“Kris Bryant Watch” lasted less than two weeks. The No. 1 prospect in baseball did not make the Chicago Cubs roster coming out of spring training, to the displeasure of many around the baseball community. However, after the Cubs have played just eight games, Bryant has gotten the call to join the big league team. He is expected to be in the lineup when the Cubs take on the San Diego Padres at Wrigley Field at 1:20pm on Friday.
As the announcement was made late on Thursday night, secondary market prices for Cubs tickets have already risen on the secondary market for Friday’s game. Typically prices drop on the secondary market for the day of the game, but these are special circumstances, especially in Chicago. The current average price for Cubs vs Padres tickets is $56.78, up 11% from the average price on Thursday morning. That is not a high price overall — it shouldn’t be expected to be for a Friday afternoon game — but the 11% increase does show excitement for the young third baseman. The get-in price for the game has also doubled from $12 to $24.
If Bryant is not in the lineup on Friday, he could make his debut on Saturday afternoon. Cubs tickets on Saturday are more expensive and have seen the same price increases as Friday’s game. The current average price is $75.51, 33% above Friday, also 11% above the listed average on Thursday. The get-in price for the game is $23.
Kris Bryant will bat cleanup for the @Cubs today First Cub to debut at cleanup in 73 yrs. More stats to know: http://t.co/T4LXg2PQs2
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) April 17, 2015