The Chicago Cubs are in need of outfielders this Winter.
Kyle Schwarber is in line to start in left field for the Cubs while Jorge Soler is in line to start in right field, leaving centerfield the biggest question mark on the Cubs roster.
The best outfielder on the market is Jason Heyward. Heyward, who spent 2015 with the St. Louis Cardinals slashed .293/.359/.439 with 13 home runs, 60 runs batted in, and 23 stolen bases on the year in 154 regular season games for the Cards.
Heyward is expected to get a large contract from whichever team lands him, and according to ESPN’s Buster Olney, the Chicago Cubs could be a ‘second option’ for the Cubs if other things don’t happen for them like landing David Price.
Heyward would fill the need in center for the Cubs, but he’s only played 32 of his 835 career games in center field. Still, it’s very likely that the 3-time Gold Glove award winner Heyward can adjust to any outfield position that his next team needs.
[twitter-follow screen_name='tony_montalto' show_count='yes']