Top Cubs 8/28/2016

Here are current and previous status lines.
I haven’t done this in awhile.

61.7 107.7 553 373 68 41 7.8 2.8 CHN 8/8/2016
73.1 133.8 655 437 82 46 8.0 3.1 CHN As of yesterday

Can’t complain about anything going 14-5.
Both PITCH and BAT are up. The Cubs are
way way in first for PITCH. Nationals are
second with +83, 50 runs behind Cubs.
UR is very good at +8.0. We can only hope they
keep this up through the playoffs because MLB
does not hand out trophies for best record.
Maddon can keep the guys rested for September
but not too rested.

Here are Cubs in top 200

+002+ 7.25 Kris_Bryant_CHN 3B-LF-RF
+004+ 7.06 Kyle_Hendricks_CHN PITCH
+012+ 5.90 Jake_Arrieta_CHN PITCH
+019+ 4.93 Jon_Lester_CHN PITCH
+030+ 4.45 Anthony_Rizzo_CHN 1B
+073+ 3.15 Jason_Hammel_CHN PITCH
+083+ 3.00 Ben_Zobrist_CHN 2B-RF-LF
+092+ 2.83 John_Lackey_CHN PITCH
+102+ 2.75 Addison_Russell_CHN SS
+112+ 2.52 Aroldis_Chapman_TOT PITCH
+160+ 1.85 Trevor_Cahill_CHN PITCH
+173+ 1.74 Hector_Rondon_CHN PITCH

Bryant is almost #1. Russell has been climbing
these last few weeks and almost in top 100 again.
What an improvement over this guy

XXXXX -0.53 Starlin_Castro_NYA 2B

Although to Starlin’s credit he is out of the bottom
200 and has improved these last few months. He could
make even steven by end of year.

Here are the top 5 in MLB right now.

+001+ 7.92 Nolan_Arenado_COL 3B
+002+ 7.25 Kris_Bryant_CHN 3B-LF-RF
+003+ 7.20 Madison_Bumgarner_SFN PITCH
+004+ 7.06 Kyle_Hendricks_CHN PITCH
+005+ 6.76 Daniel_Murphy_WAS 2B-1B

The intelligentsia that make up MVP voters who
continuously tout WAR and OPS as gospel
will never allow a Colorado hitter to be MVP
because they think their baseball stadium allows
all those hits and runs. Thus,
right now Kris Bryant is not just your NL MVP,
He is top dog MLB MVP of both pitchers and batters!

There still is a month to play though and preparing
for the playoffs only matters.

Too lazy to do blast from the past.