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Thursday, September 01, 2016

ESPN:Will Kris Bryant be the first true utility player to win MVP?

When you’re hitting over .300, leading the league in homers, and a lock to knock in 100 runs, you’re going to be in the heart of the MVP discussion. At 24 years old, Kris Bryant has put up these numbers going into the final month of the regular season, not only making his case for top value in 2016, but also making it known that he could be this productive for the next decade.

Yet when you try and check his defensive box, you can’t. Bryant is one of the best “super-utility” players of this era, playing multiple positions, each requiring a different skill set and preparation. It has made him an irreplaceable asset in the Chicago Cubs’ machine and set the tone for all of baseball to take notice of the power of versatility. Bryant is a utility player who isn’t just there to give better players a day off. He’s a fixture in one of the best lineups in Major League Baseball.

Meatwad Posted: September 01, 2016 at 12:18 AM | 57 comment(s)
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