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TeamWLPCTGBSTRK
Milwaukee2616.619-L2
St. Louis2418.5712W4
Pittsburgh1724.4158.5W1
Chicago1724.4158.5W2
Cincinnati1229.29313.5L1
Hottest Hitters (Last 7 Days)
NameAVGOBPSLGOPSwRC+
Patrick Wisdom.238.304.8101.114202
Christopher Morel.316.381.6321.013183
Ian Happ.304.370.6521.023176
Jonathan Villar.320.346.640.986174
Frank Schwindel.231.310.538.849136
Hottest Pitchers (Last 14 Days)
NameK%BB%AVGWHIPERA
Mark Leiter33.3%0.0%.1670.500.00
Michael Rucker12.5%0.0%.2501.000.00
Conner Menez20.0%0.0%.2501.000.00
Justin Steele45.2%9.5%.1050.730.82
Daniel Norris31.6%26.3%.0711.291.93
Batting Totals (MLB Rank)
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .273 (1)
Runs: 84 (1)
Hits: 145 (2)
Home Runs: 13 (19)
Stolen Bases: 4 (23)
OBP: .354 (1)
SLG: .420 (3)
Total Bases: 223 (4)
Pitching Totals (MLB Rank)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 3.94 (21)
Runs Allowed: 172 (17)
Saves: 11 (14)
Strikeouts: 356 (13)
OpBA: .243 (22)
OBP: .312 (18)
SLG: .412 (26)
Run Support: 4.34 (14)

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Cubs Stat Leaders
#NameGPAHRRRBISBBB%K%ISOBABIPAVGOBPSLGwOBAxwOBAwRC+BsROffDefWAR
1Willson Contreras162627268571610.8%26.6%.201.299.242.349.443.346 116-3.39.21.43.2
2Patrick Wisdom14451938778448.1%40.7%.287.311.228.297.515.344 116-0.29.90.82.8
3Kris Bryant93374185851410.4%23.8%.236.314.267.358.503.368 1293.217.0-4.42.5
4Ian Happ1876882985881112.5%27.2%.196.296.239.340.435.338 1110.39.3-9.22.4
5Nico Hoerner732692192777.1%14.5%.090.337.290.349.380.320 100-0.3-0.113.12.2
6Javier Baez91361224865134.2%36.3%.236.330.248.292.484.326 1022.83.74.62.0
7Anthony Rizzo9237614414049.6%15.7%.198.261.248.346.446.341 112-1.44.2-0.71.6
8Frank Schwindel9538817545626.2%17.8%.215.325.295.340.510.362 128-1.612.6-9.61.6
9Rafael Ortega1394421255381510.2%21.0%.153.328.271.349.425.337 111-0.36.0-7.31.3
10Sergio Alcantara8925553017311.8%29.0%.123.280.205.303.327.279 710.7-8.79.60.9
RankTop ProspectsLevelPos
1Brennen DavisAAOF
2Brailyn MarquezAAASP
3Miguel AmayaAAC
4Ed HowardA-SS
5Cristian HernandezROKSS
6Cole RoedererA+OF
7Christopher MorelAA3B
8Chase StrumpfAA2B
9Kohl FranklinA+P
10Reginald PreciadoROKSS
AffiliatesLevel
Iowa CubsAAA
Tennessee SmokiesAA
South Bend CubsA+
Myrtle Beach PelicansA-
AZL CubsROK

Cubs 2021 Schedule

Cubs Posts

Everything You Need To Know About The Cubs New Draft Picks

Last year’s MLB draft was only five rounds, this year’s MLB Draft was back up to 20 rounds. Not quite the 40 rounds were used to, but it felt a lot closer to normal. The Draft was also later this season as it took place during the MLB All-Star Break. The Cubs made some interestingContinue reading “Everything You Need To Know About The Cubs New Draft Picks”

What’s Behind Andrew Chafin’s Bullpen Emergence?

Over his first six seasons in the majors, Andrew Chafin had a 3.67 ERA with opponents hitting .234 against him. But in 2021, Chafin has a 1.59 ERA with opponents hitting just .155 against him. He ranks in 90th percentile or higher in expected batting average expected slugging, expected ERA and hard hit percentage, despiteContinue reading “What’s Behind Andrew Chafin’s Bullpen Emergence?”

Cubs- Down On The Farm: Dauris Valdez

Player: Dauris Valdez Position: Right-Handed Pitcher Height: 6’8 Weight: 254 Age: 25 Bats/Throws: R/R Current Level: AA Tennessee MLB.com Rank: 30th in Cubs System Acquired: April 5, 2021 in trade from Padres for James Norwood Hometown: Bani, Dominican Republic The Cubs acquired Valdez right after the beginning of the 2021 MLB season from San Diego in a deal that sent James Norwood back the other way. ValdezContinue reading “Cubs- Down On The Farm: Dauris Valdez”

Why Trading Yu Darvish Was The Right Move

The Cubs sent some shockwaves across baseball on Monday when they sent Yu Darvish and Victor Caratini to the Padres for Zach Davies, Reginald Preciado, Yeison Santana, Owen Caissie and Ismael Mena. So far I’ve heard almost nothing but negative feedback from the Cubs fanbase, but I think a lot of that comes from anContinue reading “Why Trading Yu Darvish Was The Right Move”

