If the Cubs sign Harper, could he be the answer to their lead off struggles?
In 29 games, he's hit .273 with a slash line of .362 .573 .935. 8 home runs and 19 rbis. 13 bb, 23 so.
it's a small sample, but it's a pretty decent one with room for improvement. and he has pretty good speed around the bases. kind of similar to kris bryant or maybe ian happ.
the order could be
schwarber or heyward (if the cubs trade one of them)
- AliceLv 61 year agoFavorite Answer
Why would he be leadoff? I could see him maybe batting second ahead of Bryant.
- Anonymous1 year ago
The Chicago Cubs want Kris Bryant to be the leadoff man, and put Bryce Harper somewhere else if Bryce Harper ever opted to join the Chicago Cubs.
- Patrick LLv 41 year ago
For the Cubs to sign Harper I think they would have to trade Schwarber first. They already have 3 outfielders, 4 if you count Happ who gets occasional starts in CF. Hey ward isn't going anywhere Cubs are stuck with his contract and has greatly underachieved which would make teams not want to trade for him. I'd try to re-sign Daniel Murphy for one more year let him be the leadoff hitter, move Baez to SS permanently and trade Addison Russel for some bullpen help. As far as a free agent signing the Cubs should look to another starting pitcher such as Evaldi. or Lance Lynn.
- Lonesome RhodesLv 61 year ago
Past knee injuries have robbed him of some speed so I don't see him as a legitimate candidate to lead off.
There are also reports that he turned down a 10 year/$300M offer from Washington so I don't see why the Cubs would be interested in him.
The only way I'd make a move on him is if I could dump Heyward, and that ain't gonna happen.