WATCH: Bryant goes yard after Cubs announcer predicts it
Hometown: Las Vegas, NV
(San Diego HS)
Years Played: 2016 - 2018
PHOENIX — After not hitting a home run for nearly two months, Chicago Cubs slugger Kris Bryant hit a two-run blast out to right-center at Chase Field to give the Cubs a commanding 5-0 lead over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday. Coming in the eighth inning, Bryant's 12th dinger of the year carried 395 feet after leaving the bat at 100 miles per hour.
Interestingly, Jim Deshaies, the television commentator for Cubs broadcasts, predicted that Bryant would hit one out when he stepped up to the plate in the top of the eighth. Although that might not seem like a particularly bold conjecture, considering that Bryant last went yard on July 21, it was rather uncanny that Deshaies was correct in his assumption.