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Cubs Stock Market Report: Home opener week

A few ups and downs for the ballclub during its first homestand.

Must-Buy Stocks:

Kris Bryant: Bryant has been off to a blistering start to open the season, and has undoubtedly been the Cubs most impressive player thus far. This week, he went 7-for-17 with three doubles, four runs, two runs batted in, two walks, and four (!!) hit by pitches. Bryant improved his slash line to .352/.439/.611 on the season, and has already been worth 1.0 fWAR. We’re only halfway through the month of April.

Javier Baez: El Mago. You can argue that he doesn’t have the best approach when he steps into the batter’s box, but there’s no denying he’s one of the most electrifying players in all of baseball. Javy only went 5-for-20 this week, but all five hits were for extra bases, including four home runs to go along with 10 runs batted in. Baez also had game tying, bases clearing double in the nine run inning against the Braves, which leads me to my next point…

Nine-Run Innings: I’ll admit, I was one of those people who turned the game off early. Boy, am I kicking myself for it now. Down 8-1 …Read the Rest

Source:: Bleed Cubbie Blue

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