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Cubs third baseman wanted swing to be more flat this season

By Carrie Muskat / | @CarrieMuskat | May 8th, 2016 + 1 COMMENT
CHICAGO — Kris Bryant isn’t just thinking about what a pitcher’s repertoire is these days. He’s also studying his own launch angle.

“I committed to making a swing-thought change to be more flat with my swing,” the Cubs third baseman said Sunday. “Last year, I was worse in terms of fouling pitches off. I told myself I didn’t want to do that and I wanted to hit the pitches in the strike zone.”

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The best is yet to come for Chicago’s rookie of the year

Jesse Rogers, ESPN Staff Writer

One word comes to mind when I think of Chicago Cubs rookie of the year Kris Bryant: inevitable.

From his ascension to the big leagues to his success in the majors, there has simply been an inevitability to his career. When the Cubs drafted him No. 2 overall in 2013 there was a feeling they had chosen someone special, and in the coming months that notion became reality. Bryant hit everything he saw. And he hit it far. And he hasn’t stopped hitting.

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