Chicago Cubs

Stadium: Wrigley Field | Manager: Rick Renteria
Team RankingAVGRHRERA
Cubs.2396141573.91
NL Central Division4th4th1st5th
National League 10th11th2nd12th
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C. Coghlan
C. Denorfia
D. Fowler
A. Alcantara
R. Sweeney
J. Soler
C. Denorfia
R. Sweeney
T. La Stella
M. Olt
S. Castro
J. Baez
A. Alcantara
Rotation
1. J. Lester
2. J. Arrieta
3. J. Hammel
4. T. Wood
5. K. Hendricks
J. Baez
T. La Stella
A. Alcantara
A. Rizzo
M. Olt

DL
None
M. Montero
D. Ross
W. Castillo
  Bullpen
H. Rondon (CL)
J. Motte
P. Strop
N. Ramirez
J. Grimm
B. Parker
J. Turner
F. Doubront
E. Jackson
Last Updated: 02/13/2015
 
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Last Five Games
9/28 vs. MIL
C. CoghlanLF
J. BaezSS
A. Rizzo1B
J. SolerRF
L. Valbuena3B
A. AlcantaraCF
C. Valaika2B
J. BakerC
J. TurnerP
 
9/27 vs. MIL
C. CoghlanLF
J. BaezSS
A. Rizzo1B
J. SolerRF
L. Valbuena3B
W. CastilloC
A. Alcantara2B
R. KalishCF
T. WadaP
 
9/26 vs. MIL
C. CoghlanLF
J. BaezSS
A. Rizzo1B
J. SolerRF
L. Valbuena3B
A. Alcantara2B
M. SzczurCF
R. LopezC
E. JokischP
 
9/24 vs. STL
C. CoghlanLF
J. BaezSS
A. Rizzo1B
J. SolerRF
L. Valbuena3B
W. CastilloC
J. LakeCF
L. Watkins2B
J. ArrietaP
 
9/23 vs. STL
A. AlcantaraCF
J. BaezSS
A. Rizzo1B
J. SolerRF
L. Valbuena3B
W. CastilloC
C. Valaika2B
M. SzczurLF
K. HendricksP

Most Frequent Lineup
 AvgHRRBI
E. Bonifacio2B.259324
J. LakeCF.211925
A. Rizzo1B.2863278
S. CastroSS.2921465
L. Valbuena3B.2491651
N. SchierholtzRF.195737
C. CoghlanLF.283941
J. BakerC.192015
 
Notes
  • 130 different lineups used this season.
  • Most frequent lineup used in 4 games.

Other Frequent Lineups
4 Game(s)
C. CoghlanLF
J. Baez2B
S. CastroSS
L. Valbuena3B
J. SolerRF
W. CastilloC
A. AlcantaraCF
C. Valaika1B
4 Game(s)
C. CoghlanLF
J. Baez2B
A. Rizzo1B
S. CastroSS
L. Valbuena3B
A. AlcantaraCF
J. RuggianoRF
W. CastilloC
3 Game(s)
C. CoghlanLF
R. SweeneyCF
A. Rizzo1B
S. CastroSS
L. Valbuena3B
N. SchierholtzRF
J. BakerC
D. Barney2B
2 Game(s)
C. CoghlanLF
J. RuggianoCF
A. Rizzo1B
S. CastroSS
L. Valbuena3B
N. SchierholtzRF
J. BakerC
D. Barney2B
2 Game(s)
E. BonifacioCF
J. LakeLF
A. Rizzo1B
S. CastroSS
M. Olt3B
W. CastilloC
N. SchierholtzRF
D. Barney2B

 
 

Miguel Montero, #26
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
136.2434013720
 
News
New Cubs catcher Miguel Montero played the third most games behind the plate of all catchers in 2014 and he's not asking for any extra time off heading into 2015, reports MLB.com.

"I think the results of how you're playing as a team will dictate how you feel," Montero said. "You go to the playoffs, you're never tired. Your adrenaline goes so fast. You don't have time to think about, 'Oh, I've been catching 140 games.' Your mindset is, 'Let's go.'"

Manager Joe Maddon loves what he's seen from Montero, but knows expecting 162 games out of him is just too much.

"It won't be 162," Maddon said, "but we'll talk and try to figure out a nice little program to keep him on top of his game and provide that opportunity for other guys to play, too."

Starlin Castro, #13
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
134.2925814654
 
Position Breakdown
SS - 133
Tommy La Stella, #7
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
93.251221312
 
Felix Doubront, #22
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
4579.25.54051
 
News
With Cubs manager Joe Maddon indicating Monday that Kyle Hendricks has a spot in the rotation locked up behind Jon Lester, Jake Arrieta and Jason Hammel, that leaves Travis Wood, Edwin JacksonFelix Doubront, Jacob Turner and Tsuyoshi Wada vying for the final spot in the team's rotation.

“Everybody understands what’s going on here. There are no dummies," Maddon said, per MLB.com. “The line I like is that, I’m not going to lie to you. If I tell you the truth, you might be upset with me for about a week or two but then you’re going to be OK. But if I lie to you, you’re going to hate me forever.

“They’re very competitive and the fact we have a lot of folks for some really narrow choices, it’s going to be an interesting spring. I know that competition normally brings out the best in everyone.”

