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Kris was named the 2016 National League Most Valuable Player, garnering 29 of 30 first place votes, in just his second major league season ... the 2015 N.L. Rookie of the Year, he is just the fourth player in major league history to be named MVP a season after winning Rookie of the Year, joining: Boston's Dustin Pedroia (2007 and 2008), Philadelphia's Ryan Howard (2005 and 2006) and Baltimore's Cal Ripken Jr. (1982 and 1983) ... Is the 11th MVP honoree in franchise history, the ninth since the BBWAA began voting for the award in 1931 and the first Cub to win since Sammy Sosa in 1998 ... After just two major league seasons, is just the 15th player in MLB history to win Rookie of the Year, MVP and a World Series in his career ... Already a two-time All-Star, has batted .284 (330-for-1,162) with 65 homers, 208 runs scored and 201 RBI in his first two seasons ... His 65 homers in his first two seasons are a franchise record and the eighth-highest total in Major League history for a player's first two seasons ... his 201 RBI in his first two seasons are also a franchise record, while his 208 runs scored are the most by any Cubs player since 1900 ... Is the first Cubs third baseman to earn All-Star honors in consecutive seasons since Ron Santo (1971-73) and the fifth Cubs third baseman to earn multiple All-Star honors, joining Aramis Ramirez (twice), Ron Santo (nine times), Randy Jackson (twice) and Stan Hack (four times) ... In 2015, he became the first Cubs rookie to earn All-Star honors since outfielder Kosuke Fukudome and catcher Geovany Soto in 2008 ... other Cubs rookies to make the All-Star team: pitcher Sam Jones (1955), catcher Toby Atwell (1952, did not play) and second baseman Don Johnson (1944, did not play). w At age 23, became the youngest Cubs third baseman to be elected an All-Star since 23-year-old Ron Santo earned his first selection in 1963 ... Participated, along with teammate Anthony Rizzo, in the 2015 MLB Home Run Derby during All-Star Week at Great American Ball Park ... Owns a career postseason slugging percentage of .495, the highest total in Cubs postseason history (min. 75 plate appearances) ... his five homers are tied for the most in Cubs history ... Was unanimously named N.L. Rookie of the Year in 2015 as he set franchise rookie marks with 26 home runs, 99 RBI, 62 extra-base hits and 273 total bases ... was also named the 2015 National League Outstanding Rookie by the MLB Players Association ... Became the sixth player in franchise history to earn Rookie of the Year honors, the first since catcher Geovany Soto in 2008 ... other Cubs to earn Rookie of the Year honors: outfielder Billy Williams (1961), infielder Ken Hubbs (1962), outfielder Jerome Walton (1989) and Kerry Wood (1998). w Is the first N.L. third baseman to win the award since Milwaukee's Ryan Braun in 2007 ... Selected by the Cubs in the first round (second overall) of the 2013 draft ... earned 2014 Minor League Player of the Year accolades from both Baseball America and USA Today ... Rated as the top prospect in the organization heading into the 2015 season by Baseball America ... Named the 2014 Cubs Minor League Player of the Year by the organization and was a Southern League midseason All-Star ... Started at third base for the U.S. Team in the All-Star Futures Game at Target Field, July 13, 2014 ... Participated in the 2014 Cubs Rookie Development Program ... Attended the University of San Diego ... his 31 home runs in 2013 led the nation and are a single-season school record ... also led the nation with 80 runs, 66 walks and an .820 slugging mark in 2013. w His 54 career home runs in three years at USD are a school record ... Named the recipient of the 2013 USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award, given to the best amateur baseball player in the United States ... also named the 2013 Baseball America Player of the Year, the 2013 Collegiate Baseball National Player of the Year and the 2013 Louisville Slugger National Player of the Year ... Graduated from Bonanza High School in Las Vegas, Nevada.

*Courtesy Cubs.com

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