Team RankingAVGRHRERA
Cubs.2568081993.15
NL Central Division2nd1st2nd1st
National League 6th2nd5th1st
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K. Schwarber
B. Zobrist
J. Jay
W. Contreras
K. Bryant
M. Szczur
J. Jay
A. Almora
J. Heyward
M. Szczur
J. Baez
J. Heyward
B. Zobrist
J. Jay
K. Bryant
M. Szczur
A. Almora
K. Bryant
J. Baez
W. Contreras
T. La Stella
A. Russell
J. Baez
B. Zobrist
Rotation
1. J. Lester
2. J. Arrieta
3. K. Hendricks
4. J. Lackey
5. B. Anderson
6. E. Butler
B. Zobrist
J. Baez
T. La Stella
A. Rizzo
W. Contreras
K. Bryant
J. Baez

DL
None
W. Contreras
M. Montero
K. Schwarber
  Bullpen
W. Davis (CL)
C. Edwards
H. Rondon
P. Strop
M. Montgomery
K. Uehara
J. Grimm
R. Zastryzny
B. Duensing
Last Updated: 03/26/2017
 
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Last Five Games
11/2 vs. CLE
D. FowlerCF
K. SchwarberDH
K. Bryant3B
A. Rizzo1B
B. ZobristLF
A. RussellSS
W. ContrerasC
J. HeywardRF
J. Baez2B
 
11/1 vs. CLE
D. FowlerCF
K. SchwarberDH
K. Bryant3B
A. Rizzo1B
B. ZobristLF
A. RussellSS
W. ContrerasC
J. HeywardRF
J. Baez2B
 
10/30 vs. CLE
D. FowlerCF
K. Bryant3B
A. Rizzo1B
B. ZobristLF
A. RussellSS
J. HeywardRF
J. Baez2B
D. RossC
J. LesterP
 
10/29 vs. CLE
D. FowlerCF
K. Bryant3B
A. Rizzo1B
B. ZobristLF
W. ContrerasC
A. RussellSS
J. HeywardRF
J. Baez2B
J. LackeyP
 
10/28 vs. CLE
D. FowlerCF
K. Bryant3B
A. Rizzo1B
B. ZobristLF
W. ContrerasC
J. SolerRF
J. Baez2B
A. RussellSS
K. HendricksP

Most Frequent Lineup
 AvgHRRBI
D. FowlerCF.2761348
K. BryantLF.29239102
A. Rizzo1B.29232109
B. Zobrist2B.2721876
A. RussellSS.2382195
J. HeywardRF.230749
J. Baez3B.2731459
D. RossC.2291032
 
Notes
  • 130 different lineups used this season.
  • Most frequent lineup used in 6 games.

Other Frequent Lineups
4 Game(s)
D. FowlerCF
J. HeywardRF
K. BryantLF
A. Rizzo1B
B. Zobrist2B
J. Baez3B
A. RussellSS
D. RossC
4 Game(s)
D. FowlerCF
J. HeywardRF
K. Bryant3B
A. Rizzo1B
B. Zobrist2B
J. SolerLF
A. RussellSS
D. RossC
4 Game(s)
D. FowlerCF
K. Bryant3B
A. Rizzo1B
B. ZobristLF
A. RussellSS
J. HeywardRF
J. Baez2B
D. RossC
3 Game(s)
D. FowlerCF
J. HeywardRF
K. Bryant3B
A. Rizzo1B
B. Zobrist2B
J. SolerLF
A. RussellSS
M. MonteroC
3 Game(s)
D. FowlerCF
K. Bryant3B
A. Rizzo1B
B. Zobrist2B
A. RussellSS
J. HeywardRF
W. ContrerasC
C. CoghlanLF

 
 
 

Addison Russell, #27
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
151.2386721955
 
Injuries
Back - Questionable for start of season (Updated - 3/26/17)
News
The back issue that's causing Russell to miss Friday's Cactus League game isn't serious, and he's considered day-to-day, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

This is good news for the middle infield bopper, and he should be back in the lineup soon. The issue doesn't appear to be an injury that affects Russell's fantasy value.

