Sometimes it’s easy to forget that Kris Bryant is only 25-years-old. In only three years with the Chicago Cubs, Bryant has turned into one of the the best players in all of baseball by posting some pretty impressive stats thus far — .282/.381/.520 in just over 400 games played.
While hot starts for players in Major League Baseball is not necessarily a rare occasion, Bryant’s start with the Cubs has already placed him on a list with some of the franchise’s all-time greats.
After crushing his 20th home run of the season during today’s 4-2 win over the Milwaukee Brewers, Bryant joined an ELITE list of Cubs to reach the 20 home run plateau multiple times at this point in their career.
“Kris Bryant becomes the 4th Cub to have three 20 home run seasons by the age of 25 joining Ron Santo, Billy Williams, and his current teammate, Anthony Rizzo.”
Joining a list with the likes of Santo and Williams is pretty impressive by itself, but Bryant’s home run today also put him in a category all by himself.
Kris Bryant: first #Cubs player to hit 20 HR in each of first 3 seasons he appeared in the Majors
— Christopher Kamka (@ckamka) July 30, 2017
To compare, through their first three seasons, Ron Santo had 49 home runs, Billy Williams had 27, and Anthony Rizzo had 39. After today, Bryant is up to 85 career home runs and has a shot to crack the top 20 list of most home runs by a Cub by the end of this season.
Once again, he’s 25-years-old.
I also have to add that Bryant won’t hit the free agent market until 2022 so Cubs fans will get five more years to enjoy watching KB hit lasers like the one he hit today.
— Adam Nissen (@nissen54) July 30, 2017