Bote provides slightly above-average offense (103 OPS+) in 2019 while providing adequate defense at both second and third base. He can have an even better 2020 if he improves his hitting on the road. He had 19 extra-base hits at home compared to just nine in away games despite the same number of plate appearances. Nico Hoerner is listed as the primary second baseman on other websites.
Helping to clear their logjam at second base, the Cubs traded Tony Kemp to the A's.— Chicago Tribune Sports (@ChicagoSports) January 14, 2020
The trade leaves Nico Hoerner, David Bote, Robel Garcia and Daniel Descalso as candidates at second. The Cubs also signed Carlos Asuaje to a minor-league deal last week.https://t.co/gqji2tIfcP