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Cubs Opening Week Player of the Week

Cubs baseball is back! The first week of the season has come and gone. The beloved Chicago Cubs have managed to win five of their seven games. Aside from a couple of disappointing outings, the Cubs looked fantastic to open the season. But who was the Cubs opening week player of the week?

The Contenders

With a hot start to the season, there are a few players that could be considered for player of the week. Opening day starter Kyle Hendricks posted a complete-game shutout against the division rival Milwaukee Brewers. David Bote has played in four games and has totaled five RBIs and two long balls. There is also veteran first baseman Anthony Rizzo, who went deep three times and has an on-base percentage above .500 in all seven games.

Player of The Week

The Cubs opening week player of the week is none other than first baseman Anthony Rizzo. Rizzo played in all seven games and hit three home runs while driving in five runs. Rizzo may have only batted .250, but his on-base percentage was .516. He did what Rizzo does best, and was getting beaned. He’s been hit by five pitches and has also walked four times. Although Rizzo made one error his fielding percentage sits at .981 percent. Rizzo had a strong a week and is well-deserving of the Cubs player of opening week.

Next Week

Can Rizzo go back to back? It is possible the shortened 2020 campaign is the year of Rizzo? The Cubs take on the Pirates, Royals, and Cardinals this upcoming week. With a weaker schedule than last. Therefore, fans may see Rizzo take a lighter workload and week-two could have a new player of the week.

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