Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant was announced as a unanimous selection for NL Rookie of the Year Monday – becoming the sixth Cub to win the award.
Bryant, 23, batted .275 with 26 home runs and 99 RBI. His 6.0 wins above replacement was the fourth highest posted by a rookie in the past 10 years. Only Mike Trout (10.8 in 2012), Troy Tulowitzki (6.8 in 2007) and Jason Heyward (6.4 in 2010) had better rookie seasons.
According to ESPN, no Cubs rookie had hit 25 home runs since Billy Williams did it in 1961.
The Cubs put together this tribute video to honor Bryant’s historic season:
Congratulations to @KrisBryant_23, unanimous 2015 National League Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year! https://t.co/Xy45A9pMw8 — Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) November 16, 2015