Eddie Butler, #31
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
2564.07.172147
 
Miguel Montero, #47
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
1.216338331
 
Wade Davis, #17
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
2143.11.872747
 
Tommy La Stella, #2
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
74.270172110
 
Jake Arrieta, #49
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
188197.13.1076190
 
Mike Montgomery, #38
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
45100.02.52092
 
News
Montgomery said he's comfortable with being put in the bullpen, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

It was announced on Thursday that Brett Anderson would be the team's No. 5 starter, while Montgomery will start the year working in the bullpen, where he excelled for the Cubs in 2016. "I feel good about it," Montgomery said. "I'm here to get outs and it doesn't matter when or where it is." Anderson does have a lengthy injury history, so Montgomery could make some starts eventually.

Kris Bryant, #17
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
155.292121391028
 
Hector Rondon, #56
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
2351.03.531858
 
Pedro Strop, #46
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
2247.12.85060
 
Matt Szczur, #20
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
107.259305242
 
Justin Grimm, #52
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
2152.24.10065
 
Kyle Hendricks, #28
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
168190.02.1344170
 
News
Hendricks will pitch in the team's fifth game of the season April 8 in Milwaukee, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Manager Joe Maddon didn't want lefties Brett Anderson and Jon Lester to pitch in consecutive days, so he put Anderson fourth and Hendricks fifth. That means Lester will follow Hendricks in the rotation. But make no mistake, Hendricks is not a typical No. 5 starter -- he led the majors with a 2.13 ERA last season.

Jon Lester, #34
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
195202.22.4452197
 
Ben Zobrist, #18
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
147.2729418766
 
Injuries
Neck - Questionable for start of season (Updated - 3/26/17)
News
Zobrist (neck) remains out of the Cubs' Cactus League lineup Thursday for the second straight game, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.

While it's poor timing this close to the season for Zobrist to miss time, neither Chicago nor the media has sounded any alarms yet. The veteran remains day-to-day until a more extensive update is given.

Jon Jay, #24
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
90.291492262
 
Koji Uehara, #19
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
2347.03.45763
 
Anthony Rizzo, #44
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
155.29294321093
 
Brett Anderson, #35
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
1211.111.9145
 
News
Anderson will start the year in the rotation and pitch the fourth game of the year April 7 in Milwaukee, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Anderson was competing for the fifth spot this spring, but he will pitch fourth so he and fellow lefty Jon Lester, the team's No. 1 starter, don't go back-to-back. The decision means Mike Montgomery will start the year in the bullpen.

Jason Heyward, #22
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
142.2306174911
 
Rob Zastryzny, #29
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
1016.01.13017
 
Kyle Schwarber, #12
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
2.0000000
 
News
Schwarber played four innings behind the plate in a minor league game Friday, his first time at catcher this spring, William Boor of MLB.com reports.

Schwarber will primarily play left field this season, but he came up as a catcher and the Cubs plan on using him as an emergency option behind Willson Contreras and Miguel Montero. Schwarber blocked a few balls in the game and said his body felt good afterward. "I love catching," Schwarber said. "It's what I was whenever I played baseball. I was always a catcher. For me to be able to do that today and feel pretty good about myself walking away from the day, it was a good step."

Willson Contreras, #40
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
76.2823312352
 
Javier Baez, #9
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
142.27350145912
 
John Lackey, #41
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
118188.13.3553180
 
News
Lackey struck out five over six innings in Friday's spring training loss to the Indians, allowing five hits and a run.

Lackey is lined up to pitch the third game of the season for the Cubs, and the veteran once again looks like a solid rotation option. He's not an elite fantasy pitcher, but Lackey is crafty and he should get plenty of wins pitching for a team that won 103 games a season ago.

Brian Duensing, #50
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
1013.14.05010
 
Carl Edwards, #6
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
0136.03.75252
 
Albert Almora, #5
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
47.277143140
 
News
Almora (neck) is batting fourth and playing center field during Sunday's Cactus League game against the Reds.

Almora exited Friday's contest with neck tightness after making a sliding play in the outfield. It appears the injury was nothing serious as he's ready to suit up Sunday. He'll provide valuable outfield depth for the Cubs this season.