Nico Hoerner
22-Year-Old ShortstopSS
Chicago Cubs AA
7-Day IL
Injury Wrist
Est. Return 7/2/2019
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Rarely does a hitter get sent to the Arizona Fall League the year he was drafted. Even rarer is the prospect who gets that assignment and performs as one of the league's best hitters. Hoerner finished his season by hitting .337/.362/.506 in 89 AFL at-bats, but let's go back at the beginning. The Cubs selected the Stanford shortstop with the No. 24 pick in the draft -- potentially this regime's best pick since Kris Bryant in 2013. Hoerner may not stick at shortstop, but unlike recent first-round picks Kyle Schwarber and Ian Happ, making consistent contact shouldn't be a problem. Hoerner produced with a wood bat in the Northwoods and Cap Cod leagues, and that success carried over across brief stops at three levels before an elbow injury ended his regular season, prompting the AFL assignment. If he maxes out, Hoerner will be a plus hitter with plus speed and 15-homer pop. He should be one of the first 2018 draftees to reach the majors. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a contract with the Cubs in June of 2018 that includes a $2.72 million signing bonus.
Diagnosed with hairline fracture
SSChicago Cubs  AA
Wrist
May 20, 2019
Hoerner was diagnosed with a hairline wrist fracture, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.
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Hoerner apparently suffered a setback after beginning a hitting progression last week, and a CT scan revealed a hairline fracture in the wrist area, per Patrick Mooney of The Athletic. The injury will leave Hoerner in a splint for at least the next three weeks.
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Nearing hitting progression
SSChicago Cubs  AA
Wrist
May 14, 2019
Hoerner (wrist) is expected to begin a hitting progression in Arizona later in the week, Patrick Mooney of The Athletic reports.
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Placed on injured list
SSChicago Cubs  AA
Wrist
April 27, 2019
Hoerner (bruised hand) was placed on the 7-day injured list retroactive to April 24, Double-A Tennessee broadcaster Mick Gillispie reports.
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Escapes with bruise
SSChicago Cubs  AA
Wrist
April 25, 2019
Hoerner was diagnosed with a bruised wrist, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.
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Exits after HBP
SSChicago Cubs  AA
Wrist
April 23, 2019
Hoerner left Double-A Tennessee's game Tuesday after being hit by a pitch in the wrist area, Smokies' broadcaster Mick Gillispie reports.
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Pops first home run
SSChicago Cubs  AA
April 22, 2019
Hoerner, who went 1-for-7 with his first home run of the season in a doubleheader Monday, is batting .304 at Double-A Tennessee with an .885 OPS.
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