Jacob Turner, #38
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
611113.06.13071
 
News
With Cubs manager Joe Maddon indicating Monday that Kyle Hendricks has a spot in the rotation locked up behind Jon Lester, Jake Arrieta and Jason Hammel, that leaves Travis Wood, Edwin JacksonFelix Doubront, Jacob Turner and Tsuyoshi Wada vying for the final spot in the team's rotation.

“Everybody understands what’s going on here. There are no dummies," Maddon said, per MLB.com. “The line I like is that, I’m not going to lie to you. If I tell you the truth, you might be upset with me for about a week or two but then you’re going to be OK. But if I lie to you, you’re going to hate me forever.

“They’re very competitive and the fact we have a lot of folks for some really narrow choices, it’s going to be an interesting spring. I know that competition normally brings out the best in everyone.”

Welington Castillo, #5
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
110.2372813460
 
Position Breakdown
C - 106
Jake Arrieta, #49
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
105156.22.5341167
 
Jason Hammel, #40
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
1011176.13.4744158
 
Jason Motte, #30
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
1025.04.68017
 
Hector Rondon, #56
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
4463.12.422963
 
Jorge Soler, #68
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
24.292115201
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 24
Blake Parker, #50
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
1121.05.14024
 
Chris Coghlan, #8
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
125.283509417
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 103, DH - 1
David Ross, #3
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
50.184167150
 
Dexter Fowler, #21
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
116.2766183511
 
Pedro Strop, #46
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
2461.02.21271
 
Justin Grimm, #52
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
5269.03.78070
 
Kyle Hendricks, #28
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
7280.12.461547
 
News
Cubs manager Joe Maddon indicated Monday starting pitcher Kyle Hendricks is pretty much a lock for the team's rotation, leaving just the fifth spot in the rotation open, according to CSNChicago.com.

Hendricks was outstanding as a rookie in 2014, going 7-2 with a 2.46 ERA in 13 starts. He struck out 47 batters and issued 15 walks in 80 1/3 innings. He also allowed just 72 hits and four home runs.

Jon Lester, #31
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
1611219.22.4648220
 
News
Cubs manager Joe Maddon announced Monday starting pitcher Jon Lester will start the season opener (April 5) against the Cardinals. Maddon said he wanted to talk to Lester before making the announcement.

It was be the fifth straight year Lester, who signed a six-year, $155 million contract in December, will start opening day. He started the last four opening days for the Red Sox.

Anthony Rizzo, #44
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
140.2868932785
 
Position Breakdown
1B - 140
Travis Wood, #37
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
813173.25.0376146
 
News
With Cubs manager Joe Maddon indicating Monday that Kyle Hendricks has a spot in the rotation locked up behind Jon Lester, Jake Arrieta and Jason Hammel, that leaves Travis Wood, Edwin JacksonFelix Doubront, Jacob Turner and Tsuyoshi Wada vying for the final spot in the team's rotation.

“Everybody understands what’s going on here. There are no dummies," Maddon said, per MLB.com. “The line I like is that, I’m not going to lie to you. If I tell you the truth, you might be upset with me for about a week or two but then you’re going to be OK. But if I lie to you, you’re going to hate me forever.

“They’re very competitive and the fact we have a lot of folks for some really narrow choices, it’s going to be an interesting spring. I know that competition normally brings out the best in everyone.”

Arismendy Alcantara, #7
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
70.2053110298
 
Position Breakdown
2B - 25, OF - 48
News
Cubs utility man Arismendy Alcantara is going to play a lot of positions this season, according to ESPN.

Alcantara saw time in center last season, but the team's trade for Dexter Fowler will alter his role. Alcantara says he's ready for the challenge. "Mentally you have to be ready for that," Alcantara said. "They want me to play second base and the outfield." He's also expected to see some time at third base. 

Manager Joe Maddon is glad to have such a versatile player on the team. "When you get a guy like that and you want to give someone a rest, you don't feel like you're losing anything," Joe Maddon said. "And the big attraction there is also in-game. It's like having an extra guy on the bench."

The 23-year-old Alcantara hit .205/.254/.367 over 278 at-bats last year. 

Edwin Jackson, #36
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
615140.26.330123
 
News
With Cubs manager Joe Maddon indicating Monday that Kyle Hendricks has a spot in the rotation locked up behind Jon Lester, Jake Arrieta and Jason Hammel, that leaves Travis Wood, Edwin JacksonFelix Doubront, Jacob Turner and Tsuyoshi Wada vying for the final spot in the team's rotation.

“Everybody understands what’s going on here. There are no dummies," Maddon said, per MLB.com. “The line I like is that, I’m not going to lie to you. If I tell you the truth, you might be upset with me for about a week or two but then you’re going to be OK. But if I lie to you, you’re going to hate me forever.

“They’re very competitive and the fact we have a lot of folks for some really narrow choices, it’s going to be an interesting spring. I know that competition normally brings out the best in everyone.”

Chris Denorfia, #28
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
121.230363219
 
Neil Ramirez, #54
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
3343.21.44353
 
Mike Olt, #30
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
89.1602312330
 
Position Breakdown
1B - 12, 3B - 52, DH - 3
Ryan Sweeney, #6
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
77.251223200
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 56, DH - 2
Javier Baez, #9
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
52.169259205
 
Position Breakdown
2B - 25, SS - 30