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
J. Candelario
A. Russell
J. Baez
B. Zobrist
Rotation
1. J. Arrieta
2. J. Lester
3. K. Hendricks
4. J. Lackey
5. M. Montgomery
6. B. Anderson
7. E. Butler
8. P. Johnson
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
K. Uehara
J. Grimm
R. Zastryzny
F. Pena
J. Buchanan
B. Duensing
A. Brooks
A. Mills
Last Updated: 02/27/2017
 
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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
 
Eddie Butler, #31
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
2564.07.172147
 
Felix Pena, #60
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
009.04.00113
 
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
 
Injuries
Hamstring - Probable for start of season (Updated - 2/25/17)
News
La Stella is dealing with left hamstring tightness and running under supervision, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.

It doesn't appear to be anything very serious at this point, but La Stella may be limited in workouts for a few days. The 28-year-old infielder hit .270/.357/.405 for the Cubs last season and is expected to compete for a bench role this coming season. Consider him day-to-day going forward.

Jake Arrieta, #49
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
188197.13.1076190
 
Mike Montgomery, #38
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
45100.02.523892
 
News
Manager Joe Maddon said that Montgomery could share the fifth spot in the rotation with Brett Anderson, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

The two lefties were reportedly competing for the No. 5 spot this spring, but it could turn out that the competition ends in a tie. Maddon says he's considering the move because neither pitcher has reached the 200-inning plateau in a season yet. Anderson, in particular, missed a majority of last season with wrist and finger injuries, and has been injury plagued throughout his career. This move would limit the fantasy upside of both players.

Kris Bryant, #17
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
155.292121391028
 
Alec Mills, #63
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
003.113.5004
 
Hector Rondon, #56
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
2351.03.531858
 
Pedro Strop, #46
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
2247.12.85060
 
News
Strop signed an extension with the Cubs, earning $5.85 million in 2018, with a club option of $6.25 million or a $500,000 buyout for 2019, Bruce Miles of the Daily Herald reports.

Strop hasn't delivered an ERA above 2.91 or a K/9 below 10.48 in the last three seasons, and he posted a career-best 2.85 BB/9 last year. The right-hander carries closer stuff but ranks third on the Cubs' depth chart for saves behind Aroldis Chapman and Hector Rondon. However, the 31-year-old still carries fantasy value for occasional strikeout help, along with a significant boost in leagues that count holds.

Aaron Brooks, #13
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
000.00.0000
 
Matt Szczur, #20
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
107.259305242
 
Jake Buchanan, #43
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
106.01.5004
 
Justin Grimm, #52
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
2152.24.10065
 
Kyle Hendricks, #28
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
168190.02.1344170
 
Jon Lester, #34
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
195202.22.4452197
 
Ben Zobrist, #18
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
147.2729418766
 
Jon Jay, #24
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
90.291492262
 
Jeimer Candelario, #7
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
5.0910000
 
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
Manager Joe Maddon said that Anderson could share the fifth spot in the rotation with Mike Montgomery, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

It's somewhat surprising news, considering the two left-handers have been competing for the final rotation spot throughout camp. Maddon says he's considering the move because neither pitcher has reached the 200 inning plateau in a season yet. Anderson, in particular, missed a majority of last season with wrist and finger injuries and has been inconsistent throughout his career as a starter. It's a move that would obviously decrease his fantasy value, so the situation is worth monitoring.

Jason Heyward, #22
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
142.2306174911
 
News
Cubs manager Joe Maddon said he is impressed with Heyward's modified swing early in spring training, the Chicago Tribune reports.

Heyward worked on revamping his swing during the offseason, and so far his manager likes what he is seeing, noting that Heyward's hands appear to be working better. "It's a new toy, but the toy has a lot of potential benefits," Maddon said. "I think there's a pretty good year out there for him." Heyward posted the worst offensive season of his career in 2016, finishing with just a .631 OPS, but he's a decent bounceback candidate this year.

Rob Zastryzny, #29
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
1016.01.13017
 
Kyle Schwarber, #12
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
2.0000000
 
News
Schwarber will bat leadoff for the Cubs this season, Bruce Levine of CBS Chicago reports.

He had been the frontrunner for the spot this offseason, but it was finally confirmed Friday. The strategy for manager Joe Maddon here is to bat Kris Bryant second and Anthony Rizzo third, thus forcing pitchers to face a deadly trio. It's unclear who will take over on Schwarber's off days, but Ben Zobrist, Albert Almora, and Addison Russell have been mentioned as options. Schwarber, meanwhile, will have an immediate chance to contribute after missing nearly the entire 2016 season with a torn ACL and MCL.

Pierce Johnson, #--
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
000.00.0000
 
News
Johnson will stay in the bullpen, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.

After an injury-plagued 2016 campaign, the Cubs are hoping that a move to the bullpen will keep their pitching prospect healthy while also helping his fastball and breaking pitches to become sharper. Johnson struggled in his first taste of Triple-A last season, but if he can right the ship while maintaining his uptick in strikeouts from last season, he could find his way to Wrigley Field later in the season.

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
 
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