8/15 Bryant walk-off

Kris Bryant hit a walk-off home run in the 12th inning Thursday to lead Triple-A Iowa to a 6-5 win over Las Vegas. It was Bryant’s 40th home run of the season, tops in the Minor Leagues. He is the second player in the last five years to reach the mark, joining the Rangers’ No. 1 prospect Joey Gallo, who did so last year. Bryant is also the first Cubs’ Minor Leaguer to hit that many home runs in at least 40 years, according to Baseball-Reference.

Bryant had been hitless in his four at-bats Thursday before coming to the plate in the bottom of the 12th to face Las Vegas reliever Chase Bradford. He had struck out three times and had only reached base when he was intentionally walked in the ninth.

Bryant belted a fly ball over the center field fence for a two-run blast, and finished the game 1-for-5.

Ranked No. 3 on MLBPipeline.com’s Top 100 Prospects list, Bryant began the season with Double-A Tennessee. After a dominating first half (he was winning the Southern League’s Triple Crown at the All-Star break), he was promoted to Iowa. In 122 games between the two levels, he is hitting .336/.442/.684 with 40 home runs and 15 stolen bases. He has scored 108 runs and driven in 103.

3 Comments

An incredible ride so far for the young man. Wrigley beckons…..

Can’t wait. Next year’s Cubs should hit a lot of HRs, and have a lot of strikeouts!

Good one Cubs Win, we can be assured of many K’s next year.
I honestly believe that Bryant would be up by now, if he didnt have Boros as an Agent. With the signing bonus he received, he wont need the money to sign an early contract.
He is so good, Management has to look ahead and keep him under team control as long as possible, therefore not putting him on the 40 man roster until they have too.
Then there is the Super Two thing that I do not understand. How long does he have to stay down next year, before being brought up to stay away from that Super Two status?
Anyway, I am sure fans will see him brought up at some point next year.

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