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Kris Bryant headed to San Francisco ahead of hectic trade deadline

11 months agoAndy Martinez

The final piece of the Cubs’ 2016 championship core was traded Friday afternoon ahead of Friday’s 3 p.m. deadline. 

Kris Bryant was traded to the San Francisco Giants for outfield prospect Alexander Canario and right-handed prospect Caleb Kilian. 

Bryant was a homegrown star for the Cubs. He was drafted second overall in the 2013 draft and was a quick riser through the Cubs’ farm system. He debuted in 2015, winning the NL Rookie of the Year Award. He followed that up with a strong 2016 where he was the NL MVP, posting a .939 OPS with 39 home runs and 102 RBI and a 7.3 WAR. 

His endearing memory will be fielding the ball on the final out as the Cubs won their first World Series in 108 years.

Canario has hit .235 (56-for-238) with 14 doubles, 3 triples, 9 home runs and 29 RBI in 65 games at Single-A San Jose in 2021. He is the No. 9 ranked prospect in the Giants organization, according to MLB.com

Killian season is 6-2 with a 2.13 ERA (20 ER/84.2 IP) in 15 starts at Single-A Eugene and Double-A Richmond. Killian has walked 9 and retired 96 batters in 84.2 innings for an average of 10.2 strikeouts per 9 innings.

 

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