Cubs Playoff Rotation? Which Guys Should Get the Chance

We’re past the halfway point in the 2020 MLB season and the Cubs are alone in first place in the Central with a 96.7% chance to make the playoffs, but there’s definitely areas that can improve and questions the Cubs should be asking as we approach playoff time. Those questions include who they should lineupContinue reading “Cubs Playoff Rotation? Which Guys Should Get the Chance”

How Contreras’ Work Is Paying Off For Cubs Pitching

Two years ago I made a post for Renegade Sports Analytics on Willson Contreras’ poor framing ability. His framing was costing his pitchers more runs than any other catcher in baseball. The Cubs and Contreras became aware of this and have been working on improving his framing over the last few years and it seemsContinue reading “How Contreras’ Work Is Paying Off For Cubs Pitching”

Why Willson Contreras Is a Massive Breakout Candidate

The Cubs are rolling right now and there’s a bunch of guys who I could write about for getting off to great starts, but Willson Contreras has some really eye-popping numbers. Below are the Top 5 hitters in the MLB in average exit velocity this season. Contreras is second in the MLB with a 96.5Continue reading “Why Willson Contreras Is a Massive Breakout Candidate”

Cubs Transactions

Date Transaction
05/22/22 Chicago Cubs designated 2B Ildemaro Vargas for assignment.
05/22/22 Chicago Cubs selected the contract of C P.J. Higgins from Iowa Cubs.
05/19/22 Chicago Cubs placed RHP Alec Mills on the 60-day injured list. Right quadriceps strain.
05/19/22 Chicago Cubs sent 2B David Bote on a rehab assignment to Iowa Cubs.
05/19/22 Chicago Cubs activated RHP Marcus Stroman from the 10-day injured list.
05/19/22 Chicago Cubs placed RHP Michael Rucker on the 15-day injured list retroactive to May 17, 2022. Left turf toe.
05/18/22 Chicago Cubs signed free agent OF Erbin Jaque to a minor league contract.
05/18/22 Chicago Cubs signed free agent RHP Alfredo Romero.
05/18/22 Chicago Cubs activated RHP David Robertson from the 10-day injured list.
05/18/22 Chicago Cubs optioned RHP Mark Leiter Jr. to Iowa Cubs.
05/17/22 Chicago Cubs sent LF Clint Frazier on a rehab assignment to Iowa Cubs.
05/17/22 Chicago Cubs placed RF Jason Heyward on the 10-day injured list.
05/17/22 Chicago Cubs selected the contract of CF Brandon Hughes from Iowa Cubs.
05/17/22 Chicago Cubs optioned LHP Conner Menez to Iowa Cubs.
05/17/22 Chicago Cubs recalled SS Christopher Morel from Tennessee Smokies.
05/15/22 Chicago Cubs activated SS Andrelton Simmons.
05/15/22 Chicago Cubs placed 2B Nico Hoerner on the 10-day injured list retroactive to May 12, 2022. Right ankle sprain.
05/13/22 Seattle Mariners claimed RHP Adrian Sampson off waivers from Chicago Cubs.
05/11/22 Chicago Cubs placed LHP Sean Newcomb on the 15-day injured list retroactive to May 8, 2022. Left ankle sprain.
05/11/22 Chicago Cubs recalled RHP Mark Leiter Jr. from Iowa Cubs.
05/10/22 Chicago Cubs activated LHP Wade Miley.
05/10/22 Chicago Cubs placed 2B Nick Madrigal on the 10-day injured list. Low back strain.
05/10/22 Chicago Cubs designated RHP Adrian Sampson for assignment.
05/10/22 Chicago Cubs placed RF Michael Hermosillo on the 10-day injured list retroactive to May 8, 2022. Left quadriceps strain.
05/10/22 New York Mets claimed LHP Locke St. John off waivers from Chicago Cubs.
05/10/22 Chicago Cubs selected the contract of 2B Ildemaro Vargas from Iowa Cubs.
05/09/22 Chicago Cubs placed RHP David Robertson on the 10-day injured list.
05/09/22 Chicago Cubs optioned RHP Adrian Sampson to Iowa Cubs.
05/09/22 Chicago Cubs recalled 1B Frank Schwindel from Iowa Cubs.
05/09/22 Chicago Cubs selected the contract of LHP Conner Menez from Iowa Cubs.
05/08/22 Chicago Cubs placed RHP Marcus Stroman on the 10-day injured list.
05/08/22 Chicago Cubs signed free agent RHP Luke Farrell to a minor league contract.
05/08/22 Chicago Cubs selected the contract of RHP Adrian Sampson from Iowa Cubs.
05/08/22 Chicago Cubs optioned 1B Frank Schwindel to Iowa Cubs.
05/07/22 Chicago Cubs activated LHP Drew Smyly from the bereavement list.
05/07/22 Chicago Cubs sent SS Andrelton Simmons on a rehab assignment to Iowa Cubs.
05/05/22 Chicago Cubs sent LHP Wade Miley on a rehab assignment to Iowa Cubs.
05/03/22 Chicago Cubs placed LHP Drew Smyly on the bereavement list.
05/03/22 Chicago Cubs designated LHP Locke St. John for assignment.
05/03/22 Chicago Cubs selected the contract of RHP Robert Gsellman from Iowa Cubs.
05/02/22 Chicago Cubs placed RHP Ethan Roberts on the 10-day injured list retroactive to April 30, 2022. Right shoulder inflammation.
05/02/22 Chicago Cubs signed free agent RHP Yoendris Gonzalez to a minor league contract.
05/02/22 Chicago Cubs optioned LHP Locke St. John to Iowa Cubs.

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