The Chicago Cubs have won 15 of their last 16 games, and the team has been led by all star first baseman Anthony Rizzo, a stellar pitching staff, and four rookies. Here are their slash lines in the last seven days.
SS Addison Russell (21 years old) .318/.360/.500
3B Kris Bryant (23 years old) .360/.448/.680
OF Jorge Soler (23 years old) .273/.333/.273
C/OF Kyle Schwarber (22 years old) .222/.333/.444
All four are top 20 prospects and the 14 day runs of Schwarber (.304/.400/.674) and Soler (.326/.408/.349) pur them on pace with their peers.
No, this isn’t your usual Cubs team or even your usual Cubs contending team. This bunch should be a contender for a while.