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W. Contreras
K. Bryant
M. Szczur
J. Baez
D. Fowler
J. Heyward
M. Szczur
K. Bryant
J. Heyward
K. Bryant
M. Szczur
B. Zobrist
C. Coghlan
K. Bryant
J. Baez
A. Russell
J. Baez
M. Kawasaki
B. Zobrist
Rotation
1. J. Arrieta
2. J. Lester
3. J. Lackey
4. J. Hammel
5. K. Hendricks
B. Zobrist
J. Baez
M. Kawasaki
A. Rizzo
B. Zobrist

DL
T. La Stella
T. La Stella
C. Villanueva
J. Soler
K. Schwarber
A. Brooks
T. Cahill
Z. Rosscup
D. Beeler
M. Montero
W. Contreras
D. Ross
  Bullpen
A. Chapman (CL)
H. Rondon
P. Strop
M. Montgomery
T. Wood
J. Grimm
C. Edwards
J. Nathan
Last Updated: 07/27/2016
 
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Last Five Games
7/28 vs. CHW
D. FowlerCF
K. Bryant3B
A. Rizzo1B
B. ZobristRF
W. ContrerasC
A. RussellSS
J. Baez2B
M. SzczurLF
J. LackeyP
 
7/27 vs. CHW
D. FowlerCF
K. Bryant3B
A. Rizzo1B
B. ZobristLF
M. MonteroC
A. RussellSS
J. HeywardRF
J. Baez2B
J. HammelP
 
7/26 vs. CHW
D. FowlerCF
K. BryantDH
A. Rizzo1B
B. ZobristLF
A. RussellSS
J. HeywardRF
J. Baez2B
M. MonteroC
T. La Stella3B
 
7/25 vs. CHW
D. FowlerDH
K. Bryant3B
A. Rizzo1B
B. ZobristRF
W. ContrerasLF
J. HeywardCF
A. RussellSS
M. MonteroC
J. Baez2B
 
7/24 vs. MIL
T. La Stella2B
K. Bryant3B
A. Rizzo1B
B. ZobristRF
W. ContrerasLF
J. HeywardCF
A. RussellSS
D. RossC
J. LesterP

Most Frequent Lineup
 AvgHRRBI
D. FowlerCF.282832
J. HeywardRF.229428
K. BryantLF.2832666
A. Rizzo1B.2872476
B. Zobrist2B.2681350
J. Baez3B.2871137
A. RussellSS.2481260
D. RossC.225624
 
Notes
  • 67 different lineups used this season.
  • Most frequent lineup used in 4 games.

Other Frequent Lineups
4 Game(s)
D. FowlerCF
J. HeywardRF
K. Bryant3B
A. Rizzo1B
B. Zobrist2B
J. SolerLF
A. RussellSS
D. RossC
3 Game(s)
D. FowlerCF
J. HeywardRF
K. Bryant3B
A. Rizzo1B
B. Zobrist2B
J. SolerLF
A. RussellSS
M. MonteroC
3 Game(s)
B. Zobrist2B
J. HeywardCF
K. Bryant3B
A. Rizzo1B
W. ContrerasLF
M. MonteroC
A. RussellSS
C. CoghlanRF
2 Game(s)
D. FowlerCF
J. HeywardRF
K. BryantLF
A. Rizzo1B
B. Zobrist2B
T. La Stella3B
M. MonteroC
A. RussellSS
2 Game(s)
D. FowlerCF
J. HeywardRF
K. BryantLF
A. Rizzo1B
B. Zobrist2B
A. RussellSS
J. Baez3B
D. RossC

 
 
 

Addison Russell, #27
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
96.2484012613
 
Position Breakdown
SS - 95
News
Russell went 1-for-4 in Wednesday's win over the White Sox, putting the cherry on top with an eighth-inning grand slam.

The second-year shortstop's first homer since way back on July 5 put the game out of reach, turning a 4-1 lead into an 8-1 blowout. Russell's numbers have ticked up just a little this year, but he's showing positive signs -- his walk rate is well up, his strikeout rate noticeably down. It's enough to make him worth buying on for next year, but Russell's stat package this season hasn't been very helpful outside of deep fantasy formats.

Miguel Montero, #47
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
1.198235211
 
Position Breakdown
C - 52
Tommy La Stella, #2
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
51.29514280
 
Position Breakdown
2B - 7, 3B - 23
News
La Stella has been optioned to Triple-A Iowa, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

Chris Coghlan was activated from the disabled list Friday and La Stella was simply the expendable piece in the Cubs lineup. The 27-year-old is batting .308 since returning from a hamstring injury July 6, but has received limited playing time in a crowded infield. A stint in the minors will provide more opportunities for La Stella it's likely he will return to the majors as the Cubs enter the home-stretch of the season, particularly when the rosters expand September 1.

Jake Arrieta, #49
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
124127.12.7646135
 
News
Arrieta allowed four runs on five hits and two walks with six strikeouts over six innings in a no-decision Monday against the White Sox.

Arrieta has allowed four or more runs on four of his five starts and has watched his ERA jump from 1.74 to 2.76 in the process. The Cy Young Award winner is looking downright human of late, primarily because he is finally allowing home runs. After allowing just three in his first 15 starts, he has allowed five in his last five outings, including his one big mistake Monday, a three-run homer by Todd Frazier. Expect Arrieta to right the ship, but the odds are now well against him recording a second straight sub-2.00 ERA.

Mike Montgomery, #38
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
3562.12.60054
 
Jason Hammel, #39
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
105114.13.233597
 
News
Hammel (10-5) cruised through seven innings in Wednesday's 8-1 blowout of the White Sox, allowing just a single run on five hits. He struck out seven and walked two.

That's now three consecutive wins for Hammel and four straight starts of two or fewer runs since the ERA-ruining 10-run disaster that opened his month of July. Without that game, he'd have a 2.53 ERA instead of his current 3.23 -- but hey, they all count. Nonetheless, despite seeing his strikeout rate dip and walk rate rise from last year, he's still sitting on the best ERA of his career. The caveat is that both his BABIP and strand rate have been friendlier than he deserves, so it still seems reasonable to expect regression down the stretch from the 33-year-old.

Kris Bryant, #17
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
99.2838126676
 
Position Breakdown
1B - 5, SS - 1, 3B - 63, OF - 56, DH - 1
News
Bryant went 1-for-3 with his 26th homer -- his first since the All-Star break -- and two runs Wednesday against the White Sox.

Since socking a homer in the All-Star game, Bryant had managed just two extra-base hits (both doubles) in 12 second-half games, but he's been smacking enough singles to keep his numbers afloat nonetheless. Now that he's broken the seal, it'd be no surprise to see Bryant go on a late-season power surge; his first 30-homer season is nearly guaranteed at this point, and the 40 mark is a very reasonable possibility.

Christian Villanueva, #61
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
000000
 
Injuries
Ankle - Expected to be out until at least Aug 1 (Updated - 7/10/16)
Hector Rondon, #56
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
1238.21.861849
 
News
The Cubs' acquisition of Aroldis Chapman on Monday will push Rondon to a setup role, Fred Zinkie of MLB.com reports.

Rondon has been fantastic this season, but the Cubs felt they needed a sure thing in the ninth inning, and there are few surer things than Chapman. Rondon, who has converted 18 of 22 save opportunities this year, should thrive in the eighth inning, so he'll still have value in leagues that count holds.

Jorge Soler, #68
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
50.223245130
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 37, DH - 2
Injuries
Hamstring - Expected to be out until at least Aug 1 (Updated - 7/27/16)
Dallas Beeler, #32
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
000.00.0000
 
Injuries
Elbow - Expected to be out until at least Aug 3 (Updated - 7/25/16)
Chris Coghlan, #8
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
70.155235141
 
Position Breakdown
2B - 20, 3B - 17, OF - 27, DH - 2
News
Coghlan (ribs) was activated from the disabled list Friday, MLB.com's Carrie Muskat reports.

Coghlan is set to return to action after missing nearly a month with his rib injury. He will jump right into the starting lineup in left field Friday, and hit leadoff with Dexter Fowler getting a day off. Moving forward, he has an opportunity to see action at the corner outfield spots, but those positions have turned over frequently of late and Coghlan owns just a .522 OPS on the season, so don't expect him to play every day.

David Ross, #3
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
46.223166240
 
Position Breakdown
C - 42
Dexter Fowler, #24
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
71.284468326
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 68, DH - 1
News
Fowler is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Mariners.

Fowler has tallied just two hits since recording three in his first game off the disabled list a week ago, so manager Joe Maddon decided to give him a day to clear his head. Jason Heyward will man center field in Fowler's place, and Chris Coghlan will take his spot atop the order.

