2013 MLB Draft results: 3B Kris Bryant selected by Cubs with the No. 2 pick

Mike Stobe

The junior third baseman is considered one of the best power bats available in the draft.

The Chicago Cubs have selected University of San Diego junior Kris Bryant with the No. 2 pick in the 2013 MLB Amateur Draft.

Bryant raised his draft status this year by putting up some monster numbers at the college level. The third baseman hit .329/.493/.820 this season with 31 home runs, personally out-homering 228 teams of the 296 teams in Division I baseball. Bryant also showed solid plate discipline, walking 66 times with 44 strikeouts, but his long swing may lead to a few more strikeouts at the next level.

The third baseman is tall and thin, so he still has some room to put on more muscle. Some scouts believe that he will need to move to a corner outfield position as he continues to mature.

Bryant does have the option to return to San Diego for his senior season he fails to come to an agreement with the Cubs, which gives him some negotiating leverage.

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