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Could Nico Hoerner’s growing versatility make him a breakout candidate in 2021?

As the Cubs try to put together their roster for the 2021 season and beyond, one name they are sure to pencil in somewhere on the diamond is Nico Hoerner. He has grown into a piece of the Cubs’ future in a very short time.

Hoerner endeared himself to manager David Ross during his rookie season in 2020. The sure-handed infielder did all the little things, making it hard to keep him off the field.

Defensively, Hoerner played the game like a veteran and often entered games late as a defensive replacement. But what stands out about Hoerner is his ability and willingness to play all around the diamond.

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