I think this starts to pay off by year 3 but you will be coming up short for the first two years in my opinion.

That said, I like the trade overall. (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-02-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)You think Kris Bryant will crack the top 10 list in 2014
(proffitt9 from Tampa)
You mean the top 10 in next yearís top-101? I would guess no because heíll probably have already used up his prospect eligibility in the majors this season. (Jeff Moore)
2014-02-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)I put the Albert Pujols comp on Kris Bryant the other day. Am I coo coo for co co puffs?
(Jordan from Chicago)
Yeah, that's too much. Pujols was the greatest right-handed hitter of his generation, and will probably go down as a top-5-10 all-time RHH. I don't make definitive statements too often, especially in chats, but Bryant isn't going to do that. (Jeff Moore)
2014-02-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)Been offered the #1 pick in our dynasty draft (I'd take Kris Bryant) for Matt Adams and Dylan Bundy. Would I be giving too much? I have 3 other 1b, including Goldschmidt.
(SJLedet from Alex, La)
If you've got the pitching to be able to afford to trade Bundy, then go for it. I don't see Adams as a huge fantasy asset. (Jeff Moore)
2014-02-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)Dynasty league 5th pick overall in a vacuum: Kris Bryant, Jose Abreu, Jonathan Gray, Mark Appel. Please rank since 1 or more might go before me. Thanks!
(uvasuperman from Atlanta)
Bryant, Gray, Appel, Abreu. I hate fantasy pitchers from Colorado and first baseman. (Jeff Moore)
2014-01-21 18:00:00 (link to chat)At the 1-3 pick in my dynasty draft, Buxton and one of A. Bradley and Tanaka are off he board. I'm looking at Baez, Giolito, Bryant, Correa, and J. Gray. Who do you take? Why? How would you rank them? (Reference: I pick 1-3, and 1-6 due to trades; one of the picks in between mine would be Abreu and one of Baez/Correa (in that order)). Thanks!
(AJ from Phoenix)
Hi AJ.

The order might be different from a pure prospect perspective, but I'd go Javier Baez, Carlos Correa, Kris Bryant, Jonathan Gray, and Lucas Giolito. While Correa could wind up being a better baseball player than Baez, Baez's power tool is ridiculous and from a purely offensive standpoint (read fantasy) he has the higher ceiling. Correa's pretty damn good too, though, and I anticipate a power spike this year in the minors. His raw numbers don't look great, but he was an 18-year-old at Quad Cities. I'm impressed. Bryant's great too, but you're asking me to rank him against two amazing prospects. Gray and Giolito go behind the hitters just because I have a bias toward hitters when it comes to prospects in fantasy. I'll go Gray because Giolito had the TJ. He should be fine, and it's entirely possible that I'll flip these two if someone on BP's great scouting team comes back with a positive review on him in spring training. (Mike Gianella)
2014-01-21 18:00:00 (link to chat)My Yordano Ventura and Koji Ueharra for his Kris Bryant? Thoughts?
(proffitt9 from Tampa)
I like Ventura better than Bryant, but that seems like a lot to give up for Bryant in any format, even if it's a dynasty league. I don't value closers a lot, but Koji Uehara provided significant value in 2013 and should do the same this year. I might do that if I were giving back a lesser prospect. (Mike Gianella)
2014-01-21 18:00:00 (link to chat)I know we'll get composite/Jason's scouting report on the Cubs this week, but what are your thought's on Javier Baez's hit tool? The bat speed is elite, and the power consistently ranks as plus-plus. But he hacks at it quite a bit. From a fantasy perspective, how would you compare him to Kris Bryant? Lastly, where do you see each of them ending up defensively?
(AJ from Phoenix)
This is more of a question for Jason Parks, but from a fantasy standpoint I like Baez better than Bryant. I think the strikeouts for Baez are always going to be an issue but a lot of hitters in today's context strike out 130-140 times and still provide plenty of value. I was asked about defense before, but I'd guess Baez winds up at third which pushes Bryant elsewhere on the diamond. First? Left field? I'm just guessing at this point, but both will eventually find a place to play. (Mike Gianella)
2014-01-17 10:00:00 (link to chat)Can you provide an appetizer on Kris Bryant before the main course is served on Wednesday?
(100 Wheels from on the road)
The playable power is obviously legit; could play to plus-plus, which means he could hit 35 bombs. But I think the swing and miss will be a bigger issue than some are suggesting, and that could limit some of the power. At the end of the day, I think he's a first-division right fielder with several all-star level seasons on the resume. I expect a lot of power but not a high average. (Jason Parks)
2014-01-17 10:00:00 (link to chat)Safe to say that you would disagree with the the Kris Bryant and Ryan Braun comps?
(Aaron from WI)
I do. I don't see the same hit tool for Bryant. (Jason Parks)
2014-01-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Sorry, Paul, for my previous question, I meant to ask Jonathan Gray (not Sonny) vs. Kris Bryant.
(Dennis from LA)
Bryant! Not just bc he's the safer hitter, but just has a much higher fantasy ceiling. (Paul Sporer)
2014-01-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)In a fantasy league where you control players until they accrue 6 years of service time, would you draft Sonny Gray or Kris Bryant? Just safer to go with the hitter?
(Dennis from LA)
Just clearing this out of the queue, but the answer is directly above with Dennis's correction to Jonathan Gray. (Paul Sporer)
2014-01-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)How good can Kris Bryant be?
(Jon from Chicago)
Excellent. He can be first round fantasy-good at his peak. (Paul Sporer)
2014-01-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do we see Javier Baez and Kris Bryant in Chicago this year?
(Brett from Springfield)
Both could get a brief spell in Chicago this year, but I won't be shocked if they wait until 2015 either. (Mark Anderson)
2014-01-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Looking for a RF in dynasty: Gregory Polanco and Kris Bryant both available. Preference?
(Jonah from Redwood)
If it needs to be a RF, go with Polanco. If you want the better fantasy player, go Bryant. (Craig Goldstein)


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