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May 13, 2024 0 0 0 0 1
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Player Outlook
Nico Hoerner took hold of a starting job for the Cubs in 2022 and produced a .281/.327/.410 slash line with 10 homers, 20 steals, 55 RBI and 60 runs in 135 games, and he followed up with similar production last season. He moved from shortstop to second base in 2023 following the signing of Dansby Swanson and had nine long balls, 43 steals, 98 runs and 68 RBI with a .729 OPS across 150 contests. Those figures resulted in a 102 wRC+, and he was sixth in the league in stolen bases while being caught seven times. He hit 46.9 percent of his balls on the ground and didn't consistently make solid contact with a 1.7 percent barrel rate and 33.0 percent hard-hit rate, both of which rank near the bottom for qualified hitters. However, none of those figures are significantly different from the previous year, which indicates his production over the past two seasons is sustainable. Hoerner should provide a strong average with plenty of runs and stolen bases for fantasy managers again in 2024 with his high-contact, low-power approach, though he's unlikely to be a significant contributor in other categories.

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2024 1213 25 2 12 18 5 .269
2023 503.53.4 98 9 68 49 43 .283
2022 355.52.6 60 10 55 28 20 .281
3y Avg. 318.52.9 57 6 46 31 23 .284
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  • Cubs' Nico Hoerner: Returns to lineup Tuesday

    Hoerner (hamstring) will start at second base and bat sixth in Tuesday's game versus Atlanta. Hoerner hasn't played in more than a week due to a left hamstring injury, but he's finally feeling well enough to give it a go Tuesday. Dansby Swanson is also back from an injured-list stint, so the Cubs will have their middle-infield duo back together for the first time since May 7.
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  • Cubs' Nico Hoerner: Remains out Sunday

    Hoerner (hamstring) is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Pirates, Andy Martinez of Marquee Sports Network reports. Make it six straight absences for Hoerner, who continues to nurse a sore left hamstring. He was still hoping to avoid the injured list as of Friday, but it's reasonable to think Hoerner to the IL could be the move to accommodate the return of Dansby Swanson (knee) on Tuesday. Nick Madrigal has been serving as the Cubs' primary second baseman in Hoerner's absence.
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  • Cubs' Nico Hoerner: Out again Saturday

    Hoerner (hamstring) isn't in the Cubs' lineup for Saturday's game against the Pirates. Saturday marks the fifth game in a row that Hoerner has missed due to a sore left hamstring. The Cubs have been hopeful that the infielder would be able to avoid the injured list, but manager Craig Counsell said Friday that Hoerner may need to spend time on the IL if his hamstring continues to bother him. Nick Madrigal and Miles Mastrobuoni will once again serve as the Cubs' middle infielders Saturday.
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  • Cubs' Nico Hoerner: Still hoping to avoid injured list

    Hoerner (hamstring) remains day-to-day and the Cubs are still hoping he can avoid the injured list, Ryan Herrera of MLB.com reports. Hoerner is missing a fourth straight start Friday after still feeling something in his left hamstring Thursday, per manager Craig Counsell. While the skipper expressed hope that an IL won't be needed, he conceded that a move would be on the table if the issue continues to linger. With Dansby Swanson (knee) also out, the Cubs have been going with Miles Mastrobuoni and Nick Madrigal as their middle infield duo.
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  • Cubs' Nico Hoerner: Remains out with hamstring issue

    Hoerner (hamstring) remains out of the lineup for Friday's game versus the Pirates. It's the fourth straight game Hoerner has been out of the lineup due to tightness in his left hamstring. A stint on the injured list would seem to be a distinct possibility at this point given how much time Hoerner has missed, although there's been no indication from the Cubs yet that a move is coming. Miles Mastrobuoni and Nick Madrigal will again be tasked with middle infield duties for Chicago.
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  • Cubs' Nico Hoerner: Remains out Thursday

    Hoerner (hamstring) isn't in the Cubs' lineup for Thursday's game against the Pirates. Hoerner was scratched from the lineup before Tuesday's game versus Atlanta due to tightness in his left hamstring, and it will now keep him from starting for the third game in a row. Nick Madrigal will cover second base Thursday while Miles Mastrobuoni starts at shortstop.
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  • Cubs' Nico Hoerner: Held out again Wednesday

    Hoerner (hamstring) remains out of the lineup for Wednesday's game in Atlanta, Maddie Lee of the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Hoerner was a late scratch ahead of Tuesday's 7-0 loss with left hamstring tightness and still isn't feeling up to playing. Hamstring injuries are notoriously tricky, but the Cubs haven't indicated at this point that Hoerner will require a stint on the injured list. Miles Mastrobuoni will again fill in at shortstop.
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  • Cubs' Nico Hoerner: Scratched from lineup

    Hoerner was scratched from Tuesday's lineup against Atlanta due to left hamstring tightness, Taylor McGregor of Marquee Sports Network reports. Hoerner was originally slated to bat leadoff for Chicago in Game 2 of its series in Atlanta, but he will now be forced to take a seat. More information on his injury will likely be provided following the contest, but in the meantime, Miles Mastrobuoni will take over at shortstop and bat eighth against Atlanta.
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  • Cubs' Nico Hoerner: Goes deep in loss

