Chicago Cubs’ top-prospect, Kris Bryant made his much-anticipated Major League debut a little more than two weeks ago and he has been fantastic… just not in the way that we all thought. Those of us who are dreamers had envisioned a Disney channel-type debut in which the 23-year-old would go 4-4 with a game-winning home run and those of us who are more realistic had envisioned an impressive power display at some point. Both groups, however, are still waiting for the “real Kris Bryant” to show up, though. The Cubs’ rookie third baseman has played in 15 games (67 plate appearances) this year and has yet to hit his first big league home run – probably the longest home run drought of his life!
Bryant’s lack of long balls does not dampen his impact on the Cubs’ lineup, though, as the team has gone 8-7 since his promotion and Bryant is among the team leaders in runs scored, runs batted in and on base percentage: