MLB, Aug 1, 2016; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper (left) and pitcher Stephen Strasburg against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Kris Bryant/Anthony Rizzo 

The Chicago Cubs are the World Series Champions until October. And when it comes to picking the “1-2 punch” scenario with this team, it was a struggle. The Cubbies are full of talent that should be recognized, but Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo are certainly favorites when it comes to the Cubs.

Last season Kris Bryant came off of a National League Rookie of the Year and All-Star year just to take another All-Star roster spot and was named the National League MVP. He was also first in WAR in the league with a .292/.385/.554 line, and did we mention he helped a team win a World Series for the first time in a very long time?

Anthony Rizzo struggled a bit towards the beginning of the postseason during the National League Division Series against the Giants, batting just a .067/.176/.067 line which was uncharacteristic for a guy who was hitting a .292 career high batting average with 109 RBI’s and 32 bombs that year.

The rest of the season more than evened out the first baseman, and I think we can all agree the results worked out in their favor.

Expect another sensational year for the both of them.

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Jessica Kleinschmidt
Jessica is a sports writer with an obsession for baseball. You can catch her in the stands or in the media booth. She's the one with the big hair. In addition to Sportsnaut, Jessica has been featured on Bleacher Report, Fox Sports, and MLB Nation.