    Hoerner went 1-for-3 with a walk, a solo home run, an additional run scored and two total RBI in Saturday's 10-9 loss to the Pirates. Hoerner took rookie Paul Skenes deep in the fourth inning for just his second long ball of the season. He drove in another run an inning later when he walked with the bases loaded. The low power output isn't too surprising, as Hoerner had only nine home runs last year and just 10 in 2022. The shortstop has still been productive in May with a .300 batting average and .941 OPS for the month along with both homers and three stolen bases.
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  • Cubs' Nico Hoerner: Drives in two runs

    Hoerner went 3-for-5 with two doubles and two RBI in Sunday's loss to Miami. Hoerner put the Cubs on the board with an RBI single in the second inning before adding an RBI double in the fourth. The 26-year-old began the year in an 8-for-44 slump but has turned things around as of late. Over his last seven appearances, Hoerner has gone 14-for-32 (.438) with six extra-base hits and just three strikeouts. That hot stretch has boosted his season slash line to .289/.389/.395.
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  • Cubs' Nico Hoerner: Doubles twice in win

    Hoerner went 2-for-5 with two doubles, an RBI and a run scored in Friday's 8-3 win over the Marlins. Hoerner paced the way as the leadoff hitter, and after a slow start to the season, he's now batting a robust .361 over his last 10 games. The infielder has batted .280 or better in each of the last three years, and he should be able to reach that mark again in 2024, particularly if he keeps up his recent level of performance.
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  • Cubs' Nico Hoerner: Stays hot at plate

    Hoerner went 4-for-5 with two runs scored and a run batted in during Tuesday's loss to the Diamondbacks. Hoerner put up his fourth career four-hit game Tuesday and after scoring twice, he ranks second on the Cubs in runs scored in 2024 (12). Over his last eight games, Hoerner is 11-for-27 (.407) and boasts an impressive .403 on-base percentage for the season, though he still does not have a stolen base.
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  • Cubs' Nico Hoerner: Taking seat Wednesday

    Hoerner is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game in San Diego. Hoerner is getting his first day off of the season after having started in each of the Cubs' first 11 contests. Miles Mastrobuoni will serve as the Cubs' second baseman Wednesday.
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  • Cubs' Nico Hoerner: Scores two runs Wednesday

    Hoerner went 0-for-2 but drew two walks and scored two runs in Wednesday's 9-8 victory over the Rockies. Hoerner has been in the leadoff spot both times the Cubs have faced lefties this season, but he's been down in the seven hole against all opposing right-handers to date. While he has just two hits in 19 at-bats so far, he's drawn five walks while striking out only four times, which is an encouraging sign for his future production. The bigger concern for fantasy managers is that he has yet to attempt a stolen base through six games under new manager Craig Counsell. Hoerner attempted 50 steals last year under David Ross while batting exclusively first or second in the order.
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  • Cubs' Nico Hoerner: Off to slow spring start

    Hoerner went 0-for-3 with a strikeout in Wednesday's Cactus League game against the Angels and is now batting just .188 this spring. Hoerner has gone 3-for-16 with five strikeouts across six Cactus League contests, but he should still be locked in as the Cubs' leadoff hitter heading into the season. The infielder has batted .280 or better each of the last three years, and he also chipped in a career-best 43 stolen bases in 2023. With some strong hitters behind him, Hoerner should once again be an effective tablesetter for Chicago, with his fantasy value likely coming from steals and runs scored.
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  • Cubs' Nico Hoerner: Moves to injured list

    Hoerner was placed on the 10-day injured list Sunday with a left knee contusion, Meghan Montemurro of the Chicago Tribune reports. The 26-year-old suffered the injury during Friday's loss to the Brewers and will shift to the injured list after the Cubs were eliminated from playoff contention Saturday. It doesn't seem to be a serious injury, so Hoerner should have a relatively normal offseason. He closes 2023 with a .283/.346/.383 slash line, nine homers, 43 steals, 68 RBI and 98 runs in 150 games.
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  • Cubs' Nico Hoerner: Available off bench

    Hoerner (knee) won't start Saturday's game against the Brewers but will be available off the bench, Tony Andracki of Marquee Sports Network reports. Hoerner fouled a ball off his knee Friday, and while he avoided a fracture, he's evidently too sore to start Saturday's must-win contest. Christopher Morel will handle second base in Hoerner's absence.
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  • Cubs' Nico Hoerner: Diagnosed with knee contusion

    Hoerner departed Friday's game against the Brewers with a left knee contusion, Maddie Lee of the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Hoerner suffered the contusion when he fouled a ball off his knee in the top of the sixth inning. X-rays came back negative for any fractures, per Lee, and the second baseman will try to rally back Saturday with the Cubs in must-win territory to keep their NL wild-card hopes alive.
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  • Cubs' Nico Hoerner: Exits with apparent injury

    Hoerner was pulled from Friday's game against the Brewers with an apparent knee injury, Tim Stebbins of MLB.com reports. Hoerner fouled a ball off his left knee in the top of the sixth inning and was replaced at second base by Miles Mastrobuoni to begin the bottom of the seventh. Hoerner finished the night 0-for-3.
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  • Cubs' Nico Hoerner: Reaches base four times in win

    Hoerner went 2-for-2 with two walks, two RBI and one run scored in Saturday's victory over the Rockies. Hoerner has now hit safely in 15 of the last 17 contests, batting .358 with 12 runs, six RBI and six steals across 67 at-bats during that stretch. Despite a 37-game homer drought, the 26-year-old has found myriad other ways to contribute down the stretch, stealing 13 bases during that same span and extending his streak of plate appearances without a strikeout to 34.
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