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Kris Bryant made his major league debut in 2015, culminating in unanimous N.L. Rookie of the Year accolades as he received all 30 first-place votes ... named to the N.L. All-Star team and set franchise rookie marks with 26 home runs, 99 RBI, 62 extra-base hits and 273 total bases. Is 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. Became the first Cubs rookie to earn All-Star honors since catcher Geovany Soto and outfielder Kosuke Fukudome in 2008. w 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. Named the 2015 National League Outstanding Rookie by the MLB Players Association. 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 ... the publication ranked him as the organization's second-best prospect heading into 2014. Ranked as the second-best prospect in's top-100 prospects list heading into the 2015 campaign ... was ninth in's top-100 prospects heading into the 2014 campaign; was the only member of the 2013 draft class in the top-10. Named the 2014 Cubs Minor League Player of the Year by the organization and was a Southern League mid-season 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. Earned the 2013 Arizona Fall League Joe Black MVP Award, and was named an AFL All-Star, after leading the league with a .457 slugging percentage, 22 runs, six home runs, 15 extra-base hits and 56 total bases. Attended the University of San Diego ... his 31 home runs in 2013 led the nation and are a single-season school record. w Also led the nation with 80 runs, 66 walks and an .820 slugging mark in 2013 for USD. w His 54 career home runs in three years at USD are a school record. Named a finalist for the 2013 USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award, and earned numerous collegiate awards including 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.


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