Top Cubs as of 8/1/2016

BAT|PITCH|Rs|Ra|W|L|UR|LR|TeamID
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58.6 75.6 460 321 53 35 3.1 1.7 CHN All Star Break
63.1 91.8 529 365 63 41 7.4 1.7 CHN Today

They went 10-6 since the Prom^H^H^H^H
All Star break mostly due to PITCHing
but BAT is up too. UR is also up from
3.1 to 7.4 which is very good. UR
is unearned runs above average so a
positive means the Cubs aren’t committing
errors that lead to runs. Cubs are
around 7th best out of 30 teams in that
category.

Here are Cubs in top 200. There are
once again 15 players.

+006+ 5.10 Kris_Bryant_CHN 3B-LF-RF
+011+ 4.75 Kyle_Hendricks_CHN PITCH
+016+ 4.56 Anthony_Rizzo_CHN 1B
+018+ 4.35 Jake_Arrieta_CHN PITCH
+038+ 3.57 Jon_Lester_CHN PITCH
+082+ 2.54 Ben_Zobrist_CHN 2B-RF-LF
+092+ 2.42 Jason_Hammel_CHN PITCH
+101+ 2.31 Hector_Rondon_CHN PITCH
+153+ 1.66 Addison_Russell_CHN SS
+181+ 1.47 Pedro_Strop_CHN PITCH
+184+ 1.45 Travis_Wood_CHN PITCH
+185+ 1.43 John_Lackey_CHN PITCH

The weighting factor in second column for
all CHN players must add to equal 22, their team
WAA=W-L. Unfortunately the Cubs still have
one guy in bottom 200 putting a drag on the
lineup.

-117- -1.66 Jason_Heyward_CHN RF-CF

Heyward is improving. If he can pull himself
back to 0 it will help the Cubs win a lot
the next few months.

Blast from the Past — 1935
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BAT|PITCH|Rs|Ra|W|L|UR|LR|TeamID 08/01/1935
73.4 62.7 551 411 62 37 3.1 0.8 CHN

Their real WAA=W-L=62-37= +25 so they’re
3 better than the Cubs today. The last
time I did this in May they were a 0.500
team. While today’s Cubs have been playing
0.500 ball since then, the 1935 Cubs were
on a rocket ship these last few months.

Here are top Cubs this day 1935.
(top 100 then is like top 200 today
because there were half as many teams)
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+028+ 3.63 Bill_Lee_CHN PITCH
+030+ 3.55 Gabby_Hartnett_CHN CR
+035+ 3.21 Charlie_Root_CHN PITCH
+039+ 3.04 Chuck_Klein_CHN OF-RF
+041+ 2.88 Larry_French_CHN PITCH
+046+ 2.52 Roy_Henshaw_CHN PITCH
+048+ 2.29 Augie_Galan_CHN LF-OF
+049+ 2.25 Frank_Demaree_CHN OF-CF-RF
+053+ 2.14 Lon_Warneke_CHN PITCH
+059+ 1.97 Phil_Cavarretta_CHN 1B
+063+ 1.91 Ken_O’Dea_CHN CR
+072+ 1.76 Freddy_Lindstrom_CHN 12.6
+092+ 1.16 Stan_Hack_CHN 3B
+101+ 1.01 Billy_Herman_CHN 2B

WAAs in second column can be directly
compared to the current Cubs. Gabby Harnett
at 3.55 is at Jon Lester’s value today. They
didn’t have a lot of top tier player, they
had a lot of middle good players and not
many bad players.