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Kris Bryant headed to San Francisco ahead of hectic trade deadline

2 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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