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Five Fun Facts About Chicago Cubs Kris Bryant

Filed under: 5 Fun Facts — by Mark on May 17, 2016

Kris Bryant hit the news as a highly touted prospect for the Chicago Cubs. The young third baseman quickly made his mark on the league too. Here are five fun facts about Kris Bryant of the Cubs.

Kris Bryant’s High School Alumni

Kris Bryant went to Bonanza High School in Nevada. Other notable names to attend the same high school as him include actress Jenna Jameson, mixed martial artist Gray Maynard, Klout founder Joe Fernandez, mixed martial artist Frank Mir, golfer Scott Piercy, and NFL player Gerald Riggs.

Kris Bryant, College Student

In college at the University of San Diego, Kris Bryant began as a biology major before switching to finance.

Kris Bryant and the MLB Draft

The Chicago Cubs picked Kris Bryant with the second overall pick in the 2013 MLB Draft. The last time the Cubs used the second overall pick was in 2001 when they selected pitcher Mark Prior.

Kris Bryant’s First MLB Game

In his first Major League Baseball game, a 5-4 loss to the Padres, Kris Bryant went 0 for 4 with three strikeouts. All three strikeouts came at the hands of the Padres’ James Shields.

…And Once Again, Dexter Fowler Scores!

Four of the first five home runs that Kris Bryant hit in his Major League Baseball career came with Cubs’ centerfielder Dexter Fowler on base at the time.

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