Current 2016 stats: .288, 24 HR, 72 RBI, 26 2B
Projected: .288, 41 HR, 122 RBI, 44 2B
Talk about valuable? How important has this guy been to the Cubs’ rebuilding process.
He has been a staple and a guy the organization could rely on in the worst of times, and now in the heat of a pennant race. His swing is tailor-made for the ballpark he plays in, and he provides more than what a pure power hitter would.
Ultimately, he drives in runs. Each run that crosses the plate on Rizzo’s watch is another step towards being the MVP of the league he plays in.