Kris Bryant is staying in the NL West. According to Jon Heyman, the former Rookie of the Year has signed with the Colorado Rockies on a seven-year, $181 million deal. The Rockies make quite the surprising move as they now have a standout player on their rebuilding roster. The 6’5″ 230 lb third baseman will bring a ton of experience to the Rockies. His contract includes a full no-trade clause.
Breaking: Kris Bryant to Rockies
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) March 16, 2022
Kris Bryant Career Breakdown
The former Cubbie has had a stellar career since making his MLB debut in 2015. The 30-year-old outfielder won a World Series in 2016 as a member of the Chicago Cubs and played for the San Francisco Giants in 2021. He also has many awards already to his name, including winning the 2015 NL Rookie of the Year, 2016 NL MVP, 2016 NL Hank Aaron Award, and has been an All-Star 4 times.
In 2021, Bryant batted .262 had 49 hits and seven home runs in 51 games played after being traded to the Giants at the deadline. He was an asset to the Giants lineup in a year that saw them be one of the best teams in the league.
Bryant is a consistently solid player in the lineup. His versatility has seen him in the outfield as well as the infield. He can hit for power and make contact with pitches all over the plate. His WAR consistently being over 2.0 throughout his career demonstrates his important presence of being in the lineup to help his team win. Bryant has an incredible OBP at .376 for his career.
Although better known for his play at the plate, he is still an asset in the field. Overall, the Bryant sign is a solid pickup. As well, Bryant seems to build fan connections anywhere he goes. If the success of his career continues, he will be sure to be a key player for this organization going forward.
Embed from Getty Images