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37 players are on the MLB RESERVE LIST (three slots are open)

Last updated 11-17-2023
 
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PITCHERS: 20
Adbert Alzolay 
Michael Arias
Javier Assad
Ben Brown
Jose Cuas
Kyle Hendricks
Porter Hodge
* Bailey Horn
Caleb Kilian
Mark Leiter Jr
* Luke Little
Julian Merryweather
Daniel Palencia
Michael Rucker
* Drew Smyly
* Justin Steele
Jameson Taillon
Keegan Thompson
Hayden Wesneski 
* Jordan Wicks

CATCHERS: 2
Miguel Amaya
Yan Gomes

INFIELDERS: 8
Nico Hoerner
Nick Madrigal
* Miles Mastrobuoni
* Matt Mervis
Christopher Morel
Dansby Swanson
Luis Vazquez
Patrick Wisdom

OUTFIELDERS: 7
Kevin Alcantara
Alexander Canario
* Pete Crow-Armstrong
Brennen Davis
# Ian Happ
Seiya Suzuki
* Mike Tauchman

 



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Projecting End-of-Season Statistics

The Cubs will play their 54th game tonight, which will put them at the one-third mark of the baseball season. I thought it would be interesting to see what each player’s full season stats would be if we project out based on these first two months. For most players, it was as simple as taking their current stats (as of yesterday prior to the game) and multiplying by three. But for players who started in the minors or were injured, I have taken that into consideration and examined the percentage of days they have been on the roster when making the calculations. For Soler, I removed three weeks’ worth of stats to account for his current injury. The normal caveats, of course, apply. Players can get injured at any time, fall into slumps, or get hot, and so these will most definitely not look the final lines for a lot of these players. But it should provide a quick sense of how good/bad of a season players are currently having.

Miguel Montero:         244/361/403 (764 OPS), 87 H, 12 2B, 0 3B, 15 HR, 30 R, 42 RBI, 0 SB, 2.1 WAR

Anthony Rizzo:           317/443/574 (1.017 OPS), 174 H, 42 2B, 6 3B, 27 HR, 87 R, 93 RBI, 30 SB, 8.7 WAR

Addison Russell:         255/306/431 (737 OPS), 128 H, 44 2B, 0 3B, 15 HR 62 R, 55 RBI, 4 SB, 4.4 WAR

Kris Bryant:                270/382/459 (841 OPS), 144 H, 23 2B, 3 3B, 23 HR 93 R, 111 RBI, 17 SB, 5.0 WAR

Starlin Castro:             267/306/354 (660 OPS), 165 H, 12 2B, 3 3B, 12 HR, 57 R, 75 RBI, 12 SB, -1.2 WAR

Chris Coghlan:            224/301/429 (729 OPS), 99 H, 21 2B, 3 3B, 21 HR, 51 R, 36 RBI, 12 SB, 1.2 WAR

Dexter Fowler:            235/323/393 (716 OPS), 138 H, 21 2B, 9 3B, 18 HR, 102 R, 42 RBI, 33 SB, 0.6 WAR

Jorge Soler:                 265/322/402 (724 OPS), 130 H, 31 2B, 3 3B, 10 HR, 52 R, 49 RBI, 0 SB, 0.8 WAR

 

Jon Lester:                   12-12, 3.86 ERA, 1.36 WHIP, 195 SO, 1.5 WAR

Jason Hammel:            12-6, 2.82 ERA, 0.89 WHIP, 207 SO, 4.8 WAR

Jake Arrieta:                12-12, 3.18 ERA, 1.09 WHIP, 201 SO, 3.0 WAR

Kyle Hendricks:          3-6, 3.99 ERA, 1.17 WHIP, 144 SO, 2.4 WAR

Tsuyoshi Wada:          0-0, 2.30 ERA, 0.96 WHIP, 146 SO, 1.5 WAR

Hector Rondon:          27 SV, 3.22 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, 63 SO, 1.2 WAR

 

The stats that standout immediately are Rizzo’s. He is on pace for a monster season, with an OPS north of 1.000, a WAR of nearly 9, and knocking on the door of the 30-30 club. Bryant is on pace for a solid 5 WAR season with solid counting stats all around, that would likely net him Rookie of the Year honors. Despite the low batting average, Russell is also having an excellent rookie campaign. Despite having low batting averages, we can also see that Fowler and Coghlan would be decently productive. Fowler is on pace for over 100 runs scored and 33 stolen bases to go along with 18 home runs; and Coghlan would have 21 homers and 21 doubles at the current pace, which is not bad for a platoon left fielder. On the other hand, Soler’s cumulative stats do not look great and you can really see the power drop for Castro, who is on pace for just 12 doubles and 12 home runs. On the pitching side, Hammel stands out, with otherwise solid but not spectacular seasons from the rest of the rotation. 

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Very interesting. I'm sure we will see some regression to the means both positive and negative (not sure what that means for Bryant and Russell), but if things hold for Fowler it will make for an interesting decision for CF in the off season.

There's a good chance they will fade some in September, being such a young team. A 3rd place finish, hopefully. Hopefully over .500, but they'll be in the neighborhood of .500.

hi, guys. I have seen unconfirmed reports of Pat Venditte, the switch pitcher, being called up to the A's. As many of you know, i have been following this guy's progress for quite awhile. Looks like he may get a chance!

Nice summary - and good to see Hammel having as good a season stats wise as it seemed. Joc Pederson will probably give Bryant a run for his money for ROY - or is he not a rookie? - I can't remember, but, of course, I'll take Bryant.

WISCGRAD -- I know the season is going fast, but not quite that fast. Cubs moved to 28-24 last night -- 52 games. Two more to the 1/3 point. So, hopefully, Bryant and Rizzo hit a bunch of HR over the next 2 games and move those projections up!

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  • crunch (view)

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