The Best Chicago Cubs Of 2023

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Attention Cubbies from around the world! The 2023 MLB season is here and the Chicago Cubs have finally exited their short, but dreaded rebuild and are now back with a lineup of incredible newly acquired players, exciting young rookies, and grizzled vets to lead the franchise back to the playoffs. The best Chicago Cubs players have always had the drive, passion, and determination to win big, but now with some much-needed talent depth, the sky is the limit for this incredibly young and exciting team. With so much new talent on the roster and young players firmly coming into their own, however, the question is raised, who is the best player on the 2023 Chicago Cubs? 

From mainstay staples who have been with the franchise for years like Kyle Hendricks and Ian Happ, to young guns looking to make a name for themselves like Justin Steele and Christopher Morel, to the biggest question the Cubs have made in years with the signing of Cody Bellinger,  the depth of talent and amazing players on the Chicago Cubs have heading into the new season is astounding. After three losing seasons, it appears to finally be time for the Chicago Cubs to take the leap once again and prove themselves to the world that they are indeed a massive contender to win the World Series.

Vote up the best Chicago Cubs of 2023, and be sure to check out The Best Chicago Cubs of All Time and The Best Chicago Cub Managers of All Time to load up on your Cubbies history before the start of the 2023 season.


  • Jameson Taillon
    Photo: New York Yankees / Instagram

    Career Highlights:
    n/a

    Cubs Tenure: 1 year (Left New York Yankees: Signed as FA in 2022)
     

    • Birthplace: Lakeland, Florida
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Position: Pitcher
  • Yan Gomes
    Photo: @WatchMarquee / Twitter
    2
    5 votes

    Career Highlights:
    World Series Champion (2019) 
    All-Star (2018)
    Silver Slubber Award (2014)

    Cubs Tenure: 2 years (Left Oakland Athletics in 2021; Signed as FA)

    • Birthplace: São Paulo, Brazil
    • Nationality: Brazilian
    • Position: Catcher
  • Nelson Velázquez
    Photo: @nelson_velazquez26 / Instagram
    3
    5 votes

    Nelson Velázquez

    Career Highlights:
    n/a

    Cubs Tenure: 2 years (Drafted by Cubs)

    • Birthplace: Carolina, Puerto Rico
    • Nationality: Puerto Rican
    • Position: Outfielder
  • Brandon Hughes
    Photo: @brando_hugs / Instagram
    4
    5 votes

    Brandon Hughes

    Career Highlights:
    n/a

    Cubs Tenure: 2 years (Drafted by Cubs)
     

    • Birthplace: Royal Oak, Michigan
    • Nationality: American
    • Position: Pitches
  • Keegan Thompson
    Photo: @kthompson_7 / Instagram
    5
    5 votes

    Keegan Thompson

    Career Highlights:
    n/a

    Cubs Tenure: 2 years (Drafted by Cubs)
     

    • Birthplace: Cullman, Alabama
    • Nationality: American
    • Position: Pitcher
  • Brad Boxberger
    Photo: @bboxberger / Instagram

    Career Highlights:
    All-Star (2015)
    AL Saves Leader (2015)

    Cubs Tenure: 1 year (Left Milwaukee Brewers in 2022; Signed as FA)
     

    • Birthplace: Fullerton, California
    • Nationality: American
    • Position: Pitcher