To say that Kris Bryant was highly hyped when he came up is an understatement. I can’t remember any Cubs prospect that fans were more excited to see get to the majors in all my years as a fan. He’s through 70 games now and after his big 4th of July padded his stats a bit, I was curious to see how his start compares to other notable Cubs in their rookie year.
So here’s Bryant compared to 14 others in their first full season. I threw out any “cups of coffee” partial seasons and focused on their first 70 games when they went full-time. Leaders in each category are highlighted and Bryant’s rank out of the 15 is at the very bottom: