Team RankingAVGRHRERA
Cubs.244217543.99
NL Central Division4th3rd3rd2nd
National League 11th7th8th4th
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K. Schwarber
B. Zobrist
W. Contreras
J. Jay
K. Bryant
A. Almora
I. Happ
J. Jay
A. Almora
J. Heyward
J. Baez
J. Heyward
J. Jay
B. Zobrist
I. Happ
K. Bryant
A. Almora
K. Bryant
J. Baez
W. Contreras
A. Russell
J. Baez
B. Zobrist
Rotation
1. J. Lester
2. J. Arrieta
3. K. Hendricks
4. J. Lackey
5. E. Butler
B. Zobrist
J. Baez
I. Happ
A. Rizzo
W. Contreras
K. Bryant
J. Baez

DL
B. Anderson
W. Contreras
M. Montero
K. Schwarber
  Bullpen
W. Davis (CL)
C. Edwards
H. Rondon
K. Uehara
P. Strop
B. Duensing
M. Montgomery
F. Pena
Last Updated: 05/23/2017
 
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Last Five Games
5/22 vs. SF
B. ZobristLF
A. AlmoraCF
K. Bryant3B
A. Rizzo1B
W. ContrerasC
A. RussellSS
J. HeywardRF
J. Baez2B
J. LackeyP
 
5/21 vs. MIL
B. Zobrist2B
K. SchwarberLF
K. Bryant3B
A. Rizzo1B
I. HappCF
J. HeywardRF
W. ContrerasC
A. RussellSS
J. ArrietaP
 
5/19 vs. MIL
K. SchwarberLF
K. Bryant3B
A. Rizzo1B
I. HappCF
B. Zobrist2B
W. ContrerasC
J. BaezSS
P. JohnsonP
J. JayRF
 
5/18 vs. CIN
B. ZobristRF
K. Bryant3B
A. Rizzo1B
I. HappLF
W. ContrerasC
A. RussellSS
J. Baez2B
J. LesterP
A. AlmoraCF
 
5/17 vs. CIN
K. SchwarberLF
K. Bryant3B
A. Rizzo1B
I. HappCF
B. Zobrist2B
A. RussellSS
M. MonteroC
K. HendricksP
J. JayRF

Most Frequent Lineup
 AvgHRRBI
K. SchwarberLF.185618
K. Bryant3B.3031022
A. Rizzo1B.226824
B. ZobristRF.244415
A. RussellSS.215319
J. HeywardCF.255317
W. ContrerasC.248422
J. Baez2B.248619
 
Notes
  • 38 different lineups used this season.
  • Most frequent lineup used in 4 games.

Other Frequent Lineups
2 Game(s)
K. SchwarberLF
K. Bryant3B
A. Rizzo1B
B. Zobrist2B
A. RussellSS
J. HeywardRF
W. ContrerasC
A. AlmoraCF
2 Game(s)
K. SchwarberLF
K. Bryant3B
A. Rizzo1B
B. Zobrist2B
A. RussellSS
J. HeywardRF
W. ContrerasC
J. JayCF
2 Game(s)
K. SchwarberLF
K. BryantRF
A. Rizzo1B
B. Zobrist2B
M. MonteroC
T. La Stella3B
J. BaezSS
A. AlmoraCF
1 Game(s)
K. SchwarberDH
K. Bryant3B
A. Rizzo1B
B. Zobrist2B
J. HeywardRF
A. RussellSS
M. MonteroC
A. AlmoraCF
J. JayLF
1 Game(s)
K. Bryant3B
A. Rizzo1B
A. RussellSS
W. ContrerasC
J. HeywardRF
J. Baez2B
B. ZobristLF
A. AlmoraCF

 
 
 

Addison Russell, #27
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
40.216253192
 
Position Breakdown
SS - 37
Eddie Butler, #33
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
109.02.0088
 
Felix Pena, #60
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
005.03.6004
 
News
Pena was recalled from Triple-A Iowa on Tuesday, Patrick Mooney of CSN Chicago reports.

Pena will rejoin the Cubs for the second time this season ahead of Tuesday's tilt with the Giants. The 27-year-old allowed four runs (two earned) on seven hits through five innings with the big club earlier in the year, so he likely won't see many high-leverage innings out of the bullpen. Zac Rosscup was optioned to Triple-A Iowa in a corresponding move.

Miguel Montero, #47
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
1.3099371
 
Position Breakdown
C - 14, 1B - 1
Wade Davis, #71
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
2017.10.00922
 
Ian Happ, #8
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
8.3578250
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 8
News
Happ is not in the lineup Monday against the Giants.

Happ has forced his way into a prominent role in the Cubs' lineup thanks to a 9-for-26 (.346) showing at the plate since his call-up. However, he'll get a chance to rest Monday night with Albert Almora taking over his spot in center field.

Jake Arrieta, #49
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
5350.24.801455
 
News
Arrieta (5-3) allowed an unearned run on five hits while walking one and striking out six over six innings in Sunday's 13-6 win over the Brewers.

Arrieta's efficient performance Sunday snapped a two-start losing streak for him and lowered his ERA to 4.80 on the season. He had been struggling in the first inning of his starts with an 11.25 ERA, but he held Milwaukee off the board early despite a leadoff double by Jonathan Villar. The former Cy Young winner should see better results moving forward, as he's been hurt by a 14.3 HR/FB and .345 BABIP, which is reflected in his 3.75 xFIP.

Mike Montgomery, #38
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
0327.22.60021
 
News
Montgomery (0-3) took the loss in Friday's game against the Brewers. He struck out one and allowed two runs (both earned) on two hits and three walks over two innings.

Cubs starter Eddie Butler only made it through three innings, so Montgomery was called on early in this one. He made it through the fourth inning with the Cubs up 3-2, but he gave up two runs in the fifth. Despite the rough outing, Montgomery still has a solid 2.60 ERA and he remains a valuable long reliever for Chicago.

Kris Bryant, #17
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
40.2963010224
 
Position Breakdown
3B - 37, OF - 4
News
Bryant went 3-for-3 with two solo home runs and four runs scored in Sunday's 13-6 thrashing of the Brewers.

Six of Bryant's 10 home runs on the year have come in the month of May, and the three-hit effort raised his season average to .303. Both of his dingers Sunday came off starter Chase Anderson. Bryant's career-best 20 percent strikeout rate is a good sign of things to come, and he remains a must-start fantasy commodity in all leagues.

Hector Rondon, #56
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
0116.13.86018
 
Pedro Strop, #46
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
0214.13.77016
 
Kyle Hendricks, #28
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
3245.23.351838
 
Jon Lester, #34
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
2253.03.572154
 
Ben Zobrist, #18
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
38.252165170
 
Position Breakdown
1B - 1, 2B - 21, OF - 26
News
Zobrist went 2-for-4 with a triple, home run and two RBI in Monday's loss to the Giants.

Batting leadoff again, Zobrist provided a spark for the Cubs. As long as the veteran continues to deliver from the top of the order, he should remain entrenched there, with Kyle Schwarber batting second or lower.

Jon Jay, #30
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
37.32115061
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 26
News
Jay is out of Saturday's lineup against the Brewers.

Jason Heyward (finger) was activated from the DL and is starting in right field, and the Cubs are sticking with Ian Happ in center field, so it looks like Jay may see his playing time take a major hit, at least while Happ stays hot at the plate.

Koji Uehara, #19
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
1215.23.45118
 
Anthony Rizzo, #44
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
42.222218244
 
Position Breakdown
1B - 42, 2B - 4, OF - 1
News
Rizzo went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in Sunday's 13-6 rout of the Brewers.

The home run was his eighth of the year and the RBI were his 23rd and 24th of 2017. The power hasn't been in question, but his slow start may have his owners a tad worried. However, The 27-year-old slugger is sporting an unusually low BABIP (.224), so one should expect much better days ahead, especially with Chicago's lineup as a whole starting to heat up recently.

Brett Anderson, #37
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
2222.08.181216
 
Injuries
Back - Expected to be out until at least May 30 (Updated - 5/22/17)
News
Anderson (back) will throw a bullpen session Tuesday, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

This is the first reported progress Anderson has made since landing on the disabled list on May 7. It's unclear how close the southpaw is to returning to the rotation, but more details should emerge once he takes the next step in his recovery process.

Jason Heyward, #22
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
30.255133171
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 29
News
Heyward (finger) was activated from the 10-day disabled list Sunday. He'll bat sixth and man right field.

The Cubs had planned to have Heyward back in the lineup Saturday, but that game ended up getting postponed. He'll return to the fold for the series finale and will presumably take on the brunt of the starts in right field, with recent call-up Ian Happ seemingly displacing Jon Jay and Albert Almora as manager Joe Maddon's preferred option in center field.

Kyle Schwarber, #12
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
40.184206180
 
Position Breakdown
C - 1, 1B - 1, OF - 35, DH - 3
News
Schwarber is not in the lineup Monday against the Giants.

Schwarber is batting just .161 against left-handers this season, so he'll head to the bench for a night off with southpaw Ty Blach taking the hill for San Francisco. Ben Zobrist will move into left field accordingly.

Willson Contreras, #40
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
38.248154220
 
Position Breakdown
C - 34, 1B - 1, 3B - 1, OF - 1
News
Contreras went 3-for-3 with three RBI and two runs scored in Sunday's 13-6 win over the Brewers.

Contreras may not hit for much of an average with a 27.6 percent strikeout rate, but something can be said for his 22 RBI in 134 plate appearances in one of the strongest all-around lineups in baseball. He'll continue to be one of the more attractive young fantasy catchers in the game.

Javier Baez, #9
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
38.264207212
 
Position Breakdown
1B - 3, 2B - 32, SS - 8, 3B - 1, OF - 1
News
Baez went 3-for-4 with a two-run home run in Monday's loss to the Giants.

Baez started at second and batted eighth, as Ben Zobrist got the start in left field. While Baez doesn't have an everyday position, he plays (and produces) enough to be a valuable fantasy commodity.

John Lackey, #41
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
4452.14.821555
 
News
Lackey (4-4) was the losing pitcher in Monday's game against the Giants. He allowed seven hits, two walks and five runs (all earned) over five innings. He struck out six.

This was another mediocre outing for Lackey, who failed to get into the sixth inning for the second straight start. The six strikeouts are nice, but Lackey gave up two home runs for the second game in a row, and he also hit two batters. He'll look to turn it around Saturday on the road against the Dodgers.

Brian Duensing, #32
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
0021.03.43025
 
Carl Edwards, #6
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
1017.21.02024
 
Albert Almora, #5
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
37.264152100
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 31
News
Almora will start in center field and bat second Monday against the Giants.

After failing to leave the bench during the Cubs' two-game series with the Brewers over the weekend, Almora will swap in Monday for Ian Happ. The righty-hitting Almora will earn a favorable spot in the lineup with southpaw Ty Blach toeing the rubber for the Giants and could make for an interesting salary-relief option in the outfield for daily contests. Almora owns a .314/.368/.600 career line against lefties.