He came over from the Chicago Cubs as part of the organization’s fire sale, and Giants fans were thrilled to have the four-time All-Star on their side.
So far, Bryant has appeared in 15 games for San Francisco, and the results have been outstanding.
Let’s take a look at what he has accomplished so far.
Summing Up His First 15 Games With The Team
As a Giant, Bryant is batting .321 with a .948 OPS, 152 OPS+, three homers, and five doubles.
He has recorded a hit in 11 of his 15 games so far, and he has registered two three-hit games.
He already has a 0.9 WAR with San Francisco.
That would put him on pace for a massive 11.7 mark over a full 162-game season.
The sample size is too small to read too much into that, but it’s still impressive.
That's a Walk-Off! 🔥 Kris Bryant hit a base hit single to break a 7-7 tie against the @dbacks in the bottom of the 9th inning and pull off the win at home 8-7 final score ⚾️
— The Dingers and Ks Show (@TheDingersandKs) August 11, 2021
The 29-year-old made some headlines with a two-homer game in the Giants’ 7-5 win over the New York Mets on Monday.
His two blasts were the difference in that one.
Kris Bryant had two homers last night, one to put the #Giants up, then this one. The Giants aren't going to make the mistake the #Cubs did, he isn't leaving SF. I wouldn't leave SF. pic.twitter.com/tbdik0h91o
— The Godfather Jamie Baker – Chicago Style Sports (@rljmb23) August 17, 2021
We keep talking about Bryant’s offensive production, but he has made some nifty plays at third base, too.
He is often regarded as a liability defensively, but he’s playing like he has something to prove on both sides of the ball right now.
After being traded by the team that drafted him, can you blame him?
Oh my KB 🤯 pic.twitter.com/UK4wyr93VR
— Cubs Zone ™️ (@CubsZone) August 11, 2021
There’s nothing more dangerous than a highly motivated superstar.
The Giants Are 12-3 In The Games Bryant Has Played In
At the end of the day, nothing matters more than wins and losses.
The Giants are 12-3 in the 15 games Bryant has played in, and the team is getting hot at the perfect time.
With the Los Angeles Dodgers also playing some of their best baseball lately, the Giants are doing a great job of fending off L.A.’s late-season push in the division standings.
Currently, the Giants have a four-game lead over the Dodgers in the National League West.
It seems like a lot of folks still expect the Dodgers to come away with the division crown, but San Francisco has played like the best team in baseball all season long.
There’s no reason to believe that’s going to change anytime soon.
Overall Grade So Far: A
Right now, the addition of Bryant is paying off in every way possible for San Francisco.
He’s producing at one of the highest rates of his career, and he has come through in some extremely clutch moments.
He seems like a great fit with the organization, and it will be interesting to see if there are any long-term contract talks between the two sides this offseason.
But we aren’t there yet.
The focus right now is on the 2021 campaign.
The Giants have legit title hopes, and they’re hoping to realize them.
Bryant will be a key piece for the team in the postseason.
He has tons of playoff experience under his belt, and he’s looking to win the second World Series title of his already-decorated career.