Chicago Cubs: Why Bryan LaHair Will Benefit Cubs in the Short and Long Term

April 25, 2012 by  

Right now, the best two position players for the Cubs are easily star shortstop Starlin Castro and longtime minor leaguer Bryan LaHair.

While many called for top prospect Anthony Rizzo to start the season at first, LaHair was given the job. Some questioned this, especially with LaHair missing Opening Day with a back issue, but all he's done to prove his critics wrong is post a .361 batting average, 1.106 OPS, and is the only Cub with multiple home runs.

LaHair's power is even more coveted in this lineup than in years past, as this year's Cubs have more triples than home runs. While most Cub teams of t...

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