Pedro Strop, #46
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
2239.22.72051
 
Zac Rosscup, #59
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
000.00.0000
 
Injuries
Shoulder - Expected to be out until at least Aug 15 (Updated - 5/13/16)
Aaron Brooks, #13
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
000.00.0000
 
Injuries
Hip - Expected to be out until at least Aug 4 (Updated - 7/25/16)
Matt Szczur, #20
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
66.284193191
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 42
Justin Grimm, #52
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
0033.14.86038
 
Kyle Hendricks, #28
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
97116.22.3932103
 
News
Hendricks (9-7) allowed three runs on six hits and two walks with seven strikeouts over 5.2 innings in a loss Tuesday to the White Sox.

Hendricks hadn't allowed an earned run since June 29th, but had his scoreless streak snapped when Jose Abreu hit an RBI single in the first inning. Still, Hendricks was nasty, as he induced 14 strikeouts and seven groundouts and threw 64 strikes in 97 pitches. Even with the hiccup, Hendricks still owns a slick 2.39 ERA.

Joe Nathan, #36
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
102.00.0004
 
Jon Lester, #34
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
104122.13.0936118
 
Ben Zobrist, #18
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
94.2716213514
 
Position Breakdown
2B - 81, OF - 18
Anthony Rizzo, #44
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
98.2876024762
 
Position Breakdown
1B - 97
Munenori Kawasaki, #66
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
3.3330001
 
Position Breakdown
2B - 1, 3B - 1
Travis Wood, #37
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
3041.02.85033
 
Jason Heyward, #22
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
92.229424288
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 92
News
Heyward is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the White Sox.

Heyward will get his first game off since July 18 as Ben Zobrist makes the start in right and bats fourth. Hayward continues to play sub-par baseball in his first season with the Cubs as he's gone 5-for-40 (.125) since the start of the second half, lowering his season-slash line to .229/.317/.315.

Trevor Cahill, #53
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
1341.03.07046
 
Injuries
Knee - Expected to be out until at least Aug 1 (Updated - 7/29/16)
Kyle Schwarber, #12
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
2.0000000
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 2
Injuries
Knee - Out for the season (Updated - 4/11/16)
Willson Contreras, #40
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
34.273165161
 
Position Breakdown
C - 21, 1B - 2, OF - 16
News
Contreras is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Mariners.

With Jon Lester on the mound for the Cubs on Friday, David Ross -- who regularly catches Lester -- will get the start behind the plate. Contreras started at a different position five of the last six times Lester was on the mound, but the returning Chris Coghlan will enter the lineup Friday instead. With Coghlan providing another option in the outfield moving forward, Contreras' playing time could take a bit of a hit.

Javier Baez, #9
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
85.2873211379
 
Position Breakdown
1B - 5, 2B - 27, SS - 12, 3B - 48, OF - 2
News
Baez homered, scored two runs and drove in two runs in a 3-for-4 game in a loss Monday against the White Sox.

Baez was almost the entire Cubs offense on a night where they lost 5-4. He was hitting a sharp .333 in July entering the night but hadn't shown much power, with just one home run and three doubles in 19 games. Baez also doubled Monday, and his batting line is now up to a robust .292/.333/.473.

Aroldis Chapman, #54
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
3033.21.872148
 
News
Chapman may not be available out of the bullpen for Friday's day game against the Mariners, Jesse Rogers of ESPN Chicago reports.

The flame throwing lefty has pitched two consecutive days and with a matinee game looming Friday, manager Joe Maddon may avoid using Chapman in order to preserve his arm. Chapman recorded a four-out save Thursday, tossing 24 pitches. If he's ultimately unavailable Friday, Hector Rondon would be the likely candidate to take the mound should a save opportunity arise.

John Lackey, #41
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
87136.23.6941137
 
News
Lackey (8-7) held the White Sox to one run on four hits and a walk over six innings Thursday, earning his first win since June 8.

Lackey had gone 0-5 with a 5.73 ERA and 1.40 WHIP in the eight games since his last win, and a matchup against crosstown ace Chris Sale didn't look promising. But he was able to keep the ball in the yard -- something that's been a struggle this year -- and edge out his star counterpart. His combination of veteran savvy and proneness to the long ball is likely to ensure that Lackey's ERA remains in the high threes.

Carl Edwards, #6
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
0014.21.84017