Marlon Byrd, Alfonso Soriano, Kosuke Fukudome and Tyler Colvin have all got off to fast starts this season with the bats for the Cubs. Byrd was signed as a free agent over the winter to man CF for the Cubs and he is off to a outstanding start. He has played in 18 games for the Cubs so far and he is 24 of 71 (.338 avg, .923 OPS) with 11 runs scored, 3 homers and 14 RBIs. Byrd’s hustle and solid bat has rubbed off on his teammates lining up on both sides of him in the outfielder. Alfonso Soriano looks like he’s getting back into a groove for the Cubs. He has played in 18 games for the Cubs so far this season and he is 18 for 60 (.300 avg, .872 OPS) with 8 runs scored, 2 homers and 7 RBIs. Right field has been a time share between Fukudome and Colvin. Fukudome has played in 19 games this season for the Cubs and he is 17 of 51 (.333 avg, .988 OPS) with 9 runs scored, 3 homers and 11 RBIs. He is responding well to playing almost exclusively against righty starting pitchers. Tyler Colvin has played in 17 games for the Cubs this season and he is 11 of 33 (.333 avg, 1.102 OPS) with 9 runs scored, 3 homers and 6 RBIs. Colvin had a outstanding spring training which pretty much forced manager Lou Piniella to find playing time for him. The Cubs hope that the outfield keeps up the good work with the bats.